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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Please read fully.
Beginning with the room. We are two friends who stayed in a ten-bed dorm for two nights. The carpet was filthy and looked as if it was moldy. The beds were OK, but not all the sheets seemed clean. Throughout our stay you would notice a disgusting smell of worn out and sweaty clothes in the hallway. The showers were quite OK, but the toilets seemed to have not been cleaned in ages.
"Broken devices" is a topic on its own: In the bathroom was a hair dryer without any electicity wire --> obviously, it didn't work.
The Kitchen: only 50 % of the stoves worked (there are four of them, two inductive ones and two ordinary ones. Although its a quite a big hostel with more than 100 visitors or even more in winter, NomadsAuckland seem to ignore the fact that this amount is by far insufficient. Also, there wasn't a single towel --> you had nothing to wipe or clean the facilities or even dry the cutlery/plates --> everything was dirty and really unhygienic. The most spectacular thing was that from time to time there was no water in the kitchen. Eventhough you would turn on the tap, the water wouldn't flow.
Additionally to this disaster, the atmosphere was quite 'isolated'. Noone talked to anyone and you felt like in a public take-away shop, where noone cares about someone else's business. --> This hostel isn't fulfilling for people seeking international friendship.
Inside the hostel you could see signs saying "free wifi every day". However, you would only have access to it next door (so you have to leave the hostel and walk to the adjacent shop) and ONLY during opening hours. So no free-wifi in the evening in your bed, unless you want to pay for it....
Apart from that, the reception staff we met was super-friendly, albeit this does not make up for all the negative aspects we encountered during our stay.
Like this, we cannot and will not recommend this hostel to anyone! (and we also see no better prospects for the circumstances in the forseeable future.)

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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3  Thank William W
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I stayed in a room for 6 people. Room was clean, bedding was clean, bed was comfy. Duvet seemed to be pretty thin so when the night is cold you might get some extra blanket. I didn't use much facilities because I have data in my phone, I dine out so cant say much about kitchen, open space is pretty comfy and can always find some people to hang out. I didn't know about free drink that we have in a club outside the hostel so maybe party arrangement could be improve. Apart from that its pretty regular nice hostel in a heart of the town with a rooftop kitchen. not too bad guys !

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Thank przemyslaw c
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the worst hostels I ever been to. The staff are rude and not willing to help, rooms are dirty and disgusting, showers and toilets unisex, kitchen doesn't really have anything working. The only good with this place is the location.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank TheQueenEmelie
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

-No such thing as free wifi
-Nothing in the kitchen worked and the kitchen was too small for such a large hostel
- Got bitten by something in the sheets countless times ( not bedbugs)
- springs of the mattress stuck in between my ribs, so didn't sleep much

- good location which is something

Overall, plenty of other good hostels around, this wasn't one of them.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank Shelly M
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We called last minute, got a clean room and a fair price! The different guys at the reception were helpful and calm at any time... even when we had a ton of questions.
The rooftop was beautiful as well!

Special thanks to Mr. Q (Quentin) who gave us all information we needed for a great time in Auckland!

Cheers

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
Thank tiin82
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