We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Verandahs Backpackers Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Verandahs Backpackers Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 239: English reviews
Lima
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went here because of the reviews. I am not a hostel person, got a single room with shared bathroom. I think it is a nice place, friendly staff and quiet surroundings. Not that far from the city center (20-25min from pier) but crossing a bridge makes a difference and makes it feel a bit far from the downtown. They will...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank RoxLima
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and your comments . With regards to the showers, we do have more than most backpackers. We however are planning to add a couple later this year. We have noted your comments regarding the "green and red indicators" and we will sort this out to make them more visible . As we are a...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I have stayed in over a hundred hostels around the world over the last 20 years and Verandahs rates as fabulous on all levels. Large airy comfortable rooms both share and private are clean and well maintained in a lovely old timber classic house with nice views over a park to the harbour from the verandahs from which you can...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rvator
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you sooo much for your very nice review ! It is comforting to know we are on the right track. Sometimes we can get things wrong, but we all try very hard to make sure this is not a common occurrence . We hope you come back and stay again soon !

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Verandahs was the first stop on our New Zealand trip and it was a very promising start indeed. The location is great, reception staff were super friendly and our room was more than spacious. The second night was noisier than the first (when we had a very good night's sleep) but you can hardly blame the accommodation for loud Chinese...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TDV147
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! I am sorry about the noise from the other guests. We are always contactable 24/7 in these circumstances to quieten down loud guests. We hope you come back and stay again soon !

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved my stay at Verandahs. Firstly it has a great location, 2 minutes away from a supermarket and shops, and walking distance to the city centre and other touristy places. The rooms are lovely, tall and high ceilings in a nice Victorian style house. Super clean and spacious (only downside is no lockers in rooms). The upstairs rooms...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lucy R
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your kind review ! We do have a safe where you can store valuables. We do hope you come back and stay with us in the future again !

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Loved this place on the edge of West Park and near Ponsonby, so peaceful and clean. Great high ceilings, single beds (not bunks), and green space outside. Kitchen is a bit of a walk from the main house but it's not a big deal.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Samantha S
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay again soon !

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I really loved my stay at Verandahs. It truly feels like home away from home. I stayed in a 3 and 4 persons dorm. I loved the balconies, the big garden and the amazing kitchen. You can either join the other guest or find some privacy, whatever you prefer. Thank you Campbell for you hospitality and warm welcome! Hope to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lotsview
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you to stay again !

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Excellently located on the edge of Ponsonby and a stones throw from the central Queens Street. Hostel is very clean and relaxed situated in an old colonial style house. Fairly priced, would stay again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pilk3789
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay again soon.

Charlestown, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Clean, sparse accommodation. Campbell very welcoming - if you have NZ relatives you are doing family research on then he's the man (don't tell him I said that though!). Thoroughly enjoyed our last few days in NZ after a 17 day holiday.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank scmills
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your kind review ! It was a pleasure to have you stay , we hope you come back and stay again soon and always fun to research ancestors .

Reviewed 13 January 2017

Very friendly staff, they help you with your travel plans and everything else you need. Clean bathrooms and big kitchen with equipped with everything you need for cooking. Wifi is free and works well. Verandahs is next to Western Park and Ponsonby Road, the city center is a short walk away, so it's mostly quiet at night. Overall I had...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eva M
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ! We hope you come back and stay with us again .

Tokyo
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Pros: - Perfect location near park, Ponsonby, K Road, supermarket, restaurants - Beautiful, charming old house - View of adjacent park, city and ocean in the distance - Good fast, free WiFi - Lots of hangers for clothes -Friendly staff Cons: - Not too secure in terms of door locks, lack of in-room safe, etc. - Often had to wait...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mlanck
Camsmith, Owner at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your kind review. We do not have safes in rooms however we do have a safe where we can lock your valuables in should you require. With regards to the showers, as with every hostel should everyone decide to shower at the same time there will be a wait. We do have a higher ratio of shower...

285 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (92)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
View from Room (14)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (31)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (180)
Viewed
3 Share (15)
Viewed
4 Share Executive (10)
Viewed
4 Share Executive (alternative) (13)
Viewed
5 Share Dorm (8)
Viewed
Amenities (15)
Viewed
Double (16)
Viewed
Double (alternative) (15)
Viewed
Double Room with Ensuite (23)
Viewed
Family Room (13)
Viewed
Shared Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Single (9)
Viewed
The Hotel (33)
Viewed
Twin (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (13)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Auckland hotels
0.7 mi away
The Langham, Auckland
The Langham, Auckland
#5 of 66 in Auckland
4,066 reviews
0.9 mi away
SKYCITY Grand Hotel
SKYCITY Grand Hotel
#4 of 66 in Auckland
2,408 reviews
1.0 mi away
Abaco On Jervois
Abaco On Jervois
#2 of 66 in Auckland
292 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
0.5 mi away
Kiwi International Hotel
Kiwi International Hotel
#32 of 66 in Auckland
661 reviews
1.2 mi away
Hotel DeBrett
Hotel DeBrett
#1 of 66 in Auckland
1,150 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Verandahs Backpackers comprises of 2 beautiful Victorian Villa's built in late 1800's and early 1900's, renovated to surpass their original grandeur. Unfortunately our hostel is not suitable for children under the age of 14. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

Address: 6 Hopetoun Street | Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: £17 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Verandahs Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Priceline, Agoda and HostelWorld so you can book your Verandahs Backpackers Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Verandahs Backpackers Hotel Auckland Central
Verandahs Backpackers Lodge Auckland, New Zealand
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Verandahs Backpackers Lodge staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Launceston, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Verandahs Backpackers Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All dorm room are pretty much the same, I didn't spend too much time inside the dorm room :)”
O3555HUjulieh, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Accommodation split into two houses - kitchen is in the smaller house so if you don't want to walk so far, ask for that section.”
scmills, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Double private room was great! We were lucky to get one on the second floor on the corner with two big windows and a great view.”
mlanck, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“exec rooms have more room”
simonmD7167RV, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room number 9 was amazing :)”
  • View from verandah
, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5