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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

Hostelworld.comUS$35*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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sittard
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I stayed in Frienz hostel for over 2 weeks when I was in Auckland and I really enjoyed my stay!! I stayed in a 4share which was cosy and clean. You get your own locker to put your valuables away. The kitchen is spacious and clean and everyone gets a big box the put away dry food, which is super...

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Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

I'm not one to make a fuss if anything I try and avoid fuss. I stayed here for just over three weeks. Our first room on the 4th floor had ants after discovering this we were handed some spray to go and kill them we done this and I got over it very quick and just cleaned it our selfs....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 June 2015

frienz is located on a very steep uphill street, be prepared if you have heavy luggage, besides the mini hill there're steps to climb as well. about 4 steps, then their lift don't go to the ground floor when pressed, so you have to climb up to the first floor, and bring it down to ground floor yourself. their kitchen...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

This hostel is absolutely fine if you need a cheap place to lay your head in Auckland! The 16 bed dorms were a bit too big for me (personal preference) and I didn't find it particularly social as there are many long-termers who all tend to stick together. Bad bits: Reception isn't open 24-hour which we didn't realise so couldn't...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 23 May 2015

This was my first hostel in New Zealand. I'm pretty happy with my stay here. The atmosphere was lively as there were a lot of people so making friends was not a problem. I liked that the security was good (password which changes daily at front door, key to every level) and that the rooms and shared bathroom were clean....

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Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here on two occasions over our 6 weeks in New Zealand and really enjoyed our stay both times. Check in was easy and the staff were helpful when looking for things to do in the area. We stayed in the 12 bed dorm, which was spacious and clean. The second time we stayed the room...

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Christchu
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I booked a night for 5 people using they website, at the end of the booking it appeared that I had paid 6.85 NZ$ but when I checked my bank account I realised they charged 40 cents of NZ$ more, not a big deal. However as this seemed unusual the day of the checkin I asked some clarification. The only...

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1Thank Giuseppe L
New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Hostel was fine, good location. We had a late checkin and we were easily able to obtain our keys but when we got to our room we saw that one of the beds had been slept in. There were items on the bed and the sheets were wrinkled. I really didn't like the idea of sleeping in a previously slept...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here for more than two weeks while we worked in Auckland. The room was a bit small but nice, it did get hot sometimes though. The bathrooms were always well clean and modern, showers were good also. Location was central and near Albert Park. Kitchen was also well maintained and cleaned twice a day! The...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 6 April 2015

really nasty hostel, wouldn't recommend anyone to stay here. first off, and most disgustingly, there were bed bugs. second off, it was filthy. and thirdly, there are lots of long-term stayers who seem a bit sketchy. don't stay here

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Address: 27-31 Victoria Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: £12 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Water pressure in third floor showers is poor - try and stay on 2nd or 4th.”
DMon13, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Level 4 seems to have alot of long term residents, some working there probably for accommodation. one came into my dorm”
fadingfootsteps, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“away from the road and not next to a cleaning cupboard!!”
786hazelm, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Dont stay here.”
Unknown255093, 29 Sep 2013 | Read review
“I had a private room and couldn't sleep in there because it was damp and moldy and I did not get a refund.”
jennak_11, 17 Sep 2011 | Read review
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