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Attic Backpackers
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Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Pro's: Friendly, helpful staff, clean and spacious! I was travelling solo for the first time and loved it here. Big bathrooms and good shower pressure. Cool entrance with the old school elevator! Quiet enough even though it was a great central location!
Con's: phone wasn't working couple times but internet was fine enough.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
Thank Krista S
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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Thanks for leaving us a review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, And apologies for your issues with the phone, This has been since rectified.
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The Attic Team

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

I stayed at The Attic during a recent business trip. I had a single private room which was small, but adequate for my needs and at a price that couldn't be beaten.
I was also impressed by the location. You couldn't ask for a more central backpackers. It is close to everything, a few minutes walk to the supermarket, sky tower and downtown Auckland.
The place was clean and the kitchen was large with everything I needed.
The reception staff were friendly, and went above and beyond to help me with a few questions I had for them.
No complaints at all. I would recommend The Attic to anyone considering a stay in Auckland.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Thanks for making time to leave us a detailed review. We are stoked to find that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, And look forward to your return next time.
Cheers
The Attic Team.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

The hostel I located in the fifth floor of an old building in the city centre near Queen Street. I really liked my stay here at the Attic. The beds were really comfortable and clean, the staff could not have been nicer or any more helpful, and of course it is located right in the city centre. There is a well/stocked and clean kitchen available. The WiFi is not free, but you receive a free voucher for 24 hours of internet use upon check-in.

There are enough showers, toilets and kitchen utensils that I never had to wait for anything, even though the hostel was fully booked.
The only thing that might count as a negative was that the showers could have profited from more frequent cleaning. I do understand, however, that with the hostel fully booked, the showers are highly frequented, and so they might not look as nice after some use even if they get cleaned daily.

There are lots of amenities including a deck with a barbeque, a TV room, a lounge room, a locker room, and a storage room for your baggage after check-out.

Altogether, my stay at the Attic was vey enjoyable and I would definitely choose it again.

Room Tip: I found the rooms with uneven numbers to be a bit more quiet during the night, as they get less nois...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Julie A
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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Thanks for making time to leave a great review, We spent a lot of time planing our hostel layout and facilities. Enjoy the rest of your Nz trip and look forward to your return.
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The Attic Team

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Fantastic location, super clean, great facilities (Mega comfy beds!) and the friendliest most helpful staff ever. Not a bad word to say about this place except for I wish I had stayed longer. Would recommend to all.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2014

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to leave your excellent feedback! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are very grateful to learn that you enjoyed our cleanliness, facilities, staff and comfy beds! Please do come back and see us again should you return to Auckland, enjoy your NZ adventures! Thanks, The Attic Team

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

The Attic Backpackers is one of the cleanest Hostels ive stayed in. All staff are friendly and have a great knowledge about activities and locations around not only auckland but much of New Zealand, especially the north island. The kitchen is layed out really well with more than enough preperation space and has really good cooking facilities. All the people that stayed at the Attic during my stay were really good entertaining people from all walks of life and from all over the world. The atmosphere in general is exceptional as there are many social areas where chatting and interacting with other guests is what takes up most evenings (when not going out drinking!!). There is a nice lounge and large t.v when having a quiet night in and even a new addition of a pool table. I'd recommend the Attic to anyone staying in central Auckland or even Auckland in general as its just that good......!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Ed A
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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Awesome review, Thank you for making the time. Enjoy the rest of your Nz trip and look forward to seeing you on your return.
Cheers
The Attic Team

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Literally the cheapest and most central hostel I could find online and wow, what a clean, fresh and friendly hostel. Its not a stand alone building, but on the top floor of other businesses. That aside, welcomed by the very helpful staff, was given 4hrs free wifi, shown all round the hostel and there's free lollipops on reception. Rooms were kept clean, along with bathroom and kitchen. Rooftop decking socialising area also. Convenient to get airbus to and from airport also, just to top it all off.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Thanks for making time to leave us a detailed review, Enjoy the rest of your trip. The Attic Backpackers

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is the only hostel I ve had so far in NZ, and -believe me- it is the best one you can get in Auckland ! The service is great, the staff does everything to make it as easy as possible for you! You can ask them anything and they give you great suggestions about things to do in Auckland/NZ!
The hostel is located right in the city, so easy : lots of things are in walking distance, or if you need to go further away, the staff helps you with a smile to get the right buses/trains...
All the rooms are clean, the common areas (tv room, chill room, reception area, toilets...) are kept clean at all times. The kitchen is well equipped, only on 'rush hours' it can be busy. And off course the deck is very nice to hang out! :)
Just everything you need! Hope you ll enjoy it as much as I did!
Thanks Attic Team! You re doing a great job!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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PonsonbyBackpackers1, Manager at Attic Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Thanks for taking time to leave us a review, Were glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Safe travels,
The Attic Team.

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Additional Information about Attic Backpackers

Address: 31 Wellesley St, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand (Formerly Topfloor Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
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Ranked #4 of 132 Speciality Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: £18 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Attic is a fresh and vibrant, newly refurbished top floor backpackers situated in the heart of the city centre, on Wellesley Street, just steps from the iconic Auckland Skytower and the hustle and bustle of Queen Street. Sleeping a maximum of 100 guests, we are a smaller inner city hostel than most, offering guests a central location and budget accommodation with a difference. Ride our traditional, 'old school' service lift to the top floor, which opens straight out on to The Attic. Enjoy a tour of our place upon check in, no impersonal pointing to your room and off you go, we want you to feel at home with us. Some of our larger dorms feature dividers so that even our most budget options are still as comfortable as a smaller dorm, attention to detail is important here at The Attic. Incredibly friendly and helpful, we go the extra mile to make your stay with us that little bit more special. Our guests comfort is the most important thing for us and we pride ourselves on creating a chilled, helpful and caring hostel environment in Auckland city centre! ... more   less 
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