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Bamber House Hostel
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Was very impressed with Bamber from the moment I arrived. Clean and comfortable rooms, toilets/showers are well maintained and there were lots of common areas making it easy to meet other guests. They offer free wi-fi, there are lots of tips/posters/leaflets of things to see and do, also advising on free activities and things for a rainy day.
Auckland centre is a short bus ride away, easily accessible but far enough out from the noise in the evenings. You can walk up Mt Eden very easily as it is just up the road from Bamber House.
Great location, helpful staff and overall an enjoyable stay

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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nzsuze, Owner at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

I know our staff try really hard to help guests and really appreciate feedback. Thanks for your comments.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I stayed here twice and it never failed to impress on both occasions. Simply a home away from home, Bamber has comfortable beds with clean and well maintained bathrooms. Additional goodies include two shelves of books, comfy lounge, big dining area and kitchen with a great outdoor deck. Managers, Laura and Aurelien were very friendly - thank you to both of them. Rooms are clean and decently sized, personally prefer the 3-bed room as I'm no fan of bunk beds which occupy the 4-bed and 6-bed rooms. Will definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone looking for a great place to stay while in Auckland. Trips to the city can either be done by taking the punctual buses that stops just across the road from the hostel, else a 30 to 40 minutes walk. Mt Eden is just about 20 minutes away and its certainly worth paying a visit - tip: go enjoy the view twice, once in daytime and sunset/night. Its breathtaking. Planning to stay again for the next visit.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

What a nice review! We are all pleased that we are doing a good job to make people's stay enjoyable. All the best for your travels.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Couldn't decide between two and three stars. However the other 3* reviews reflect my impression quite well.

The building is nice, as well as the common area. Staff welcome is pleasant, lots of tips, free wifi. Kitchen ok, outside seating area fine. Showers and toilets kept clean.

All the magic is gone when you enter the room (twin room, ground floor). It's small, worn out and not properly maintained with old dirty carpet on the floor. Leaking window. Just to go to bed and fall asleep as soon as possible. If you're lucky and there is no noise from outside.

Slowly we understood that the majority of occupants are the long-termers working in the area. Obviously their interests and lifestyle don't meet with the needs of the travelers on their holidays.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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nzsuze, Owner at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thanks for bringing our attention to the window no one has mentioned it before. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations but we are a backpacker hostel and you stayed in an economy twin our cheapest twin room. The room was professionally painted just over a year ago. The beds are hotel quality, innerspring and likewise relatively new. All the linen has been replaced for summer. We have in the last couple of weeks taken some longer term guests (about ten) as it is now the low season and as well as being a financial necessity there is nothing worse than a large empty hostel in winter.

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I spent a couple of nights at the Bamber House before leaving New Zealand and the place is a real delight. The premises are clean, tidy and well equipped.
There a peaceful atmosphere and no noise during the night which enabled me to have a good rest.
Also, the managers are very nice and helpful and provided me with many information regarding what to do in Auckland, how to get to the airport, etc.
I recommend this place!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

The hostel is located in Mt. Eden a nice suburb of Auckland. 15 minutes away from city centre (by bus). We went here two times. First time after a long flight of 40 hours, it was really good to take a rest down here. Second time after 3 weeks drive around the whole country, it was a pleasant return. The hostel is clean and the beds are good. The staff is really nice as well. The kitchen was well equipped. There are a lot of shops close by with a large supermarket included. Would recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

unlike the other hostels in the city, it more like a home. spacious deck, trampoline, friendly friends from around the world, etc. you can walk or take the bus to the city. bus stop is just on the opposite side of the road.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Lovely building, kitchen was well equipped and staff were friendly, we stayed in a room in the ground floor and felt like the hostel needed some more toilets downstairs, plus it always smelled of cigarettes in the toilet, maybe coming from the outdoor smoking area. The room was fine, nice to have electricity plugs on a timer to save power. Compared to other BBH hostels in NZ we expected more based on the 88% rating.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bamber House Hostel

Address: 22 View Road | Mt Eden, Auckland Central, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 132 Speciality Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: £17 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bamber House is a family owned and run backpacker hostel located in beautiful Mount Eden, Auckland, complete with Mars and Clyde our dog and cat. Mt Eden is an iconic Auckland neighbourhood complete with an extinct volcano. Bamber House has a range of accommodation options including traditional backpacker shared and double rooms with shared bathrooms as well as ensuite double and twin rooms. It is about 3.5 kms from the city centre. There is a bus stop really close. We have lots of free off-street car-parking and spacious grounds. The closest stop for the Skybus is Mt Eden train station which is about a 10 minute walk. We are close to supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, post offices... A longtime favourite of travellers from all over the world. Free high speed wifi is also available. ... more   less 
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Bamber House Hostel Auckland, New Zealand

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