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Bamber House Hostel
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1 review
“A place you can rest”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

1 week at Bamber House made a transition to Auckland extremely easy. Flexible, eager to accommodate, and best of all: civil. Overall a very pleasant stay that and welcoming environment. Facilities were more than adequate, and very well maintained.

Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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nzsuze, Owner at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this review, 9 September 2014
Thanks for your kind words. I know that my staff work hard and appreciate positive feedback.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We chose this accommodation to be close to family. The property is a unique old multi storey building set back from the road, with good car parking. The manager Alex was polite and friendly and showed us to the cottage with en suite, a tidy clean unit. He clearly explained the facilities available. The bed was comfortable and the neighbourhood quiet , we slept well. The kitchen and dining room are clean and practical and there is a good selection of salt, pepper and spices left by other travellers for use.We would stay at Bamber House again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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nzsuze, Owner at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this review, 18 December 2014
We are happy you enjoyed our 100 year old villa with its spacious gardens and car parking. We enjoy living in this lovely part of Auckland so close to the city, Mt Eden and Eden park. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is a very place! We stayed 3 nights at a double room. The room was spacious, clean and with big windows opening up to the terrace. The kitchen is well equiped and there are some nice common places to chill and hang out. Every day there is an organized activity so there are many opportunities to meet other travellers. It is located at MT Eden, a quiet neighbourhood, around the citey center. By bus it is just 10-15 minutes to the city center. However, on a sunny day it is also a pleasnant walk (45 minutes).
This place is definitely worth a stay!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and shared your experience with others. We hope you have fun times on your travelling and hopefully we will see you again.
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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Lovely Hostel, with a nice calm atmosphere. Just outside downtown Auckland but easily accessible. Close to Eden Park for the rugby and really clean and relaxed good internet access. Close to Dominion road and pubs and restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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nzsuze, Owner at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thanks Brian we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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Thank lindahinnasi
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OaklandsLodge, General Manager at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this review, 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank fiddler_dan
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nzsuze, Owner at Bamber House Hostel, responded to this review, 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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Property: Bamber House Hostel
Address: 22 View Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 108 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bamber House is a backpacker hostel located in beautiful Mount Eden, Auckland. It has a range of accommodation options including traditional backpacker shared and double rooms with sharedbathrooms 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. Ask the Airporter Bus Driver to drop you by View Road. We are cose to supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, post offices... A longtime favourite of travellers from all over the world. ... more   less 
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