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K Road City Travelers Hostel
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K Road City Travelers Hostel
Ranked #58 of 108 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Great hostel, best in Auckland!!”
Reviewed 20 November 2013


As a lone traveller visiting Auckland for the first time this place was seriously great;
Airport bus drops off 5 min walk away.

Rooms nice and clean and beds seemed new, I think all rooms are 4 beds or less. Rooms have lockers with a padlock which was plus.

Free wifi great plus as quickly realised that getting wifi in auckland is difficult unless you're in the library or burger king! It did go slow at times but not really an issue- just tried again later!

Free breakfast excellent, something that I didnt find in any other hostel. such a small thing that saves remembering to buy your own or carrying it from place to place.

Manager Charles is awesome! So helpful and friendly as are all the staff I saw!

Generally such a good vibe; not too big but still plenty of friendly people. Also quiet enough to chill out when tired.

Didnt realise before booking that k road is aucklands red light district (apparently!), but having stayed a while I though it was perfectly ok out at night. Some of the bars around are pretty cool and it's literally next to queen street too, only 5-10mins from the centre.

I couldn't recommend this hostel enough .... I'll be back!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Best value in Auckland. Free hi-speed wifi, free DIY breakfast (bread, jam, butter, peanut butter, ham, coffee and tea), clean kitchen with good facilities, clean bathroom, friendly and helpful staff and plenty of leaflets at reception. Hop on Airbus (airport bus) and get down at stop no.1. Turn left right after you get down from the Airbus toward Langham Hotel. Then turn right and walk down the street, make a cross over Queen Street and voilà, the hostel is just at the opposite side of the road. Just a few mins walk from the bus stop. Many restaurant and bar nearby, city center just down the hill about 10-15mins walk. The entrance stairway was rather narrow. Tough time for those with big/heavy luggage. Room was somewhat spacious; we stayed in a room for 3 pax with comfy bed and pillow (1 queen size and 1 single bed). No TV in our room which is ok for us. Surprisingly no air con or ceiling fan in our room. When I ask the staff about fan or at least a table fan for us, she said the weather in Auckland is chilling and windy, she suggest me to leave the window open. I don’t know but I find it funny that the room does not have a fan although it is chilling or windy outside. When you leave your window open at night, it’s a bit noisy down the street with people accelerating their motorbikes racing each other and the ongoing On Off siren from the patrol car or maybe ambulance. But with the free wifi and free breakfast (you can’t find it in any Auckland hostel), its good value for money. Highly recommended for backpackers.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Plus points with K Road City Travelers is the free wi-fi, free breakfast, clean bathrooms, free towel upon request and friendly and helpful staff. In terms of value, K Road City Travelers get five out of points. However, it did feel a little old, dark and pokey to me. It's not a bad location, but it was a bit noisy and night from people partying in nearby locations! I would stay here again for the plus points.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 January 2013 via mobile

Despite the negatives I'm about to mention we did quite enjoy our time at K road, it has a decent enough location at the top of Queen St and the free wifi goes along way to making up for everything else.
Having said that, the walls are paper thin and the place was noisy all night. The kitchen was tiny, although we did manage to cook simple meals in it. The balcony was constantly used by smokers with the door open, so the whole place smelt of smoke. And finally it was quite hot whilst we were there and our room was boiling even with the window open.
It's not that I wouldn't recommend staying here, it's just that I expect you could probably find something a bit nicer...

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

On first appearances the hostel gives a bad impression as its a tiny grotty looking doorway with not much to tell you this is k road city travellers. Once you haul your luggage up the stairs though you'll see it's a nice little hostel.
Pros: free breakfast consisting of bread, jam peanut butter and ham. Free tea an coffee all day, free wifi no limits. Very well kept, toilets and kitchen lovely and modern, always clean. Plenty of leaflets of things to see an do.
Cons: no clothes line to dry clothes, they should have a clothes horse on the balcony and make most of sunshine as dryer takes two cycles to dry clothes, 6 dollars to dry clothes is a bit much! The washer and dryer are located right beside the tv so u have to do you laundry right there beside people watching tv, and the machines can be quite noisy interrupting the tv room! The kitchen on third floor is far too small, 2 people at a time max but bigger kitchen is locate on 2nd floor. They need a better tv room, they don't have one at the moment just a tv stuck to wall off the kitchen and one couch facing it. Lastly, depending on location of your room it can be very noisy at weekends when your trying to sleep, u can feel the base of the music below if you are located at the front of the building

All in all it's a great place and I'd definately stay again

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

A bit hard to find and it is a small doorway on the road. Location very good< on a decently busy road>, but ten Auckland is very big! Double room, clean bedding, toilets also clean, service very nice, small kitchen but again for an expensive city, good value for money. A bit far from the intercity bus exchange, (15$ cab ride) but once you are in there (parked all heavy luggage) traveling by bus from there to anywhere is very easy as the location is pretty central with various bus stops nearby

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 21 December 2012 via mobile

Nice Place to stay... Bathrooms very clean And nice.. Rooms with only up to for beds. Location right next to Queen Street downhill into The City.
We had a Great Time... Meeting Lots of People. Enjoying a bbq on The rooftop, making Pasta Night... And simply Sharing our Adventures. Good Place to Kick Off your new Zealand Trip

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: K Road City Travelers Hostel
Address: 146 Karangahape Road | PO Box 68884, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Ranked #58 of 108 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
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Number of rooms: 15
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