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“Average accommodation, Friendly Staff” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of YHA Auckland City

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YHA Auckland City
Ranked #21 of 106 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Average accommodation, Friendly Staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

We recently stayed three nights in they YHA and although the building and the rooms are quite small the staff were more than helpful. The kitchen is huge and very clean but the bathrooms were the opposite. There was only one shower in the girls toilets for a floor of 15 rooms and the sanitary bins were over flowing for the three days we were there.. not very nice!
If you need somewhere to stay and you're not picky its cheap and does the job.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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74 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

This YHA is at a great good location on a hill and a short walk from Queen Street. I had a double room that only came with a wardrobe. There is a small bathroom on each floor that was kept very clean. The main downside was that my room was located on the first floor and would get overly warm so we had to keep the windows open and there was some loud pedestrian traffic late at night. Some of the other people staying on my floor were a bit younger and unaware of the amount of noise they were making, e.g., slamming doors late at night. The kitchen and eating area was also very large and clean. There's no free wi-fi.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pinktulip
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

I could write so much but I'll keep this short. Our booking was messed up and we nearly didn't end up with the 3 nights we'd booked, the girl on the phone we dealt with hadn't booked us in at all but thanks to the manager he sorted us out. We had 3 different rooms on the 3 nights. Each floor has 2 showers and 1/2 toilets. Yeah you read this correctly, the amount of times you'll have to run up or down a floor if you're desperate for a toilet break is annoying. The kitchen is very large and is the best feature of the hostel. We stayed in a double room each night, they're very basic, and the views for our first two rooms were of the back of another building and the air vents (this isn't a big deal though). You need to be super fit to walk up the hill to get to the hostel, we were carrying heavy backpackers and a few other bags and had walked from the Sky Tower bus stop, it was pretty painful. Overall, average stay, stayed at better hostels in the city for cheaper prices. 2.5 / 5.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnnyDA
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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79 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Room: we stayed in double room. Bed, table with chair and wardrobe. You also get your own towel. Small but nice.

Kitchen: big, a lot of space, very nice and stocked with dishes.

Bathroom: I really liked 'mini-bathroom' area where you have shower and toilet behind the same doors

TV room on 3rd floor and sundeck were nice but there could be even more space where you cold dry your wet clothes

There is also laundry facility with washer and dryer, plus iron.

You must pay for wi-fi.

I really liked eco signs that keep reminding you to take care of our planet.

Room Tip: Having a room on the side where sundeck is can sux a bit (people smoking and of course, air goes up...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alenka Z
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Helsingborg
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43 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a simple, clean twin-room. Bathroom and shower was shared which was ok.
The kitchen was one of the nicest ones we have ever seen in a hostel. It was very big and had a lot of saucepans, frying pans etc. The dining-area was also nice there was an updated board with activities.
The veranda has a great view.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Best hostel I have stayed at in Auckland. I would recommend it to anyone who wants good but cheap accommodation. At the top end of Queen street but still in walking distance to many places. Easy walk to Vector Arena

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

The hostel is ok, pretty good central location.
The room itself wasn't the best, wasnt very clean and did smell a bit, i think this was mostly down to one guy who reeked of garlic (you could smell him coming up the hallway)
It was a bit warm in the room aswell due to no aircon or fan.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: YHA Auckland City
Address: cnr City Rd and Liverpool St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 106 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — YHA Auckland City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YHA Auckland City is the ideal backpacker hostel to start or finish your New Zealand adventure. The hostel combines the excitement of the city with a safe and secure environment. Located at the top of Auckland’s Queen Street, this former hotel has backpacker accommodation comprising mainly twin and double rooms with some multi-share rooms and some of our rooms have views over Auckland city. There is a sun deck on the 3rd floor with a BBQ. ... more   less 
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