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Freemans Lodge & Apartments
Ranked #9 of 60 Auckland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Unlimited WiFi!”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Freeman's was the first hostel for us in NZ and it was pretty good! We stayed in a double room and it was clean (as was the rest of the hostel, especially the bathrooms) although the kitchen area was quite small. Nice people working there and seemed to be constantly cleaning! 25 minute walk to central auckland. The best part was the unlimited WiFi which they provide for the length of stay. We stayed for 4 nights and therefore received 4 full days worth of WiFi which was unlimited - a rarity in NZ. Recommended if you just need a couple of nights kip!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed here for our last week in Auckland and had a great time. The beds were comfy and the rooms nice, complete with mini fridge and lockers which were very handy. The free wifi was greatly appreciated. Bathrooms were kept clean with two toilets and two showers downstairs and another one of each upstairs. Again, kitchens were clean and well equipped. Staff very helpful and friendly and is close enough to the city to walk to, no problem. Would happily stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oulu, Finland
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Place was clean and nice. It was forbidden to use shoes inside, so even the usually horrible carpet was clean. Staff was very friendly. Our promised garden-view was in reality view of the wall of the house next door and a rusty bicycle, but for us it was okay, since we only went there to sleep, basicly. There was laundry possibility, but we didn't use it. The location was great, in walking distance of the centrum and buses also went from nearby. In conclusion, it was well worth the money!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Toulouse, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Hi
We stayed with my girlfriend a couple of days in Freemans lodge while we was waiting founds for our car.
It's a nice place. 2 houses. Each one with bathroom and kitchen. Garden.
And almost, a very nice host and staff. We spoke a lot with us and it was a great moment. Speak about our different culture.
The Freemans lodge isn't so big so, it's a good place to speak with other bagpackers if you are interesting in.

Thanks for everything

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Stayed here in late March 2013 for a week before we left the country, was affordable and pretty good location wise.

Don't expect a hostel as such, you're very much left to your own devices which is fine. Kitchen areas are small, garden was pretty small and try and get an upstairs room (or even better a room in the seperate block next door) as the ceilings carry noise pretty easily.

However, the kitchens are well equipped, we had a fridge and telly in our room, free WiFi which worked most of the time, on site laundry and a New World 5 mins walk away, city centre about 15 mins walk.

For what we wanted/needed, it suited us fine.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This is a cute, rustic hostel close to the CBD in Auckland. The staff are very friendly and attentive, and the suburb location means that it is quieter than other hostels downtown. Could use some painting and a bigger kitchen, but overall we were happy with our stay, even enough for use to come here twice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We stayed there for one and half week. Very clean house in very nice location, 20 min, walk to city center and very close to Ponsonby (lot of great cafes and restaurants), free wifi, nice garden, two kitchens and very helpful staff, great place to meet other backpackers...

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Freemans Lodge & Apartments
Address: 65 Wellington Street | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
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Hotel Class:3 star — Freemans Lodge & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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