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Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel
Ranked #13 of 113 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Napier, New Zealand
1 review
“The one and only!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I had an amazing time staying here. I'm a kiwi, and it was so cool to talk to people from all over the world, and make the most amazing friends.
I didn't have one bad experience and i think all up i was there fro a month or so.

TOP NOTCH!
Amazing summer BBQ's, laugh's and a few beers :D

Room Tip: Room 1 is really nice and open :)
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
We are glad that you had a fantastic time staying at our hostel. We make sure that everyone is welcome and enjoys themselves. Hopefully you will be back next summer to enjoy some more BBQ's.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Mount Eden is a nice part of Auckland..plenty of good coffee shops. Oaklands was great: quiet, clean. The staff were helpful and courteous. We stayed there on our first night in Auckland and later on when coming back through that city again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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nzsuze, Owner at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
We love it when guests come back at the end of their trip. Thanks for your review.
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

The hostel is a house style in cozy Mount Eden village. This serves a good choice for accommodation to explore the stylish side of Auckland, which is connected to downtown area by bus for around 20 mins.

The room is lovely with elegant look and good facilties. There is also common living room with big books,sofa for a good rest and kitchen with well-equipped items for cooking.

Room Tip: Limited wash basins in shared bathroom during morning busy hours Only 200mb limited wifi..
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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nzsuze, Owner at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thanks for your comments we enjoy sharing Mt Eden with our guests.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Over the last few years i've been traveling to and from Auckland and have always made the choice to stay at Oaklands lodge.
Why??,Well where to start...........Location!!A fantastic view of Mt Eden and just a minutes walk away from Mt Eden village which has Cafe's,restaurants a pharmacy,Vege store and butchery.
(Not to mention buses to and from downtown.)
Cleanliness,Friendliness and an amazing laid back warm atmosphere.
Downtown tours,Night life excursions and weekly BBQ's make Oaklands a great place to meet fellow travellers and get some helpful tips of places to go and see while in Auckland and in NZ in general.
Managers Johnny and sebastian have all the time in the world to answer questions and point people in the right direction for all they're needs.(and are quite possibly the friendliest lodge managers i've ever come across.
A well set up kitchen with loads of dry goods and refrigerator space for your personal cooking belongings and a huge kitchen.
Being on the out skirts of the city Oaklands is a wonderful quiet place to relax without the hustle and bustle of New Zealands largest city.
The lodge is also just a 2 minute walk away from the air bus stop to and from Auckland international and domestic airports.(about a 20 minute bus ride).

I have no hesitation in recommending Oaklands lodge to any and all travellers and wish the owners ,managers and all the friends i've made along the way all the best for the future.

Shane Tidswell

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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nzsuze, Owner at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thanks for the review. We enjoyed seeing you again and again. You are welcome back anytime.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Oaklands was suggested to us as a place to stay on our recent trip to Auckland for the Bruce Springsteen concert. It was PERFECT! Clean, comfortable,affordable, friendly staff and fellow backpackers, felt more like a flat than a hostel. Room was really nice, we were lucky enough to have a front room upstairs which was spacious and sunny, plenty of fresh air via windows and just a really relaxed feel. Walking distance to Mt Eden Village (just around the corner) and public transport. Would stay again! Thanks Oaklands and thanks Sebastian for all your help and friendly manner :)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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nzsuze, Owner at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We always like to hear that we have been recommended.
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

My first port of call in New Zealand and what a great start. Situated in the lovely Mt Eden area, this backpackers hostel is of the highest level.

Clean facilities, quiet and really comfy, the friendly atmosphere is complimented by the lovely Mt Eden village. I stayed in Auckland 5 nights and only ate dinner in the city one of those nights, as it was so nice to come back to Mt Eden after a day of exploring.

The hostel is based almost at the foot of Mt Eden itself and the summit is just 15 minutes walk away. The village is on good bus routes to the city and the airport.

This is a great place to stay if you've just arrived and are settling into the New Zealand way of life. They really make you feel at home.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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nzsuze, Owner at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thanks for your review. I know all my staff work really hard to give you the best stay possible.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed here one night last month and had a lovely, restful time and slept well on the comfy bed. I only wish I'd found it sooner and had been able to stay longer!
Right by mt Eden and a quaint row of shops and cafes to explore.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review, 2 May 2016
Thank you for your review. We really appreciate the time taken to review us.
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Property: Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel
Address: 5A Oaklands Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Ranked #13 of 113 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
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Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oaklands Lodge is small, friendly backpacker hostel located in the heart of Mt Eden Village. Mt Eden Village is a vibrant community with has a small supermarket, cafes, bars, restaurants as well as bakeries and specialty stores. We are 3.5 km from downtown with a bus stop less than 100m away. There is free parking available in the street. We have a range of single, double, twin and shared rooms with shared bathrooms, living area and a kitchen dining area. Laundry facilities are available at a charge and wifi is available for free. We are very close to the Airporter Bus Service route (Mt Eden Road Bus) for airport transport. We pride ourselves on being clean, comfortable and friendly. We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland. ... more   less 
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