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“Lacking character, but clean and comfy!”
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Newton Lodge
Ranked #56 of 123 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lacking character, but clean and comfy!”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

You can tell a lot about hostels by their showers - and these were private, clean and comfy!

Newton Lodge is not bursting with character, but it's comfortable, accommodating, clean and great value - not to mention in the middle of town.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

i arrived in this hostel at the end of august and now that is november i`m still living here! it's a great place, cheap, clean, new furniture, nice kitchen and living room, perfect toilets and showers, always clean and with hot water! staff are friendly, you can check in late. the best and unusual thing is FREE WIFI!!! i really feel home in this place! long stay people and travelers under the same roof, backpackers life!

Room Tip: don't be scared by the 8 beds dorm, it's nice and cheap!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Great small hostel just of the K' road. Dorm rooms are spacious and immaculately clean, as is the rest of the hostel. Kitchen is big and well equipped and the bathrooms are plentiful. There is also free wifi. Owners are lovely. This is the only place I will ever stay in Auckland.

  • Stayed June 2013
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

When we arrived they weren't exactly welcoming. No one was at reception for about 20 mins (not much of a reception, more of a corridor) then he didnt even greet us when it was clearly evident we were waiting! This hostel was relatively new so everything was quite new, although the bedroom furniture was evidently very cheap. The bed wasn't very comfy and the covers were thin, but it wasn't cold being inside with no windows. Skylights in the rooms weren't a bad touch though. Showers and toilets were good and so was the kitchen and sofa area. All a bit small when there are a few people staying however. Location is a bit odd and I think it's actually a Chinese family running it alongside a restaurant downstairs. On the other hand, if you just want somewhere to stay in the city and are just going to be out most of the time it's okay. Tip: take the city link red bus instead of walking, it's 50 cent and gets you right into the CBD and you can catch it on k'road. Also if you arrive on a bus, train or whatever get it to go to the lodge as we paid 20 bucks for a taxi instead of 1 dollar for a bus!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Sorry I should have made the review months ago. Glad I stayed at this place after arriving in Auckland and before continuing to Rotorua (1 night) since they had everything I needed: towel, clean bathroom, PC & internet. Kitchen/dining area was functional though may not be the coziest. It's close to everywhere. My single room consist of a bunk bed (comfortable enough) with a dressing table, but the AC got a bit too cold for me at night (I slept with sweater on). Perhaps one additional point was about the surrounding area (K Street) which looked like a bit deserted after dark; but I felt safe. Reception is one floor up from the building entrance. Overall it was a really nice place and I highly recommend it esp. for solo female traveler.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2013

I recently stayed at the Newton Lodge and would highly recommend a stay there. Newton Lodge offers value for money, as well as a clean and safe place to stay in Auckland. The rooms were clean, showers were powerful and no problem was too much problem for the staff behind the desk, I also felt safe as a single women. Thank you for my stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Frankfurt
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

I was there for 8 nights and it was a good decision. Free Wifi and enough showers. The washing machine and the dryer cost 3$ each. The hostel is near to the CBD. Just 2 points I didn't like: they don't really change the towels in the kitchen. They are always smelly and there isn't the typical friendly atmosphere in the hostel.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Newton Lodge

Property: Newton Lodge
Address: 27 Cross Street | Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 123 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your meal in our bright and spacious open kitchen everyday. Relax on comfortable and soft couches and watch Sky sports and Sky movies with 46' LED TV in lounge. We provide free tea and coffee everyday, and free unlimited WIFI can be accessed all around the lodge! ... more   less 
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