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Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #64 of 108 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“Noisy rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Stayed in November 2013 in a double en suite room (double bed with a single across the top). The bed and showers were squeaky but value for money was good. Global gossip internet is excellent value. Simple clean room. Global gossip phones available and bar on first floor (expensive for beer - as is everywhere in NZ).

Awesome lamb burger available from the burger shop a few doors along!

Room Tip: Top floor rooms are quieter - no choice of room when we went though
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

The hostel is right in the CBD, rooms are big and clean enough, so are the bathrooms and the kitchen. There are 7 floors (with elevator), on the first level, besides the internet room, there is a cool bar and night club, with good deals for nomads guests. The 7th floor has a solarium with a nice view on the harbour.
The staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

We spent one night in Nomads although we had pre-booked for two nights. We had booked a double bed ensuite room which had a small ensuite, a king bed but 2 single mattresses joined together so a lump in the middle and a view of the city buildings outside.
People at the front counter were friendly and there is a lift - which helps with heavy bags. Great location in easily accessed and near the waterfront. Unfortunately not great if you want to sleep.
Definitely for the young crowd though - although on a higher floor our window opened to the next door uncovered bar connected to the Hostel - Tuesday the party went on all night! Which meant no sleep for us.
We changed our plans and checked out. When I told the staff we were leaving due to lack of sleep from noise they actually waived the night's fee. So sleepless but not broke we headed off on our North Island adventures a day early.
Turned us off trying other hostels though - decided we were too old for the scene.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in October with a friend we booked for 2 nights in a 2 person room with bathroom. We arrived to our room was like a box with no window, the tiniest room I've ever seen! It was unbelievably hot and the photos on the website make the room huge.

The room was clean but they forgot to give us towels until we asked for them the next day. The price was definitely a rip for the room!

Good location! Wouldn't return as the room was not bigger enough for 2 girls, we were consistently opening the door and climbing over each other

  • Stayed October 2013
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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Stayed for only a night, in a private room with an ensuite, but it was the best nights sleep I had in ages, even though I did have to share the bed with my sister! I heard no noise and it was soooo cheap !! It was a very pleasant stay :)

Room Tip: Definitely get a private room as they're on the top floors and no party noise can be heard at ni...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

I booked 2 nights and stayed in a 10 bed dorm. Having some how survived the first night I checked out the next day as I had no intention staying any longer. The bed had graffiti all over it, slats missing and the remaining ones were too far apart. The people in the room were all young males constantly talking about prostitutes, strip clubs and getting laid in Auckland. Very uncomfortable. I really had a terrible experience at this place and wouldn't recommend the dorms to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

I got a very competitive rate when i stayed here in comparison to other Auckland Hostels. I was with a group who all stayed in various different hostels in Auckland and the consensus was that this was the best one. Friendly staff great chill out area comfortable beds. Very satisfied overall

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Nadine K, Manager at Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Thanks for your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had an overall great experience. Maybe you want to visit our other NZ properties in Wellington and Queenstown?! We would love to see you come back too!

Thanks Nomads Auckland Management
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Additional Information about Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel

Property: Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel
Address: 16 - 20 Fort Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 108 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backpack in style at Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel. We're located in a beautiful historic building in downtown Auckland, near everything you need for your stay in this fantastic city. Come stay at our stylish, upmarket hostel in the central city, We have some female-only dorms as well as mixed dorms and private rooms! We have great facilities, with a friendly atmosphere and crew who will cater to your every whim. Our travel staff were hand-picked to ensure you will have a trip to remember!We're in an awesome downtown Auckland location, close to Vector Arena, Skytower, Viaduct Harbour, the train station and all the downtown shops - it's the perfect place to stay in Auckland. Our facilities include 24-hour reception, Global Gossip internet and Wi-Fi, and a rooftop kitchen with panoramic views of the city and harbour. We have free tea and coffee, free travel advice (no booking fees) and free 2-for-1 drinks vouchers at check-in. Hang out on our rooftop sundeck, communal kitchen or our lounge with Sky TV. Chill out in our free sauna and rooftop spa then head down to Fort Street Union Bar to meet travellers from all over the world. We put on free and cheap daily activities all around Auckland. FREE 30min WIFI each day. FREE Tea & Coffee FREE Sauna FREE Heated Spa FREE Travel advice (no booking fees) FREE/Cheap daily activities around Auckland ... more   less 
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