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The Station Backpackers
Ranked #77 of 108 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
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“Affordable, Friendly staffs, and near to city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

This backpacker's hostel meets every traveler's needs. Cheap and near to downtown city (Queen's Street/Britomart Transportation Centre/ Ferry Building) where you can walk to the city to shop or eat. And also walking distance from Ferry Building where you can catch the Air bus to and fro airport. Staffs are also friendly, do let them know your need/request and they'll try to accommodate.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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StationAuckland, Manager at The Station Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Greeting Cyrus N! - Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Your feedback is very valued to us.

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our location is perfect for travellers who don't want to stay right in the city where all the noises can disturb your precious sleep. Yet we're only minutes walk from the bus terminals, Queen Street and the historical suburb of Parnell.

Once again thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Auckland.

Kind regards,

Nancy
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Coutras, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is a small and pretty laid-back backpackers. It is a good place to relax.
The dorms are quite nice and confortable, but the beds are shaking, noisy and probably not srong enough. They have nice and big lockers but as it is with a code, each time you open or close it you will wake your neighbor.
Bathrooms are brand new, very nice and very clean, but I don't understand why girls get the crappy common showers with no place to change, while guys get the individual ones. Definitely need to be changed.
Common room is nice and good place to hang out. Most people stay there for a long time so it's quite nice to get away from the usual backpacking crowd.
Internet was only working in the lobby, which is small and unconfortable.
Kitchen is big and confortable, there is even free rice and pasta. Only bad thing is that people don't take care of it and that no one recycles.
A few quirks to work out, but otherwise a great place to say.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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StationAuckland, Manager at The Station Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Greeting evertkhorus! - Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Your feedback is very valued to us.

We're taking your comment on the changing space in female bathroom into consideration and will work on it the best we can.

We've now reinstalled our Wi-Fi service and it's now working on the whole backpackers area, the main lobby and The Station Canteen on Level 6.

At The Station Backpackers, we concern about our environment and we have a big Recycle Bin placed in the communal kitchen with the sign to encourage recycling to our guests.

Once again thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Auckland.

Kind regards,

Nancy
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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

Me and my partner stayed in this hostel for four nights. We had a double room with bathroom. The smell in the whole building was horrible!! The floor in our room wasn't clean and the sheets either! It was dusty! BUT the worst thing was BATHROOM! You wouldn't want to sit on that toilet. It was disgusting (See pictures).Dirtyyyy!!! Never again. One would expect clean room and bathroom for 60€/N. And they said there is a free wifi in the room, don't belive them. It hardly worked in the loby!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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StationAuckland, Manager at The Station Backpackers, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Greeting DFatime - Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property.

We truly value our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We have addressed the cleanliness issue and spoken with the housekeeper in charge

We want you to know that providing our guests with the best hospitality & service has always been our mission.

If you come back to our property I would love to offer you a complimentary stay of up to 2 nights in one of our Double Ensuite Rooms. We hope to see you again in the future and wish you the very best. Kind Regards - Nancy, Revenue & Marketing Manager
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

I stayed here for a week and I loved it. The staff were great very friendly and helpful. This place has a lot of charm. I stayed in a six bed female dorm. Everyone gets their own locker which is great and the beds are very comfortable! They even provided free rice and noodles for guest to use! The manager is so sweet. He was super helpful he even handed me an umbrella one day when it was pouring outside for me to use. Overall one of the best hostels I have stayed in.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Jl1414
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StationAuckland, Manager at The Station Backpackers, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Greeting JN1714! - Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Your feedback is very valued to us.

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our in-house Hotel Manager is very well-known for his exceptional hospitality and and we're proud to have him in our team. All our Front Desk Staff are dedicated to providing the best customer service possible.

Once again thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Auckland.

Kind regards,

Nancy
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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

This hostel is located on the 5th floor of what seems to be a former hotel. The reception and lobby at ground floor still resemble the entrance of a hotel, and even the hallways of the hostel still have a hotel-y look to them. Altogether, I found the hostel to be very clean. The beds and bathrooms were completely new. I loved staying here, everything was very comfortable and new. Only the arrangements for the ladies' showers were a bit unusual, because there were no small changing romps in front of them, instead the shower doors opened right into the bathrooms.

The waste was not separated, everything jut got thrown into one dustbin, which on overflowed. There was a bit of confusion among the staff about which beds needed to be made and which ones were still in use, because they didn't ask people to bring their pillowcase upon check-out.
The staff, however, were always very friendly, helpful and extremely efficient.

Also, the hostel offers free WiFi, which is probably not the fastest at times, but hey, it's FREE!

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Julie A
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StationAuckland, Manager at The Station Backpackers, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Greeting Julie A! - Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

The management team has taken your suggestion about the female shower arrangements seriously and we're looking at the best option to make a change. We also like to inform you that we're now providing a big recycle bin on every floor throughout the building. We concern about our environment and want to do the best we can to protect our clean & green NZ.

Once again thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Auckland.

Kind regards,

Nancy
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on two occasions, both times in a double room. Very nice hostel with friendly staff. The top floor is cool - they have gone for a 'homely' theme and it works. A cool place to chill out. I think this place will only get better over time, as it's very new. Staff are very helpful and the location is good. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014
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StationAuckland, Manager at The Station Backpackers, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Greeting Travelling164! - Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

We've now upgrading all our private rooms (Double/Twin) with all brand new bedding, toiletries & tea/coffee facility. We truly believe it would make you feel more homely on your next visit.

We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Auckland.

Kind regards,

Nancy
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

This Backpackrs sets great travel standarts. very clean, extremly uncomplicated staff, fast service, new bed & blankets, good managemnt. i see that they are very experianced in what they do! i felt very well here. two thumbs up!

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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StationAuckland, Manager at The Station Backpackers, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Greeting Swensun! - Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

We're well-known for our new & comfortable beds. We understand how important a good night sleep is to our guests and that's something we're very proud of.

We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Auckland.

Kind regards,

Nancy
Revenue Manager
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Property: The Station Backpackers
Address: 131 Beach Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 108 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Station Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Station Backpackers. Our quality hostel is set in a beautiful 1930's building, bursting with character & charm. We are vibrant, stylish, secure and situated in Downtown Auckland. Our friendly staff can fill you in with stories from our richly layered past which includes hosting former guests like legends Bob Marley & the Beatles! ... more   less 
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