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Queen Street Backpackers
Queen Street Backpackers
Queen Street Backpackers
Queen Street Backpackers
Queen Street Backpackers
Queen Street Backpackers
Queen Street Backpackers

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7.5

Very good

553 reviews

553 reviews

Housekeeping18
Breakfast11
Internet4
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Marbecks Records

80 m

Queens Arcade

80 m

Little Brother

100 m

Dilworth Building

100 m

Champions of the World

110 m

Popular landmarks
Sky Tower

510 m

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

570 m

Viaduct Harbour

760 m

Auckland War Memorial Museum

1.9 km

Mount Eden

3.4 km

Closest landmarks
Deliotte Centre

70 m

Bank of New Zealand Building (BNZ)

130 m

Unity Books

170 m

Karen Walker

170 m

DFS Galleria

170 m

Queen Street Backpackers

4 Fort Street, Auckland City Center, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Auckland City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sky Tower. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Auckland

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

190 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Pets allowed

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Game room

Shared kitchen

Bar

Value for money7.4
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportAuckland Airport (AKL)
Distance to airport18.1 km

Rooms available at Queen Street Backpackers

Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 1 m²/11 ft²
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 1 m²/11 ft²
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 1 m²/11 ft²
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 1 m²/11 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Queen Street Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Queen Street Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Queen Street Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Auckland with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Queen Street Backpackers?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Queen Street Backpackers.

What is the smoking policy at Queen Street Backpackers?

Queen Street Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Queen Street Backpackers?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Queen Street Backpackers is Britomart Transport Centre, 190 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Queen Street Backpackers?

Restaurants including Mad Mex, Imperial Lane and Fort Street Union are popular in Queen Street Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as Auckland City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Queen Street Backpackers?

Shopping options in Queen Street Backpackers’s Auckland City Center neighborhood include Marbecks Records, Queens Arcade and The Kapiti Store.

What are popular attractions near Queen Street Backpackers?

Queen Street Backpackers’s location in the Auckland City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Sky Tower, Viaduct Harbour and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Queen Street Backpackers?

Queen Street Backpackers’s nearby natural sights include Emily Place Reserve, KZ1 Yacht and Saint Marys Bay located in the same Auckland City Center area.

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What people love about Queen Street Backpackers

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "It's clean and nice and especially the free breakfast is a huge plus."

    Camille

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    January 22, 2020

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "It's a fairly good hostel in a good location for a very good price, especially in winter."

    Marlena

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    December 4, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room are clean and location is great with free breakfast"

    Komsan

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    September 18, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 726 Auckland properties
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Location score
9.1/10
Room comfort score
5.1/10
Service score
7.8/10
Value for money score
7.4/10
Better than
97
%
of Auckland properties
Better than
85
%
of Auckland properties
Better than
84
%
of Auckland properties
Better than
83
%
of Auckland properties
Overall rating:

7.5

Very good
553 reviews
Cleanliness
6.9
Facilities
6.8
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
The room was decent for the price you pay.
Khairul from Malaysia
Couple
More about Queen Street Backpackers

More about Queen Street Backpackers

Queen Street Backpackers

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Auckland, Queen Street Backpackers is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Auckland has to offer. Are you seeking the true Auckland? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Queen Street Backpackers, located merely 510 m from Sky Tower.
All offerings provided by Queen Street Backpackers help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Auckland is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hostel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Queen Street Backpackers. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Queen Street Backpackers. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hostel's vending machines.
Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Queen Street Backpackers. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's library, games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Auckland has to offer! A great museum trip can be had at Auckland War Memorial Museum located 1.9 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 92% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 85% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed at this hostel have scored it higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

16 mentions

Housekeeping

15 mentions

Internet

10 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Daily cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
4 Fort Street, Auckland City Center, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • Auckland Airport (AKL)
    18.1 km
  • Whitianga Airport (WTZ)
    81.2 km

Public transportation

  • Britomart Transport Centre
    200 m
  • Sky City Coach Terminal
    600 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Citymed - Auckland City Medical Centre
    180 m

Shopping

  • Queen Street
    2.8 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    120 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    10 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sky Tower
    510 m
  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
    570 m
  • Viaduct Harbour
    760 m
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
    1.9 km
  • Mount Eden
    3.4 km
  • SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
    4.5 km
  • Auckland Zoo
    4.7 km
  • Rangitoto Island
    10.4 km
  • Cornwall Park
    11.4 km
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island
    29.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Deliotte Centre
    70 m
  • Marbecks Records
    80 m
  • Queens Arcade
    80 m
  • Little Brother
    100 m
  • Dilworth Building
    100 m
  • Champions of the World
    110 m
  • The Kapiti Store
    110 m
  • Boogie Wonderland
    120 m
  • Bank of New Zealand Building (BNZ)
    130 m
  • Gin Room
    140 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • Guests stay in shared rooms must provide a valid credit card upon check-in to secure any damages incurred during the stay.
  • Guests stay in private rooms must provide a valid credit card upon check-in to secure any damages incurred during the stay.
  • For guests staying in shared rooms, a valid passport is required upon check-in.
  • Check-in is not possible after 02:00 PM.
  • Any guest who has been deported or forcibly removed from any country before will not be allowed to stay at this property. Said persons will be asked to leave without refund.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until04:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until02:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 43
  • Room voltage240

Reviews of Queen Street Backpackers from real guests

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7.5
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10
Cleanliness6.9
Facilities6.8
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality5.1
Service7.8
Value for money7.4
High score for Auckland
Rating
9+ Exceptional (38)
8-9 Excellent (49)
7-8 Very Good (57)
6-7 Good (27)
<6 Below Expectation (56)
Time of the year
Mar - May (48)
Jun - Aug (47)
Sep - Nov (79)
Dec - Feb (53)
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9.2
Exceptional
Mohd from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Strategic location in town”

I traveled with 2 friends and we stayed at the triple room. QSB is located very strategically in the town (off Queen Street) which is the reason I booked. Easy access to public transportation, supermarket, shops, walking distance to the Auckland harbor and Auckland tower. kitchen facilities is also good. Welcoming staffs. Check in and check out in a breeze. We got the room facing Fort St. It can be a bit noisy at night with bars and clubs below but we have no problem with that. If you want quieter room, you might ask. Parking is also a bit expensive around the area, you might want to ask the reception on cheaper parking area. We were told to park at Bringham St. (20mins walk away), which we did and happy as we managed to find a free park there while having a good time walking pass Auckland harbor, Silo park and waterfront on the way back/from QSB.

Reviewed February 27, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Garrett
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Good Place to stay In Auckland”

This is a great place to stay if you want to stay in CBD Auckland as a solo traveler. I would personally recommend staying in a different area of Auckland such as Mission Bay. This hotel was ideally located for shopping and food. There wasn't any parking if you have a car or rental car so be aware of that as parking garages are very expensive. Overall the location was great, the price was fair, the facilities were adequate, and I'd recommend it if you this is the neighborhood you want to be in.

Reviewed March 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
kathy from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Expectations exceeded”

It is y first time to book in this type of accommodation and I may say I’m impressed. The single room is what I need. Though there are common areas like the bathroom, for me is not a problem. The breakfast is add-on. The staff is very accommodating. Will definitely recommend and book again when I travel to Auckland.

Reviewed May 28, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Markus from Norway
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Without Agoda it would be to expensive, but great, helpfull staff. Great location. ”

Laundry cost 4 nz$ for wash + 4nz$ for dryer. Check out is 10 am. Breakfast is very simple with toast (peanutbutter/jam/butter and cornflakes (milk). Very kind staff. Possible to work there when spot opens up (for accomodation), location is right next to Queen street (bus station and train station Britomart close). Food and bars, supermarked, cinema, library in walking distance. Slept well, ask for extra blanket in winter! I might to here next time, but I might also check out another one to compare. Had a great stay!

Reviewed August 22, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
leng from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

Perfect location u cant get better than this !”

Right in d center of LITERALLY EVERYTHING All the ferry departs right two streets away, all the malls and cinemas and supermarkets are streets away, kfc and bars, Louis Vuitton Gucci Prada etc right at the same junction below QSB. Yes alot ppl complaint that it is noisy but to me it is lovely and friendly. Altho i didnt join in others on pool table or drinking session chatting n all, but i can see that everyone is happy. The wifi is slow during peak hours when everyone is using it but when it isnt then it is fine. They give u extensions plugs so awesome i could charge everything i have all my devices together in one go heehee

Reviewed June 13, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Marlena from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Everything you need”

It's a fairly good hostel in a good location for a very good price, especially in winter. I've been here several times and it's got everything you need, a big common area and a basic breakfast. It can be a bit loud at night on the weekends as it's directly next to Queen street, but that comes with a perfect location right in the CBD.

Reviewed December 04, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Hyo from South Korea
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

friendly staff, clean facilities”

We stayed for 2 nights here. the location is okay but quite noisy at night since there was a pub downstairs. for us, it was not bothering too much but if you are sensitive with noise, you should think twice when you choose this place. The kitchen was very clean and well equipped. Showers and toilets are enough and well maintained. I would stay here again if I come to Auckland again.

Reviewed May 21, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Andrew from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Great staff, great location, pity about the cigarette smell in the stairwell ”

Very friendly and helpful staff. The facilities are somewhat eclectic and dated but I see that as a positive. Adds character! As a backpackers, it is everything you need and nothing you don't. For me personally, a small downside was the smell of the smokers outside that drifted up the stairwell and lingered 24/7. Not sure what could be done about it apart from keeping the front door shut. Aside from that, I had a great stay. Check it, it's worth it!

Reviewed July 22, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Elisa from Italy
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Perfect stay!!!”

I spent two nights at this hostel and was positively surprised in every way. Reception staff is great and available 24hrs. I was afraid of feeling cold, but it was wonderful warm heated and you can have extra blankets if you want to. You have comfortable kitchen area and lot of entertainment even in rainy days. The room itseelf had no big space or wardrobe for the lagguage, but or me it was fine anyway Some matresses have been recently purchased, but for me also the foam ones are confi. Best thing about this backpackers are the amazing people who live here and made my stay memorable and so great😍! Absolutely recomendable

Reviewed July 23, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Khim from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

A Better experience for me than staying in Choice Backpacker Hostel”

So much better in the various aspects of a hostel experience in Auckland, New Zealand than say, Choice Backpacker Hostel. Paid only slightly more in my case but better in terms of worth. And good free breakfast!

Reviewed June 18, 2018

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6.4
Good
Julie from Macau SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Great in terms of location but that's about it”

The location is excellent, right in the heart of Queen Street and it's right next to places for late night food as well, easy to get to from the airport and only 5 mins to the bus to airport. I understand it's a budget hostel but I did not have a pleasant stay there. First of all, the hostel is right at above a bar and the noise at night is very loud and doesn't stop until 3/4am on a week day. The one thing I need from this place is to be able to sleep but I just absolutely could not. Also, other people staying in the hostel were showering and banging their doors at 3/4am in the morning as well. In terms of facilities, the room is good size but only has a bed & a mirror, they charge $10 for towels when other hostels provide them for free. The girl was lovely when I first checked in although they didn't have my room ready yet but when I returned to the hostel and check in for the second time, the second staff member was more concerned with chatting with her friends than checking me in. I have stayed in many hostels before and Queen Street Backpackers disappointed me.

Reviewed December 30, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Tan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Cozy place, friendly staff”

Everything was good - clean, helpful staff with exception to the flight of stairs. Not a good idea if you have a heavy luggage. And, quite a number of drunks on the street right outside the backpacker.

Reviewed March 29, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Inna from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Excellent”

The location is convenient. It is along the Queens Street so its near to the shops, food stalls and across there's a bus stop . But if you have big luggage, (just like me when I went here) it would be difficult to go up 2-3 floors, no elevators! :( There is a bar nearby this hostel so sometimes it is a bit noisy. But overall my stay was ok.

Reviewed September 02, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Christian from Italy
Solo traveler
Stayed 12 nights in July 2018

A good place with good people”

I spent more or less 2 weeks in this hostel, the included breakfast is very comfortable if you start work very early 😁 the staff is very friendly and helpful, 2 kitchen are very useful with a lot of people!!! The only think, but is normal because of the centre, is the noise if your room look the street, but in the centre is very normal, but if you are looking for no noise for a long time, meybe better check outside the centre... i recommend it!!!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Camille from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

great place and very good value to stay with good location and nice staffs”

I got a huge discount on Agoda making the price unbeatable that I had to book for several nights. It's clean and nice and especially the free breakfast is a huge plus. The only negative thing about this hostel is it's right by the street which can be very noisy during weekends nights, but again this is also the plus cuz it's right in the downtown area where everything is right next by. Also the most important thing is it's SAFE.

Reviewed January 22, 2020

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6.4
Good
Quynh from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Good location, very central in Auckland CBD”

Pros: close to Skybus stop (Fort St is literally 50 metres away from Queen St Skybus drop off). Central location in Auckland CBD, stayed in 6 Bed Female dorm, room is OK size, clean bathrooms, free breakfast, good wifi, friendly staff. Cons: small kitchen, no lift (you will need to carry luggage up a few flights of stairs).

Reviewed September 26, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Ooi from China
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Great for backpacker, not for a couple.”

Good location and suitable for solo traveler. Easy assess to Britomart, Auckland train hub. Plenty of food options around. Annoying sound when people next door close their door.

Reviewed August 30, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Jund from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

In the heart of CBD”

Great location to catch buses going to anywhere inside or outside Auckland. Great for a one-night stay.

Reviewed August 29, 2017

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6.8
Good
Viviana from Chile
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Good”

good internet, you can store your backpack for free after the check out, showers dont have much preasure, and there is none heathing in the rooms, also loud in the weekends cuz you are right there in queen street, but nice beds and free earplugs 👌

Reviewed September 18, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Silje from Norway
Group
Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

Good hostel, great location”

Bar in the hostel, good commonarea, ok rooms. Best location, would stay here again. Nice sports bar for brekkie and drinking next door. Could be a bit noisy t night, but that's what we where in the city for so just drink enough and you'll sleep like a baby.

Reviewed April 11, 2017

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