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Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers
Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers

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6.2

Good

1,675 reviews

1,675 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Sky Screamer

60 m

Automobile Association

70 m

Countdown Auckland Metro

90 m

Bluestone Room

120 m

Sky Tower

140 m

Popular landmarks
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

360 m

Viaduct Harbour

580 m

Auckland War Memorial Museum

1.9 km

Mount Eden

3.1 km

Auckland Zoo

4.3 km

Closest landmarks
Wilson Parking - Durham Lane

70 m

Elliot St car park

80 m

Tournament City Centre Car Park

90 m

SKYCITY Entertainment Group

110 m

Auckland District Court

120 m

Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers

102 Albert Street, 1st Floor, Auckland City Center, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010 - See map

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 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Auckland

Airport transport

240 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

160 meters to Sky Tower

Announcements by hotel (1)
Vaccine certificate and matching photo ID are required upon arrival. Unvaccinated booker is only allowed to book in Privet Rooms.

Facilities

Luggage storage

Exercise area

Game room

Kitchen

Casino

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Hair salon

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Auckland in the last 24 hoursCompared to 726 Auckland properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money5.5
Distance to city center0.00 Km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportAuckland Airport (AKL)
Distance to airport17.9 km

Rooms available at Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Share Facilities
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 super king beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double (No Window) (Shared Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory 4 Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Share Facilities
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 single bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers?

Check-in is from 01:30 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.

How do I get to Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Auckland with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers?

Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers?

Sky City Coach Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 210 m away from Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers.

What restaurants are nearby Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers?

Restaurants including Sonoma, Angelina Maker and A Little Italy are popular in Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as Auckland City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers?

Located in the Auckland City Center area, Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers is close to great shopping choices like The Strand Arcade, The Warehouse and Elliott Stables.

What are popular attractions near Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers?

Guests at Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers can easily visit Sky Tower, Viaduct Harbour and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki located in the Auckland City Center area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers?

Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers is located in the Auckland City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as KZ1 Yacht, Emily Place Reserve and Saint Marys Bay.

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What people love about Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Best things are people and location the rest is ok"

    Komsan

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    April 3, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "It is very clean"

    Yamila

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    February 14, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The place is very nice to meet with people."

    Yamila

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    February 14, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 726 Auckland properties
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Cheapest price score
Location score
8.2/10
Room comfort score
4.9/10
Room size
21 sqm.
Better than
99
%
of Auckland properties
Better than
86
%
of Auckland properties
Better than
85
%
of Auckland properties
Bigger than
79
%
of Auckland properties
Overall rating:

6.2

Good
1,675 reviews
Cleanliness
4.1
Facilities
4.3
Location
8.2
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More about Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers

More about Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers

Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Auckland, Surf 'n' Snow 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 Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers, located merely 130 m from Sky Tower.
At Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Car hire services provided by Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Auckland. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's tours. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel.


Dining and things to do

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.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Be sure to visit some of the city's popular sights during your stay in Auckland. A great museum trip can be had at Auckland War Memorial Museum located 1.8 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 99% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 86% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed at this hostel have scored it higher than 85% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

4.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

21 mentions

Internet

15 mentions

View

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Casino
  • Exercise area
  • Game room
  • Pub crawl
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
Location
102 Albert Street, 1st Floor, Auckland City Center, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010
Excellent
Location

8.2

Airports

  • Auckland Airport (AKL)
    17.9 km
  • Whitianga Airport (WTZ)
    81.5 km

Public transportation

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

Hospital or clinic

  • The Fono Central - Medical And Dental
    190 m

Shopping

  • Queen Street
    2.9 km

Convenience store

  • City Convenience Store
    190 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    130 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sky Tower
    140 m
  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
    360 m
  • Viaduct Harbour
    580 m
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
    1.9 km
  • Mount Eden
    3.1 km
  • Auckland Zoo
    4.3 km
  • SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
    4.8 km
  • Rangitoto Island
    10.8 km
  • Cornwall Park
    11.4 km
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island
    29.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Sky Screamer
    60 m
  • Wilson Parking - Durham Lane
    70 m
  • Automobile Association
    70 m
  • Elliot St car park
    80 m
  • Tournament City Centre Car Park
    90 m
  • Countdown Auckland Metro
    90 m
  • SKYCITY Entertainment Group
    110 m
  • Bluestone Room
    120 m
  • Auckland District Court
    120 m
  • Qantas House
    130 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.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-9 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 10 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Vaccine certificate and matching photo ID are required upon arrival. Unvaccinated booker is only allowed to book in Privet Rooms.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:30
  • Check-in until22:30
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:30

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee16 NZD
  • Distance from city center0.00 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of rooms 38
  • Most recent renovation2005

Reviews of Surf 'n' Snow Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
5.6
/
10
Review score
Cleanliness4.1
Facilities4.3
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality4.9
Service5.9
Value for money5.5
High score for Auckland
Rating
9+ Exceptional (14)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (30)
6-7 Good (29)
<6 Below Expectation (182)
Time of the year
Mar - May (66)
Jun - Aug (54)
Sep - Nov (75)
Dec - Feb (71)
All guests (474)
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10.0
Exceptional
Dyaln from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
Stayed 12 nights in October 2018

Best in Auckland”

I have stayed at a few backpackers in Auckland but Surf n snow is by far the best! The people there are awesome and the staff are great.

Reviewed November 04, 2018

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7.6
Very good
NEIL from United States
Couple
Double Room with Share Facilities
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

great location !!”

The hotel/hostel is centrally located in auckland city. had a room with a view of the sky tower. place is kind of run down but its ok for a short stay.

Reviewed March 07, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Chris from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Comfort by chance.”

Location, staff, free luggage storage.

We were very fortunate during our stay in that we were given a free upgrade at check in. We were given a four bed dorm with great city views on two sides and plenty of room and storage space. The room was very pleasant for four people and really enhanced our stay in the city. The kitchen and bathroom was reasonably good but crowded and the reception area is pleasant.

Reviewed July 02, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Nuril from Malaysia
Group
Budget Twin Room without Window
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Hostel with strategic location”

The location near to sky city auckland. Overall was satisfied

Reviewed October 23, 2016

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7.6
Very good
Carlos from Spain
Solo traveler
Dormitory 4 Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

All right in general”

All right. Staff ok, cleaning ok, location very good. Pricy for the service offered tho, but like everything in Auckland I guess.

Reviewed August 02, 2016

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6.8
Good
Komsan from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
Stayed 7 nights in November 2019

chapest backpacker in auckland”

the only thing is this the cheapest backpacker in Auckland and the rest is ok

Reviewed April 04, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
MOHD from Malaysia
Couple
Dormitory 4 Mixed
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Gud place and easy”

One of the nearest centre of Auckland

Reviewed February 14, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Carolina from Chile
Solo traveler
Single Room with Share Facilities
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Cheaper and well located.”

Bathrooms are clean, staff is nice and helpfull. Rooms clean, sufficient. Good location. Tv room old and common areas a bit old, kitchen too small. Single and double private rooms not worth the price. Bed sheets old and not smelling clean. Enough

Reviewed July 14, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Estefania from Chile
Solo traveler
Dormitory 4 Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

All good”

Very good location, and all was good , good to backpacker

Reviewed April 10, 2018

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5.2
Rian from Philippines
Solo traveler
Basic Double Room with Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Don't. Just don't.”

I booked this hostel due to the close proximity to the Sky City Bus Terminal. And that plus the free wifi is the only good thing I can say. I booked a double ensuite room, but was given a room with no window and no bathroom. The room is musty and not at all clean. I am bit claustrophobic and I was not able to sleep at all. Good thing is that I checked out at 3 am and only spent less than 6 hours in the room because this is not a decent place to stay in Auckland.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

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5.3
cheekeng from Malaysia
Group
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

Closest Hostel to Sky Tower”

Location, Price & Renovated Toilet on 1st Floor

Stayed here for one night before moving to Hamilton. Pick this backpacker if u arrive or depart Auckland by intercity coach. Cheapest price in this area too.

Reviewed May 29, 2015

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5.2
Seungwoo from South Korea
Couple
Double (No Window) (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Price is good otherwise so so”

Dirty, noisy Price is cheap.. price and close to city center are satisified. That's it. And i required pick up service from airport to the backpackers because there was written as it is available. However when i arrived at an airport, there were no people to pick us up and i vall them they said to me it is not available. So i wasted my time. Anyway price and distance are good. Otherwise so so

Reviewed August 16, 2016

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5.2
Audrey from Australia
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Great location, dirty place. ”

The hotel is right in the heart of Auckland and the SkyCity tower is just a quick 5min walk away. Unfortunately, the room, shared with 9 other travelers, is stinky, has poor illumination, and the staff member is pretty much unorganized. Internet (slow) is only provided for 15min or 200mb (whichever comes first), so if you want to use it longer you will have to pay.

Reviewed September 27, 2016

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5.0
ZURAIDAH from Singapore
Couple
Double Room with Share Facilities
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

no frills and easy access”

very well located , hassle free and good for budget travellers

It was a short stay as we were heading out from auckland city centre. From the room i am staying, the sky tower can be seen. The room was simple and suits those who wants a hassle free stay. Friendly staffs around

Reviewed January 04, 2014

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6.4
Good
Charlene from France
Solo traveler
Budget Twin Room without Window
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Not recommended”

This backpackers is well located and the staff is really nice. However, it wasn't clean, the sheets really didn't look clean, the room was smelly and with almost no furniture (no wardrobe or any shelves) and with a whole in the wall. In terms of facilities, I didn't use the kitchen so I won't say anything about it but the wifi is horrible and doesn't reach the room (or at least mine). It is cheap and you know why.

Reviewed November 11, 2019

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6.4
Good
SOW from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

good location”

next to auckland tower, in the CBD area with nearby store like Countdown, Warehouse.

Reviewed November 20, 2018

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7.3
Very good
Chris from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Crowded but comfortable”

Location, staff, free storage.

When we entered our room every bed but ours were taken and there were belongings everywhere. It looked like the vast majority of people were long term stayers working in the city. The reception area however was pleasant and although very crowded the kitchen was decent too. Overall a good budget option if you know what to expect from a hostel.

Reviewed July 02, 2014

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6.4
Good
ottilie from Netherlands
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Wouldn't recommend this hostel”

I chose this hostel because it's close to the Intercity bus stop. I read in the reviews that the location is good (it is) and the beds are really bad (they really are). I just needed a cheap place to stay so I knew what to expect. I stayed in a dorm for 10 and it was as FuLL as it can be. There was stuff and were people everywhere. The room was on the street site were they are doing constructions so it's quite noisy too. Most of the staff seemed nice and are easy to talk to. Hostel charges $10 for a proof of address letter (to open bank account) which most hostels give out for free. If you are going to stay here, stay away from the coffee machine near reception. Worst-ever! Couldn't get rid of that horrendous taste.

Reviewed April 13, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Natvadee from Thailand
Solo traveler
Dormitory 10-Bed - Shared Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Great location , nice staff”

The stood out is the location which is very close to everything you might want. Also it is so easy to catch a bus to get away from the town. Staff are nice and helpful. I met a lot of strangers and became friends then. I strongly recommend staying here!

Reviewed August 21, 2017

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7.0
Very good
Wong from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Double Room with Share Facilities
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Great Location but no internet access”

Great Location, Clean, Friendly Staff

It is at good location (at the city centre) and near the famous Sky tower. Besides, it is near the Intercity Bus station. It is convenient to take bus to other city. However, there is no internet access. Moreover, the kitchen is a bit small and busy and with limited public area.

Reviewed December 06, 2015

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