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Frienz Backpacker Hostel Auckland

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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good18%
  • Average20%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible33%
1 week ago
“Well located”
6 Apr 2017
“Good location and staff. ”
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is well located, right in the city center. Easy to arrive from the airport, just tell the bus driver and he will stop very close to the street. Nice staff. Their kitchen is very good, well equipped. Bathrooms were clean, good shower. The...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Having stayed in hostels for a few months now, this is easily the worst I've stayed in. The hostel received a pretty good rating on Hostelworld but I wish I'd had read the reviews on TripAdvisor! There were too many rooms - communal areas are...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Frienz is in a great location. Right next to the park, right next to queens Street and opposite side of Victoria Street to the local countdown supermarket. Nice hot showers, though bathrooms are constantly soaking wet on the floor. Cleaners like to 'mop' them each...More

Thank Merkulon
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I stayed in so many hostel , almost 120 , and here I found the worst staff Ever. I book a bed for 2 nights but I arrived the day after ( of course I called them do inform them about it ) and they...More

Thank iLoveTravel27
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Frienz hostel is one of the cheaper hostels to choose from around the centre of Auckland, and the basic accommodation reflects this price. I stayed in a 14 bed dorm, the curtains didn't close properly which was annoying but not the end of the world....More

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New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
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"Water pressure in third floor showers is poor - try and stay on 2nd or 4th."
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"Level 4 seems to have alot of long term residents, some working there probably for accommodation. one came..."
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"away from the road and not next to a cleaning cupboard!!"
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"Dont stay here."
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