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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've stayed different backpackers in Auckland but Brown Kiwi has been the best by far! I stayed in one of their cozy double rooms and also the facilities were excellent. The staff members were friendly and truly helpful. Definitely would go there again!

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Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much we really appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. Wishing you the very best Damaris More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

First the staff are perfect. Second the rooms and beds are perfect for a hostel. Dorm rooms are solid wooden beds with thick mattresses. Private rooms are spacious and range from double beds to twin and triple rooms. The location is perfect for those wanting to explore Auckland or those coming over to find work etc. The Brown Kiwi is... More 

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2 Thank Edrtgfghhgff
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, that is a really kind and very helpful review! all the very best Damaris More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stay one night at this backpacker, we had a private 3 persons room. The common parts were very clean and convenient. There is a very cute and pleasant outdoor for the sunny days. A bit far from the city centre.

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1 Thank Manon V
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, great of you to write a review. For others reading this, our hostel is in Ponsonby the closest inner city suburb of Auckland - and certainly much nicer than downtown Auckland. Most things are in Ponsonby - shops, cafes, banks, supermarket. But bus to airport and other destinations are from the city. It will take you half hour to... More 

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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had a few days between trips and luckily they had a room free. We were in the building next to the hostel and had a great sized room (we had booked a private double) with a nice comfy bed. Everything was clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything we needed. The bathroom was nice, good shower pressure etc... More 

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61 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

A little disappointed with our stay after reading reviews and expecting something different. We stayed for one night in a double room passing through Auckland, we won't be staying again on our return to Auckland and unfortunately wouldn't recommend Brown Kiwi to others, unless maybe you don't need kitchen facilities. + good location in Ponsonby, short walk to bars, restaurants... More 

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1 Thank Becki S
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are certainly a cosy inner city hostel where space can be tight especially in the winter. when the weather is bad and everyone is inside. In summer when people can eat at our shared tables in the garden and use the barbecue, our guests really enjoy the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Very comfortable hostel in good location. The facilities are great, the staff friendly and you feel just like home. The living room has a great collection of DVDs. The garden area outside is very calm and nice.

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1 Thank SamNZ2016
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for your review. It means a lot to us that you felt like you were at home. Enjoy the rest of your trip! More 

Shenzhen, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I selected a dorm, full of 8 guys, so it was crowded, but all guys were nice. The location is in near the Ponsonby road, so I could walk to the city center. One thing I have to mention I reserved two days at first, while did not find a suitable place on the third day, at that time, they... More 

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1 Thank neilzhang
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thanks very much for your comments. It was great to read the specific things that you found good about staying at Brown Kiwi. The person who did not get their key deposit back either did not return the key or left a terrible mess (only happened to one person in 3 years). Enjoy the rest of your stay in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I spent 3.5 weeks at this hostel which was far more than I planned as I was hoping to find a longer term room to rent in Auckland much sooner than I did. When I arrived I only booked as a walk in off the street and they accommodated me and although there was some juggling of beds, Hannes the... More 

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1 Thank ChrisInTheWorld
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for your review. It's great if you can be flexible but for sure the best idea is to book a week or so ahead if you can, so your stay can be as easy as possible. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I have been to many hostels in NZ but none except this one gave me the feeling of being to the place where I belong: home! Friendly staff, very mindful and helpful when I needed it, great atmosphere, quiet but really plively during the day, clean and very well located! I live now in NZ and there is no doubt... More 

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1 Thank Thomas M
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your review. We love it when guest become our friends and then stay in New Zealand. Please come and see us again! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2016

When first arriving in Auckland I stayed in the Brown Kiwi and I have a lot to say and thank this place and its people! It's a hidden gem in the heart of Ponsonby, close to everything you need to set up a life or just get your adventures started in Aotearoa. A warm welcome in a colourful, cosy and... More 

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1 Thank Skar4moosh
Damaris9, Owner at Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your review. I remember you stayed in a few different places in the hostel over time, between flats etc and you always made a big contribution. A very popular guest! You are always welcome! More 

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hi and welcome to Brown Kiwi, a funky little hostel in the heart of the best central Auckland suburb. We have a lovely sunny garden, a farmhouse kitchen where you can share cooking with new friends and a cosy TV room to watch DVDs. We welcome travellers and provide advice on your trip, buying and selling a car, finding a job and how to make the most of your NZ experience. Brown Kiwi is 2 minutes walk from shops, banks, cafes, bus stop, 5 minutes from supermarket and 20 minutes from the centre of Auckland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

Address: 7 Prosford Street | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: €22 - €56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Brown Kiwi Backpacker Hostel Auckland, New Zealand
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“Private rooms are available.”
 of 5 bubbles damiand10, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“WiFi was free for 100M, I remembered.”
 of 5 bubbles neilzhang, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book early during peak season as even in march this place is booked out each night.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisInTheWorld, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The garden room was better than the one in the house. But both were clean!”
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 of 5 bubbles TerezieP, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Free car places available in front of the hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles Davidfromfrance49, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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