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Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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The hostel is located on a very nice neighborhood, not very far from the city center (about 15 min by bus) lots of shops and bars just around the corner. The hostel is very clean, comfortable bed, clean kitchen and bathrooms, helpful staff. I would totally stay there again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful place, near the Mount Eden, great to see the sunset. Very good hostel too, very clean. Big and well equipped kitchen. I recommended it. Clean bathrooms and bedrooms, confortable bed too.

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us and we hope that we can welcome you again in the future.

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is in a great location, in a leafy quiet street. Nearby is an excellent village of shops with all we needed! Our hostel room was clean and comfortable. However, the kitchen and bathrooms were both very messy. We think this was due to non-supervision by the on-duty staff who seem very "relaxed". There were cooking pots and pans...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we are glad that you had a good stay with us. We are sorry to hear of your troubles whilst staying. We have recently got a new manager who has been training and is new to Auckland so his knowledge on how to get to places around Auckland may be a little...

New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very lucky to have got accommodation, it isn't the Ritz but it suited our needs. We were not there for long, just somewhere to sleep before moving on, our expectations weren't high as hostels aren't famous for being swanky or quiet. To the earlier review, you may get cheaper/ quieter hostels the further south you go but this is the...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. Great reviews are what keep our staff going so to see this puts a smile on all of our faces. We hope that we can welcome you again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In a nice part of town with shops, restaurants in short walking distance and buses that take you straight to the airport & into the centre of the city. Tom is lovely & really helpful so any questions you have he can answer. Free wifi & well equipped kitchen so would definitely recommend oaklands. Would recommend asking for a room...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. Our staff are always there to answer any questions you mite have and always try to be as welcoming as possible. We hope that we can welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I Paid Almost 80 dollars for a private room, which is quit expensive. This Hostel was the Most expensive Hostel During my Time in New Zealand.My room was next to the entry and the living room. Therefore it was very noisy Even around 24am. The room itself was dark and very simple. No Towels and the Internet was working After...

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suzeontheroad, Owner at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay but maybe you shouldn't book the cheapest economy double room in a backpacker hostel if you want to stay in a hotel. In Auckland in the high season the cheapest dorm is $30 per person sharing with at least 8 people. A two star hotel room close to the city is at...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

These guys were great, facilities were good, all in all liked oaklands lodge, it had a big kitchen with everything, lockers in the dorms, HELPFUL staff, free stuff if you really need it (I picked up a hat). Mount Eden itself is a bit pricey, there is no big supermarket with the good deals nearby so get groceries in town....

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. Grocery shopping in the town can come out expensive however we are a short 15 minute walk to the nearest countdown supermarket which is open until 12am and is the cheapest option for shopping. We hope that we can welcome you again...

Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is definitely the best hostel in Auckland. I stayed there for my first two nights in New Zealand and extended my stay for a bit after that. Even felt the need to visit the hostel when I was back in Auckland a few days ago. To sum up, this place has: - Very friendly staff, both management and cleaners...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

thank you very much for your great review Bart. We are so glad you decided to extend your stay a 'little' bit longer, we thrive from great reviews so seeing this is a big boost for our staff here at Oaklands. We really hope that we can welcome you again in the future and wish you all the best with...

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I only stayed for 1 night, but a great hostel in a really nice neighbourhood. Friendly staff and there are nice coffee shops and cafes around. Additionally the centre is close-by, just 10 minutes by bus!

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. We hope that we can welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Oaklands was a good choice. They're based in Mount Eden which is a pretty expensive area so beware of this before buying groceries here. Better off to get these for cheap in town (40 min walk or short bus for $3.5). Mount Eden is a must while you're there. Rooms are small and not spacious really.. no fan either so...

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OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. Grocery shopping in the town can come out expensive however we are a short 15 minute walk to the nearest countdown supermarket which is open until 12am and is the cheapest option for shopping. We are sorry if you felt like the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oaklands Lodge is small, friendly backpacker hostel located in the heart of Mt Eden Village. Mt Eden Village is a vibrant community with has a small supermarket, cafes, bars, restaurants as well as bakeries and specialty stores. We are 3.5 km from downtown with a bus stop less than 100m away. There is free parking available in the street. We have a range of single, double, twin and shared rooms with shared bathrooms, living area and a kitchen dining area. Laundry facilities are available at a charge and wifi is available for free. We are very close to the Airporter Bus Service route (Mt Eden Road Bus) for airport transport. We pride ourselves on being clean, comfortable and friendly. We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel

Address: 5A Oaklands Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Price Range: €18 - €53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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