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Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night in a 4 bed dorm, was clean and comfortable, bed was a bit shaky but kitchen was big with lots space and staff were friendly and helpful. In a good quiet location. I would stay again. thanks

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff is very helpfull and very kind ! It was just a little bit too quiet for us but it was a good place to stay in Auckland ! Everything is very clean ! But for sure , we have prefered the Bamber House which is his big sister =))

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

Hi Aurelie, Thanks for your lovely feedback, it's my pleasure making all my guest feel like home. Bamber and Oaklands are indeed 2 different hostels with both his own charm. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay up here. Have a fabulous NZ experience :) Regards, Chantal

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and feel of this hostel is very serene but the manager, Jack, ruined all of that. When we walked in he was being very rude to a guest on the phone and left us standing there waiting to check in for about 10 minutes. He seemed to really hate his job and the guests, didn't give us a...

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Thank epg214
OaklandsLodge, Manager at Oaklands Lodge Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Such a shame to hear about your bad experience with, at that point, our weekend manager. It's my striven to make all my guest feel welcome and comfortable at all times. So it would be my pleasure to welcome you again one day and give you a much better taste about our lovely Lodge. Have a lovely day. Regards,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's good hostel for the first staying in NZ for me. Everyone gets locker in the room and the kitchen. They offer free wi-fi with great speed. Kitchen is pretty big. only regretting is the bunk bed in the dorm easily move back and forth when I'm on it. And it's very near to Mt Eden.

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

Thanks a lot for your feedback :) hope to see you again one day. Regards, Chantal - Manager

Medora, North Dakota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oaklands Lodge is a travelers hostel (not a hotel) in the Mt Eden section of Auckland with good access to local services and Bus links to everywhere in Auckland yet it's away from the bustle of downtown. The staff is great and the place runs like a fine clock. I hesitate to tell you how great it is because I...

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

Thanks for the great review! Our hostel is ideally located within touching distance of MT Eden whilst being just a short bus away from the city hustle and bustle and just a minute walk from the many bars and restaurants Mt Eden has to offer. Our staff pride ourselves on bringing a smile to work and doing our all to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Oaklands Lodge 2 nights. The cleanliness and the facilities were good, the kitchen was really tidy and clean. But the behavior of the staff didn't satisfy me completely. I met Tom - he was very nice and helpful - and Jack. He was really unfriendly and he answered me to few questions I asked him in a...

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

Thank you for the review. Were glad you found our facilities clean and tidy as we always strive to maintain the hostel at a high standard. Im very sorry to hear you had an unpleasant experience with Jack when you were trying to find out information. Our staff are try to be informative and friendly with all guests here so...

Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay here. We always work to ensure the cleanliness of the hostel and the hostel is ideally located within a bus journey from the city whilst being nestled touching distance from the beautiful MT Eden and the surrounding shop's, bar's and restaurants.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

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 27 February 2017

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 26 February 2017

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.

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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 - €50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Make your reservation ahead of time. There aren't any "bad" rooms. Get to know your fellow travelers and be helpful to the staff.”
larson45, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“best location, quiet hostel”
, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front room had a nice view and was quiet”
Bruce2517, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not arrive late or will be charged a fine”
24sergiya, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book in advance,room 1 views the hill!”
, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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