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Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Hostel. Rooms and (spacious) kitchen are clean. Kitchen has lots of stoves and fridge space. Basic things like oil, salt and some spices are provided (at least plenty was around when I stayed). The guest are quiet - no party hostel. Mt Eden with a fantastic view over Auckland is right around the corner. Bars, ATM, cafés, small grocery...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located far way enough from the centre to be quiet at night be close enough to not be a hassle to get there. Easy going, friendly staff who ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

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

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel was easy to get to the Airport (on the bus) and the city. The staff where very friendly and helpful, and there was plenty of space for all the other travelers to either do their own thing or socialize. Best part would be the location; near Mt Eden which is a easy walk to a great view, and...

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

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. We feel we are in a great location, not to far from the city centre but far enough away to have that local family feel to the hostel. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to stay if you want to be close to town but not too close. Accesible, close to public transportation, nice rooms very clean and spacious. Staff is helpful but not available 24 hours. Small grocery store 5 min walk, full kitchen

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

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. Our reception is open from 8am till 8pm and we are looking into getting night managers to come in so that the reception can be open for a longer period of time. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy bus ride from Auckland airport into Mt Eden village within walking distance of lodge. Great food and drink options there too. Lodge common areas like the kitchen and bathrooms were clean and the staff friendly and helpful. We were able to take the bus into the center of Auckland easily as well. Would stay again if in the area.

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

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. We pride ourselves on having great facilities kept at high standards of cleanliness. We are also really close to the CBD but far enough away to get that homely local feeling. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oaklands Lodge was a lovely change from the dreary "take it or leave it" hostels I stayed at in Wellington and Nelson. Obviously the owner cares about running an inviting hostel, with many TLC touches and a quiet, grown-up tone to the Lodge. (Tom the front desk guy was exceptional.) Street-parking was interesting, (jammed), but available for all my three...

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

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave awesome feedback which is really handy for other travellers thinking of staying with us. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We went for a weekend trip up North in October, and due to time constraints had to stay overnight in Auckland. Being reluctant to splurge on a simple place to sleep for a night, it was either staying somewhere near or in the CBD – fully aware that the majority of AKL’s CBD hostels are plain terrible – or trying...

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

wow what a great review. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us in such detail im sure it will come in handy for some one looking to stay here in the future. We are very glad that you had a great experience here and we really hope that we can welcome you back to the hostel...

Reviewed 10 December 2016

Upon arrival to Auckland for the first time, Oaklands lodge was a great, cozy place to stay nestled in the Mt. Eden village. It's right off a main bus route, so most anything you need to get to is easy and not far. Friendly staff and people.

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

Thank you very much for your review. Its great to hear that you had a good stay with us. We hope we can welcome you into our home in the future.

Reviewed 8 December 2016

I stayed in a 4 dorm bedroom for 4 nights, lockers in the room were available, room was clean and tidy. Decent showers and toilets. Clean as well. Big kitchen with enough utensils/cutlery and enough cooking facility even when the hostel was quite busy. Also the kitchen was clean. Location is good, 15 min bus from downtown, 10 mins walk...

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

Thank you very much for your review. Its great to hear that you had a good stay with us. We pride ourselves on having great facilities that are kept exceptional clean and tidy at all times and in a great location just outside the city. Good luck with all of your travels and we hope that we can welcome you...

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

brilliant place. first place i went to once flying into auckland, was made to feel at home and always a great atmosphere couldnt have asked for more!!!!!!!!!! the people working there were always willing to give you advise on any problem you had

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

Thank you very much for your review. Its great to hear that you had a good stay with us. We would love to welcome you back to the hostel if you are ever back in Auckland.

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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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