2013 Review: Wow, this place has gone down the drains. They've remodeled the reception area (now it feels no longer connected to the hostel; staff seems to have lost all feeling with what's happening) and kitchen (larger, but way dirtier).
Recently refurbished! With an outdoor sundeck and BBQ, large kitchen and dining room, lounge, book exchange, SKY TV, DVD hire, laundry with free washing powder, wireless internet, 24 hour reception, you can book your onward travel and all exciting things to do in Auckland. There's nothing more you could want from this 4-star Qualmark rated hostel!Located near the top of Queen Street, minutes from the heart of the city where you can discover the best restaurants, cafes and bars this country has to offer. Easy access to the city's major attractions, markets, transport centre, cinema, museum, art galleries, consulates and immigration services.The accommodation ranges from small and medium sized multishare rooms to well priced twin and double rooms; we cater to all types of travellers and offer some of the best value accommodation in the country. Come and try it for yourself!
Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian or have written permission from their parents to stay unaccompanied.Guests under 16 may not share rooms with other travellers - please book a private room.To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund. For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night. Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights. If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.
Cnr City Road & Liverpool st 20
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2013 Review: Wow, this place has gone down the drains. They've remodeled the reception area (now it feels no longer connected to the hostel; staff seems to have lost all feeling with what's happening) and kitchen (larger, but way dirtier). There's never enough tea towels around, thus never any dry dishes. In general, the entire kitchen is dismal nowadays. Tables in the dining/lounge area also tend to be left dirty. Mattresses were also super soft and bad. Knocking off 1-2 stars for all aspects other than "Location". Such a shame. :/
Old Review from 2003/2008: A smaller hostel than the International YHA just down the hill, City YHA lacks the super-complete facilities, but still has all the necessities, and quite a bit more atmosphere. People at reception are always super friendly. The location at the top of the hill means a bit of a climb each time you return here, but otherwise is still quite near everywhere you want to be. The location is great in that the bus to the airport stops right in front of the door.
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