x The average starting price for a place to stay in Auckland is £76 per night.
Nik. The first time in New Zealand, first time in Auckland, first time at Bamber House - you will never find a better start! Enough space and friendly people around there. Time to relax! Enjoy!!!
Sander 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.
hrkhrk What a wonderful, accommodating hostel! Everyone is so friendly and great! Lovely atmosphere and common area. Good sized rooms. Close to the city and Mt. Eden -- the perfect location. Would stay here time and time again!!
Sander A flagship YHA, with top-notch facilities (especially noteworthy: the awesome industrial strength kitchen). Lacks some atmosphere, though definitely not because of lack of trying by the people at reception. Very useful travel desk, and generally a great place to stay. (Although I last stayed here in Feb 2005, I visited it again to use their travel desk in Jun 2008, and it seemed otherwise to be still as good.)
conroymick A bit out of the city, short uphill walk to bus stop, I was on ground floor and had to close ancient wooden windows to try and reduce noise from smoking area which people are advised to go to after 10pm to reduce noise levels to rest of guests. Tour companies refuse to pick up at this location and I had a fairly long walk to the pickup point.
rac_off Very helpful and friendly staff. Our only problem was that we were not issued a twin room as asked for.
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