I'm looking for something on the smaller side and cheap. Somewhere people tend to stay for a few months while they are working. Right now I'm in Base and it's just too big and it's not practical to stay here fore a few months. Let me know of any hidden gems. thanks!
One place you could check out is 'Princeton Backpackers'. It's basically a student accomodation block where they rent out any spare accomodation as backpackers. Rooms vary hugely from terrible to great - the first room they'd allocated us was awful, boxy, dingy and dank, so after we whinged they showed us another one which was completely the opposite - Japanese style 3*+ hotel standard in a nice shiny new apartment-style shared area, plasma TV on the wall etc, I couldn't believe it was in the same block. And it was incredible value, I think $45 per night for a private room from what I remember. If you even think of staying here, go and look first and DON'T put any money upfront until you've agreed on a room to stay in - the first room we saw was awful, and I've since heard horror stories from others. But the room we had was great and cheap so could be worth a try.
I just discovered the accommodation pages here on TP, and they're great (broken down by hotel, hostel and B&B).
a friend of mine stayed at ponsonby backpackers on Franklin Road in Ponsonby for quite a while and said it was ok. It's in a good location just off Ponsonby Road and within walking distance to the city.
Hi Paul Also try the Backpackers in St Georges Bay road, Parnell, there appeared to be long termers their when we stayed.
cool. I'll check out the ponsonby backpackers today. I went to st georges bay rd yesterday. it looked like there might be two good ones there! I have to get a phone set up and call them today.