Verandahs Backpacker Lodge

4-6 Hopetoun StreetAuckland1011New Zealand
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About Verandahs Backpacker Lodge

In a stylish neighbourhood of central Auckland, Verandahs Backpacker Lodge provides shared and private accommodation across two eloquent colonial villas. A friendly hostel with a social environment, boosted by the free tea and coffee provided.

Blackout curtains are fitted in each of the hostel’s rooms, also featuring carpeted floors and quality linen. Both shared and en-suite bathroom options are available.

The property’s communal lounge areas offer a book exchange and magazines plus computer access. Laundry facilities are available as well as luggage storage and bicycle hire.

A recently refurbished kitchen allows guests to self-cater with an additional BBQ outside in the summer season. The nearby area of Ponsonby Road has an abundance of restaurants and bars within walking distance of Verandahs Backpacker Lodge.

The historical Western Park is on the property’s doorstep, whilst the neighbourhood boasts many of Auckland’s finest boutique shops. Britomart Transport Centre is just a five minute drive away.


4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland, 1011, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)3604180 | Fax: +64(9)3609465 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 11:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Dormitories without bunk beds

The dormitories in this property do not contain any bunk beds, this is something reviews state to be rare in hostel accommodation. Guests enjoy having spacious dormitories without bunk beds and frequently list this as an excellent trait of this hostel.

Clean and tidy throughout

The hostel is repeatedly praised for its cleanliness standards with guests mentioning spotless rooms and bathrooms. The kitchen and communal lounge areas are also subject to praise regarding cleanliness standards with several reviews reporting regular housekeeping being undertaken.

Exceptional staff

Frequent praise is given to the staff of this property, with regular reviews personally listing staff members who have exceeded the expectation of the guests. Staff are said to be very knowledgable about the local area and very welcoming to the hostel, making guests feel at home very quickly.

Negative Reviews

No free Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is not offered by this property, guests instead have to pay for internet access. Many reviews suggest free Wi-Fi should be expected as a minimum, and do not appreciate having to pay a surcharge for getting online.

Far from the city centre

Auckland's central business district is around a thirty minute walk from this property and multiple guests mention this factor. Guests find the hostel to be too far for regularly walking to and from the centre and report having to rely on public transport, particularly at night time.

Often a queue for bathrooms

Several reviews report often having to wait to use the shower or toilet facilities in this hostel. It appears especially a problem in the mornings and consequently guests have criticised the limited quantity of bathrooms facilities, suggesting it is not adequate for the amount of guests staying at the hostel.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 292 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
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    8.6 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 292 reviews