City Garden Lodge


City Garden Lodge

25 St George's Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052
Bus 017, 635, 655, InnerLink, OuterLink (stop: 359 Parnell Road)
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(09) 302 0880
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Best place I've stayed in Auckland
2 January 2007
Cons
Could maybe do with more showers
Pros
Big old house with nice outdoor area and helpful owner
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I really like this place. The owner is friendly, patient and helpful. The house looks lovely and has a nice sheltered outdoor area. The reading room is big and comfortable and the dorms are roomy and clean. Parnell is a nice area, good cafes and an outstanding fish and chip takeaway.

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EXCELLENT... Brilliant atmosphere loads of delux bread
23 April 2006
Cons
Only allowed to stay a week . Walk up hill
Pros
Top atmosphere, cat lots free food, bread, gear, huge rooms
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This is the best atmosphered hostel in New Zealand, Repeatidly returned 20 min wlak into town... comming back up hill. Nice management though upset can't stay long any given time... Biggest dorm rooms ever...Like 3 times the size... Nice kitchen with loads of free foods and sauces inc the bread delivery each day... Not crappy cheapo brea... Talking biabatta, crossants, (all left over from mangers mates bakery. Nice art/rich area. Hence nice bread... Hostel cat friendly. No TV which is actually good... games get played and all mix... Got a good spare stuff junk corner... great for picking up stuff backpackers leave as access weight from coats to camping geer... get in their fast... Hammock. Lovely house. garden, chill out tent. Top atmosphere... go here... worth the walk up the hill and good bus service... PS check out the chinese supermarket 2/3 way into town opposite the big car mark car park... 1/3 off price of supermarket ie chicken $9/kilo :D :D :p

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Anonymous
Only fair - cold place, cold people
22 August 2005
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Your typical backpackers - dont stay here if its your first time in New Zealand and your after a very long flight! Place clean but no character. A few longtermers from the local islands who are very cliquy and rude. No TV and everyone just sits around and reads....yawn...

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Kaz
Great homely place to stay!!
9 March 2005
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Highly recommended! Would stay there again if given the chance! I stayed in a single room which was fantastic, but the shared and dorm facilities looked good too. Friendly and helpful staff-i loved the free bread and cakes that arrived each day!!! Very easy to meet people. Only a shuttle bus away from the airport ($22), and a link bus ride (10 mins) into the city centre.

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Anonymous
A place of character, warmth and charm
12 December 2004
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Centrally located just off Parnell, a community with diverse stores, restaurants and loads of convenience stores. The Link bus was just 10 minutes away from downtown. Enjoyed the old world charm of an historic house and beautiful wood banisters and doors. Clean bathrooms and kitchens. The kitchen was cleaned every day and there was lots of storage for food. It was easy to meet people and have interesting conversations. Highly recommended.

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Anonymous
Fantastic location
11 March 2004
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Great backpackers in a fantastic location. Walking distance to Parnell Rd and the Link bus which runs 7 days a week. Good kitchen with lots of facilities. Clean toilets and showers

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Anonymous
A bit run down but comfortable
11 November 2002
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A bit run down, rudimentary furnishings but with the essential equipment. Pleasant management.

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amirb
one of the best backpakers places I have been in
30 September 2002
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One of the best backpakers places I have been in , in NZ. The place is quite and nice, very clean and well taken care of. Mannaged by a very nice couple, which are very helpfull and will guide you through your first days in NZ.

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