Nomads Auckland


Nomads Auckland

16–22 Fort Street, Auckland 1010
Train Britomart Bus 625, 635, 643, 645, 655, 685X, 703 (stop: Commerce Street)
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Servicable
28 January 2007
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Big dorms, noisy.
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It's BASE so its consistent
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Spent one night here after returning from The Bay of Islands; efficient, but characterless, but you kind of know what you're getting at Base. Security is very good, you can get breakfast as well. Didn't use the kitchen so can't comment.

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Mark C
Central fun but don't bother trying to cook
20 March 2005
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Very central and generally very clean. It has some great facilities including a lively bar, spa, widescreen TV room and a cafe (for breakfast and evening meals). Downsides are an incredibly small kitchen considering the number of guests (to encourage people to eat in the cafe??) - never enough mugs, knives, frying pans etc - fridges which were rarely cleaned out - internet computers of which only half ever seem to be working. If you arrive early and are given a bed on the first or second floor don't expect to get into the room until 4pm - although they do provide free storage. Despite all its faults I stayed here 3 times!! Loved the bar!

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Anonymous
Noisy but clean and central location
28 February 2005
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I am a big fan of the whole Base 'experience', and find the Ladies only floor worth a few $ more, however this hostel is just in a noisy area, if its not the bar, then its the police, or the homeless shouting or the losers partying in their cars in the carpark across the street. If I needed sleep I wouldn't book this one!

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sue vanner
Expensive
24 January 2005
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I booked base for two nights for a treat for my boyfriend but we found the unsuite room very small for the amount it cost $90 per night!!! Also the hostel was very noisy we could here the bar till the morning!! and we were quiet a few floors up!! Also our door cards failed twice!!! Not worth the money and the staff wernt very helpfull

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Anonymous
Cold
3 January 2005
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This hostel has no atmosphere at all. It's just big and cold. Rooms are quite small, and it is riddiculous and very annoying to have only male toilets on one floor and only female toilets on the next! The kittchen is too small, and so is the dining area. The hostel offers a female only floor, which costs much more- usually hostels offer female only dorms and charge NOTHING extra. I wouldn't go there again.

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Anonymous
Very Mediocre
18 September 2004
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I first stayed at a Base in Melbourne and was pleasantly suprised by it's new, clean facilities and nice Sanctuary rooms. Perhaps that is why the Auckland Base was so disappointing. The lobby of the hostel was busy and loud. I had to cue for the lift every time I wanted to go to my room and cue when I wanted to speak to the front desk staff. I asked one of the staff about parking for our rental car and she didn't know where parking was. We ended up spending $8 to park our car and still had to move it by 5am the next morning. The Sanctuary rooms were not nearly as nice as St. Kilda and there were no ensuite bathrooms. Not worth the extra money. The worst thing was that the music downstairs was so loud it was hard to fall asleep (this seems to be a common problem among Base hostels- they definitely cater to the party animals and don't pay much thought to the people who have early travel plans!) I would not recommend this Base (or Rotorua, which I also stayed in!)

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Anonymous
definitely not the best!
15 September 2004
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Small rooms and loud hostel also because of the central location. Female-only dorms only available on one floor and they cost more! Good for party-goers as they have their own bar. Good but expensive food as the kitchen was always dirty but that is because the guests don´t clean after cooking. I would not go in there again to be honest. But if you want a central hostel and go to bed very late anyway, I guess that´s your hostel!

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