Yaping House


Yaping House

79 Owens Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023
Bus 274, 277, OuterLink, SKY (stop: 415 Mount Eden Road)
Tel
(09) 623 4486
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Price
Dorm bed $24–29 ($21–26 BBH)
Single room $50–53 ($47–50 BBH)
Double room $64–76 ($58–70 BBH)
Prices are in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
Credit cards accepted at this hostel

Booking restrictions
Minimum four week stay
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Good for a long stay if you're on a budget
11 March 2008
Cons
A bit damp
Pros
Lovely area of Auckland
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We stayed here for a few months while working in Auckland, as it was cheaper for us as a couple than getting a furnished flat. Mt Eden is a lovely location and you can get a bus into the city quickly. The hostel is pretty dirty, so unless you only care about location and cost, this is probably not the place for you.

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Filthy
6 November 2007
Cons
Filthy and run down, with poor customer service
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Very dirty and run down with mold and leaks in the roof. Nice location, although there are other hostels in Mt Eden area. Do not give rooms promised if they get better offer!

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Good value
23 June 2007
Cons
Big old house which is hard to heat in the winter. The big hill leading up to the hostel itself
Pros
Low price, big rooms, Friendly owners
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Yapping House is one of the cheapest hostels you'll find in Auckland and its well worth the money. Set a little away from the city up on a hill at the bottom of mount eden its a 15 min bus ride from Eden Village (a short 5 min walk round the corner) and a 20 minute walk to the near by Newmarket. It is a bit old White wooden house so in the winter it can be hard to keep the heat in. The Owners Yaping and Dave are really friendly and make you feel welcome. I stayed here during the winter so cant realyl comment on the atmospher but I'd imagine in the summer it would be good. They have a small outside veranda where people can gather and have a drink at night.

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