Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel within easy reach of Sky Tower

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Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel

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BBQ/picnic area
Economy Double Room
Apartment | Private kitchen

Overview of Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel

8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
2 Franklin Road, Auckland, 1011
Main amenities
  • Garden
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
  • Locker space
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

Bed in 4 Bed Shared Dormitory

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Bed in 6 Bed Female Only Dormitory

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Economy Twin Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 6 Bed Shared Dormitory

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed


  • 45 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Sofa Beds

Economy Double Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Sky Tower - 20 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 30 min walk
  • Eden Park - 37 min walk
  • Auckland Zoo - 44 min walk
  • Queen Street Shopping District - 4 min drive
  • SkyCity Casino - 4 min drive
  • University of Auckland - 5 min drive
  • Princes Wharf - 5 min drive
  • Auckland City Hospital - 5 min drive
  • Mt. Eden - 6 min drive
  • Spark Arena - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Auckland Kingsland Station - 4 min drive
  • Auckland Grafton Station - 4 min drive
  • Auckland Baldwin Avenue Station - 6 min drive
  • Daldy Street Tram Stop - 18 min walk
  • Gaunt Street Tram Stop - 19 min walk
  • Jellicoe Street Tram Stop - 22 min walk


  • Mumbaiwala - 4 min walk
  • Duck Island Ice Cream - 3 min walk
  • Spqr - 4 min walk
  • Chapel Bar & Bistro - 3 min walk
  • Kfc - 3 min walk

About this property

Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel

When you stay at Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Sky Tower and Auckland Ferry Terminal. Also, this hostel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Eden Park and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Auckland Zoo.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Lockers available


  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Haka Lodge Ponsonby
Ponsonby Backpackers
Ponsonby Backpackers by Haka
Haka Ponsonby Hostel Auckland
Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel Auckland
Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but SkyCity Casino (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel and nearby?
Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel like?
Haka Lodge Ponsonby - Hostel is located on the Auckland Strip, a short 10-minute walk from Victoria Park and 16 minutes' walk from Karangahape Road.



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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Lack of secure parking. But other than that very nice stay. Comfortable bed, nice shower
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Overall, the experience was good. The people were pretty great. However, it should be noted that there's an ant problem in the kitchen (I found some in my food bag and I occasionally saw one on the wall).
3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice hostel in a lovely area, has a kind of homey feel to it. The bunks all have curtains for privacy, a light and a socket plus storage underneath! The garden, the lounge and the kitchen are all very nice too! The only small "downsides" I can think of is the size of kitchen, which easily can become quite tight and crowded and also that it closes at night. I very much enjoyed my stay and will most likely stay again in the future! :-)
2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great value for money. Really kind and helpful staff. Couldn’t rate this place high enough. Only downfall was that the room was very hot, and there was no fan or cooling device available.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Very uncomfortable bed
The place looks nice on the outside, and is located in a posh neighborhood. Unfortunately, those are the only good things. The beds are very uncomfortable. Poor back support. The sheets are coarse, and not ventilated; they are rough on the skin, and cause you to sweat after just a few minutes. Imagine sleeping here in the summer! The toilets and showers are tiny, with very little space to move around.
4-night trip
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