City Garden Lodge - Hostel

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Overview of City Garden Lodge - Hostel

City Garden Lodge - Hostel

2.0 star property
Suburban hostel within easy reach of Auckland War Memorial Museum

6.4/10 Good

94 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
25 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, 1052
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Nightclub
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue grill(s)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Parnell
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum - 14 min walk
  • Auckland Domain - 16 min walk
  • University of Auckland - 16 min walk
  • Auckland City Hospital - 24 min walk
  • Spark Arena - 24 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 31 min walk
  • Sky Tower - 32 min walk
  • Viaduct Harbour - 38 min walk
  • Parnell Rose Gardens - 2 min drive
  • Auckland High Court - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) - 28 min drive
  • Auckland Newmarket Station - 20 min walk
  • Auckland Grafton Station - 25 min walk
  • Auckland Britomart Station - 28 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

City Garden Lodge - Hostel

Putting you within a 10-minute drive of Auckland Domain and Spark Arena, City Garden Lodge - Hostel features a nightclub and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 15 per vehicle. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and WiFi.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 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 check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Free reception (select days)

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Nightclub


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Day bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 15 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 10 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

City Garden Auckland
City Garden Lodge
City Garden Lodge Auckland
Garden City Lodge
City Garden Lodge Hostel Auckland
City Garden Lodge Hostel
City Garden Hostel Auckland
City Garden Lodge - Hostel Auckland
City Garden Lodge - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

It worked
It was about what you expected for the price and the style of accomodation. There's a bed and a bathroom.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Shuttle only runs 8-6 and that should be noted on website. Place chosen for shuttle service and it was a disappointment that it was not usable
1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

The place was disgusting! I would like to make a formal complaint, i have photo evidence if just how bad it was! horrible!!!!!
5-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Staff was nice and helpfull. Room was nice and quite big. Very quite place and I slept very well. Big bed. Good location close to bus stop to the city centre. I recommend this place for one or two nights.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

An older place with working facilities. Friendly reception and quaint lounge dining to meet and eat.
6-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean! Pleasant experience in a quiet but convenient location! friendly staff!
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Atmosphere, the staff is friendly and welcoming! Comfortable and quiet, After staying at 7+ different hostels in Auckland, this one has to be the best (and cleanest) by far! The living areas are very relaxed and have more space than most hostels we have stayed at. The rooms are comfortable and quiet, and the shared kitchen was always super clean every time we went to use it! We loved staying here and had an overall very pleasant stay. Will book again!
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Cancelled booking
Booking was cancelled while we were on the one, got to Auckland to find out we had nowhere to stay.
Willow, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

God location. Good rooms. Toilets were adequate, price was very reasonable for Parnell, Auckland. Very good cafes closeby, bars, bistros close to busses to town, awesome modern cathedral and old wooden cathedral closeby.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Cheap & cheerful
Good location close to Parnell. You get exactly what it says. There’s no extras like a towel, hand soap in the washing rooms etc. Arranged for a late check in that was most appreciated.
Mark, 2-night family trip
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