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Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel

Award-winning hostel within easy reach of Aotea Centre

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • False advertising. Rude staff. Beds with one small blanket in winter. Old building and…

    Jul 23, 2020

  • Not once did we see the staff. We arrived at 3pm and had to check in via the phone at the…

    Feb 5, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 guestrooms
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Premium bedding
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Sky Tower - 15 min walk
  • Viaduct Harbour - 21 min walk
  • University of Auckland - 23 min walk
  • Princes Wharf - 24 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 24 min walk
  • Eden Park - 40 min walk

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  • Shared Dormitory (6 Beds)
  • Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room
  • Small Bunk Room


  • Sky Tower - 15 min walk
  • Viaduct Harbour - 21 min walk
  • University of Auckland - 23 min walk

What’s around


  • Sky Tower - 15 min walk
  • Viaduct Harbour - 21 min walk
  • University of Auckland - 23 min walk
  • Princes Wharf - 24 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 24 min walk
  • Eden Park - 40 min walk
  • Aotea Centre - 12 min walk
  • Queen Street Shopping District - 12 min walk
  • SkyCity Casino - 15 min walk
  • Britomart Transport Centre - 23 min walk
  • Auckland City Hospital - 1.3 mi / 2.2 km

Getting around

  • Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) - 27 min drive
  • Auckland Britomart Station - 26 min walk
  • Auckland Mt Eden Station - 28 min walk
  • Auckland Kingsland Station - 4 min drive

At a glance


  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 9 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
  • Free offsite parking nearby
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Working away

  • Computer station


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


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel is listed in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.

Small print

Also known as

  • Freemans Backpackers Lodge Hostel Auckland
  • Freemans Backpackers Lodge Hostel
  • Freemans Backpackers Auckland
  • Freemans Backpackers
  • Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel Auckland


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Nishiki (3-min walk), Clooney (8-min walk), and Queenie's Lunchroom (8-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but SkyCity Casino (15-min walk) is nearby.
  • 8.0.Very good


    Theresa, Other trip, Feb 27, 2018

    Verified guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Cheap and cheerful. Nothing amazing but enough to get by on.

    Janelle, 4 night family trip, Dec 26, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good



    Kaybix Holdings, 1 night trip, Dec 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Property was ok but just other people coughing and that was disturbing our sleep

    1 night romance trip, Oct 11, 2019

    Verified Lastminute guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Quiet location, excellent wifi signal, clean rooms. The on-site manager Steve went out of his way to help me when I needed to contact someone regarding car trouble. Free parking means free 2hr street parking. After 6pm it's free until 10 am the next day.

    1 night trip, Jul 7, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great friendly staff, comfortable environment, enjoyed the staff and would recommend to others

    4 night trip, Mar 27, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Run down and no good

    This place is in a bad state. One of the worst places we have stayed and we have travelled to many places around the world. The cleanliness is atrocious - for one example the same "floor towels" in the showers were scrunched up and soaking for the whole 3 days that we were there (I DARE you to step on it). One previous review mentioned something about the blankets smelling like they hadn't been cleaned for a long time - we made the mistake to also smell them. I would advise against this (we used some blankets we had brought with us). There is no check in desk, so no-one there to greet you or to help out in any way. Only a phone in the corridor for you to speak with... someone. There is an "office", which was closed for most of the time that we were there. But the people that came out of there appeared to be cleaners/guests possibly staying rent free. Some people made a curry on the first night and left the kitchen in a complete state - dirty dishes and pots everywhere. And the kitchen wasn't adequately cleaned for our whole stay. Some of the windows are broken, and there are holes in various walls. The immediate area is empty, but it isn't too far from shops etc (but be prepared to walk at least 20 mins). The house itself is a nice old building, with a great garden. The sad thing is that with a bit of love, this could be a very nice place. But I feel it has been neglected for many years. Overall, do yourself a favour and look elsewhere.

    Matthew, 2 night trip with friends, Oct 4, 2018

    Verified guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Standard motel

    Motel was comfortable and the staff member was welcoming and kind to show me around the motel on check in. However, website stated ammenities were provided. Had to go ask for the towels and there was no soap, which is fine but then I hadn’t packed with any. Room was comfortable and as expected but, the room smelt of weed so had to keep the window open

    1 night trip, Jul 18, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good place to stay near the Auckland centre (10 minutes from Queen St)! Very friendly and helpful staff, good facilities. I had a nice stay and if I return Auckland I sure check first for this accommodation!

    5 night trip, Jun 6, 2018

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 6.0.Good


    Ok but staff ride and bed not made probley sheets came off otherwise clean room clean facilities nice shower

    Kitty, 1 night trip, Apr 14, 2018

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