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By a verified traveller on Sun 16 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

At Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel you'll be 1.2 km (0.8 mi) from Sky Tower and 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from University of Auckland. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

This hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a computer station, and barbecue grills. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this Freemans Bay hostel include Viaduct Harbour and Auckland City Hospital.

Shared Dormitory (6 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Small Bunk Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.4 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel

Everyone (14) Couples (1) Students (1)
3 out of 5
Not once did we see the staff. We arrived at 3pm and had to check in via the phone at the door. Property is quite dated but useable. Kitchen is tiny. Parking is street parking and you have to move your vechicle every 2hrs between 10am-6pm. If you want a basic room at a good location then this is it but don't expect much more

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
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!

Posted by on 13 Jun. 2018

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2 out of 5
Toilet leaking over floor. 2 stained towels left on floor- to mop up sewage?. No signs -shower drain blocked as well. Run down and unclean

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2018

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3 out of 5
Spent very little time there due to commitments so not much to say!

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2018

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1 out of 5

Can recommend staff but not the hotel.

Exceptionally friendly staff member who was faultless. But the hotel was old, rotten deep hole in bathroom shower area, dusty, dirty room overall (though you can see that they do clean)....i mean the building needs a deep clean repaint and repair. Men were drinking in kitchen the night I arrived, there are no female separate areas for toilet or showers. Could have safer measueres in place for overall safety and well being. I got sick after staying here - was cold with small heater in the room. I cannot stress enough how great the staff was though, helped me with parking, location, directions around the city. The premises let the experience down.

Posted by on 24 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5
Couldn't get a hotel with the Green Day concert; but this place was fine!

Posted by on 14 May 2017

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4 out of 5
Was a nice cozy room. Had a very big and comfy bed but the outside entrance door made a big squeak every time someone went out or came in

Posted by on 3 May 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice street

The smoke smells are strong , the beddings needs to be renewed. No mattress protection, just one sheet on it. The other residents are friendly.

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2017

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2 out of 5

Convenient to the city

Pros: The staff are really friendly
Cons: Cleanliness
Location: Very close to the city, convenient
The hostel is close to the city, convenient, but a little run down. It didn't really feel particuarly clean.

Posted by , from Australia on 18 Nov. 2016

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1 out of 5


A rabbit warren. To get to my room you go in the front door, down the hall, down stairs, more hall, our to count yard, upstairs into lounge/sleeping room and finally down the hall! Was so awkward walking through lounge with 2 people sleeping in it ( one on mattress & one on the couch!) to get to the bathroom or exit the building :s I was cold as bed cover very thin. One pillowslip had a tear on both sides & a black stain. Very tired & run down facilities. Felt like a student flat! Not an experience I want to repeat :(

Posted by , from NZ on 16 Oct. 2016

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About the Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel

Location 65 Wellington Street, Auckland, Auckland 10

Property Features

As a guest of Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel, you'll find a library, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Auckland hostel.

  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Auckland Britomart Station (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel offers 15 accommodations. Beds feature premium bedding. This Auckland hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Rooms have detached private bathrooms.

  • Private bathrooms are not in room
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hair dryer available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

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.

Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Hotel Names

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

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.