Ponsonby Backpackers

2 Franklin Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, 1011

Overall Rating: 92

Ponsonby Backpackers is a cosy, comfortable, and safe travellers’ hostel offering warm and friendly budget accommodation right in the heart and soul of Ponsonby! Our beautiful 19th century villa is bursting with character, set at the top of beautiful tree lined Franklin Rd, a true backpackers oasis. We are under a youthful management team and offer one of the friendliest, cleanest and safest environments in Auckland. Come and see for yourself!

Fully Equipped Kitchen with FREE Tea and Coffee Laundry facilities, washers ($3) and dryer ($3) 24hour Wireless and Desktop Internet (from $2) 4 bathrooms with hot water 24 hours a day 2 common areas Parking: 3 x off street & 75 metres of unrestricted in street outside All rooms are Non Smoking. TV Lounge with Sky TV Travel & Vehicle Hire Assistance and booking Spacious Garden with BBQ & Picnic Tables Free Linen Guest Phone & Free Local Calls Free Luggage Storage (chargeable if needed for a long period) No curfew


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire


Rating Type
92 Overall
95 Atmosphere
97 Staff
94 Location
92 Cleanliness
86 Facilities
93 Safety
0 Fun
90 Value

Important Information

Run by backpackers for backpackers, our managers and staff have travelled extensively and so know what it is that travellers want and desire in somewhere to stay; a place to call their home away from home. We cater for all needs with single, double, shares; mixed & female only & dorm room. All beds are fully made up with fresh linen & duvets. Towels are provided free of charge for those who want them, just ask us at reception. We invite our fellow travellers to relax in our TV lounge (Sky TV), surf our fast internet (desktop & WiFi, chargeable) or have a BBQ in our sunny outdoor area. Enjoy the cleanliness and serenity of a small family atmosphere with various activities weekly. Our facilities boast 4 bathrooms with hot showers 24 hours a day, comfortable and cosy lounge room, dining room, laundry and well equipped kitchen with free tea and coffee. Whether you are starting your N.Z adventure or want to finish it off with peace and quiet, Ponsonby Backpackers is the place to be! Additionals; FREE 2 Degrees NZ visitor Sim card, collect on check-in! (subject to availability)