Verandahs Backpackers Lodge

4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand, 1011

Overall Rating: 89

Verandahs operates from two stylish 1900s villas nestled in the heart of Auckland between the city centre, K Road and Ponsonby Road, Auckland's hippest boutique shopping, bar and restaurant area. The large verandahs provide stunning views of Auckland Harbour and Ponsonby and the spacious garden extends out onto Auckland's oldest park, making Verandahs the ideal place to relax, unwind and plan the rest of your travels.

We offer double ensuite, double, twin, single, dorms and three- and four-person share rooms, it is suited to almost any kind of traveller. Bed sheets, duvets, fleece is provided. All rooms have heaters.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area


Rating Type
89 Overall
91 Atmosphere
90 Staff
86 Location
92 Cleanliness
86 Facilities
90 Safety
0 Fun
88 Value

Important Information

Voted best in Auckland (BBH annual survey) 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Built from prized native New Zealand Kauri timber, Verandahs two colonial style villas have been lovingly restored to surpass their original grandeur. Large clean kitchens and bathrooms ensure a comfortable stay and common areas provide the excuse you need to meet your fellow travellers. Whether you're spending time alone in our comfortable rooms or mixing with fellow travellers in our elegant lounge's, spacious garden or on our picturesque verandahs, you'll enjoy style, serenity and space in the heart of the city. Verandahs are a family business, owned by three Kiwi brothers and their families. They have all travelled extensively and each brings unique skills and experiences to the partnership to ensure its success. All Verandahs staff is friendly and approachable and at your service to ensure you enjoy all aspects of your stay. We can provide the low-down on the city's attractions and surroundings, helping you get the most out of your stay in Auckland.