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Nomads Fat Camel Hostel

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Great location, then everything else was just ok. Staff, rooms, cleanliness, facilities, security, price you name it, all just ok. Has about everything you need or want either on site or nearby. Would stay again if better options weren't available (increasingly the case with Auckland).

Thank Dion M
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was well below average, enough by hostel standards. The price could not have been cheap enough to justify how poor the conditions of this hostel were. No proper ventilation, it was so stuffy and smelly in the rooms and shared dorm areas. Wouldn't call them 'pillows', more like a bundle of fabric stuffed in a pillow case. Toilet...

Thank Michaela L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Wellington and often visit Auckland. Having stayed at several hostels around town I have to say that this one is by far the worst, and should only be optioned as a last resort. That it is priced similar to far superior options just makes it seem worse. In fact, with the effort NZ Tourism puts in to...

Thank Matthew H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in a private double room on the third floor. Strange set up with two wings at each side of the building. Our wing had 6 rooms and shared toilet, shower & kitchen area. Clean enough. However the rooms have obviously been made cheaply therefore a small gap between the wall & ceiling so could hear absolutely everything in the...

Thank suziend
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having dinner with friends in the city & decided we just needed a bed - biggest mistake EVER! Was booked into a room on the 6th floor, lift wasn't in service (there was no mention of this on the online booking or confirmation). Along with myself & luggage, I had to get mymother with disability up 12 sets of stairs....

Thank kiwicamperaucks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here twice. The first when I arrived in Auckland for a night. That stay wasn't too bad. All the rooms are set in its own apartment which is ok but there's a weird smell and they could be cleaned better. That night at 11pm a male cleaner came into the room which is very inappropriate to start with....

Thank Joanne W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are unhelpful, easily confused and generally don't care. Lift was out of service (required major upgrade won't be back for a while). Had to climb to sixth floor with all bags. Bed was good but did not look like pictures, room was old and carpet was quite dirty, it hadn't been cleaned in a while. Pictures show that room...

Thank becbag252
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 7 February 2017

First hostel we have stayed in and the worst. The room in the picture is very misleading. Our room was tiny, had no window or ventilation, and I wondered what would happen if there was a fire. The place is a death trap waiting to happen. The shower was disgusting. The people in the rooms next to us were loud...

Thank Ginger0110
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We walked in,saw the pigsty we were booked into and walked out, stained sheets, rubbish on the floor, the kitchen area and bathroom were absolutely filthy. weve stayed in lots of backpacker accommodation, this place i wouldnt let my dog stay in. whoever runs this place should be embarrassed and ashamed

1Thank pal347
Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you need a bed for 1 night in downtown....and you are not fussy, then it is acceptable. Very good position close to down Queen St. Staff friendly. Beds ok, but pretty dirty carpet. Showers old. Generally the whole hostel is very old. Noisy pub downstairs, but apparently good point for travelers to meet. Free meal for hostel guests.

Thank Stepanka D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fat Camel Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of Auckland Downtown and is near to the Skytower and Viaduct Harbour. We have apartment style accommodation with shared dorm rooms, private rooms and even a female only apartment. Security Swipe Card access 24 hours with a 24 hour reception desk and internet access. A free snack size meal is provided every night you stay with free activities in the bar and excellent drinks specials. Come and be a part of the Fatty Family! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads Fat Camel Hostel

Address: 38 Fort Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: ₹ 917 - ₹ 4,059 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Fat Camel Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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“I stayed in a female dorm and the whole part of the floor was only for women.”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not Level 2.”
 of 5 bubbles mann0nj, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“10 bed dorms are poor and there is very little space, smaller sized dorm rooms might be better”
 of 5 bubbles GC5187PL, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Private room complete rip off, could try asking for one with a window”
 of 5 bubbles verityt2013, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Use the fan in your room for more ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles 260raewynr, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
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