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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From all of the five showers we found only one could actually be used. Others were broken or disgusting. The room had a weird smell and was extremely hot during the night!! It was a plus that the reception was open 24/7 though.

Thank Kiia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the worse of any hostel experience (and there has been a few). Dirty, badly staffed, noisy till early hours of the morning. Facilities were outdated and generally unclean. Moved to base which was much better. Worth noting that we were there and up for a drink, meeting people/going out etc. abd this was still a terrible choice

Thank F6738SQmartinc
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a backpacker I didn't have much expectations and especially in Auckland I have had terrible experiences. However I booked just a day ago for a pretty good price and I was surprised how everything was managed here. The place was really clean, the staff was really friendly and it was quite of a surprise. I would totally recommend anyone...

Thank Nischal G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I spent a night here transitioning between places and thank-God it was only a night. The place was filthy, rice all over the kitchen, floors wet by the washrooms and unswept in the lounge. All night people can into the room and then left but didn't close the door. I woke up throughout the night to find the room to...

Thank kmerke
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The entrance of the hostel is very deceiving as the condition of all rooms and facilities is the worst I've ever seen. Mold and sticky dust covering the kitchen ceiling, stinky showers and toilets with no ventilation or windows. Loud music coming from down the street after midnight. On top of that people were talking and laughing at 1am right...

Thank Anton A
Selkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

If you ever lived in Riego street halls in Edinburgh, this is the double of it. Honestly, not as bad as the other reviews, clean enough, staff are nice, wifi does cost but it works. Great location. Little rough round the edges, and not very modern, but scruffy but cheap and liveable. Try not to make the mistake of booking...

Thank hhotchkiss
Reviewed 27 November 2016

3 males in a shared 4 bed dorm, kitchen and bathrooms extremely old and dirty. Rooms were also dirty with dirt/dust throughout, windows extremely old and rooms crowded. Location is great and if you're not staying for a long period of time and want to party and sleep this is the place for you otherwise do not stay here.

Thank Mannon J
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I stayed at Nomads Fat Camel earlier this year for a one night stay and to be blunt, the hostel is terrible. I stayed in a 10 bed dorm and found the room to be absolutely filthy and really lacking in space, the bed was also broken with planks missing under the mattress. We had a shared kitchen area which...

Thank GC5187PL
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Overall my stay was good but that was due to other people who stayed in my dorm. Loud, young, funny, full of life other backpackers were great fun. There is a lot of permanent guests who have been there for a while but everybody was lovely and engaging. Staff were somewhat pleasant at check in and when there was no...

Thank DRad1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I stayed 3 nights, and every night they changed my room, so every day I had to move my stuff and wait till 2 pm for the check in to put them again in another room. That was really anoying and they charged me as a 6 dorm when I was staying in an 8 dorm. Apart from that, toilets...

Thank lucilalilu

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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: ₹ 1,023 - ₹ 4,161 (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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Nomads Fat Camel Hotel Auckland Central
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“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
“Budget rooms don't have windows!”
 of 5 bubbles aashleywong, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
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