Freemans Lodge

65 Wellington streetAuckland1001New Zealand
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About Freemans Lodge

Located within a ten-minute walk of downtown Auckland, Freemans Lodge offers easy access to attractions such as Aotea Square and the New Zealand Maritime Museum. This hostel features a garden and an airport shuttle service.

Accommodation options include single, double, and family rooms as well as four-bed share rooms and six-bed dorm rooms. Linen and lockers are provided (guests supply padlocks). Free unlimited Wi-Fi is available. Tent sites are also offered.

Facilities at Freemans Lodge include two communal lounges, guest use computers, and free street parking. Tour desk services are also available. Children are welcome but pets are not permitted.

This property features a self-catering kitchen. Guests who would like to eat out can visit nearby dining spots such as Clooney and the Ponsonby Road Bistro.

This hostel lies within an eight-minute drive of the SkyWalk and the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre. Auckland Zoo is 13 minutes away.


65 Wellington street, Auckland, 1001, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)3765046 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Good location

Guests have tended to find the location of this hostel convenient, often commenting that the property is within easy reach of the CBD and the waterfront yet far enough away from the centre of Auckland to ensure that you can avoid the worst of the traffic noise.

Low cost rooms

Feedback for this Auckland hostel is not exactly glowing but guests do find the nightly rates are reasonable. The 24-hour availability of free Wi-Fi offers additional value. This hostel may be a good choice for budget-conscious guests.

Friendly hosts

Bar a few disappointing encounters, the staff and managers here are generally found to be friendly and welcoming. The hosts are also said to be knowledgeable about the local area and are happy to provide suggestions.

Negative Reviews

Parking can be a problem

Although this hostel's website suggests that free street parking is available, previous guests have found that spaces are not always available and, as a result, have had to park their vehicle a fair distance from the property.

Poorly maintained kitchens

Previous guests have been rather disappointed by the standard of the self-catering kitchen at this hostel. The kitchen is described as poorly maintained and as offering a limited selection of equipment.

Disappointing bathroom facilities

The standard of the bathrooms has also proved to be a disappointment to guests. Like the kitchen, the bathrooms are dated in appearance and are found to be in a poor state of repair. Hot water seems hit and miss and guests note that there are not enough bathrooms for the number of people.

Rating Overview

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7.4 /10
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    8.4 /10
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    7.7 /10
7.4 out of 10 based on 680 reviews