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Free WiFi, linens
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Free WiFi, linens

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355 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking Available
24/7 Front Desk


Explore the area

Popular LocationQueen Street Shopping District4 min walk
Popular LocationBritomart Transport Centre5 min walk
Popular LocationAuckland Ferry Terminal6 min walk
AirportAuckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.)29 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Auckland, Fat Camel Hostel is in the city centre and on the waterfront. Auckland Ferry Terminal and Princes Wharf are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Queen Street Shopping District and Sylvia Park. Check out an event or a game at Eden Park, and consider making time for Auckland Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Queen Street Shopping District - 4 min walk
    • Britomart Transport Centre - 5 min walk
    • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 6 min walk
    • University of Auckland - 9 min walk
    • SkyCity Casino - 10 min walk

    Getting around

    • Auckland Britomart Station - 3 min walk
    • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 29 min drive

    About this property

    Fat Camel Hostel

    Eco-friendly Auckland hostel in Auckland Central Business District, walk to Auckland Ferry Terminal
    Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hostel has a coffee shop/café and WiFi in public areas. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. All 46 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, fridges and microwaves. Fans and showers are also available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
    Fat Camel Hostel offers 46 forms of accommodation with fans. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves.

    Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This Auckland hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (surcharge)

    Parking and public transport

    • Self parking (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 1 bar

    Things to do

    • Billiards/pool table

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Microwave
    • Fridge


    • Lift

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English


    • Shared microwave
    • Shared fridge
    • Smoke-free property
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Fan
    • Linens


    • Shared bathroom
    • Shower

    Food and drink

    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Fridge



    Check-in between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11:00 AM
    Late check-out subject to availability

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

    Access methods

    Staffed front desk


    Pets are allowed for an extra charge

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
    Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    Cots (infant beds) are not available

    Payment types

    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • Deposit: NZD 100.00 per day

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • A pet fee will be charged
    • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
    • A kitchen/kitchenette is available for an additional fee
    • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.25 per cent

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    No on-site parking is available
    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

    We should mention

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

    National rating

    This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

    Property is also known as

    Nomads Fat Camel Hostel Backpacker Auckland
    Nomads Fat Camel Hostel Backpacker
    Nomads Fat Camel Backpacker Auckland
    Nomads Fat Camel Backpacker
    Fat Camel Hostel Bar Auckland
    Fat Camel Hostel Bar
    Fat Camel Bar Auckland
    Fat Camel Bar
    Nomads Fat Camel Hostel / Backpacker

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this hostel pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    How much is parking at Fat Camel Hostel?
    Self-parking is available for a fee.
    What time is check-in at Fat Camel Hostel?
    Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at Fat Camel Hostel?
    Checkout is at 11:00 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
    Where is Fat Camel Hostel located?
    Located in Auckland Central Business District, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of High Street, Queen Street Shopping District, and Britomart Transport Centre. Auckland Ferry Terminal and University of Auckland are also within 10 minutes. Auckland Britomart Station is only a 3-minute walk.

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Fat Camel Hostel

    Guest rating
    355 reviews
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition
    1.0 out of 5 Terrible
    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Moved rooms multiple times due to horrible smell and bed bugs. Staff accommodation but seemed all too familiar I with this happening

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020
    4.0 out of 5 Good
    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020
    2.0 out of 5 Poor
    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020
    1.0 out of 5 Terrible
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020
    1.0 out of 5 Terrible
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Worst property I’ve ever stepped foot in. I don’t know why Expedia even uses them on their search

    Stayed 15 nights in Jan 2020