Aloe Tree Backpacker - Auckland
Aloe Tree was recommended by a friend of mine who had stayed here before. This hostel came across to me as a very un-hostel place. In that I mean that compared to many places in my NZ travels, Aloe Tree felt less like a hostel and more like staying at a friends house. If you're looking for something different, this is the place. Free all-you-can-eat internet (a rarity in NZ) and an owner that lives on-site are great pluses.
17 St. Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand Tel:+64 9 3580665
City Garden Lodge - Aukland
Although I didn't have the fortune to stay here, I was able to speak with one of the owners and take a quick tour of the house. From what little time I had to see the place, it came across as a very clean and comfortable hostel with owners that really enjoy their work and care about their guests.
25 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Tel:+61 07 3020880