Nomads Fat Camel Hostel
Lonely Planet review
The Fat Camel rather optimistically promises its guests 'two humps, guaranteed', and while this may prove impossible to provide, the keen, up-for-it young staff here certainly give the impression that they'll try as hard as they can to make sure you're happy.
Another interesting aspect of the hostel is that dorms defy the usual conventions and are laid out in an apartment-style configuration. And while you'll often feel as though you're trapped in a windowless box, you'll also relish the relatively clean kitchens and bathrooms that this arrangement provides. If you're staying in a double room, plump for the top rate and score yourself a window. Your room will be noisier, but you won't feel jailed by the low ceilings and lack of natural light. The entertainment here ranges from Playstation systems for hire to a pool table and air hockey table and an on-site bar. And if all that fails and you don't get your two humps, head next door to one of the area's numerous massage parlours.
Our independent authors have visited Nomads Fat Camel Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Auckland.
Services & facilities
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
- Common room
- Wheelchair accessible
- Linen included
Description provided by property
Free meal upgrade with every night booked!Nomads Fat Camel Hostel is Qualmark rated and is in the perfect location right in the hub of Auckland City. We are just minutes away from pubs, clubs, the Skytower and the famous Viaduct Harbour; the base for the Americas Cup Yacht race.The ground floor of the hostel has been completely renovated and updated including The Camel Bar. The hostel itself is unique in it's apartment style layout, each area with it's own kitchen, lounge room and more than enough showers and bathrooms to go around. We have rooms to cater for anyone's needs, including doubles, twins, quads, 6 share, and 8 share dorms. We even have an entire apartment exclusively for girls.We care about you and safety is a priority for us. Our reception is staffed 24 hours. The building is also protected with video cameras and access to the building is with swipe card technology.If you feel like getting out of your apartment the hostel has a massive communal room with a big screen TV, a chillout area and another communal kitchen. If you're after things to do in Auckland or it's time to move on, our experienced staff at the travel desk can book all your tours, trips and accommodation. We only recommend what we have done so you know that you're getting the best quality experience.If you are after a little socializing the Camel Bar is the place to be. We have loads of drink specials available and a jam packed entertainment schedule with huge prizes to be won. You will also get a free entree sized meal with each nights stay!Other features also include free linen, luggage storage, telephones and lockers, guest laundry, CyberCom internet, fax and mail services, and airport transport services are also available.