Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers Hostel - Auckland

38 Fort Street, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010  show map
 3 stars
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Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers Hostel - Auckland


No parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks



Coffee shop

Lobby bar


Self-service laundry


Leisure/ TV room



The high quality Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers Hostel is situated in the business district next to a tower, a gallery and a museum. Unique decoration marks out this hostel. Guests can make use of a designated smoking area and an elevator on site.

This hostel is situated 1.7 km away from Parnell Rose Gardens, Auckland Museum and Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium. Zap4 Esan Thai Cuisine with Thai specialties is just around the corner.

20 km to Auckland International airport.


Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers Hostel offers 149 rooms fitted with an iron with ironing board and climate control for a comfortable stay in Auckland. Guests have access to communal bathrooms. They feature showers and shower/tub combinations.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a communal kitchen for guests' use.


Guests of Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers Hostel can take advantage of laundry, 24-hour reception and dry cleaning.


A common room comes with Wi-Fi and a TV. Movie nights and a safe deposit box will make a stay in Auckland a very pleasant one.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   149.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff


  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning


  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower


  • Foam mattress



  • from  3 pm


  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


  • Pets are not allowed.

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hotel Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers Hostel - Auckland Auckland location
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Hotel Address:

38 Fort Street, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010

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City Center
  • Auckland
    2000 ft
Train Stations
  • Britomart
    1400 ft
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Ima Bistro (cuisine: Israeli)
    200 ft
  • Sal's Authentic New York Pizza
    400 ft
  • Albert Park
    1500 ft
  • Bethells Beach
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
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    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1700 ft
  • Viaduct Harbour2000 ft
  • Aotea Square2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Queens Wharf1000 ft
  • Auckland District Court1400 ft
  • OCS New Zealand1700 ft
  • NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research1700 ft
  • Westpac New Zealand1700 ft
  • ASB Bank Limited1700 ft
  • ESR – Institute of Environmental Science and Research1700 ft
  • IAG New Zealand1700 ft
  • Fletcher Construction Company Limited1700 ft
  • Air New Zealand Limited1700 ft
  • Carter Holt Harvey Limited1700 ft
  • ANZ Viaduct Events Centre1700 ft
  • Fonterra Co-op Group1700 ft
  • Bruce Mason Centre1700 ft
  • SKYCITY Entertainment Group1700 ft
  • Landcare Research1700 ft
  • Auckland High Court1700 ft
  • Central City Library2000 ft
  • The University of Auckland2000 ft
  • Auckland Council3000 ft

Train stations

  • Britomart1000 ft

Convention centers

  • SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre2000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Skytower1400 ft


  • Vector Arena2300 ft


  • National Maritime Museum2000 ft


  • Aotea Centre2300 ft


  • Auckland Art Gallery2000 ft

Local attractions

  • Auckland Museum1.1 mi
    Domain Dr, Auckland Central
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral1.3 mi
    St. Stephen's House, Auckland Central
  • Eden Garden2.1 mi
    24 Omana Ave, Epsom
  • Parnell Rose Gardens1.1 mi
    Gladstone and Judges Bay Rds., Auckland Central
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge1.6 mi
    Curran St, Auckland Central

Near the hotel

  • Vulcan Lane700 ft
    Vulcan Lane, Auckland Central
  • Sky Tower1900 ft
    Corner Victoria and Federal Sts, Auckland Central
  • Titirangi1400 ft
    Auckland CentralNew Zealand
  • Ferry Building1500 ft
    Quay St., Auckland Central
  • Bethells Beach1400 ft
    Auckland CentralNew Zealand
  • Kawakawa Bay1400 ft
    Auckland CentralNew Zealand
  • Albert Park1500 ft
    Princes St, Auckland Central

Restaurants nearby

  • Ima Bistro200 ft

    Address: 57 Fort Street
    Phone: 093007252

    83% likes this, based on 85 reviews
    Cuisine: Israeli

  • Cafe Hanoi600 ft

    Address: Galway St & Commerce St
    Phone: 09-302-3478

    72% likes this, based on 253 reviews
    Cuisine: Vietnamese

  • Covo300 ft

    Address: 44 Fort Street
    Phone: (09) 377 9290

    60% likes this, based on 57 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Sal's Authentic New York Pizza400 ft

    Address: 8 Commerce Street
    Phone: 09 379 7257

    83% likes this, based on 154 reviews
    Price Range: USD 4 - USD 26

  • Zap4 Esan Thai Cuisine200 ft

    Address: 10 Commerce Street
    Phone: 09 379 5902

    84% likes this, based on 48 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 11

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers

Average guest rating

6.2out of 10
Based on 40 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single

    Convenient location

    Very noisy with paper thin walls. Loud talking and partying till around 4 am. Very glad I brought ear plugs.

  • Couple

    Free Snacks, options to have cheap meals, a cheap bar which didnt seem to make noise on Fri and Sat, surprisingly!

    the fact that the self catering kitchen in our apartment was not cleaned properly at all during our 4 day stay...the one tea towel and cloth (between 5 double/twin rooms) stunk and i got a throat infection from eating in there, we asked for clean ones on the second to last day and they only gave us a tea towel, no new washing up cloth! Also, there facilities were bad (tin opener, dirty, old shower, etc)

  • Group of friends

    i like the staff at Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers and their service that they provided me and my friends, i also liked the rooms that i booked , they were big enough for me and my friends and it was very clean. love it!

  • Single

    If you don't care about getting a good night's sleep it's a good place to stay at a good price. The staff was really friendly and helpful.

    Very noisy night life outside every day of the week till around 3 am, and till about 6 am on the weekends. There were still drunken people stumbling about at 6:15 am when I was on my way to my race. Didn't get much sleep the whole week I stayed there.

  • Group of friends

    The idea of small appartments with rooms is nice, but if you do not like stinky rooms without windows, you'd better not go to the fat camel. Also I had a bed that missed several bars on the bottem. I rally had to lay still otherwise I would have fallen on the bed (person sleeping in it) below. I'm not too exited about the value for money at the Fat Camel.

  • Couple

    Staff were really accommodating when we Wanted to extend our stay. Cheap and great location. Free meal at dinner time :)

    Rooms are cold and there is no daylight in the shared kitchens. A few jumpers and some candles helped!

  • Single

    I lived here when I moved over from the UK and had so much fun. Everyone was either working and living there too or passing through as a backpacker. The dorms are set out like apartments with full cooking facilities and communal areas, clean bathrooms, good showers and comfy bunk beds. My room was spacious which was handy having such a big bag. And even as a lone traveller, heading down to the bar for my free dinner wasn't remotely intimidating as there is always soneone that will talk to you and include you in a game of killer pool! Amazing value for money and as good, if not better than other hostels in Auckland.

  • Couple

    The bar in the Hostel was very lively and the staff very nice and available. The position is perfect for getting to the most important points of the city (Sky Tower, Haven, CDB).

    The rooms were dirty and dusty; the stink in the kitchen, in the corridors and in the rooms was caused from an insufficient clean and the no-opening windows; many rooms have no window at all. Moreover, they're really noisy because of the next door Night Club.

  • Single

    Nothing! The room I booked was not available. They put me in a windowless room that smelled of mildew and had mold growing in the corners. I slept on the couch in the living area that was shared. I ended up getting sick for the next 4couple days or so. It was one of the worst experiences in a hotel, but being a backpacker hotel, its usual. Wont ever stay there again or any nomads!

  • Couple

    Customer service was terrible. Our room smelt like feet/dirty washing. Other patrons were disrespectful and noisy.

  • Group of friends

    The staffs were friendly and there most hours of the day, and the location was close to city centre. It was neat that they provided snacks.

    The dorms didn't have enough cups/plates/cutlery. We had trouble with the swipe card access which locked us out of the dorm several times a day.

  • Couple

    It was comfortable, friendly and the free snack meal was awesome.

  • Single

    CBD location.

    Probably the grottiest backpacpackers I have ever stayed at! Broken furniture, worn out carpets cramped showers with no hooks. Paper-thin walls. No way on earth will I stay there again!

  • Single

    moderate sized room friendly staff great location

    one bathroom shared by 6 rooms walls not thick enough - can hear even small noises in adjacent rooms

  • Single


    The bar down stairs didn't close till 5am, was so noisy that I didn't sleep till 5am either. Never again...

How to reach hotel

hotel Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers Hostel - Auckland Auckland location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

38 Fort Street, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010

Get directions
City Center
  • Auckland
    2000 ft
Train Stations
  • Britomart
    1400 ft
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Ima Bistro (cuisine: Israeli)
    200 ft
  • Sal's Authentic New York Pizza
    400 ft
  • Albert Park
    1500 ft
  • Bethells Beach
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: