To sum things up, we were put in a shared dorm room with 4 bunk bed crammed in with 6 other girls, making it a full 8 with Rachel and me. I know what you're thinking, "well that is what a hostel entails?" Trust me, this was generously a 2 star hostel. We were stuck on the top bunks with a ceiling that looked like it was going to rot out and fall on our faces, given sheets to make beds that didn't look the most clean, and don't even get me started on the bathrooms. Once we moved all our stuff in and "got settled," we left to explore and try to forget about our sleeping arrangements for the night. Luckily, we caught a hop on hop off bus tour which drove around the city and further out to other sites. I say "luckily" lightly because as if we weren't having a bad enough day... after we payed and sat down on the bus for the tour, the driver informs everyone that the tour will be ending in less than 2 hours. AKA at 4 PM. *insert head with fumes coming out of ears*
Anyway, fast forward through the rest of the day where we decided on Mt Eden as our one location we would stop at on tour as it was pretty far out and we needed to ride back into the city. Mt Eden is known as the spot for the best view of Auckland and it sure was.
We then headed back to our hostel (wah, wah, wah) to have a shower, and explored the city centre for the rest of the night!