311 Rankers Reviews
A Spaceship offers you the freedom to explore New Zealand in a custom designed, award-winning camper that is like a good car to drive but with more useful features than a campervan. The compact campervans are versatile, fun and fuel efficient and backed up by a trusted and friendly customer service team. Spaceships really are the Swiss army knife of Campers - a great upgrade from a standard car hire, or a more convenient and cost-effective alternative to hiring a large campervan for your adventure in New Zealand.
Enjoy the smoother drive and better handling on the hilly and windy roads of New Zealand, access places bigger vehicles can’t, and save on fuel. These campers are easier to park and manoeuvre in built-up areas and cheaper to cross the Cook Straight on the ferry between the North and South Islands.
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Auckland
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- comfortable and quick rebuilding
- lots of average day stuff for cooking and sleeping
- easy handling with driving
- friendly service team with free coffee
- free gimmicks from spaceships (key chain, playing cards)
- rear side door was not working perfect ( we have been wedged painful in several times, that's an absolutely no go!!!)
- both side doors weren't fixed when open because the button hinges weren't working anymore (was painful too when not being cautious)
- no battery jumper cable or warning triangle inside (we were lost without it)
- splotchy and uncomfortable mattress (ugh!)
- bleeding expensive service fees for recharging empty battery (we had fully comprehensive insurance)
- sloppy and overhasty briefing
Van wasn't worth payment of 2000Euro...so never again!!!
Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.
Vans are outfitted very well, however the company slapped a $700.00 fine on us for returning the van to Auckland as opposed to Christchurch, after we spoke with an employee who confirmed this was okay. There were no higher ups in the office to help us sort it when we dropped the van, and now the company has slowly stopped responding to emails.
We absolutely loved our Spaceship campervan (Beta2S). Small and compact design with plenty of storage space. We used to hire those bulky van type campervans and always had issues with storing our clothes. Spaceship was always neat and tidy and easier to move around with. The outer tent to extend the sleeping area is a brilliant idea and gives plenty of ventilation. Easy to assemble and fold down every day. If we ever need a campervan for 2 people only again, Spaceship is our first choice.
The only issue with the car were the breaks, did not really feel that safe. We went through with the rental without reporting it but noticed the particular car we had seemed to be overdue for service (according to the sticker on its windscreen) so not sure what to think of that. Also, we ended up having a windscreen chip, which we had checked by a windscreen repair place on our way and were told a new windscreen is $450. Spaceships rentals charged us $700 for a new one. We had insurance of the bond, so it does not really matter, but a $250 price difference is quite a lot.
borha mohd zain
Not sincere to answer email, break down of vehicle quickly blame the hirer,immediately charge without investigate the real fault ,want to make fast buck. No vehicle replacement leaving the hirer felt being cheated
Laura Mayer, Tobias Dürr
We rented a campervan in Christchurch Orchard Road in December 2018. Before we picked it up, the rental agreement indicated that we had not paid yet which was wrong. That was handled quickly.
During pickup we had the feeling, that they want to get rid of us. I asked for listed deficiencies but I was taught that - as we had full insurance - it would not matter.
The rear door was not closing properly (when we told it, the lady just gave us the feeling that we are stupid and closed it quite rude), so we had to fix it on our own.
The van had a really high fuel consumption and was an old model, it made noises and the side mirror was shaking. That caused a bad view.
We wrote an email during our journey to spaceships, the answer was not referring to what we asked for and not that friendly.
When we gave back the car and told about our worries, it seemed not to interest anybody.
In general, traveling in a van was nice and the kitchen and bed equipment is good. However, the service could be better and the staff more friendly and helpful.
Very happy with my spaceship! Only negatives were that I couldn’t take out the extra two seats in the back for more room (I was travelling alone) so a lot of space wasted. And also needed more bedding, so cold! Cheers
Très bon véhicule, idéal pour 1 ou 2 personnes souhaitant découvrir la NZ. Facilité et rapidité pour le check In et check out avec personnel parlant français. Lit confortable et véhicule puissant. Matériel mis à disposition en parfait état. Seule petite complication, ils sont situé à mi chemin de l'aéroport et du centre d'auckland, donc nécessité de taxi, transport en commun, ils peuvent tout de même venir vous chercher. Je recommande.
We had a bad private situation in Holland, and Spaceships helped us on a fantastic way. I can't get in details because it's private but i would really thank the staff.
I really recommend this company.
It's a company with a heart.
I am grateful for all your help.
Vehicle in good condition despite high mileage. Blinds did not fully cover the windows making it difficult to sleep at times. Airport transfers expensive (especially in Christchurch) compared to the price you could pay with Uber. Comforter was nice and warm. Easy and fast pick-up and drop-off (had all-inclusive insurance which made it easier for drop-off). Good customer service. Would rent from them again.
The only downside of spaceships rentals was the expensive shuttle from the airport in Christchurch, so we hired an Uber instead. On the other hand on the way to the airport they droped us off for free in their new electromobile, so maybe there will be a change in the future. Hopefuly.
Everything else went fine, really fast check in of the campervan, which was in a good condition, fast drop off without hassle. We were really satisfied with the company.
We really did enjoy our Rocket. Along with hiring the table and chairs, it was exactly what was needed.
A few issues, however:
- We were given 5 gas canisters, 2 of which were so empty that within two minutes of burning, they ran out. The other 3 were also only semi-full. This seemed like a cheap shot and rather inconsiderate.
- The vehicle was generally fine but could have a service on some of the interior items - like the passenger visor which had to be hit to stay up; the boot struggled to close properly and had to be slammed really hard to close fully.
- Having to clean the vehicle before handing it in is also a cheap shot. With the amount that we paid to rent it, it would be expected that the company would take care of this.
The campsite pass is great value. Much cheaper than paying per night.
However, very disappointed with Queenstown DOC Campsites Twelve Mile Delta and Moke Lake, as they do not accept the campsite pass and we had to pay $13 a night for next to no facilities whatsoever and having to deal with a passive aggressive DOC ranger.