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Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers - Hostel
3 out of 5
102 Albert Street, Auckland
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The price is £24 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hostel is steps away from Sky City Casino, Sky Tower and SkyCity Casino. Queen Street Shopping District and ...

2.3/5 (221 reviews)

"Cheap stay in the core of the CBD. The hostel needs maintenance though, it’s old, smelly and doesn’t give a feeling of cleanliness. The fact that they require you to bring your pillowcase to reception on checkout makes you wonder much. The staff is very friendly though. I’d suggest stay here only ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2021

Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers - Hostel
Haka Hotel Newmarket
3 out of 5
9 Manukau Road, Auckland, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in the business district, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eden Garden and Mt. Eden. Auckland War Memorial Museum and Auckland Domain are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (165 reviews)

"Reception staff was lovely, helpful, friendly. Room clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Haka Hotel Newmarket
YHA Auckland International - Hostel
2 out of 5
5 Turner Street, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £39 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

Located in Newton, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Sky Tower and SkyCity Casino. Auckland Ferry Terminal and Princes Wharf are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (163 reviews)

"Awsome being able to book parking and cheap parking at that but also stuff members i meet were tye nicest people ."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

YHA Auckland International - Hostel
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City Lodge Accommodation - Hostel
5 out of 5
150 Vincent Street, Auckland Central, Auckland
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The price is £51 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb

Located in Newton, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District, Sky Tower and The Civic. University of Auckland is ...

4.1/5Very Good! (790 reviews)

"Great price, central location, friendly staff, just a bit noisy."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2021

City Lodge Accommodation - Hostel
Campus Summer Stays - Albany Village
2 out of 5
Massey University, Gate 1, 151 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany, Auckland
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Situated in the shopping district, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Massey University, North Harbour Stadium and Westfield Albany Shopping Centre. AUT ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"Clean, quiet, people helpful and pleasant . Facilities great and cafe onsite excellent."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2020

Campus Summer Stays - Albany Village
Fort Street Accommodation
16-20 Fort St, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £18 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this eco-friendly hostel is steps away from High Street and Queen Street Shopping District. Auckland Ferry Terminal ...

3.8/5Good! (11 reviews)

"Is was a great location next to queen street friendly staff and no complaints about the room"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Fort Street Accommodation
The Station Accommodation
2.5 out of 5
131 Beach Road, Auckland
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The price is £17 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Auckland National Library of New Zealand, University of Auckland and ...

3.3/5 (204 reviews)

"We stayed in a double room with private bathroom. Room and bathroom were clean and tidy. Was a hot night, so a fan was provided. Was reasonable price for Auckland"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

The Station Accommodation
YMCA Hostel
4 out of 5
20 Pitt Street, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £38 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Located in Newton, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Myers Park, Queen Street Shopping District, and Aotea Centre. Sky Tower and SKYCITY ...

4/5Very Good! (387 reviews)

"Definitely value for money - we got a private room that was very small but clean. Good for tight budgets and travellers passing thru."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2020

YMCA Hostel
Base Auckland
Level 3, 229 Queen Street, Auckland
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Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hostel is steps away from The Civic and Queen Street Shopping District. SkyCity Casino and SKYCITY Auckland ...

3.2/5 (691 reviews)

"Friendly service :) Paid for what I got, recommended"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

Base Auckland
YWCA Auckland
2.5 out of 5
103 Vincent Street, Auckland
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Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Aotea Centre, Sky Tower and Queen Street Shopping District. SKYCITY ...

4.1/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
You are at the right place

"Good location, great price for a single room, good facilities, best managers ever."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

YWCA Auckland
Choice Backpackers
2 out of 5
10 Wellesley Street East, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £24 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hostel is steps away from The Civic and Queen Street Shopping District. Sky Tower and University of Auckland ...

3.7/5Good! (60 reviews)
choice

"Nice clean cosy"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Choice Backpackers
Haka Lodge Auckland - Hostel
2 out of 5
373 Karangahape Rd, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £41 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in Newton, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Karangahape Road and Queen Street Shopping District. Aotea Centre and SKYCITY Auckland Convention ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (149 reviews)
Haka family!

"I love this place, so much so I booked more nights. The staff go above and beyond to help you and give great advice. I liked the privacy of the curtain on the bed. The place was spotless and there were always cleaners daily! There was free food that travellers left which was much appreciated!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Haka Lodge Auckland - Hostel
Verandahs Parkside Lodge
2 out of 5
4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £39 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in Newton, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Artstation and Queen Street Shopping District. Sky Tower and Aotea Centre are also within 1 mile ...

4.4/5Excellent! (86 reviews)

"A lovely spacious clean place to stay : top notch !"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Verandahs Parkside Lodge
Haka Lodge Ponsonby
2 out of 5
2 Franklin Road, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £41 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb

Situated on the Strip, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ponsonby Road, Sky Tower and SkyCity Casino. SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre and Aotea Centre ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Overall, the experience was good. The people were pretty great. However, it should be noted that there's an ant problem in the kitchen (I found some in my food bag and I occasionally saw one on the wall)."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2020

Haka Lodge Ponsonby
Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel
3 out of 5
65 Wellington Street, Auckland, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £34 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in Auckland, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Karangahape Road, Sky Tower and Aotea Centre. Queen Street Shopping District and SKYCITY Auckland ...

3/5 (78 reviews)

"Not once did we see the staff. We arrived at 3pm and had to check in via the phone at the door. Property is quite dated but useable. Kitchen is tiny. Parking is street parking and you have to move your vechicle every 2hrs between 10am-6pm. If you want a basic room at a good location then this is ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel
Uenuku Lodge - Hostel
3 out of 5
217 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Free cancellation
The price is £34 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb

Situated in Auckland, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ponsonby Road, Sky Tower, and SkyCity Casino. SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre and Aotea Centre ...

3.1/5 (77 reviews)
Good location and friendly staff

"Our room was perfect. Staff was very friendly. Location was excellent.Enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

Uenuku Lodge - Hostel
Attic Backpackers
2 out of 5
31 Wellesley Street, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £43 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hostel is steps away from The Civic, Aotea Centre and SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre. Sky Tower and SkyCity ...

4.1/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
Great hostel

"The Attic is a great hostel in the middle of Auckland’s CBD. It has a great kitchen, chill room, balcony and tv room. The room I was in had plenty of space for bags etc and the bed was okay. The staff are great and very friendly. My only complaint is that there are no individual power points or light ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

Attic Backpackers
City Garden Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
25 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland
The price is £41 per night from 13 Feb to 14 Feb

Located in Parnell, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Holy Trinity Cathedral and Auckland War Memorial Museum. University of Auckland and Auckland Domain ...

3.2/5 (93 reviews)

"Staff was nice and helpfull. Room was nice and quite big. Very quite place and I slept very well. Big bed. Good location close to bus stop to the city centre. I recommend this place for one or two nights."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2020

City Garden Lodge - Hostel
Hobson Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
224 Hobson Street, Auckland, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £42 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in Newton, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Aotea Centre, Sky Tower and SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre. Queen Street Shopping District and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (43 reviews)

"The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly! I was welcomed warmly as soon as I entered the front desk and offered free luggage storage behind the front desk, and free full use of all the amenities until it was time to check-in! The hostel itself is very quiet and perfect to get a good rest of ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2020

Hobson Lodge - Hostel
Zest OK
2 out of 5
110 Grafton Rd, Auckland, Auckland
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Located in Newton, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Karangahape Road and Queen Street Shopping District. Auckland War Memorial Museum and University ...

3.3/5 (24 reviews)
Short-stay regular

"Not the flashest of places but my stay good value for money. Sometimes a bit noisy as the building overlooks the motorway, two busy roads, several construction sites and a hospital helipad but that did not stop me having a good sleep. Central city location and within walking distance of Auckland ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Zest OK
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Hilton Auckland

Hilton Auckland

5 out of 5
Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street, Auckland
The price is £117 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
4.4/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"Just a great set up & location Staff were all friendly & obliging We will be only staying at Hilton from now on"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Hilton Auckland
SkyCity Hotel

SkyCity Hotel

4.5 out of 5
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
The price is £115 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
4.4/5Excellent! (1,459 reviews)

"Nice room. Helpful and friendly staff. 24-hour reception made checking out for an early start easy."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2021

SkyCity Hotel
Auckland Harbour Suites

Auckland Harbour Suites

3.5 out of 5
16 Gore Street, Auckland
The price is £62 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
3.7/5Good! (2,474 reviews)

"Stayed here before and so handy for everything. Clean, comfy and great views."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2021

Auckland Harbour Suites
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Whether you're looking for somewhere to drop the bags after jetting into North Island or a base for exploring the beautiful Bay of Plenty region, hostels in Auckland can certainly help keep costs low. In fact, these stripped-down accommodation options tend to be among the most affordable of all in NZ's largest metropolis. They can still herald locations right in the heart of the CBD, though, set between spice-scented Thai kitchens, rollicking rugby pubs and the soaring Sky Tower. Or, you can hit more offbeat neighbourhoods, where arty and creative hostels in Auckland beckon between the shopping streets, arcades and parks of lively suburbs.

Pick hostels in Auckland for a real Kiwi welcome

Dropping the bags in a fun-loving hostel in Auckland is a sure-fire way to bolster that stack of NZ dollars for the revolving restaurant of the Sky Tower or the wild enclosures of Auckland Zoo. But price isn't the only factor keeping people checking in – a youthful crowd of patrons makes these places lively. You're likely to be invited to the common room, come evening, where you can crack some Kiwi craft ale or pop the cork from a bottle of Hawke's Bay wine and share tales with fellow sightseers and adventurers. Alternatively, just mosey over to reception, where it's often possible to sign up for all sorts of day trips and events, whether that means outings to Hobbiton or surf lessons on the Coromandel.

Beds in hostels in Auckland are at their cheapest when you go for larger dormitories with eight or more beds. Couples, however, might prefer to keep it simple and a little romantic. They can choose upscale hostels with a South Pacific theme, for double beds in eye-catching spaces – think exposed-brick walls, big windows and even simple ensuite bathrooms. A number of hostels in Auckland also double up as tour operators. That means you can bag a ticket to the bubbling pools of Taupo, or even hop on longer odysseys to South Island's snow-capped mountains, if you so choose.

The finest hostels in Auckland

You shouldn't have to search long to find some seriously high-quality hostels in Auckland. The Base Auckland, just a stone's throw from the buzzing shopping walks of the CBD, is a case in point. It's got a mix of private twins and doubles, along with low-cost dorm beds, so there's something to suit all sorts of travellers. Keen to see the city sights? It's perfectly placed, what with the Sky Tower's panoramic lookouts just half a mile away, the colossal Auckland War Memorial Museum waiting in the nearby Domain park and the hallowed rugby turf of Eden Park to the south – tickets to see the All Blacks, there, are always in high demand. Haka Lodge is where the rooms are themed with a dash of Maori naturalism – lots of wood and exposed stone. Staying there puts happening Ponsonby on the menu, too. The area is Auckland's hipster hub, with more chic cocktail bars and artisan roasteries than you can count. Alternatively, Auckland Zoo and its rare kiwi birds waits just down the Great North Road.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Auckland?
By going with a hostel, you can cut your spending on accommodations and set aside more of your trip funds for exploring during your holiday. We’ve heard good things about the waterfront and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), budget-friendly prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Auckland?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: Haka Hotel Newmarket - Property features include free WiFi, a bar and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries. Surf ‘N’ Snow Backpackers - Hostel - Located steps from Sky Tower. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers and hairdryers. Fort Street Accommodation - Located within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District and Britomart Transport Centre. You can take advantage of a bar and a sauna, as well as a rooftop terrace. You’ll find showers, lockers and hairdryers in all rooms. YHA Auckland International - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find lockers in all rooms. Campus Summer Stays - Albany Village - Guests can enjoy free parking, a restaurant and an arcade/games room. You’ll find towels, showers and free toiletries in all rooms.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Auckland?
If you’re searching for somewhere affordable to stay in Auckland, one of Expedia’s 35 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Auckland?
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 18°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 11°C. Average annual precipitation for Auckland is 1250 inches.
What is there to see and do in Auckland?
Generally, Auckland is known for its restaurants, museums and local tours. Major attractions include Sky Tower, Auckland Ferry Terminal and Viaduct Harbour. Get out into nature with places such as Piha Beach, Omaha Beach and Auckland Domain. Cultural attractions include Aotea Centre, Auckland War Memorial Museum and The Civic.
What's the best way to get to and around Auckland while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Auckland in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.), located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you might want to make use of public transport. To check out more of the area, catch a train at Auckland Britomart Station, Auckland Grafton Station or Auckland Mt Eden Station.

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