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Set in Auckland, Verandahs Parkside Lodge has a garden, shared lounge, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property. This property is located a short distance from attractions such as SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland Art Gallery, and Sky Tower. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and a tour desk for guests.

Popular points of interest near the hostel include Aotea Centre, Aotea Square and Auckland Town Hall. The nearest airport is Auckland Airport, 20 km from Verandahs Parkside Lodge.

Clean and quiet place. Grocery store and lots of cafes nearby.

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Wonderful
1,415 reviews
Price from
$29
per night

Boasting a shared lounge, a restaurant as well as a bar, LyLo Auckland is set in the centre of Auckland, 2.9 km from Masefield Beach. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers karaoke and a tour desk.

Popular points of interest near the hostel include Aotea Centre, Aotea Square and Auckland Town Hall. The nearest airport is Auckland Airport, 20 km from LyLo Auckland.

big kitchen, lots to do, miss lucy’s puts on activities, super easy to make friends. excellent facilities

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8.6
Excellent
3,961 reviews
Price from
$34
per night

There are private and dormitory rooms on offer, all with linen provided. Dormitory rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Private rooms offer a flat-screen TV, towels and private bathroom. There is a shared guest laundry.

just like pictures, my stay was incredible, staff was really nice and willing to help, I didn’t wanted to leave! definitely recommended

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8.1
Very Good
1,334 reviews
Price from
$26
per night

Situated in Auckland, within 2.4 km of Eden Park Stadium and 2.6 km of Auckland Domain, Eden Lodge features accommodation with a shared lounge and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is around 2.7 km from Auckland Town Hall, 2.8 km from Aotea Square and 2.9 km from Auckland Art Gallery. SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre is 3.7 km away and The Civic is 3.8 km from the hostel.

It’s clean and nice place to be .

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8.5
Very Good
131 reviews
Price from
$53
per night

Featuring a TV lounge and a communal kitchen, Haka House Auckland City is just 10 minutes’ walk from the famous Sky Tower. Situated in Auckland CBD (Central Business District), this hostel offers rooms with free bed linen.

Helpful staff,good kitchen,good location, good value

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8.4
Very Good
218 reviews
Price from
$31
per night

Attractively situated in the Auckland Central Business District district of Auckland, United Auckland is situated 700 metres from Aotea Square, 800 metres from Auckland Art Gallery and less than 1 km from Aotea Centre. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is 1.1 km from the city centre and 600 metres from Auckland Town Hall.

The hostel offers a sun terrace. You can play table tennis at United Auckland.

All the facilities were available. They had a common kitchen and dining area. They had a separate leisure area at the 3rd floor which had a theatre setup and quiet room and a nice balcony for fresh air. The most important is the close proximity to everything in the CBD. The team were helpful and friendly.

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8.6
Excellent
23 reviews
Price from
$33
per night

Situated in the heart of Auckland, 200 metres from SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, Metro Adventurer Backpackers features free WiFi access and private parking.

The hostel offers dormitory and private rooms. Some include a seating area and storage lockers.

The place waz conveniently located to the buses and ferry and train station. Despite not being close to the airport, you can get to this place in less than an hour. Took the express train for $18US and the ride was 48 minutes and 13 minutes walk total. There were grocery stores and lots of restaurants nearby. One thing I did not like about this hostel is that the kitchen is too small and I had to buy takeout instead of fighting my way in the kitchen. The room where I stayed was quiet. There were 5 other females staying the night and they were all very kind.

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6
Review score
1,774 reviews
Price from
$20
per night

Choice Backpackers offers self-catering accommodation in the Auckland CBD. All guests enjoy free, high-speed unlimited WiFi throughout the property.

Guests may stay in private or shared dormitory style air-conditioned rooms, with hotel-quality mattresses and all linen provided. Private rooms come with towels, shampoo and soap.

Great location right in the CBD. It's like a giant hotel turned hostel with tons of floors you have to access with the lift. Space in the room was allright, things were kept clean, lots of shared bathrooms on each floor. Kitchen has lots of utensils.

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6.2
Review score
1,116 reviews
Price from
$18
per night

Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers offers a friendly environment, where guests can benefit from a semi-furnished shared kitchen (Kitchenware are provided on request from reception for limited time). The hostel is situated in a central location, just moments away from shops, restaurants and bars. A travel desk is available to help further discover the area’s attractions, such as the Harbour Bridge and Eden Park.

One of the best place....best price

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5.5
Review score
1,723 reviews
Price from
$20
per night

Fort Street Accommodation is located in a beautiful historic building in Auckland CBD (Central Business District).

Fort Street is within a 10-minute walk from Spark Arena, Sky Tower and Viaduct Harbour. It is a 5-minute walk to Britomart Train Station and Queen Street is just around the corner.

Receptionist is very nice and ready for support about travel in Auckland information. Can check in 24 hours. nice location and easy for public transportation

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4.8
Review score
1,963 reviews
Price from
$32
per night

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Budget travelers know there's no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: Save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a little more.
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  • Verandahs Parkside Lodge
    Budget options available
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,414 reviews

    Located in Auckland, Verandahs Parkside Lodge has a garden, shared lounge, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property.

    Exceptional Accommodation Facility; best in Auckland...

  • LyLo Auckland
    Budget options available
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 3,961 reviews

    Featuring a shared lounge, a restaurant as well as a bar, LyLo Auckland is located in the center of Auckland, 1.8 miles from Masefield Beach.

    Super Friendly staff. Very clean a nice facilities

  • Haka Lodge Auckland
    Budget options available
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,334 reviews

    Haka Lodge Auckland offers accommodations in Auckland CBD (Central Business District). Guests enjoy free WiFi. You can prepare a meal in the shared kitchen, or socialize in the shared lounge area.

    You can do the cooking yourself,which is practical.

  • United Auckland
    Budget options available
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 23 reviews

    Attractively set in the Auckland CBD district of Auckland, United Auckland is located a 8-minute walk from Aotea Square, half a mile from Auckland Art Gallery and a 10-minute walk from Aotea Centre.

    Great facilities - rooftop terrace and lounge and the kitchen was huge

  • Metro Adventurer Backpackers
    Budget options available
    6.0
    Scored 6.0
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,774 reviews

    Located in the heart of Auckland, 656 feet from SKYCITY Auckland Convention Center, Metro Adventurer Backpackers features free WiFi access and private parking.

    Excellent location to minutes walk from sky tower.

  • Choice Backpackers
    Budget options available
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,116 reviews

    Choice Backpackers offers self-catering accommodations in the Auckland CBD. All guests enjoy free, high-speed unlimited WiFi throughout the property.

    It was the cheapest accommodation for 5 night stay.

  • Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers
    Budget options available
    5.5
    Scored 5.5
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 1,722 reviews

    Set in refurbished historic building just across from Sky Tower, Surf ‘N’ Snow Hostel offers budget accommodations in Auckland CBD (Central Business District).

    Staff was super friendly, bed itself was comfortable

  • Fort Street Accommodation
    Budget options available
    4.8
    Scored 4.8
    Disappointing
    Rated disappointing
     · 1,963 reviews

    Fort Street Accommodations is located in a beautiful historic building in Auckland CBD (Central Business District).

    Very good location. Decent price for central city.

Great access to the city center! Check these hostels in Auckland

  • Haka House Auckland City
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 217 reviews

    Featuring a TV lounge and a communal kitchen, Haka House Auckland City is just 10 minutes’ walk from the famous Sky Tower.

    Bigger space to manoeuvre compared to Haka at Rotorua

  • Attic Backpackers
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 792 reviews

    Attic Backpackers is conveniently set in the center of Auckland, and provides a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace.

    The location . Quite close to the bus stop to airport

  • Newton Lodge Auckland
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 568 reviews

    Offering rooms and dorms with free Wi-Fi, Newton Lodge Auckland is within 5 minutes’ walk of K Road and the airport bus stop.

    Very good people there and it's very friendly and comfy

  • K Road City Travellers
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 455 reviews

    Located in Auckland CBD (Central Business District), this renovated hostel offers free WiFi in all rooms. The bus stop to nearby shopping centers is located across the road.

    Actually a really nice hostel with clean facilities.

  • Hobson Lodge
    Central location
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 710 reviews

    Attractively set in the center of Auckland, Hobson Lodge is within 1.8 miles of Masefield Beach and a 5-minute walk of Aotea Centre.

    Stayed before, would stay again. Great staff etc :))

  • BK Hostel
    Central location
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 226 reviews

    Located in the heart of Auckland CBD (Central Business District) , BK Hostel offers free, unlimited WiFi.

    Loved the location, good facilities, good rooms ,

  • YMCA Hostel
    Central location
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 785 reviews

    YMCA Hostel offers budget accommodations in the heart of Auckland CBD (Central Business District).

    Nice rooms. SImple but you have everything you need

  • HIT Hostel
    Central location
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 559 reviews

    Located in Auckland and with Auckland Town Hall reachable within a 8-minute walk, HIT Hostel has concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge.

    location is good, staff are good, people are good.

  • City Lodge Accommodation
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,084 reviews

    Located in a quiet tree-lined street, the 5-star City Lodge - Backpackers Accommodation is just 10 minutes' walk from central Auckland and the SkyTower.

    Available at short notice and close to all amenities

  • Frienz Backpacker
    6.6
    Scored 6.6
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 74 reviews

    Frienz Backpacker is attractively located in Auckland, and has a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace. This 3-star hostel offers a shared kitchen and room service.

    bed," "location," and "wifi" clean tidy. i love to stay here.

  • Garden Hostel
    Central location
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 287 reviews

    Ideally located in the center of Auckland, Garden Hostel is within 1.8 miles of Masefield Beach and a 6-minute walk of Viaduct Harbor.

    I like Edward, he is great guy and nice hostel; he operates!

  • 215 Edinburgh Castle
    5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 94 reviews

    215 Edinburgh Castle features a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and restaurant in Auckland. This 2-star hostel offers a shared kitchen, an ATM and free WiFi.

    Comfy bed, table and mirror in a room. Clean bathrooms

  • Silverfern Backpackers
    5.5
    Scored 5.5
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 813 reviews

    Located in Auckland CBD (Central Business District), Silverfern Backpackers features rooms offering city views. Guests have access to a games room and a BBQ area.

    Good quality mattress and pillow. Not even noisy beds.

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Hostels that guests love in Auckland

  • Avg. price/night: $82.19
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,414 reviews
    By far the best Hostel in Auckland. The kitchen as well as the bathrooms are always clean, the staff is friendly and the other Backpackers are respectful. It is a little bit more expensive than the other Hostels, but it is definitley worth the money.
    Jasper Viktor
    Solo traveler
  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,774 reviews
    Nice Backpacker hostel with a great location in Auckland. Everything is in about 10 min walking distance. The rooms are big and the people were really nice there. We had a good time staying there.
    Alexander
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $93.84
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 12,819 reviews
    Great location and an easy walk to domestic and international terminal Cheap and easy bus service to both terminals too Staff on the desk super helpful- awesome that as a single woman travelling the staff on check in showed me my room number rather than telling me Cheap stay and can use rewards on stays
    Elizabeth
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $46
    5.5
    Scored 5.5
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 1,722 reviews
    Have a great ubicación, and it is really cheap. If you are travelling with reduce budget, this is the best option, even you can apply for free accommodation for a long stay, working for the hostel 20 h/ week
    Adrian
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $53.97
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,116 reviews
    It was cheap accommodation and a great location. It was pretty clean for the hostel.
    alex leh
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $46
    5.5
    Scored 5.5
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 1,722 reviews
    The hostel has everything you need and it´s location is the best in the city. Sky tower, AA centre, Supermarkets, Buses, Queen street and a huge variant of restaruant just a few steps away. Beds are comfortables and you have a box locker to place safe your belongings. The staff is also super nice and helpful and the place is full of backpackers all the time so you will get to make friends for sure.
    Leandro
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $55.81
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,999 reviews
    Great location, has everything you need, felt safe, good linens, basic facilities to make drinks and snacks, heat pump in room, good shower and the staff were really nice and helpful - all in all for budget accommodation it was a really good deal.
    Charlotte
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $76.67
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 559 reviews
    common areas, toilets and showers were very clean. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable bunk bed. Felt safe and secure and met some great people. Receptionist was amazing. Hostel has a great city centre location
    Jaspal
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $55.35
    4.8
    Scored 4.8
    Disappointing
    Rated disappointing
     · 1,963 reviews
    Great location, a cheap hostel, it felt safe with secured card access.
    Knight
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $70.50
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,334 reviews
    Very clean, very modern, felt very safe, loved the privacy curtains on the bunk beds, made friends even as a shy introvert, room felt spacious and quiet even with ten people! I stayed for a few weeks and couldn't believe how much it felt like home! Best hostel I've stayed in. Wish they were all this good!
    Ryan
    Solo traveler

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