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The 10 Best Hostels in Auckland, New Zealand

Some of the best backpacker spots in Auckland

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YHA Auckland City

Auckland Central Business District, Auckland

Just 1 minute’s walk from the shopping and dining on Queen Street in Auckland CBD (Central Business District), YHA Auckland City features a games room, a 24-hour reception and an internet kiosk. Meet new people on the sunny terrace, or enjoy a meal in the barbecue area. Very clean and tidy spacious room. And friendly staff!! Everything was perfect even though there was uphill to get this hostel. It's just like exercise:)

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8.7
Excellent
1,115 reviews

YMCA Hostel

Auckland Central Business District, Auckland

YMCA Hostel offers budget accommodation in the heart of Auckland CBD (Central Business District). Guests have access to a shared kitchenette, an outdoor seating area and lounge room with billiards and cable TV. The facilities were just right, simple enough to keep prices down but I found everything I needed. The staff were helpful and friendly with many useful suggestions. Great central location. Pleasant experience all around.

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8
Very Good
1,200 reviews

City Lodge Accommodation

Auckland Central Business District, Auckland

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. Facilities include a 24/7 reception and a communal lounge with a big-screen TV. Each room offers a refrigerator and TV. Friendly employees, nice view, clean room. Nice location near asian supermarket, sky tower and queen street.

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8.1
Very Good
1,980 reviews

Attic Backpackers

Auckland Central Business District, Auckland

Conveniently set in the Auckland Central Business District district of Auckland, Attic Backpackers is located 2.4 km from Masefield Beach, 200 metres from Aotea Centre and 300 metres from SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The tour desk is available to assist guests in planning their days out. The staff was very friendly and gave me good advices for visiting Auckland. The hostel was very comfortable and I realy appreciate the funny ecologic stuff. I just sang Beat it in the shower, I promise ;). I appreciate the box for leaving clothes too. Attic backpackers is a very nice and very funny place to stay, and very well located. There is a bus stop for the airport in front of the hostel door, and the bus station is less than 5 min walk.

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8.4
Very Good
278 reviews

Hobson Lodge

Auckland Central Business District, Auckland

Attractively situated in the Auckland Central Business District district of Auckland, Hobson Lodge is situated 2.3 km from Masefield Beach, 600 metres from The Civic and 700 metres from Aotea Centre. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site.

Popular points of interest near the hostel include Auckland Town Hall, Aotea Square and SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre. The nearest airport is Auckland Airport, 21 km from Hobson Lodge. staff,location,facilities were all good. The bus terminals of skycity is so close.It took me 8min to get there.

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8.6
Excellent
669 reviews

Haka Lodge Ponsonby

Auckland

Haka Lodge Ponsonby in Auckland provides adults-only accommodation with a shared lounge, a garden and barbecue facilities. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a tour desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Aotea Centre is 1.9 km from the hostel and Auckland Town Hall is 1.9 km away. Very friendly staff. Let me shower and leave my stuff and go for a city wander as I was very early. I loved the little bunks, all self contained. Good little kitchen and nice garden too.

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8.7
Excellent
152 reviews

Haka Lodge Auckland

Auckland Central Business District, Auckland

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. Everything is very valuable inside and staffs are very helpful and nice.

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8.5
Very Good
947 reviews

Brown Kiwi Travellers Hostel

Ponsonby, Auckland

Just a 15-minute walk from Hamilton Rd Beach, Brown Kiwi Travellers Hostel offers free parking. Guests can enjoy a shared lounge and shared kitchen.

Kiwi Travellers Hostel is a 5-minute drive from both Sky City Casino and The Civic Theatre. Auckland Airport is a 25-minute drive away. Found Brown Kiwi through new friends after daytrip to Waiheke Isl., had a late is check in, staff is just awesome; everyone so helpful and friendly. Proper small family feel hostel; no party animals after 11pm. Very lovely kitchen always clean, nice garden with just few detached buildings for more private stay. Male bathrooms awesome small never crowded clean and feels very private. Dorm rooms very spacious with daily clean and gets fresh air. Awesome communal area never feels crowded with super electric points, tv, books,ps games etc. Very very pleased to stay here extended to the end. Even met other travellers who run from places like Metro and found happiness here!

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8.8
Excellent
296 reviews

Verandahs Parkside Lodge

Auckland

This environmentally friendly backpackers lodge, lovingly restored to their original grandeur, features 2 elegant guest lounges, spacious gardens, and verandahs with views of Auckland city skyline.

Verandahs Parkside Lodge offers a choice of shared and private rooms. All include blackout curtains, heating, carpeted floors and access to shared bathroom facilities. Best place ever. Kind helpful staff, excellent and lovely location. Rooms nice and very clean. Quiet and peaceful with lovely garden. Kitchen well equipped and clean. Just perfect. Will surely stay here another time.

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8.9
Excellent
469 reviews

YHA Auckland International

Auckland Central Business District, Auckland

Featuring a TV lounge and a communal kitchen, YHA Auckland International 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. Location was perfect, quiet, kitchen and communal rooms.

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8.4
Very Good
687 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world. <br><br> Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

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