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Featured Hostels in Auckland

Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers - Hostel
3 out of 5
102 Albert Street, Auckland
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The price is $28 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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

2.3/5 (219 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 Jan 1, 2021

Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers - Hostel
Haka Hotel Newmarket
3 out of 5
9 Manukau Road, Auckland, Auckland
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The price is $93 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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! (167 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Haka Hotel Newmarket
YHA Auckland International - Hostel
2 out of 5
5 Turner Street, Auckland
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The price is $47 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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! (162 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jul 18, 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 $61 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6

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! (776 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jan 24, 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 a 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 Jan 25, 2020

Campus Summer Stays - Albany Village
Fort Street Accommodation
16-20 Fort St, Auckland
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The price is $21 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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

3.8/5Good! (14 reviews)

"Very handy to everything like Train, buses, Ferry and shops and restaurants. Excellent locations!!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Fort Street Accommodation
The Station Accommodation
2.5 out of 5
131 Beach Road, Auckland
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The price is $20 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

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 had an on-suite room with double bed. We had everything we needed. There was TV, fridge, tea and coffee and towels. The room was clean. The building itself is a bit run down e.g. the elevator wasn't working (but we stayed in the first floor, so no need for it). The rate was excellent, hence overall ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

The Station Accommodation
YMCA Hostel
4 out of 5
20 Pitt Street, Auckland
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The price is $41 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6

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! (383 reviews)

"Clean. Helpful staff, friendly staff. Phoned me when I left driver license behind. quite affordable"…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2020

YMCA Hostel
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 Mar 1, 2020

YWCA Auckland
Choice Backpackers
2 out of 5
10 Wellesley Street East, Auckland
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The price is $27 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

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

3.7/5Good! (59 reviews)
choice

"Nice clean cosy"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Choice Backpackers
Haka Lodge Auckland - Hostel
2 out of 5
373 Karangahape Rd, Auckland
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The price is $50 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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 Mar 17, 2020

Haka Lodge Auckland - Hostel
Verandahs Parkside Lodge
2 out of 5
4-6 Hopetoun Street, Auckland
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The price is $45 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

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 mi (2 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (85 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Verandahs Parkside Lodge
Haka Lodge Ponsonby
2 out of 5
2 Franklin Road, Auckland
The price is $49 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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

4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)

"Lack of secure parking. But other than that very nice stay. Comfortable bed, nice shower"…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Haka Lodge Ponsonby
Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel
3 out of 5
65 Wellington Street, Auckland, Auckland
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The price is $40 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

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)

"False advertising. Rude staff. Beds with one small blanket in winter. Old building and freezing cold-no insulation. Bathroom tap didn't turn on. Booked for 3 nights, thinking it had a private bathroom as advertised. Upon check in found out no room had private bathroom. All shared. Refused to refund ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Freemans Backpackers Lodge - Hostel
Uenuku Lodge - Hostel
3 out of 5
217 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
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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 Jan 31, 2020

Uenuku Lodge - Hostel
Attic Backpackers
2 out of 5
31 Wellesley Street, Auckland
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The price is $51 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hostel is steps 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 Nov 3, 2019

Attic Backpackers
City Garden Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
25 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland
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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)
It worked

"It was about what you expected for the price and the style of accomodation. There's a bed and a bathroom."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

City Garden Lodge - Hostel
Hobson Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
224 Hobson Street, Auckland, Auckland
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The price is $50 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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 ...

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 Jan 17, 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 Jul 11, 2020

Zest OK
Lantana Lodge - Hostel
3 out of 5
60 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, Auckland
The price is $47 per night from Mar 25 to Mar 26

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

3.1/5 (85 reviews)

"We thought we had booked a double room, but ended up with two singles, in the same room."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Lantana Lodge - Hostel
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The Grand by SkyCity

The Grand by SkyCity

5 out of 5
90 Federal Street, Auckland
The price is $139 per night from Apr 8 to Apr 9
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,263 reviews)

"Only downer was having to pay for parking at $45 dollars for one night ..... got told we had a free parking ticket on our casino points card BUT however we didn’t as it was not loaded on properly."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

The Grand by SkyCity
Hilton Auckland

Hilton Auckland

5 out of 5
Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street, Auckland
The price is $140 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29
4.4/5Wonderful! (951 reviews)

"Room service expensive, poor quality and cold. Plus they charge an extra $5 per tray"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

Hilton Auckland
SkyCity Hotel

SkyCity Hotel

4.5 out of 5
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
The price is $129 per night from Apr 8 to Apr 9
4.4/5Excellent! (1,413 reviews)

"Great location. Close to shops and restaurants. Staff friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Auckland, one of the 32 hostels here could be a great option for you. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Auckland for a good value, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Auckland

Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking:

City Lodge Accommodation - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Sky Tower and Queen Street Shopping District. Guests can enjoy a 24-hour front desk, an arcade/game room, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers, desks, and coffee/tea makers.

Haka Hotel Newmarket - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Auckland Newmarket Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You'll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.

Mountain Accommodation - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Auckland Grafton Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, showers, and linens.

Base Auckland - Located within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District and Auckland Town Hall. Property features include a nightclub, a restaurant, and a bar. You'll find showers in all rooms.

YMCA Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Auckland Town Hall and Queen Street Shopping District. You can take advantage of a shared/communal kitchen and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You'll find desks and linens in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Auckland?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically January and February, while July and August are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 73° F and nighttime temperatures average 57° F
  • April-June: 68° F is the daytime average and 47° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 61° F and nighttime averages are around 46° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 71° F during the day and 50° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 49.25 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Auckland?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Sky Tower
  • Mt. Eden
  • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World
Natural Features
  • Auckland Domain
  • One Tree Hill Domain
  • Albert Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Oedipus Rex Gallery

Generally, Auckland is known for its:

  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Tours
  • Cafés
  • Parks

How to Get to Auckland and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.), located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) away from the city center. Once you're on the ground, you may want to make use of public transit. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Auckland Britomart Station, Auckland Grafton Station, or Auckland Mt Eden Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Auckland?
By going with a hostel you can spend less on accommodations and use more of your budget for fun things to do during your trip. 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 identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices, and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Auckland?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start looking: 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 hair dryers. 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 hair dryers 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/game room. You’ll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.
How many hostels will I be able to find in Auckland?
If you’re hoping to find an affordable place to stay in Auckland, one of Expedia’s 34 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 experiencing new places, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 65°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 52°F. Average annual precipitation for Auckland is 49 inches.
What is there to see and do in Auckland?
In general, 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 like 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 and around Auckland in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL), 10.9 mi (17.5 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Auckland Britomart Station, Auckland Grafton Station, or Auckland Mt Eden Station.

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