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Featured Hostels in Auckland

City Lodge Accommodation - Hostel
5 out of 5
150 Vincent Street, Auckland Central, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $74 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

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! (784 reviews)

"We have stayed here before and loved both our stays! Amazing value for money!! Will definitely come back."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2020

City Lodge Accommodation - Hostel
Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers - Hostel
3 out of 5
102 Albert Street, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $21 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 12

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 (219 reviews)

"Always friendly and safe"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2019

Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers - Hostel
YMCA Hostel
4 out of 5
20 Pitt Street, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $42 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

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! (386 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 Jun. 2, 2020

YMCA Hostel

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Base Auckland
Level 3, 229 Queen Street, Auckland
Free cancellation
The price is CA $36 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

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 Jul. 1, 2020

Base Auckland
YHA Auckland International - Hostel
2 out of 5
5 Turner Street, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $53 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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 Jul. 18, 2020

YHA Auckland International - Hostel
The Station Hostel
2.5 out of 5
131 Beach Road, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $48 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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 Feb. 23, 2020

The Station Hostel
Fort Street Hostel
16-20 Fort St, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $26 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

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

4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)

"I stained over here for 3 nights in 8beds room, everything was clean, and the receptionist was very friendly and supportive"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

Fort Street Hostel
Choice Backpackers
2 out of 5
10 Wellesley Street East, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $30 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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 ...

3.6/5Good! (58 reviews)

"I stayed in a private room on the 8th floor and took the best shower I think I’ve ever taken in a hostel."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2020

Choice Backpackers
HIT Hostel
2 out of 5
145 Karangahape Road, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $49 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Located in Newton, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District, Aotea Centre and Auckland City Hospital. Sky Tower and University ...

3/5 (4 reviews)

"Apart from the noise from the very busy K Road the stay was fabulous."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

HIT Hostel
Uenuku Lodge - Hostel
3 out of 5
217 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Free cancellation
The price is CA $48 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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
Zest OK
2 out of 5
110 Grafton Rd, Auckland, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $63 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21

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 (23 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
City Garden Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
25 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $49 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

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 (92 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 Feb. 1, 2020

City Garden 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 CA $224 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,344 reviews)

"Staff all very helpful and friendly especially parking attendants who went out of their way to make sure we were happy with our parking arrangements"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

The Grand by SkyCity
Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences

Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences

4.5 out of 5
40 Kitchener Street, Auckland
The price is CA $129 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
4.4/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"Good stay, good facilities, great staff and so close to everything."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
SkyCity Hotel

SkyCity Hotel

4.5 out of 5
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
The price is CA $170 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
4.4/5Excellent! (1,417 reviews)

"King view room was beautiful seeing the view of the lake and mountain. Breakfast was really good too a variety of food. Enjoyed our stay at the heartland hotel"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2020

SkyCity Hotel
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Auckland, one of the 37 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 5-minute walk of 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.

Surf 'N' Snow Backpackers - Hostel - Located steps from Sky Tower. Guests can enjoy a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers and hair dryers.

YMCA Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District and Auckland Town Hall. You can take advantage of a shared/communal kitchen and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers, desks, and linens.

Haka Hotel Newmarket - 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.

Haka Lodge Auckland - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers.

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
  • Queen Street Shopping District
  • Sky Tower
  • Auckland Town Hall
Natural Features
  • Auckland Domain
  • Mt. Eden
  • One Tree Hill Domain
Cultural Attractions
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • The Civic
  • Aotea Centre

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: City Lodge Accommodation - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers, desks, and coffee/tea makers in all rooms. 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. YMCA Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District and Aotea Centre. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers and linens. Base Auckland - Located within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District and SkyCity Casino. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub, and 2 bars/lounges. You’ll find linens in all rooms. YHA Auckland International - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Shopping District. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find lockers 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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