Top Rated Hostels in Auckland, New Zealand
76 out of 79 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Attic Backpackers
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very helpful and friendly staff... especially John and Andy who helped to make an awsome plan formy NZ stay.... kitchen is great, and location too
Good location, wifi was good - some free on arrival and more available at a reasonable price.
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28 out of 29 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Airport Bed & Breakfast
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Very close to airport, Owner was very friendly even suprised me with some sandwiches for my onward journey.
Laurel is great . Best place to stay if transitioning from AKL airport for one night stay then back to airport for connecting flgiht. Great to be picked up by Laurel and redilivered next day to airport. Yummy breakfast included. If you are light sleeper do bring ear plugs.
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167 out of 171 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Ponsonby Backpackers
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I love this hostel. I stayed here upon arrival in New Zealand, and for the night prior to my departure. It's very clean, and has a nice and friendly atmosphere. The kitchen is fantastic, and there is a new world supermarket down the street. Also lots of good cafés on ponsonby , right near the hostel. Green bus picks up and drops off nearby, allowing cheap and easy transit into and around the city. The garden behind the hostel is also very relaxing, and the tv lounge is cozy--both are good spots to chill for a few hours.
The staff was very helpful with how to negotiate the city. She called to ask about the bus schedule for me.
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32 out of 33 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Verandahs Backpackers Lodge
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The owner/manager was friendly enough and enough. Nicely decorated (recently refurbished). There wasn't much atmosphere despite it being sold out! It would be an amazing location in the summer, but does suck in the winter.
Nice garden and balconies with beautiful views of the city center and skytower. Quiet location but at the same time near to the city center and to K Road and Ponsonby Rd. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Hostel seems to be very safe. For late arrivals (at night) they have a combination box outside the entrance where they put the roomkey for you. The sunday I stayed there they had a "social event" in the evening: everybody cooked a meal for dinner to share with the others (free to join the event or not). Thanks to the pretty small size of the hostel (compared to yha and others in the center) there is a nice atmosphere. In the lounge there is a guitar and a piano.
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218 out of 232 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend K Road City Travellers
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Very clean, 2 kitchens to use, good showers with hot water. Breakfast included- toast and jam/peanut butter, tea and coffee. The staff let us into the room when we arrived at 09.30am, which was so nice as we had flown overnight with huge delays from Chile. And free WIFI!! Most other hostels charge cor this extra. So if you have lots of online stuff to do this is great.
Short walk into the city. Free fast wifi and breakfast. One kitchen on each floor. Useful even though it seemed like a small hostel. There was also a balcony you could eat/drink on. Seemed quiet with a few couples and a mix of guest age ranges.
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358 out of 431 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Nomads Auckland Backpackers
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Great facilities. Cleaned daily. Had a great time. Nothing more I could ask for.
Nice clean rooms, although window latch was broken which made the room freezing because it's winter! Good facilities and really great location, close to everything you could need.
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214 out of 228 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend City Lodge Backpacker
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I couldn't be happier with my stay. It was super clean, modern, and the staff was friendly. I had a private single and while it wasn't large it wasn't a closet either, plenty of room for the bed, a desk and chair, fridge, and small wardrobe. There was a jug with tea and coffee selections, a small tv with basic channels (1,2,3,4,Maori,Prime), and a heater. No A/C but the large window opened good enough for a breeze. I had a great view from the 6th floor of sky tower and out over most of Queen St. Didn't use the common areas so can't comment on that.
The City Lodge in Auckland is more like a hotel than a hostel. Very professional check in (aside from the receptionist charging us too much which he rectified immediately). We were on the 7th floor so it was very big for a hostel. Our room was lovely with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and plenty of plug sockets. The only thing wrong was no air con and the room was unbearably hot when we walked in which only got worse. We opened windows and then woke up freezing in the night. The kitchen and lounge area was in the basement and was very well equipped with multiple sinks, lots of work surface space and cooking utensils. There were nice touches around the hostel like free sun cream at every exit. We would definitely stay here again.
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22 out of 23 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Ibis Budget Auckland Airport
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Location - this is right next to the airport, perfect for transit or before you pick up or after dropping off your car/campervan. Basic rooms but great after 2 weeks in a camper!
Open all hours, clean, quiet and dark windows. Excellent value and I have recommended it lots already.
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128 out of 151 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend YHA Auckland City
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Clean We booked a 10 bed dorm and ended up with our own room with single beds instead of bunks!
Nice location, with comfortable beds and good kitchen with lots of stuff available to use.
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9 out of 10 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Arena Hotel
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Arena Hotel provided us with the ultimate Auckland experience. The kind Hotel Management only took us to one wrong room before showing us to our actual room. And what a room it was. First impressions are important and the half-filled rubbish bin certainly provided us with a good one. Plenty of space left for us to dispose of anything we wished! Shout out to the previous occupants for being so considerate. The television had not yet been switched over to Freeview. A good reminder of days gone by. The static and low volume made watching repeats of New Zealand's Got Talent a real treat. The remote came with a blob of jam which was great as it forced us to get up and change the channel. Who needs Wii Fit when you have that? The bedding only had minimal stains and the pillows didn't smell overwhelming bad. This made for an excellent sleep. The carpet looked like it had been vacuumed at least once in the last three months. Will probably last through to the New Year before it requires another. The bathroom was a highlight. Of the two nights we stayed, we were lucky enough to have one semi-warm shower each. The mould that featured on all walls reminded us how fickle life is. Once upon a time, we were all just small organisms! It was a hot weekend so thankfully the window couldn't fully close. This was excellent when drunk revellers were loitering on the streets. We felt like we were really part of the big city life. While milk, tea and coffee were not provided, the cupboards and fridge did come with an unusual smell that more than made up for it. Who needs a kettle when you have a musty aroma? Once we were able to leave our room/paradise, we ventured out and explored the rest of the hotel (see photos). We were fortunate enough to witness renovation/demolition magic in process. Many of the rooms were out of order (the doors were kept wide open - we can only assume this was to invite guests in and make them feel like part of the process). The hallways were filled with rubble and debris. We discovered that obstacle courses are fun at any age. The lobby provided us with multiple choices for seating in an arrangement that most would call post-modernism. Overall, the enigma that is the Arena Hotel was an experience that should not be missed. Book now - you probably won't get a disease (we didn't!).
a bit further out than the central locations and old building but lovely mattress service and very good value for price
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