8 best hostels in Auckland

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With a stunning landscape of sparkling waters and lush rainforests plus a world class music, dining, and shopping scene, beautiful Auckland has it all. As New Zealand's largest city, Auckland is full of experiences and attractions which makes it a fantastic travel destination for anyone. Take your pick between hiking the incredible parks and beaches, going surfing on the coast, wine tasting in the vineyards, or exploring the rich culture and history at places like Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery.

In a city like Auckland, there is never a shortage of things to do, and vacationers will most likely be spending much of their time out and about. Why pay for expensive sleeping accommodations in a hotel or Airbnb when there are some very nice cheap hostels in Auckland that you can stay in instead? New Zealand hostels offer more affordable services so that you can spend your money on experiences that will last a lifetime, and they are also great places for solo travelers to make new friends.

You might need to use an Auckland luggage storage facility to keep your personal belongings safe when you're out exploring the city. Bounce is your best option, and with our many locations scattered all over this pretty city, it'll be easy to find one near you.

Haka Lodge Auckland

For a nice place to stay in Auckland, consider Haka Lodge. They have a wonderful location on Karangahape Road, also known as K Road, which puts you right next to trendy cafes, boutique stores, bars and heritage buildings. Close proximity to Queen Street gives you plenty of shopping opportunities, and if you continue along K Road you'll eventually reach Grafton Bridge.

Each of the 20 rooms in the hostel has comfy beds, individual outlets and privacy curtains in the dorms, and there are private rooms available as well. There is a kitchen on site for when you want to make yourself food, plus free wifi and laundry facilities.

What makes Haka Lodge Auckland unique

Haka Lodge Auckland knows how to help guests wind down. After a busy day of sightseeing, you'll enjoy relaxing in front of the TV in Haka Lodge's lounge and mini cinema which is equipped with an extensive DVD selection.

Haka Lodge Auckland pricing

If you don't mind staying in a room with 20 guests you can find very affordable accommodation here, and the average price for a bed is NZ$29.00 per night. You can also get a private quad ensuite for NZ$171.00.

BK Hostel

This is the best cheap hostel in Auckland for those who want their own space, since the single and double rooms are very affordable. They also have small dorm rooms and female only sleeping quarters, which are a good choice for solo travelers who want to meet others. The location of BK Hostel is on K Road and near Queen Street just across the road from Myers Park which leaves you with lots to do, and Sky Tower is found within walking distance as well.

Free wifi is included and you'll feel secure with the security cameras monitoring the property. Self-catering facilities including a kitchen are available on site.

What makes BK Hostel unique

BK offers lots of places to be social with other guests, including a nice outdoor area and a cozy but spacious lounge that has a TV, books, and games to keep you occupied.

BK Hostel pricing

You'll find very affordable private rooms in this comfortable Auckland hostel, like the single budget room for just NZ$50.00 or the single standard room for approximately NZ$60.00.

Waiheke Backpackers Hostel

Located on the gorgeous Waiheke Island just 40 minutes away from the Auckland CBD, this is the perfect hostel for those who want to get away from the busyness of the city centre. Its location on top of a hill provides you with stunning views of the sea below, and waking up by the gorgeous Onetangi Beach every morning is a big bonus. Nearby there are some cute cafes and local vineyards plus plenty of opportunities to go surfing, and with ferries running regularly, you'll be able to reach the city centre with ease.

The hostel also has a fully stocked kitchen if you'd rather make your own meals, and laundry machines and free wifi are provided, too. Rooms have a maximum of 4 guests so it never gets too busy, and most only sleep up to 2. You can also stay in private rooms with a queen bed, and the shared bathrooms are gendered.

What makes Waiheke Backpackers Hostel unique

You'll have plenty of places to hang out and spend time outside at Waiheke Backpackers Hostel. This trendy accommodation features an outdoor deck and a nice grassy seating area that also has a BBQ. Inside, they have a lounge room with a TV.

Waiheke Backpackers Hostel pricing

Considering Waiheke Backpackers Hostel as your chosen place to stay in Auckland? A spot in their 4 bed mixed dorm has an average nightly price of NZ$45.00, but you can also get a private double ensuite for NZ$170.00.

The Attic Backpackers Hostel

With a location on Wellesley Street in the heart of the central business district, this hostel will leave you just around the corner from Sky Tower and close to a bus station that can bring you to all of the other top attractions. Inside the hostel, there is a kitchen and dining area, laundry room, luggage storage, book exchange, tour desk and free wifi. They also have a jobs board if you're in need of some extra cash.

Rooms all come with comfortable beds and there are different types of accommodation available so all kinds of travelers can find a comfortable place to sleep here. Take your pick from large or small dorm rooms, which can also be rented out entirely for groups, or private spaces that sleep between one and two guests.

What makes The Attic Backpackers Hostel unique

The Attic has a great roof terrace where you'll enjoy beautiful views of the city and share travel stories with other guests at the hostel. They also have a lounge and TV room if you'd rather be inside.

The Attic Backpackers Hostel pricing

Their cheapest accommodation is in the 12 person mixed dorm which costs NZ$45.00 per night. You can also get a private room with a double bed for NZ$130.00.

Hekerua Lodge Backpackers

This is another one of the Auckland hostels situated on Waiheke Island giving you a more quiet and relaxing experience than the city centre. Here, you'll be surrounded by nature giving you a taste of island life with world class beaches easily accessible. Although it isn't described as a party hostel it does have a very social atmosphere and making friends is easy.

This homely hostel features small dorms that sleep 4 to 6 people as well as single and double rooms that are great for those traveling alone or as couples. Guests will also have access to a communal kitchen, fast free wifi, free parking and comfy beds with linen included.

What makes Hekerua Lodge Backpackers unique

This is a super cool location that has plenty of interesting perks, like a vegetable garden, campsite, volleyball court and free roaming chickens! They also have a BBQ and fireplace area, terrace, hot tub and swimming pool for guests to use, and fun events like pizza nights, trivia, drinking games, paddle boarding and yoga classes happen regularly.

Hekerua Lodge Backpackers pricing

Stay in one of their dorm rooms for just NZ$42.00 per night. A private double room at Hekerua Lodge Backpackers is a bit more expensive at NZ$95.00 per night.

Metro Adventurer Backpackers

This is one of the newer backpacker hostels and is situated in Auckland central near the popular Queen Street. Backpackers love that they provide their guests with a comfortable stay in dorms of different sizes, with each bed equipped with USB charging and power sockets.

Female solo travelers have the option of staying in a women only room, and there are also private double or twin rooms. From here, you'll be right next to the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, Sky Tower and the Aotea Centre. Free parking, free unlimited internet, air conditioning and laundry services are available on site.

What makes Metro Adventurer Backpackers unique

This hostel has a fully equipped TV lounge room complete with a book exchange and board games. Come here to chill out or play games with fellow travelers.

Metro Adventurer Backpackers pricing

Metro Adventurer has appealing budget accommodations and charges approximately NZ$33.00 per night for a dorm bed in their 14 person mixed dorm, and NZ$43.00 for a spot in the 4 person room.

YHA Auckland International

This property is situated on Turner Street which is found just off of Queen Street. From here it doesn't take long to reach Sky Tower, Harbour Bridge, or even Mount Eden and Eden Park which has some great hiking trails.

They have comfy bunk beds in the dorms and also private spaces for those who would rather be on their own. Travelers staying here can take advantage of fast and free wifi, paid parking, a fully functional shared kitchen and dining area, laundry facilities, and friendly staff that can help plan activities for those who aren't sure of what to do.

What makes YHA Auckland International unique

There's always something to do at this hostel in Auckland, whether you want to borrow a board game, find something to read at the book exchange, hang out in the common areas or join in one of the planned movie nights.

YHA Auckland International pricing

At YHA Auckland International you can get a bed in an 8 person mixed dorm for just NZ$41.00 per night, and the double or twin ensuites cost only NZ$137.00.

Verandahs Parkside Lodge

This hit hostel is located in central Auckland between Ponsonby Road and K Road where there's continuously something going on. Here, you'll experience the rich culture of Auckland and join in on the shopping and nightlife. In a couple of minutes, you can walk to Aotea Square and Auckland Town Hall, and a bit further is Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter.

Verandahs Parkside Lodge markets itself as one of the more tame party hostels in Auckland and is suitable for guests who want to have fun but also a good night's sleep. They have shared and private sleeping accommodations so you can choose the one that best suits your budget and travel style. The shared bathrooms and kitchen are always kept clean for your comfort.

What makes Verandahs Parkside Lodge unique

As you might have guessed from the name, this Auckland hostel has beautiful verandahs where you can take in an incredible view of downtown Auckland below. They also have a spacious lounge with sofas, a guitar and a bookcase, plus a secret sunny garden that connects to Western Park.

Verandahs Parkside Lodge pricing

Budget travelers can stay in the 5 person shared dorm for an average nightly price of NZ$49.00, and the hostel also has queen ensuites and family rooms that cost NZ$159.00 per night.

Finding the best hostel in Auckland for you

There are many more hostels in Auckland, which means that your options of where to stay are almost endless. When you're choosing the right one for you there are a few things that you'll need to consider, like the location, facilities and prices of their rooms. Whether you're a solo vacationer looking to do some sightseeing, a couple looking for a relaxing home away from home, or busy digital nomads, Auckland has the right place.

Before you book your hostel stay, plan your travel itinerary and that will help you narrow down the options. See our guides on pretty beaches near Auckland and also how to do Auckland on a budget.

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