Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, is a must-visit for budget travelers and those seeking a mix of urban and nature. With cultural sights, beautiful parks, castles, beaches, and lakes nearby, it offers something for everyone. Top-rated hostels with a social atmosphere are conveniently located near the vibrant nightlife of Queen Street. Whether you're into outdoor activities, water sports or just want to relax, these hostels will make sure you have the time of your life.
Here are the best hostels in Auckland.
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Verandahs Backpackers Lodge is a hostel that operates from two stylish 1900s villas situated in the heart of Auckland, between the city centre, K Road, and Ponsonby Road, which is known as Auckland's hippest boutique shopping, restaurant, and bar area. Verandahs Backpackers Lodge offers a wide range of rooms, including double ensuite, double, twin, single, dorms, and three- and four-person share rooms, making it suitable for almost any kind of traveler.
Verandahs Backpackers Lodge has large, clean kitchens and bathrooms, and common areas that provide an opportunity to meet other travelers. The large verandahs offer stunning views of Auckland Harbour and Ponsonby, while the spacious garden extends out onto Auckland's oldest park, making Verandahs Backpackers Lodge the ideal place to relax, unwind, and plan your travels.
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Lylo Auckland is a hostel located in the center of Auckland that offers guests lower prices, higher comfort, and all the extras they could hope for to make their visit just right.
Lylo Auckland features private pods within a shared space for singles or couples and fully private double rooms, all meticulously designed for every kind of traveler. The hostel's pods, kitchens, bathrooms, common areas, and bar have all been fitted and kitted out with meticulously designed finishes and all the modern conveniences you'd expect, and more.
Lylo Auckland's on-site restaurant, Miss Lucy's, is loved by locals and travelers alike and offers casual local cuisine made just right. Guests can rub shoulders with other guests on the dance floor or kick back and enjoy the view in a space designed to chill. Lylo Auckland is a place to make your own, a base to explore from, and a home-away-from-home to return to.
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Haka Lodge offers a variety of sleeping options to suit every budget and preference, from a trendy 20-bed dorm to private rooms with en-suites and 4-person rooms. All beds are custom-made of solid wood and have their own power points and curtains to ensure privacy.
Haka Lodge also provides double rooms, twin rooms, and options with en-suite bathrooms. The rooms are well-lit, with large windows and plenty of power points for charging devices, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.
Haka Lodge has a rustic feel to it, is clean and homely, and boasts excellent facilities including great shower, lounge and kitchen facilities, and a mini cinema. A friendly staff member is always available to assist guests.
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The Attic Backpackers is located in central Auckland City. Its location is unbeatable, just a minute walk from the bustling Queen street and one street over from the famous Skytower. The top floor hostel has a large outdoor covered deck with chill-out spots, a dining area, and a well-equipped communal kitchen.
The Attic Backpackers offers large and small dorms, female-only dorms, private single and twin rooms with free bed linen and Wi-Fi. Guests aged 10+ are accepted, but those aged 10-18 must reserve and reside in private dormitories or private rooms and be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 25+. Alcohol purchased off-site is allowed to be consumed on site, but guests must consume it responsibly and follow the house rules and requirements of Attic Team Members.
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Newton Lodge provides a bright and spacious open kitchen where guests can enjoy their meals. The lounge features comfortable couches and a 46-inch LED TV. Free unlimited WIFI is available throughout Newton Lodge.
The dorms have a ventilation system and skylights for fresh air and natural sunlight, and personal lockers are provided for guests' valuable belongings. Newton Lodge uses hotel-quality mattresses with pillow tops for enhanced comfort. Full bed linen and free bath towels are also available.
Newton Lodge has 5 shower rooms and 6 toilets separately, with hot showers available 24/7. A washing machine and dryer are also available. Guests can borrow a hair dryer from reception for free. The staff is friendly and trained to assist guests whenever they need help.
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The price for a dorm at Verandahs Backpackers Lodge starts from $19.52.
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