Backpacker Hostels in Auckland, New Zealand

24 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $17 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Auckland

Female Solo Traveller Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
4-6 Hopetoun Street ... More
Party Hostel
"…Work or play or do absolute nada. Whatever your vibe, LyLo is a place to make your own – and to help you make the most of wherever you are and wherever you’re going. A base to explore from and … More
Solo Traveller
"…The hostel is located on the edge of Auckland's downtown core at 27 Cross Street, just off Queen Street. It's very easy to find, it is almost on the corner of Cross and Queen streets, on the … More
Solo Traveller
15-31 Wellesley Street West Level 5 ... More

Haka Lodge

Couples Female Solo Traveller Groups (10+ people) Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
373 Karangahape Road, Auckland City ... More
Solo Traveller
"…The credit card will be charged at the time of making a booking if the booking is non-refundable. CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE A surcharge of 3.5% is applicable on all credit card transactions. … More

K Road City Travellers

Free Breakfast
"…Also the ventilation in those rooms increases the noise coming in from the outside. Each level has its own bathrooms with two showers and four toilets. The bathrooms are very modern and have … More
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The hostel is located just a few blocks away from the sky tower and one hundred metres from the airport bus stop. The surroundings are full of markets and shops. Be sure you know where to get off … More

Frienz Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…They also do a free breakfast that could earn a recommendation -- we missed out on it but could definitely smell as we left. - Frienz Backpackers Auckland is a popular hostel in the centre of … More
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
On the corner of Pitt street and Greys Avenue ... More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…Friendly staff Backpacker Factory - The tiny, windowless kitchen was in a permanent state of disrepair. Everything was so very unmaintained. There were football-sized holes in the walls for … More
17 Albert Street Level 9C More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…In theory there is parking space right in front of the hostel in the street, but it is practically all taken up most of the time. For public transport there isn't much either -- it's all quite a … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…And free wi-fi! I stayed here with a friend during the spring and had a really lovely time. The rooms were comfortable and cozy, the hostel's not too big and it's very "homely." With big … More
Solo Traveller
"Newest backpacker's hostel in the heart of Auckland CBD. Metro Adventurer Backpackpackers is new and modern backpackers located in the heart of Auckland City. Just across of the sky-tower and a … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…There are 2 lounges(One with tv & the other without tv) where guests can relax & talk to the other guests. FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE LODGE & IS ACCESSABLE FROM … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…In general, the dormitories are long kind of narrow rooms with bunk beds located along the left and right sides of it. They provide average mattresses with accessible power sockets, although not … More
Couples Female Solo Traveller
"…We choose hotel-quality mattresses with pillow top which provide better comfort and enhance rest quality. Our shower rooms and toilets are separate. Hot showers are available 24/7. Washing … More
Solo Traveller
"…We had a double room with no window, no ventilation, and just a fan on the side of the bed. Great location -- but that´s it - I canceled my bookings after two nights in a 6bed-dorm without a … More
Solo Traveller
"…Parking is available. Minimum age is 16 and must be accompanied by and adult if under 18. There is no key deposit with us! Our opening hours are from 8:00am til 9:00pm 7 days a week … More

Backpacker Hostels in Auckland, New Zealand

24 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $17 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Auckland (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Auckland.

 Hostels Auckland

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of over one million people. Situated in the north island of New Zealand, it is also the main point of entry to the country (second only to Christchurch on the south island), which also means there are a wide select of backpacker hostels in Auckland.

Auckland's nickname is the City of Sails, which is very fitting as the harbor is usually filled with sailboats. The city itself is built on volcanic ground (over 48 volcanoes on Auckland city proper).

Most people arrive to Auckland via plane. There is a shuttle bus service from the airport to various parts of the city, with the prices from about NZ$25 and up. There is a public transport system available, but the inner city area is small enough that walking is an enjoyable alternative. Good options for inter-city travel are the bus passes and also car rental, especially if you're not traveling alone.

The Auckland hostel selection is plentiful, and you can expect to pay about NZ$20 and up for a dorm room. The city is very suitable for backpackers, as the prices are quite low, the hostel options are comprehensive, and the transport inside the city and also in-between cities is exceptionally well organized.

The sights in Auckland include the Sky Tower, which is the highest free-standing building in the whole of southern hemisphere. The adrenaline junkies can also indulge in a controlled free-fall jump from the top of the tower. Auckland also has plenty of museums and art galleries. If you're interested in fashion, Auckland is home to many interesting local designers.

Take a look at the Auckland backpacker hostel list and enjoy your stay.

Written by local enthusiast for Auckland hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Auckland hostels Miika

Auckland Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Auckland, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 24
Average dorm price $30
Average private room price $94
Cheapest hostel in Auckland Lantana Lodge International Backpackers with $16.5
Party hostels in Auckland Lylo Auckland (1 in total)
Most Auckland hostels are located in Central, Newton, Parnell
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

FAQ about Auckland Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Auckland. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

11 Hostels in Auckland with Private Rooms

11 Hostels in Auckland with Private Rooms

3 Best Hostels in Auckland

3 Best Hostels in Auckland

8 Cheapest Hostels in Auckland

8 Cheapest Hostels in Auckland

Other Nearby Cities

Oneroa (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Piha (28 Km / 18 mi.)
Waiheke Island (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Onetangi (30 Km / 18 mi.)
Coromandel Town (66 Km / 41 mi.)
Coromandel (66 Km / 41 mi.)
Thames (75 Km / 47 mi.)

Travel Tips for Auckland - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Auckland. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Auckland. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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