Backpacker Hostels in Auckland, New Zealand

24 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $8 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Auckland

Female Solo Traveller Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…Lovely and awesome - We would really recommend this hostel!! Highly recommended! - It's a great place to stay and chill. My room was nice and clean, also the bathrooms. The new kitchen has … More
Party Hostel
"…A base to explore from and a home-away-from-home to return to. We’ve got private pods within a shared space for singles or couples – and we’ve got fully private double rooms too. We’ve … More
Solo Traveller
"…Set in downtown Auckland, it's probably the only hostel that has an old-school lift, meaning you have to manually open and close the lift doors. It's clean and friendly, with a wide range of … 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
"…This clean, well-kept, and friendly hostel has a great space to chill out, meet people, and relax after walking around Auckland. It isn't a party hostel -- as alcohol isn't allowed -- but there … More

K Road City Travellers

Free Breakfast
"…It is in these kitchen areas where free breakfast (toast, margarine, preserves, peanut butter, eggs, sausage, milk, juice) is available from 8 to 11 every morning. On the lower level there are … More
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…I stayed here in November 2002. Wonderful facilities and great kitchen. - HI - YHA Auckland International Hostel has a quiet atmosphere and guests of all ages. The Location The hostel is … More
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…The hostel is very quiet (unless the sirens blare). Any kind of alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs are not allowed in the hostel. Summary The hotel staff are friendly and they have events in … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Guests that depart leaving their room in an unpardonable state that requires excessive cleaning and extra time will incur additional cleaning charges. This will be processed against their … More

Frienz Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel
"…The dorms and common rooms are clean, but the beds could be a bit more comfy. Does not accept people with NZ passport. - This hostel does not accept NZ passport backpackers. It only accepts … 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
Beach Lovers Retreat
17 Albert Street Level 9C More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The internet is free which is brilliant especially when you first arrive. The owner is nice and will help you out if you ask. Overall we would recommend this hostel. Clean, well-run. Good, clean … More
Party Hostel Youth 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
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Most of the rooms have tv's & fridge as well.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 … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…There are bathrooms in all three levels, with two showers located on the underground floor and three on the second floor. Common Spaces Right after the main key-locked door passed the lobby … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…! Our hostel features a 2 well-equipped communal kitchen, amazing view Tv/reading room. We offer large and small dorms(with private lockers, universal and USB chargers in each bed) as well as … More
Couples Female Solo Traveller
"…Our friendly and trained staff will be available to assist you whenever you need help. If you are coming from Auckland Airport, take SKYBUS and get off at 421 Queen Street. It will take around … More
Solo Traveller
"…Next to it is a very small outdoor area with a few tables and chairs. We find only one downside. When we go down there for breakfast at 8:30 a.m., we see dirty dishes still piled up in the sink … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…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.

Neighborhoods in Auckland

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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.

 Get to know Auckland (no more

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 $31
Average private room price $104
Cheapest hostel in Auckland Lantana Lodge International Backpackers with $16.5
Party hostels in Auckland Lylo Auckland (3 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?

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Other Nearby Cities

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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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