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Jared Jeffery

11 Mar, 2019, 6:21 am

If you’re travelling to Auckland and are doing it on a tight budget, then it’s a no brainer to consider backpacker and hostel accommodation.

By keeping your Auckland accommodation expenses at a minimum, you’re able to spend more on party activities and even pro-long your stay. A great option to find cheap accommodation is to do it through backpacker accommodation and hostels.

You’d be surprised at just how good some backpacker accommodation can be and they are located all over Auckland. From downtown gems to suburban getaways, there are many backpacker accommodation options that will fit your needs and even exceed your expectations.

We have rounded up a list of the best backpacker accommodation options, so you can spend less time worrying about your budget and more time enjoying your holiday.

Here are some of the best hostels we love the most and for you to stay at.


Haka Lodge is a brand new hostel in Auckland that is built for all backpackers. It provides a large amount of space for a city hostel, with it providing to be a popular spot for travellers.

Situated on Karangahape Road (K Road), it is closely positioned to the heart of the city providing you with everything you need right on your doorstep.

373 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, 1010


Another conveniently located backpacker hostel, Ponsonby Backpackers is a hidden gym in Auckland Central’s closest suburb, Ponsonby.

Ponsonby has received great reviews for its amenities and is positioned among some of Auckland’s best eateries and nightlife venues, making it an ideal choice to stay at.

2 Franklin Rd, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011


Located in Mt Eden, which is well known as Auckland’s most quiet and relaxed suburb, it provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city while still being so close to everything you need.

The hostel is a beautiful large Victorian house that is only 3km from the city centre. It is definitely worth considering when booking your accommodation.

5A Oaklands Rd, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024


Another new backpacker accommodation option in Auckland is the Metro Adventurer. Located on Hobson Street, it is a central option that provides you with views of the sky tower right from your room window.

With it being Auckland’s newest hostel, it is quite modern with great amenities, proving to be an option that is great value for money.

51 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010


Bamber House is also located in the quiet and relaxed Mt Eden area, so if you’re looking for an escape from this city this is another great accommodation option for you.

This backpacker accommodation is built in a huge colonial mansion, with it providing accommodation options for adults only. There are party activities held at Bamber House nearly every night with great amenities that are sure to make you feel like your home.

22 View Rd, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024


Nomads is huge hostel chain with plenty of budget accommodation options around the world. It of course has a backpackers accommodation within Auckland, which provides the perfect place to stay in the city.

It boasts great facilities including a rooftop spa and sundeck with extensive harbour views making it a very popular option among travellers and a great place to meet new people.

You can be sure that at Nomad’s you will have a lot of fun, socialise and a great place to stay.

20 Fort St, Auckland, 1010


Located at Freemans Bay, Verandahs Backpacker lodge is a great choice providing you with a taste of Auckland’s fine history.

The accommodation is within two restored colonial houses, which gives a homely feel and makes you forget you’re even staying at a hostel.

It has fantastic amenities and great facilities, proving to be another great value for money option.

6 Hopetoun St, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011


Brown Kiwi is another backpacker accommodation option that is located in Ponsonby, which is one of Auckland’s most popular inner-suburbs.

It provides you with everything you need so close to your doorstep with cafes and eateries, public transport, supermarkets and the city centre all within close walking distance.

Brown Kiwi also provides heaps of perks including unlimited internet, a secret sunny garden, farmhouse kitchen and free parking.

7 Prosford St, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011


If you’re looking to be in the heart of all the action, with all of the bars and nightlife options in close distance then Base Auckland is the perfect option for you.

It has its own rooftop bar, Hello Sunshine, at the top of the hostel, including a partner bar at the bottom, Habana Joes, making sure the party is always close by.

229 Queen St, Auckland, 1010


Another fantastic option which is only minutes away from Sky Tower is Silver Fern Backpackers. It is a very central and independently run backpacker accommodation with fantastic amenities.

Although it is very close to the city centre, it is a relaxed and quiet backpacker option, making it a great place to crash after a long day of exploring.

234 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010

With Auckland being the largest city in New Zealand, it means that it has a large choice of options for backpacker accommodation and hostels.

There are many hidden gems for you to choose from that are affordable and meet all of your needs. By choosing one of these hostels, you can spend less time worrying about the budget for your holiday and focus on enjoying your holiday. If you are having a big weekend be sure to check out our Auckland party packages full of fun filled activities. The party planners at Wicked Stag are here to help create the best weekend possible. Get in touch today.

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