best hostels in auckland

Best Hostels In Auckland Under $20/Night – Backpacker List

Searching for the best cheap hostel in Auckland can be a bit overwhelming, especially as there are lots of accommodation types to choose from. But worry no more, here’s an ultimate list of the best hostels in Auckland under 20USD per night.

best hostels in auckland

Surf ‘N’ Snow Backpackers

This hostel is fresh, modern, and has a great location. You can find it just across from Auckland’s spectacular Sky Tower. If you need to find anything at your fingertips, just walk a few steps on Queen street you will see a variety of local shops or restaurants nearby.

Cheapest room rate: 14.48usd dorm bed

Address: Level 1, 102 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-363 8889

Fat Camel Hostel

Fat Camel Hostel is right in the hub of Auckland City. You can walk to famous landmarks like Skytower or to the Viaduct Harbour; the base for the Americas Cup Yacht race. They don’t just provide clean accommodation, they also give their guests a free snack size meal every night.

Cheapest room rate: 15.17 usd dorm bed

Address: 38 Fort St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-307 0181

Base Auckland

Located in the heart of Auckland City, everything is only 5 minutes walk to everywhere. And not only that, they also have three onsite bars, a great job search center, travel consultants that can give you a specialized free advice about traveling and local sightseeing. I’m sure you will have an abundance of good times at Base Auckland- so much to offer in one place!

Cheapest room rate: 16.55 usd dorm bed

Address:  229 Queen St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-358 4877

Nomads Auckland

Nomads Auckland has a beautiful historic building packed with all the latest facility a backpacker needs in a hostel. Guests have access to the outdoor spa, 24 hour WiFi, free coffee and tea, sauna, roof-top kitchen and a sun-deck. That’s a great deal for an excellent price of 16.55 a night, what else can you ask for?

Cheapest room rate: 16.55 usd dorm bed

Address:  16-20 Fort St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-300 9999

Borders Beyond

This hostel is fun, laid back and close to almost everything! Bars, cafes, entertainment, supermarkets, banks, shops, car hire, markets, the zoo, the museum and Mount Eden park. When you stay there, you can have clean and tidy rooms, free tea and coffee, free parking and local phone calls. If you’re looking for a working holiday visa, the management at Borders Beyond can help you too.

Cheapest room rate: 16.55 usd dorm bed

Address:  8 Nixon St, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-360 9880

Grafton House Accommodation

Looking for a new and modern hostel? This one is perfect for you. If you want to stay for more than one week, just look for the manager so he can give you a special rate. And also, their staff are backpackers like most travelers, so don’t be shy to ask them for information. Grafton House is surrounded by the great suburbs of Newmarket, Mt Eden, and Ponsonby. You can get free internet access, free city maps and coffee making facilities.

Cheapest room rate: 17.24 usd dorm bed

Address:  6 Glenside Cres, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-303 4268

Newton Lodge

Newton Lodge is located in the Queen Street neighborhood. Chill at their cozy lounge and watch Sky Sports or Sky movies for free. Guests can also have free coffee every day and unlimited WIFI can be accessed all around the lodge!

Cheapest room rate: 17.24 usd dorm bed

Address:  27 Cross Street, Newton, 1010 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-281 5696

Frienz.com Backpackers

Located in the central city of Auckland just over the road of Albert Park. Frienz offers facilities that will cater for any backpackers’ needs without having to take a step outside. They have free internet service, smoking area in the building, guest laundry room, BBQ on the top floor, kitchen and great security.

Cheapest room rate: 18.61 usd dorm bed

Address: 27/31 Victoria St E, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-307 6437

Choice Backpackers

Modern international hostel located at the historic corner of Queen and Wellesley Street. Their staff is very diverse and speak English, German, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, and French. They have a 24-hour front desk who can guide you if you need travel-related advice.

Cheapest room rate: 18.61 usd dorm bed

Address: 10 Wellesley Street East, Auckland, Auckland City 1010, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-309 8802

Silverfern Backpackers

Modern, affordable, and centrally located in Auckland city. This hostel with two spacious lounges with 50 Inch Plasma TV’s – specially designed for movies and sports with Igloo TV. Guests can also enjoy the games area with a pool table and table soccer.

Cheapest room rate: 18.92 usd dorm bed

Address: 234 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-377 9604

QueenStreet Backpackers

Best things in life are free; QueenStreet Backpackers offer free breakfast (cereal, toast, spreads, tea, coffee and orange juice), WiFi, luggage day storage, pool tables, reading area, and in-house longboard bar. Whether you’re traveling alone, with your partner, or with a group of friends, QueenStreet Backpackers can accommodate all your needs.

Cheapest room rate: 19.30 usd dorm bed

Address: 4 Fort St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-373 3471

City Garden Lodge

Cheapest room rate: 19.99 usd dorm bed

Address: 25 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-302 0880

Uenuku Lodge

Uenuku lodge is located at the famous Ponsonby road and walking distance to the city center. You can find the trendiest multicultural suburb with interesting shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars right across the lodge. You can choose from dorm rooms, double rooms and family rooms  with common kitchen and lounge.

Cheapest room rate: 19.99 usd dorm bed

Address: 217 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-378 8990

K Road City Travellers

Located at at the Corner of Upper Queen street and Karangahape road. This hostel offers free WiFi, breakfast, luggage storage, free coffee and tea all day, BBQ area, and flexible check-in time. In K Road City Travellers, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer.

Cheapest room rate: 19.99 usd dorm bed

Address: 146 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Contact number: +64 9-377 6026

If you’re looking for the best hostels in Auckland then hopefully you’ll be able to find one using our list above. I’m interested to know if you have any further ones to add to the list.

I'm an adventurer, traveller and thrill seeker who loves to explore the beautiful country of New Zealand. When I'm not writing articles for Ki-Wi you'll find me driving jet boats, hiking and riding my motorcycle. New Zealand is an amazing country to live, work, travel and explore.

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