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Cheapest Backpackers Hostels in Auckland

When I arrived in Auckland, after a few months travelling in the North Island, I had absolutely no plan.

You would think I would know in advance, where I was going to work? No way! What I enjoy the most as a backpacker, is all these unexpected events which happen every day. However, I have to admit that I’d have been much happier if I had known which backpackers’ hostel to go to when I arrived, to save dozens of dollars on the first few nights.

Airbnb can be a good option, but the cheapest rooms are usually outside the CBD. What I love with the cheapest backpackers hostels in Auckland (contrary to Airbnb rooms), is the social aspect they bring. When you are a backpacker, moving around a totally new city, they are a great way to make friends who have shared interests.


Silver Fern Backpackers and Fat Camel Hostels

234 Hobson St/ 38 Fort St

These are the two cheapest backpackers Hostels in Auckland. Clean, quiet, well-equipped, cheap and located few minutes away from the Sky Tower. What else do you need? Check out their prices before booking one of these two options!


The rest of the list is for those who like to balance a cheap bed and a good night.

Choice Backpackers

10 Wellesley St E

With Choice Backpackers, you pay for what you get: the prices are fair for its location in the city centre.


YHA Auckland International Backpackers

5 Turner St

This backpacker hostel provides you with an ultra-convenient location in the city, very close to K-road.


The Base Backpackers Auckland

229 Queen St

This big backpacker hostel right next to Sky Tower offers you the best location for your nights out. The rooftop bar in summer will make your experience even more memorable.


Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel

16-20 Fort St

Share your lunch and dinner on the rooftop of this hostel, then jump into the rooftop spa, before going to Ponsonby for a beer – or more!


City Garden Lodge

25 St Georges Bay Rd

Not always the cheapest one, but this hostel sometimes offers a range of surprisingly low prices compared to the others. Clean, cheap and a very basic backpacker hostel.


If you are not happy with this list, you can check a few more options, such as The Station Backpackers, Queen Street Backpacker, and Lantana Lodge.

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