4.1 out of 5

"Very central to everything. Good design on rooms make the most of the space. Staff are very helpful & informative. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 23 Aug 2017

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Hotel Description

YHA Auckland City - Hostel / Backpacker puts you in the heart of Auckland, steps from Queen Street Shopping District and within a 10-minute stroll of Auckland Town Hall.

All 71 rooms feature dining areas and sitting areas. Bathrooms are shared.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 5-star Newton hostel, attractions include University of Auckland and Sky Tower.

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$65* Per night/room 24 Sep. - 25 Sep.

Basic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

4 Bed Male Dorm Ensuite

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

6 Bed Male Dorm

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

6 Bed Female Dorm

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

YHA Auckland City - Hostel / Backpacker ratings based on 42 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for YHA Auckland City - Hostel / Backpacker

Everyone (33) Couples (4) Students (1) Family (4)
4 out of 5


Very central to everything. Good design on rooms make the most of the space. Staff are very helpful & informative.

Posted by , from UK on 23 Aug. 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice hostel terrible location

If you can't afford a taxi I wouldn't stay there, the hill you have to climb to get up there SUCKS and is a deal breaker bad location!! :( nice rooms though!!

Posted by , from NZ on 28 May 2017

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5 out of 5

good value, nice hostel

Pros: 2 mains sockets and 2 USB charging sockets at every bed! rooms have large lockers. staff were happy to provide me proof of address documentation for opening a bank account.
Cons: showers are tiny. my roommates snored but earplugs are available for sale at the front desk.
Location: location is at the top of Queen Street, it's a 10 minute walk to the central business district but you will walk up a steep hill returning

Posted by on 12 Nov. 2016

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2 out of 5

YHA disappointing stay

Pros: Location was central to K Rd and a short walk to the hospital
Cons: Air cons in the room! Ant bombs around the kitchen, and the hallways to each floor smelt really bad...needs airing out often or something
I booked a private and quiet room with opening window for ventilation for my child and I. We got a room on the 6th floor which consisted of a double bed against the wall, a desk and chair and space to put our bags. While there wasn't any room to swing a cat (so to say,) and decor somewhat dated, it was sufficient for our needs. However, the room was like a sauna. The tiny opening in the windows wasn't enough for any sort of ventilation at all, and at night it was so extremely hot and uncomfortable that I had to keep the door ajar with a shoe, and put my bag and chair in front of the door so no one would come in. Someone still tried to come in anyway unfortunately. Luckily Nothing came of that. Im guessing each floor has two clean toilets and two showers, and were free each time we went to use them. The tv room was on the 3rd floor...smelly. The kitchen dining area was on the 1st floor, and while it was actually great, very clean, spacious, roomy etc, the ant city that crawled all over the cubby holes for dry food was a major let down. $7 for a load of washing on the ground floor (total to wash and to dry) was quite steep, but I guess the price is consistent with some others. Overall I think the place is sufficient, handy to K Rd vicinity and hospital area etc, but it's not somewhere I would bother staying again if sleep is a priority.

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2016

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4 out of 5
Apart from a fire alarm/evacuation everything was fine

Posted by on 14 Feb. 2016

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4 out of 5

Convenient location, Clean and new toilets

10 mins walk to the center.3 mins walk to Skybus stops.You need to pay a storage fee after checkout. Choose level 6 or 7 if you don't want to hear noise.No fee for credit cards.The twin room is tiny and no towels or kettles.Choose 2-bed dorm is similar to twin room but cheaper

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2016

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3 out of 5

Cheap springboard to tour Auckland city

We had one day in Auckland and required cheap accommodation, strategically positioned. The YHA met this criteria. It is located near the top of Queen Street and acts as a great stop/start to the day. The room was sparse but clean. Shared bathrooms were clean and fresh. Cooking area was expansive and well laid out. I felt comfortable in the common area.

Posted by , from F on 24 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5

Good basic value for money

Closed to bus depots and central city. Only down side being not many fast food places nearby though there is a little grocery shop

Posted by , from New Zealand on 20 Jan. 2016

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3 out of 5
Staffs are helpful but room is just average. Shared bathroom was quite dirty and need more regular clean ups.

Posted by on 10 Nov. 2015

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3 out of 5
I will recomment my friends to stay there based on the room rate, its is good value for money.

Posted by on 18 Aug. 2015

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About the YHA Auckland City - Hostel / Backpacker

Location 18 Liverpool Street, Auckland, 1010

Property Features

As a guest of YHA Auckland City - Hostel / Backpacker, you'll find a terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ. WiFi is free in public spaces. Vending machine, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities are also featured at the eco-friendly YHA Auckland City - Hostel / Backpacker. This 5-star Auckland hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 71 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (19.4 km / 12.1 mi)
  • Train station: Auckland Mt Eden Station (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

YHA Auckland City - Hostel / Backpacker offers 71 forms of accommodation. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. Guests have access to shared bathrooms.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Hairdryer available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • Union Pay
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • YHA Auckland City Backpacker
  • YHA Auckland City Backpacker Hostel
  • YHA Auckland City Hostel Backpacker
  • YHA City Hostel Backpacker
  • YHA Auckland City Hostel / Backpacker
  • YHA Auckland City - Hostel / Backpacker Auckland

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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