YHA Auckland International

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About YHA Auckland International

The YHA Auckland International is 4-star plus Qualmark rated, staffed 24 hours and offers excellent amenities. Located just off Auckland’s Queen Street, this YHA combines the excitement of the city with safe and secure accommodation.

The hostel can cater to individual travellers, families and groups and offers a range of clean and comfortable rooms from different sized dorm rooms (male or female only available), to private twin, and double ensuite rooms.

The YHA Auckland International has a large fully equipped kitchen and dining room as well as a spacious and relaxing lounge area with Sky TV and a pool table, making it a great place to relax after a day exploring the city. The hostel has luggage storage options for guests checking in or out, DVD's and board games for hire, a stereo and book exchange which make it a complete facility.

Limited reserved car parking is available (fantastic for the centre of Auckland!) – please contact the hostel to check availability and reserve a parking bay.

Travel in Auckland and around New Zealand

YHA Auckland International has an onsite travel and accommodation booking service to help you book your activities and travel in Auckland and around the country. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to give advice as to the best ways to make the most of your time and money in New Zealand. They can also book all your YHA accommodation in advance to help make your trip as relaxing as possible.

Here’s a small sample of some of the iconic Auckland sights and activities:

  • The Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • Aotea Square – visit the square for crafts markets, rallies and arts festivals.
  • The Britomart Centre – is the main public transport hub
  • Karangahape Road – also known as "K' Road", and is famous for its bars, clubs and shops
  • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World – aquarium and Antarctic centre
  • New Zealand National Maritime Museum – features New Zealand maritime history
  • Queen Street - main street of the city, from Karangahape Road down to the harbour.
  • Sky Tower – the tallest free standing structure in the southern hemisphere which offers fantastic panoramic views of Auckland.
  • The Viaduct – restaurants, bars and home to the Americas’ cup yacht

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"Just down the hill and even larger than its brother, this purpose-built YHA is thoroughly modern with excellent cooking facilities, spacious rooms, separate TV and quiet lounges, Internet access and a travel centre. They even have a few free parking spaces; book early." -The Rough Guide to New Zealand

By Bus:

600m from station to hostel. Head down Victoria Street and turn right into Queen Street, Turner Street is on the left.

By Plane:

23km to Auckland International Airport. Door to door transfers with Airbus and Super Shuttle

By Train:

1km walk to hostel. Walk from station up Queen Street to hostel (25mins) or catch a bus up Queen Street from Britomart ($0.50).

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  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Media Room
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA

To do in Auckland 

  • Every Monday night at YHA Auckland International: Monday Movie Madness. Free film. Free popcorn. From 6.30pm.
  • Visit Auckland’s Sky Tower for breathtaking views over the ‘City of Sails’. Try the Sky Walk or the Sky Jump if you’re feeling brave.
  • Walk across Auckland’s iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge for stunning views of Auckland’s downtown with Sky Tower and across Auckland Harbour.
  • Go off shore and visit the islands: Rangitoto, Waiheke, Great Barrier, Tiritiri Matangi, Rotoroa, Kawau and Motutapu.
  • Venture over to the Marine Village of Devonport, where sandy beaches, stylish shops and little eateries await.
  • Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World remains a popular place to visit to see New Zealand’s varied marine life up close and personal.
  • Get the best views of the city from 16500ft at the North Islands highest drop zone with Skydive Auckland.
  • Something is always in bloom at the Auckland Botanical Gardens, a short drive from the CBD. And it's FREE!
  • Visit the Stardome Observatory & Planetarium and discover star clusters, gas cloud nebulae and star patterns that can only be seen from this latitude.
  • Hop on the ferry for a scenic ride to the picturesque Waiheke Island and then zip through Waiheke's native bush on EcoZip Adventure's 200m dual flying fox ziplines.
  • Stroll along Mission Bay's promendade and discover the seaside charm of suburbs St Heliers Bay and Kohimarama, all within walking or cycling distance from the Auckland CBD.
  • Go along with Eden Park Tours for a tour of Eden Park, the home of the All Blacks and one of the world’s most famous sporting venues.
  • Visit the Auckland Zoo and Motat (Museum of Transport and Technology) in the gorgeous Western Springs domain.
  • Butterfly Creek, home of the crocs, has a unique collection of animals, insects and critters. It has brought the worlds most aggresive predator the Australian Crocodile to New Zealand.
  • Expereince Auckland's fantastic outdoors and hire a bike or tramping and camping gear from Adventure Capital.
  • Visit the Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery for some of New Zealand’s best Maori and fine art collections.
  • Take in some live music or live theatre – Auckland is New Zealand’s entertainment capital.
All activities are bookable at hostel reception.

Auckland upcoming sport & music events

  • Flashdance: The Musical: 21 -27 April, The Civic
  • The Proclaimers: 25 April 2016, ASB Theatre
  • Black Sabbath: 28 April 2016, Vector Arena
  • Iron Maiden: 1 May 2016, Vector Arena
  • Rudimental: 4 May 2016, Vector Arena
  • Ice Age on Ice: 13 - 15 May 2016, Vector Arena
  • Blue Man Group: 24 - 29 May 2016, Civic Theatre
  • The Cure: 21 July 2016, Vector Arena
  • Macklemore and Lewis: 28 July 2016, Vector Arena
  • Disney on Ice: 4 August 2016, Vector Arena
  • WWE Live: 10 August 2016, Vector Arena
  • Ellie Goulding: 1 October 2016, Vector Arena
  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert: 19 October - 22 October 2016, Civic Theatre
Booking essential for all of the above through Ticketek.

Events

  • (Mar 5th - Mar 5th) Visit Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and discover the rich and layered visual world of Fiona Pardington, whose photographic creations traverse subjects such as the erotic, feminism and the symbolism of death. ... Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
  • (Feb 19th - May 8th) “You are a lover; borrow Cupid's wings.” "[Romeo & Juliet] ]sparkles into life on a bare stage that replicates the compelling physical intimacy of Shakespearean theatre [...] earthy buffoonery rubs shoulders with ... Pop-up Globe Theatre
  • (Feb 20th - May 7th) “If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.” " [...] I saw Shakespeare as it was meant to be performed [...] bawdy, intimate, mischievous, immediate and personal." - ... Pop-up Globe Theatre
  • (Feb 24th - May 7th) "Suppose now within the girdle of these walls..." - Chorus, Henry V Unlock the secrets of Pop-up Globe with one of our 45-minute guided tours. Explore the Pop-up Globe, including the background of the Second Globe ... Pop-up Globe Theatre
  • (Apr 23rd - May 1st) Attention grabbing titles are so passé. Sex with a horse is fine if you're a horse. It's not ok if you're a moose. Sex With Horses is an exploration of the creative self and Art. It is hoped it will have very little to ... Toto / Montecristo
  • (Apr 23rd - May 14th) Great news! Brendon Green is back with a cracking new show that celebrates the ridiculousness of life, the futility of effort, and the absurd moral arbitrariness of our society. But in a fun way! The exclamation points ... Toto / Montecristo
YHA Auckland International twin ensuite room YHA Auckland International kitchen YHA Auckland International 6 bed dorm

YHA Auckland International is a 4 star plus, Enviro Silver Qualmark rated hostel and provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation to all types of groups from schools and colleges, to sporting and cultural groups. 

“Excellent venue and extra friendly relaxed staff-thank you!” - Kaitoke and Mulberry Schools, Great Barrier Island

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Accommodation

Hostel capacity

YHA Auckland International can cater for up to 168 people across 47 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 4 x 8 bed multi-share
  • 24 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 11 x twin and double rooms
  • 8 x twin and double rooms with ensuite facilities.

 All bedroom doors lock automatically when closed and require swipe keys for access. A duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group. 

 

 

Room types

Shared rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable 4 or 8 bed rooms. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are situated on each floor. Due to the layout of rooms, some members of your group may be on different floors.

All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Private rooms

Group leaders and supervisors can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with ensuite or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.

Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.

Find out more!

Contact YHA Auckland Groups Coordinators. Paula and Erin are happy to help:
auckland.groups@yha.co.nz    09 302 8201 

Facilities & services

Hostel facilities

  • Fully equipped, self-catering kitchen and dining area
  • Free luggage storage before & after stay
  • Wheelchair access
  • Free Wifi for group leaders
  • All bed linen included
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sky TV
  • Games and meeting rooms
  • Limited parking for cars and small vans available for pre-booking
  • Nearby bus parking

Meals

Continental breakfast can be served upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of three cereals, fruit salad, toast and tea, coffee, milo and fruit juice. 

A packed breakfast or lunch  are also available for advance bookings.

 



FREE booking service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including: Interislander and Bluebridge ferries, Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains, Intercity coach travel and local shuttle services.

 Find out more about accommodation for groups across the YHA Network.  

 

 

 

Location

The hostel is located in Auckland’s CBD close to Queen Street, the Sky Tower, Aotea Square, Civic Theatre and many other attractions.

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!

From Airport

23km to Auckland International Airport. Door to door transfers with Airbus for $16 one way or $28 per person return. The most convenient option for a group is to book a shuttle at $113 per van door to door. 

By Train

1km walk to hostel. Walk from Britomart Station up Queen Street to hostel (25 min) or catch a bus from Britomart. The most convenient option, a charter shuttle, is $50 per van. 

Parking

Limited parking is available for cars and small vans (up to 12 seats). Due to space these parks must be booked in advance. 

 

 

Contact us!

Would you like a quote for your stay? Complete our booking enquiry form: Enquire now

Have questions? YHA Auckland Groups Coordinators, Paula and Erin, are happy to help: auckland.groups@yha.co.nz   09 302 8201

Travelling elsewhere in New Zealand? Get in touch our National Groups Coordinators, Rod and Saskia: book@yha.co.nz    0800 278 299