YHA Auckland International


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


"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
  • Internet Access
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • pool room
  • TV Room
  • VISA

To do in Auckland 

  • 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

  • Phantom of the Opera: 11 February - 4 March 2016, Civic
  • Raggamuffin: 20 February 2016, The Trusts Arena
  • Prince: 24 February 2016, ASB Theatre
  • Super Rugby: 26 February 2016, Eden Park
  • Simply Red: 27 February 2016, Vector Arena
  • Madonna: 5, 6 March 2016, Vector Arena
  • Tom Jones: 19 March 016, Vector Arena
  • Noel Gallagher: 24 March 2016, ASB Theatre
  • John Cleese & Eric Idle: 24 March 2016, The Civic
  • Brian Wilson: 26 March 2016, The Civic
  • Good Morning Mrs Brown: 25 - 27 March 2016, Vector Arena
  • Dawn French: 27 March 2016, The Civic
  • Jackson Browne: 3 April 2016, The Civic
  • The Stranglers: 3 April 2016, The Powerstation
  • Flashdance: The Musical: 21 -27 April, The Civic
  • Black Sabbath: 28 April 2016, Vector Arena
  • Iron Maiden: 1 May 2016, Vector Arena
  • Ice Age on Ice: 13 - 15 May 2016, Vector Arena
  • Blue Man Group: 24 - 29 May 2016, Civic Theatre
  • Disney on Ice: 4 August 2016, Vector Arena
  • WWE Live: 10 August 2016, Vector Arena
  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert: 19 October - 22 October 2016, Civic Theatre
Booking essential for all of the above through Ticketek.


  • (Feb 12th - Feb 14th) Experience a Divine Culture With an All-New Performance! Shen Yun brings a lost civilisation to life with unrivalled mastery, using the richly expressive art of classical Chinese dance, groundbreaking musical ... ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
  • (Feb 14th - Feb 14th) A romantic night to remember together. Watch wonderful ever-changing views while the sun sets! Ticket includes - Special Valentines champagne cocktail on arrival - A beautiful dinner and a special shared ... Amada Cruises "Olympic Spirit"
  • (Feb 14th - Feb 14th) Valentine’s Day Sunset Cocktail Cruise Friday 14th February 2016 11am - 1pm 2pm - 4pm 5pm – 7pm or 8pm - 10pm A romantic cruise to remember together with wonderful ever changing views while you cruise ... Amada Cruises "Olympic Dream"
  • (Feb 14th - Feb 14th) A romantic day to remember together. Wonderful ever-changing views of Auckland of Auckland Harbour and inner Islands Ticket includes special Valentines champagne cocktail on arrival A beautiful dinner and a special ... Amada Cruises "Olympic Spirit"
  • (Feb 11th - Mar 3rd) New tickets have been released due to overwhelming demand of one of the world’s most celebrated musicals, The Phantom of the Opera, playing in Auckland in February and March. From the producers of Mamma Mia!, see ... The Civic
  • (Feb 13th - Feb 14th) The Heroic Garden Festival gives attendees exclusive access to some of Auckland’s most striking private gardens, all with a point of difference. Celebrating 20 years, the 2016 event features 24 diverse gardens ... Auckland CBD

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

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

Capacity and Room Types

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.

Shared rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable 4 or 8 bed rooms. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are situated on each floor. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Due to the layout of rooms, some members of your group may be on a different floor.

Private rooms

Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with private 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.

All bedrooms require swipe keys for access and a duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.

Group 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. Packed breakfast and packed lunch available when booked in advance. From $10 per meal per person.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay.  

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.

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Auckland direct 09 302 8200 or email auckland.groups@yha.co.nz or our national groups coordinator 0800 278 299

Download YHA Auckland Group Information