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

Quote

"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
  • 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

  • Lorde: 1 November 2014, Vector Arena
  • Joe Satriani: 1 November 2014, ASB Theatre
  • Elbow: 1, 2 November 2014, Power Station
  • Monster Jam: 1 – 2 November 2014, QBE Stadium
  • Madden Brother: 4 November 2014, ASB Theatre
  • Bill Bailey: 5, 6 November 2014, ASB Theatre
  • Fast5 Netball: 8 - 9 November 2014, Vector Areana
  • Mariah Carey: 13 November 2014, Vector Arena
  • Kimbra: 18 November 2014, Power Station
  • Rolling Stones: 22 November 2014, Mount Smart
  • Jimmy Barnes: 26 November 2014, ASB Theatre
  • Nick Cave: 6 - 7 December 2014, The Civic
  • John Legend: 10 December 2014, Vector Arena
  • Raggamuffin: 13 December 2014, Trusts Arena
  • Joan Armitrading: 17 December 2014, Great Hall
  • Katie Perry: 19, 20 December 2014, Vector Arena
  • Jethro Tull: 21 Decemebr, The Civic
  • Paul Simon And Sting: 30 January 2015, Vector Arena 
  • NRL Auckland Nines Tournament: 31 January - 2 February 2015, Eden Park
  • Eddie Izzard: 19 February 2015, ASB Theatre
  • Michael Palin: 17 February 2015, ASB Theatre
  • Eagles: 14, 15 March 2015, Mount Smart
  • Rod Stewart: 13, 14 April 2015, Vector Arena
  • Ricky Martin: 17 April 2015, Vector Arena
    Butterfly Creek  - Home of the CrocsTall Ships Festival 25 October - 28 October, Viaduct
Booking essential for all of the above through Ticketek.

Events

  • Olafur Eliasson: The Cubic Structural Evolution Project (Sep 5th - Sep 5th) 'The cubic structural evolution project', 2004, is a hands-on installation by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967 Copenhagen). Comprising thousands of pieces of white Lego bricks scattered on a ...
  • Light Show (Oct 11th - Oct 11th) Olafur Eliasson's Model for a Timeless Garden is now available to view. Continuing from its sell-out season at London's Hayward Gallery in 2013, the spectacular Light Show comes to Auckland Art Gallery this ...
  • This Is Halloween (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) Looking for a spot to party away your Halloween? Plugged have plenty of tricks and treats for you this year! As always a steller line up blasting those tasty beats that will wake the dead. With Club 22 Kids ...
  • A Halloween Double-Bill: 'The Cagebirds' and 'The Collector' (Oct 31st - Nov 6th) Wild Boy Productions, in association with Female Company, presents two twisted tales for Halloween. What would you do if you were kept in the dark? The Cagebirds Directed by Lisa Fothergill Assistant Director: Lucy ...
  • Cool Runnings, The Crabbs, Ducklingmonster, Power Nap, Kraus (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) Basement Bloodbath: a terrifyingly great Halloween lineup featuring Cool Runnings, the Crabbs, Ducklingmonster, Power Nap, and Kraus! Four young rockers went overseas with dreams to conquer the world, only to come ...
  • Jesus Christ Superstar: the Kensington Swan Season (Oct 30th - Nov 23rd) The greatest story ever told. The most famous rock opera of all time. With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is loosely based on the Gospel's account of the last week in the life ...

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.

Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.

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