YHA Auckland City

Description

Recently refurbished (October 2016) with a 3 million dollar makeover, YHA Auckland City is the ideal backpacker hostel to start or finish your New Zealand adventure.

The hostel offers a range of clean and comfortable rooms from different sized dorm rooms (male or female only available), to private single, twin and double rooms. The hostel combines the excitement of the city with a safe and secure environment.

A fully equipped kitchen, relaxed dining room, comfortable TV room, spacious sundeck and BBQ area, laundry and luggage storage facilities and free accommodation and travel service, make this 4-star plus Qualmark rated hostel an awesome place to stay.

Located at the top of Queen Street in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest and most exciting city, YHA Auckland City provides easy access to the city centre and is surrounded by shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

The hostel is also a short walk from the Airbus Express stop making it easy to find when you first arrive, or a great place to spend your last few days in New Zealand.

Knowledgeable staff are on hand 24 hours a day to welcome you with a big smile! The team can offer advice about the best things to do in Auckland and New Zealand, and can book any activities, transport or YHA accommodation around the country to help make your trip as easy as possible.

Travel in Auckland and around New Zealand

YHA Auckland City 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, excellent fish n' chips and home to the Americas’ cup yacht

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YHA Auckland City is a large and central YHA with seven floors of mostly twin and double rooms – the upper ones with fine city views – plus well-equipped common areas and a large travel centre. - The Rough Guide to New Zealand

 

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By Bus:

The hostel is 800m from the station. Head down Victoria Street and turn right into Queen Street, City Road is on the left from station

By Plane:

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

By Train:

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

Parking:

As you might expect in Auckland CBD, parking is limited! A small number paid car parks are available outside YHA Auckland International (just around the corner), but unfortunately there is no onsite parking at our hostel. Send us an email and we can help suggest nearby options depending on your budget.

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  • 24 Hour Guest Access
  • American Express
  • BBQ
  • Bedding Provided
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Available to Purchase
  • Communal Dining Area
  • Communal Lounge
  • Cot Available On Request
  • EFTPOS, Visa & Mastercard
  • Food Storage
  • Free Movies
  • Free WiFi
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garden or Outdoor Area
  • Guitar
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hostelling International Bookings
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Recycling Stations
  • Secure Bedrooms
  • Towel Hire
  • Travel & Activity Bookings
  • TV Room
  • Union Pay
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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. Special ticket price of $26 per person available through our front desk.
  • 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. Save $14 by booking at our front desk to take advantage of our $22 backpacker rate!
  • 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 aggressive predator, the Australian Crocodile, to New Zealand.
  • Experience 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. Save $5 at Auckland Museum by booking through our front desk.
  • Cruise the harbour and take in some of the wildlife with Auckland Whale & Dolphin Watch. Save $32 by booking through reception.
  • 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

  • West Side Story: 22 June - 2 July 2017, The Civic
  • All Blacks vs British Lions: 24 June 2017, Eden Park
  • Hanson: 27 June 2017, Town Hall
  • Chris Rock: 1 July 2017, Spark Arena
  • Russell Howard: 2 July 2017, Town Hall
  • All Blacks vs British Lions: 8 July 2017, Eden Park
  • Queens of the Stone Age: 13 July 2017, Logan Campbell Centre
  • Rhys Darby: 14 July 2017, Aotea Square
  • Little Mix: 30 July 2017, Spark Arena
  • Matilda The Musical: 18 August - 27 August 2017, The Civic
  • Ariana Grande: 2 September 2017, Spark Arena
  • Midnight Oil: 9 September 2017, Spark Arena
  • Status Quo: 11 October 2017, Spark Arena
  • Alison Moyet: 14 October 2017, ASB Theatre
  • Lionel Richie: 21 October 2017, Spark Arena
  • Take That: 22 November 2017, Trusts Arena
  • Sister Act The Musical: 25 November - 16 December 2017, ASB Waterfront Theatre
  • Harry Styles: 2 December 2017, Spark Arena
  • Cat Stevens: 13 December 2017, Spark Arena
  • Bruno Mars: 27/28 February 2018, Spark Arena
  • Ed Sheeran: 23, 24, 25 March 2018, Mt Smart Stadium

Please note: the venue formerly known as Vector Arena has been renamed Spark Arena

Booking essential for all of the above through Ticketek.

Events

  • (Mar 18th - Mar 18th) The body – in all its complexity – will be explored in 'The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate', Auckland Art Gallery’s major exhibition for 2017. Beautiful, sensual and at times provocative, more than 100 ... Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
  • (May 25th - Sep 28th) The original ProNight since 1997 featuring NZ's headline acts, rising stars, promising new faces and the occasional surprise international guest passing through Auckland. There is a fresh line-up every week with no ... The Classic Comedy Club
  • (Jun 22nd - Jul 2nd) In Auckland to see two of the greatest rugby gangs go head to head? Gangs. We know all about them. Get some tips on gang warfare when New York's toughest do battle in the world's greatest dance musical, West Side ... The Civic
  • (Jun 22nd - Jul 1st) An enduringly popular opera, Carmen is a parade of hit tunes set in an exotic locale with a fearless heroine. Vital and dangerous, Carmen is a woman who will be free at any cost, setting the path to the opera’s ... ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
  • (Jun 20th - Jul 6th) A small, rural settlement in the middle of nowhere is in turmoil. Somebody knows what happened to two Danish backpackers who disappeared a year ago on a local walking track. Is it Isaac, who runs the local tearooms? ... ASB Waterfront Theatre
  • (Jun 1st - Jun 22nd) The SKYCITY Comedy Showcase features some of NZs best comedians, and what's more, it's free! Make the most of a night out with free live comedy in the heart of the city. June 22nd: - Michelle Acourt - Jarred ... Sammy's Lounge
YHA Auckland International twin ensuite room YHA Auckland International kitchen YHA Auckland International 6 bed dorm

Groups staying at YHA in Auckland mainly stay at the YHA International hostel. 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

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. 

 
If you have any questions Paula and Erin are happy to help:

 auckland.groups@yha.co.nz    09 302 8201 

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.


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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 is 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. 

 

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For multiple locations get in touch with our National Groups Coordinator, Rod: book@yha.co.nz | 0800 278 299