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International Backpackers Hostel

Backpackers Packages

The award-winning Choice Backpackers in Auckland provides budget accommodation for international Backpackers now also in packages, which safe you even more.

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Quick Facts about the Backpackers

  • Address

    Choice Plaza Building
    10 Wellesley Street East
    Auckland Central, 1010
    New Zealand

  • Reception Hours

    24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

  • Check-In/Check-Out

    Check-Out is 10:00 am
    Check-In for privates is 02:00 pm
    Check-In for dorms is 10:00 am

  • Dormitories

    10 Bed Dorm: from $14.00
    8 Bed Dorm: from $18.00
    6 Bed Dorm: from $24.00
    4 Bed Dorm: from $26.00

  • Private Rooms

    Single Room: from $49.00
    Twin Room: from $49.00
    Double Room: from $49.00

    For details on our Summer Special featuring 10 %/15 % discount, please refer to our complete list of rates.

  • Amenities

    Tax Refunds
    10 Different Room Types
    Female Only Rooms
    24 Hours Laundry
    Fully equipped Kitchen
    Linen provided, Towels on request
    Ultra High-Speed WiFi everywhere
    Central City Location
    Multi-Lingual Staff
    Free Luggage Storage
    Credit Cards accepted
    Pool Billard
    IRD Number Assistance
    Fix Shop
    Post Restante Mail Service
    Photocopy/Print/Scan Service

Is a backpackers right for me?

What a backpackers is like

Backpacker Hostels provide accommodation, which is budget-oriented and sociable. Guests usually rent a bunk bed in a dormitory and share a lounge area, bathrooms and kitchen. With the exception of uni-sex rooms, all areas are mixed-gender accessible. Backpacker Hostels represent the most basic and cheapest form of accommodation. As such, they are usually owned independently and must not be confused with Bed & Breakfast, Lodges, Motels or Hotels. In Zealand the words “backpackers” and “hostel” are used interchangeably.  We are Auckland’s second largest Backpacker Hostel and orient our services towards authentic international budget travelers.

What is included in the rent

Backpacker Hostels focus on travelers with a minimal budget. As such, we are trying to keep your rent as low as possible and give discounts to guests, who decide to stay longer with us. Your rent includes your bed and linen, as well as usage of the kitchen, lounge, bathrooms and all other common areas. It also covers your water and electricity usage.

Services like laundry, WiFi Internet, breakfast etc. are not included in your rent. You may purchase these for a small fee, but we rather tell you where to get free WiFi from or where the next cheap supermarket is.

What backpackers guests are like

Backpackers are international, independent budget travelers with an open and liberal mind between the age of 18 and 35. Most of them are tech-savvy, identify themselves with the terms “adventurous” and “individual”, like to improvise, cook their own food and wash their own cloths, of which they don’t have a lot. They travel on a budget and rather stay 1 week longer in a foreign country in some basic accommodation, than 1 more night in a luxurious hotel. They usually travel alone but sometimes appear in pairs, are very sociable and like to meet other like-minded people, as well as locals.

What backpackers guests are not like

Backpackers usually don’t travel with much. They don’t use trolleys or consume a lot of space. They are rather interested in solving a problem than to complain about one.

Many backpackers want to put themselves in the situation where they lack certain items, as well as the comfort of their home and are learning that often the bit they have – and that all fits in one backpack – is just enough to be happy. This is why an all inclusive program including breakfast is not something that backpackers seek. They rather self-cater, sometime with others and clean after themselves.

32 850 +

International guests

78 840 +

Hours of continuous operation

24/7

Of great service

What our guests say about our backpackers

Good value for money. Great location.

IssacFrom New Zealand

Great location. The staff is amazingly helpful and friendly.

AuroreFrom Belize

Located right in the City Center.

AndreasFrom Switzerland

Good quality mattress and kind staff.

KeunhyeongFrom Korea

Just the best staff ever.

SallyFrom the United Kingdom

I liked the central location and the help provided to open a bank account.

MarenFrom Germany

The location is right in the CBD.

AimeeFrom the United Kingdom

The bed is very comfortable.

KoeyFrom New Zealand

The bed is comfortable and the linen is new. Location is great.

JirehFrom Singapore

The best thing without a doubt is the atmosphere and the location of the hostel. Taking into account the price, I would stay here again.

ValentinaFrom Spain

The counter staff is very friendly. Check in at the counter with linen, quilts and pillows, very hygienic.

TingFrom China

Pretty fine stay for the amount of money that you pay according to the average accommodation fees in the region. Very friendly staff! Shower and toilets are clean and usable. Clean rooms and beds.

RuslanFrom Russia

Very welcoming staff and well located in the city center.

GinetteFrom Canada

Ideal location. Value for money very good. Ideal for short stays. Possibility to leave luggage at the reception after check-out.

CarineFrom France

The kitchen was well equipped.

GabrielaFrom Argentina

Good location and very comfortable beds.

NicolasFrom Spain

Great budget accommodation.

LucyFrom New Zealand

Very kind staff.

MichaelFrom Germany

Great spot!

HannaFrom Bazil

Pillows were nice – which was awesome usually they aren’t that good at backpackers.

KateFrom New Zealand

Located directly at Queen Street. Nice staff and comfortable beds. Regular cleaning and great atmosphere.

ErikFrom Germany

My bed was super comfy and the atmosphere was great! If you want to let lose and party its great down stairs, but nice warm and quiet upstairs in the rooms if you need some relaxation or down time.

AlphaFrom New Zealand

Loved the place, the staff is friendly and helpful and the atmosphere whilst I was there was just absolutely brilliant! Will definitely come back here when I make my way back to Auckland.

BenjaminFrom Belgium

It’s very clean and quiet in the rooms…if you want to have a good sleep it is perfect.

PazFrom Chile