So many people want to visit New Zealand but the ever-changing and unpredictable weather makes it hard to pack right. This new article of our NZ Guide “What to take to New Zealand” tells you what not to forget when coming here and features our ultimate pack list to help you making packing your bag a breeze.

Ever wondered when the best time of the year is for you to visit New Zealand? Ask 3 different people and you will get 4 different answers. Our latest addition to our NZ Guide “When to go to New Zealand” gives you an overview about New Zealand’s different seasons and what to do best in them so you can make the most out of your time here.

Until 31/05/2015 we are offering all Double and Twin Rooms for just $55 and all Single Rooms for just $50 per night, of which our staff is getting an extra 10% off.

Also, we are lowering our internet to unbeatable $1/hour, $5/day, $19/week and $34/month.

Book now any of our rooms for a week, get a night for free and pay even less for your internet access.

From now on until further notice, we are giving away free SIM cards from 2Degrees. Simply like us on Facebook or Google+ and get the SIM card at our reception. This will save you $5 and is especially handy, when you have just arrived in New Zealand.

2Degrees covers 97 % of where Kiwis live and work and offers very competitive rates for national calls, TXTs and data, as well as international calling, especially to European countries.

We are proud to announce that Choice Backpackers, received the award for New Zealand’s best tourism website. Please find the corresponding excerpt below.

Choice Backpackers is located in the CBD and is the second biggest backpackers in Auckland and boasts a range of incredible amenities. The website is top-class, easy to navigate, stacked with information, and also features a stunning responsive layout making it a breeze to visit on smart devices.

The “Top Tourism Site Award” by the New Zealand Tourism Guide is awarded to leading New Zealand travel sites that enhance New Zealand as a travel destination. Each site must comply with criteria such as the following:

  • It must enhance New Zealand as a travel destination
  • It must have useful and informative content
  • It must be laid out in a professional and aesthetic manner
  • It must be designed effectively for the World Wide Web

The award also takes into account aspects such as; interactivity, originality, outstanding graphic quality, and marketing reach. So not only did we receive an award for the graphical upgrade of our website, but also for the content provided to our guest, which helps them to get the most out of their stay. With being awarded unexpectedly, we take this to improve even more over the upcoming days. So stay tuned for what is to come.

This is it. We have finished our technical upgrade and brand re-design. Our website, and social media connections like facebook, google+, twitter and inkedin have been revamped and now link to each other to provide the best customer experience. Public access is open as of now.

For you thats means browsing an enriched media profile, more pictures, more structured and detailed information about your stay in New Zealand, as well as fast bookings and contact options via our website

To us it means having whole new ways of communicating with our guests via their (and not our) preferred channel to answer your questions while you are away from home. Our blog will not only be used to spread news regarding Choice Backpackers but also to reach out and tell others of how we improve things continuously here at Choice and in the hospitality industry. We will also report about the trips of our team to new destinations and rate it for you, i. e. telling you, if it is worth going there or not.

At Choice Backpackers, we are always open to new ideas and constructive criticism. And we hope to hear from you.

Have Fun.