Best Hostels near Auckland AirportNew Zealand’s largest city of Auckland is a thriving, modern city with heaps of culture, history, shopping, and excellent nightlife. Close to spectacular natural sights, it really is a destination that offers something for everyone.

Finding a good hostel near Auckland Airport can be tricky; most accommodations are close to the city center.

Don’t worry about where to stay when you first arrive in Auckland or are getting ready to leave the City of Sails. Our expert team of travel writers has put together the perfect ultimate list of the best hostels near Auckland Airport to make your travel planning a breeze.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere for solo adventurers, couples, families, or groups of mates, and whether you prefer splashes of luxury, somewhere cheap and cheerful, or a place to party until the last minute, we’ve got you covered.

Some of these best hostels near Auckland Airport are sure to surprise you …

Hostels Near Auckland Airport – Round-Up

Overall best hostel near Auckland Airport – Hobson Lodge
Best hostels near Auckland Airport to catch an early flight – Auckland Airport Lodge
Best hostel near Auckland Airport to catch an early train – Nomads Auckland
Best hostel near Auckland Airport for solo travellers – YHA Auckland International
Best party hostel near Auckland Airport – YHA Auckland City
Best hostels for business travellers near Auckland Airport – Airport Garden Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
Best hostels for couples near Auckland Airport – MOTIANLUN
Best hostels near Auckland Airport for families – City Lodge
Best cheap hostel near Auckland Airport – Borders Beyond
Best luxury hostels near Auckland Airport – Haka Hotel Newmarket
Best hostel with a private room near Auckland Airport – Verandahs Backpacker Lodge

Hotels Near Auckland Airport

#1 – Hobson Lodge

• Overall best hostel near Auckland Airport •

It's highly rated, it's popular and close to the airport - an easy number one from us!

It’s highly rated, it’s popular and close to the airport – an easy number one from us!

  • Cost – $
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 20 km / 12.4 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 25 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour 20 minutes

A highly rated and popular hostel, Hobson Lodge is our winner for the overall best hostel near Auckland Airport. There are spacious mixed dorms for six and eight and female-only dorms for six, all with plenty of fresh air and light. Lockers are provided and there’s under-bed storage too. The high-quality mattresses and pillows help you have a great sleep.

The hostel also has private doubles, some with private bathrooms and some with shared bathrooms. The large gleaming kitchen lets you whip up your favorite dishes with ease and there’s a comfortable dining area where you can chat with others over dinner.

There’s a dedicated computer room, ideal for digital nomads and people planning their onward adventures.

Alternatively, you can access free Wi-Fi in the common room and other parts of the hostel. The vibe is friendly and welcoming and the prices are affordable. Other top facilities include laundry and ironing facilities, cable TV, luggage storage, parking, and hairdryers.

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#2 – Auckland Airport Lodge

• Best hostels near Auckland Airport to catch an early flight •

No need to stress about transport when you stay and the Auckland Airport Lodge

No need to stress about transport when you stay and the Auckland Airport Lodge

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 6 km / 3.7 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport walking: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 15 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 35 minutes

Located close to the airport, Auckland Airport Lodge is one of the best hostels near Auckland Airport to catch an early flight. There are free shuttle services to and from your flights, meaning you don’t need to stress about your transportation.

Taking a short trip to somewhere else in New Zealand? The hostel also offers free parking for up to seven days! Don’t worry about the time of your arrival or departure—reception is staffed around the clock.

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Rooms can accommodate one, two, three, and four, and there’s even an eight-person apartment that’s perfect for a group of friends or large family. The well-equipped rooms are en suite with a basic kitchenette.

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#3 – Travelers Homestay

Travelers Homestay

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 5 km / 3.1 miles
  • Time to Auckland Airport walking: 1 hour
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 10 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 30 minutes

Travelers Homestay is another great choice if you’re looking for the best hostel near Auckland Airport to catch an early flight. Friendly, homey, and cosy, you’ll enjoy the very best of Kiwi hospitality.

Rooms at the Travelers Homestay are compact but super clean and comfy, and the soft beds and pillows will ensure you get a good night’s sleep before jetting off in the morning. The garden is a pleasant place to unwind and there’s a shared kitchen where you can whip up some munchies. Take care of the essentials with the laundry facilities.

The homestay property also has parking, free Wi-Fi, and luggage storage.

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#4 – Nomads Auckland

• Best hostel near Auckland Airport to catch an early train •

Free stuff and great amenities make Nomads a must

Free stuff and great amenities make Nomads a must

  • Cost – $
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 22 km / 13.7 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 30 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour

Located seconds away from Britomart, Auckland’s main railway station, Nomads Auckland is our pick for the best hostel near Auckland Airport to catch an early train. It’s a friendly and jolly place to stay; the team is always willing to go the extra mile and it attracts a cool bunch of travellers. An airport shuttle stops right outside.

There are private en suite rooms at the Nomads as well as mixed and female-only dorms in different sizes. Lockers are available too.

Meet and mingle in the comfy lounge, complete with beanbags, a TV, board games, and books. Unwind in the sauna, channel your inner Masterchef in the rooftop kitchen, and conveniently book a range of tickets and tours onsite.

Free stuff includes Wi-Fi, luggage storage, and tea and coffee all throughout the day.

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#5 – YHA Auckland International

• Best hostel near Auckland Airport for solo travellers •

Friendly staff, meeting areas and great location make this one an easy choice

Friendly staff, meeting areas and great location make this one an easy choice

  • Cost – $
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 19 km / 11.8 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 20 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour 10 minutes

YHA Auckland International is among the best hostels near Auckland Airport for solo travellers. There are mixed and single-gender dorms for four and eight, and all guests have a locker.

Staff members are friendly and willing to offer top tips and tricks to make the most of your time in Auckland, and there are plenty of opportunities to meet other travellers.

There’s a large dining area and kitchen, a lounge, and a media room, and you’ll find a TV, board games, books, and a pool table for entertainment. Hairdryers, washing machines, 24-hour reception, cycle parking, and a jobs board may also come in handy.

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#6 – Grafton House Accommodation

Grafton House Accommodation

  • Cost – $
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 18 km / 11.2 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 20 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour 05 minutes

Grafton House Accommodation has a variety of mixed dorms that can accommodate from two up to ten guests. Beds are capsule-style in the larger dorms, with privacy curtains and a reading light. Bathrooms are modern and clean. Solo travellers will have no problems striking up a conversation with other travellers, and the common areas are perfect for meeting others. Cook shared meals in the large kitchen or have a BBQ feast on the terrace. Enjoy free pancakes most Sundays! The large common room has space for eating, relaxing, working, and mingling, and the hostel has laundry facilities, vending machines, lockers, and free Wi-Fi.

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#7 – YHA Auckland City

• Best party hostel near Auckland Airport •

YHA Auckland City is highly reviewed for it's proximity to party hotspots and we agree

YHA Auckland City is highly reviewed for it’s proximity to party hotspots and we agree

  • Cost – $
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 19 km / 11.8 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 20 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour 10 minutes

Although not a party hostel as such, YHA Auckland City is still our recommendation for the best party hostel near Auckland Airport because of its close proximity to some banging nightlife spots.

Walk out the door and you’ll quickly find an array of terrific bars, restaurants, and clubs to keep you busy until the early hours. There are mixed and single-gender dorms as well as private rooms for two.

Common areas are large, bright, and cheery—the lounge, terrace, and dining room are definitely places where you’ll want to hang out.

The spacious kitchen at the YHA is well equipped and has multiple work spaces to let several people cook at the same time, great for cooking up comfort food to fend off any hangovers!

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#8 – Airport Garden Inn Hotel & Conference Centre

• Best hostels for business travellers near Auckland Airport •

Swimming pool, laundry and private bathrooms make this one a perfect place for frequent travelers

Swimming pool, laundry and private bathrooms make this one a perfect place for frequent travelers

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 7.4 km / 4.6 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport walking: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 10 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 40 minutes

Although not strictly a hostel, we love the Airport Garden Inn Hotel & Conference Centre for business travellers. It’s a fabulous no-frills accommodation with excellent business facilities close to the airport… and, it has a whole host of added perks and freebies!

It’s our recommendation for the best hostel for business travellers near Auckland Airport. There are various rooms that can accommodate one, two, three, or four guests. Each room is modern with a private bathroom, seating area, and balcony.

Soundproofing helps you rest undisturbed and other in-room amenities include a fridge, kettle, TV, telephone, and wardrobe. There’s an onsite business centre and meeting rooms, and the free Wi-Fi and faxing/photocopying services are helpful.

Unwind in the garden or by the swimming pool after a busy day of work and dine on the tasty fare in the onsite restaurant. Laundry services help you to look professional. There are free airport transfers.

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#9 – Park Ave Residence

Park Ave Residence

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 11.5 km / 7 miles
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 17 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour

Another top choice for business travellers near Auckland Airport, Park Ave Residence is conveniently located between the airport and downtown. There are double and twin rooms, some with shared bathrooms and others that are en suite.

Each room at the the Park Ave has a TV, fridge, and wardrobe, and you can access free Wi-Fi all around the property. The shared lounge is a terrific place to kick back, unwind, and meet other travellers, and you can cook your favourite dishes in the communal kitchen.

Other plus points for Park Ave include vending machines, paid secure parking, laundry facilities, and an elevator.

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#10 – MOTIANLUN

• Best hostels for couples near Auckland Airport •

MOTIANLUN is a cool and quirky resort village great for couples

MOTIANLUN is a cool and quirky resort village great for couples

  • Cost – $$$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 3 km / 1.9 miles
  • Time to Auckland Airport by walking: 35 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 5 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 15 minutes

Stay somewhere different near Auckland Airport and check into the fabulous MOTIANLUN, a cool and quirky resort village.

One of our favourites for couples, stay in a comfy and snug mobile home, complete with a private bathroom and air conditioning.

The village offers share kitchen facilities, extensive grounds, and varied events, including movie nights, free bike rentals, and tennis courts.

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#11 – Oaklands Lodge

Oaklands Lodge

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 16 km / 10 miles
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 17 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 50 minutes

Oaklands Lodge is one of the best hostels near Auckland Airport for couples who like a quiet and peaceful vibe. Housed within an old Victorian dwelling, the hostel has bags of olde worlde charm.

The private double rooms have comfortable beds and as many pillows as you want! Bathrooms are shared.

The atmosphere at the Oaklands is laid back, and you can join in with various activities, including movie nights, quizzes, and communal dinners. The hostel has a kitchen, a tour desk, laundry facilities, and luggage storage.

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#12 – City Lodge

• Best hostels near Auckland Airport for families •

The City Lodge is a great choice for families wanting to stay near Auckland Airport

The City Lodge is a great choice for families wanting to stay near Auckland Airport

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 20 km / 12.4 miles
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 20 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour

City Lodge is one of our picks for the best hostel near Auckland Airport for families. There are rooms for three and four (as well as private doubles and singles).

All rooms at the City Lodge have a private bathroom and are equipped with a fridge, kettle, and TV. There’s a shared kitchen where you can cook your own meals to keep even the pickiest of eaters satisfied, and the communal lounge is a great place to relax and for little ones to play.

There are board games, books, and a ping-pong table for pre-bedtime fun at Oaklands. Be one step ahead for your return home or the next leg of your travels and get caught up on your laundry before leaving.

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#13 – Airport Manor Inn

Airport Manor Inn

  • Cost – $$$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 3.3 km / 2 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport by walking: 40 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 4 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 25 minutes

Airport Manor Inn is another excellent hostel near Auckland Airport for families. As well as being super close to the airport it has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

There are fantastic family suites at the Airport Manor Inn, complete with a luxurious spa bath, that can sleep up to six, as well as en suite rooms for two, three, four, and five people.

The satellite TV channels and free Wi-Fi are sure to keep little ones occupied, while the basic self-catering facilities can be a blessing for busy parents.

Kids can also run and play in the garden at the Airport Manor Inn. The property also has laundry facilities and a tour desk and the free airport transfers are super handy.

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#14 – Borders Beyond

• Best cheap hostel near Auckland Airport •

Borders Beyond is a great hostel where you can relax and keep your budget in tact

Borders Beyond is a great hostel where you can relax and keep your budget in tact

  • Cost – $
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 20 km / 12.4 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 25 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour 10 minutes

The warm and welcoming Borders Beyond is a perfect Auckland base for budget explorers.

Our choice for the best cheap hostel near Auckland Airport, it’s easy to reach by SkyBus and the door-to-door shuttle vans. There’s plenty to do nearby and the hostel has a cosy TV lounge and a kitchen. Catch up with your laundry, chill on the terrace, and use the free Wi-Fi to plan the next leg of your trip.

The hostel is safe and secure, with lockers and security cameras, and there are mixed dorms for four, five, and six.

Private singles and doubles are also available.

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#15 – Haka Hotel Newmarket

• Best luxury hostels near Auckland Airport •

With great reviews and the airport close by, it’s easy to see how Haka Hotel Newmarket made the list

With great reviews and the airport close by, it’s easy to see how Haka Hotel Newmarket made the list

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 16.5 km / 10.3 miles
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 20 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour

A stylish, modern, clean, and well-equipped place to stay, Haka Hotel Newmarket is our winner when it comes to the best luxury hostel near Auckland Airport.

The four-bed mixed dorms are spacious and the sturdy bunk beds have premium mattresses for a good slumber. Privacy curtains, under-bed storage, and private reading lights and power sockets add to the comfort. There are elegant private rooms too. Bathrooms are modern.

There are indoor and outdoor communal areas where you can relax and socialise. Housekeeping keeps everywhere spotless and there is someone available on reception at all times.

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#16 – YMCA Hostel

YMCA Hostel

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 20 km / 12.4 miles
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 25 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 55 minutes

We love the diverse facilities at Auckland’s YMCA Hostel; they certainly provide lots of little luxuries! From the well-equipped kitchen, comfy lounge, and games room with pool table and foosball, there’s plenty of space to chill and mingle.

Feeling active? The modern fitness room is sure to appeal. Want some quiet time? Grab a great read from the book exchange. All rooms, both private and dorms, have their own mini-fridge and ample storage space.

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#17 – Verandahs Backpacker Lodge

• Best hostel with a private room near Auckland Airport •

Relax in luxury at the Verandahs Backpacker Lodge

Relax in luxury at the Verandahs Backpacker Lodge

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Auckland Airport 20 km / 12.4 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Auckland Airport by taxi: 25 minutes
  • Time to Auckland Airport by bus: 1 hour 20 minutes

Our recommendation for the best hostel with a private room near Auckland Airport, Verandahs Backpacker Lodge has private rooms for one, two, and three, as well as mixed dorms for four and five.

All rooms at the Verandahs share bathrooms. Housed across two historic 1900s villas, the gorgeous hostel has a certain style that can be difficult to find in today’s modern world.

A top place to unwind in nature, you can rest outside on the large verandahs while enjoying sweeping city views. The lush gardens stretch down to a pretty park too. Inside, you’ll find a comfy common room with a TV and a well-equipped kitchen.

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Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels Near Auckland Airport

Combining the modern and the historic in diverse areas, there are plenty of great hostels near Auckland Airport. Whatever your travelling style, you’re sure to find somewhere awesome to stay.

Many hostels are well connected with the airport by bus routes, some offer their own shuttle services (some are even free!), and the door-to-door Super Shuttle is another convenient way of getting to and from your Auckland accommodation.

Though you may be sad to leave Auckland, you can spend your last night in style before heading to the airport when you check into one of our suggestions for the best hostels near Auckland Airport.

We’re confident that we covered everything, but you may know of a hidden gem that we’ve missed. Do you think there’s another best hostel near Auckland Airport? Share your favourites with us in the comments below.

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