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Choice Backpackers, Auckland

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10 Wellesley Street East, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

City-center hostel, steps from The Civic
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 32 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Very friendly and helpful staff! Bathrooms and common areas were cleaned dailyApr. 7, 2019
  • All good! this my first backpacker! I do really like it friendly staff fast wifi in my…Jul. 4, 2019

Choice Backpackers, Auckland

from $53 CAD
  • 8 Bed Mixed Budget Dorm
  • 8 Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 8 Bed Female Only Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 6 Bed Female Only Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 4 Bed Female Only Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • Single Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Twin Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom, City View
  • Comfort Double Room, Shared Bathroom, City View
  • 3 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite

What’s around Choice Backpackers, Auckland


  • In Auckland Central Business District
  • Queen Street Shopping District - 1 min walk
  • Auckland Town Hall - 4 min walk
  • Sky Tower - 6 min walk
  • University of Auckland - 7 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 12 min walk
  • Princes Wharf - 18 min walk
  • Auckland Domain - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Auckland Britomart Station - 10 min walk
  • Auckland Mt Eden Station - 27 min walk
  • Auckland Grafton Station - 28 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
Towels are available on request for a refundable deposit. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Choice Backpackers, Auckland’s small print

Also known as

  • Choice Backpackers Hostel Auckland
  • Choice Backpackers Hostel
  • Choice Backpackers Auckland
  • Choice Backpackers Auckland
  • Choice Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Choice Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Auckland


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs NZD 24 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 42 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Everything is really basic, not much that you can complain for one night.
hkOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Good base for Auckland city.
Stayed in a double room for one night. Room was nice and clean with plenty of space. Shower and toilets were on the same floor and again, clean and sufficient. For the money, it was a good experience with no complaints. would recommend.
James, gbRomance trip
Good 6.0
Potentially perfect but...
It must be a great hostel: perfect central location, friendly and amazing staff, fully equipped kitchen, cosy dining area, fridges at each floor, free and good wi-fi. But the only terrible point spoils everything, people who stay there. Most of them are long term young students from the nearby University. So they turn a potentially perfect hostel into a nasty student nest. Which means you'll face horrible chaos, tons of packs, cloths everywhere, nobody being tidy, the fridges over-packed, dirty bathrooms. I don't know why in the toilets they throw the paper on the floor instead of a bin, but they do! You never meet all this shit after normal short-term tourists. I guess the hostel should make a special policy prohibiting staying of locals and restricting long-term stays like, say, in Miami.
Andrei, nz2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely comfortable stay right in the CBD. I am going back tonight. If you need to store stuff safely they put in a safe in reception for you
Robert, gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
Would stay for 1-2 nights max
Booked a shared dorm room. Pros: +location near many food places. I-site and Intercity bus station within a few minutes walk. +Provide free towels (for refundable deposit) +Free pasta and rice in kitchen Cons: -power outlets sometimes not easily accessible to all occupants in room (i.e. two outlets in a corner. The only other two outlets we're behind one person's bed. -kitchen kind of dirty -wifi only free in lobby -shower water, at most, lukewarm. But possible it could be hotter if first to bathe.
us1 night trip

Choice Backpackers, Auckland

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