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YHA Auckland International Reviews

5 Turner Street, PO Box 68-149, Auckland, New Zealand

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534 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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I've been at the Auckland YHA International hostel before and I chose it again. It's a very comfortable place to stay, just a few blocks away from downtown. Atmosphere is perfect for me, as there's quite some freedom for guests and still everything's under control. You need your key card to access the main facilities, which are kept clean and organised at all times. While there are some hostels that are good and more affordable, YHA looks a lot more tidy and cleaner than the average.


It seemed to have the feel of a place for long-termers on a working visa rather than backpackers, but the hostel had very clean showers and bathrooms, wifi seemed to work well in most places, there was a nice spacious kitchen and it within close walking distance of everything you need in Auckland so would definitely recommend this place.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Conveniently located at the top of Queen street, within walking distance of all the shops. The rooms were clean, tidy and spacious. The kitchen was a good size, as I've found is the case with all YHA hostels compared to most other hostels I have stayed in. The reception staff were friendly and very helpful.


was not given any sheet or blanket . internet was very slow

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good central location and excellent kitchen area. Bathrooms very clean. Quite noisy at night if you are in a room facing the road and also very hot in the rooms at night in summer but good on the whole.


Hostel is very clean and quiet.the kitchen has very nice tables.wifi cannot work .


A very friendly youth hostel within walking distance of town centre...and easy to get to from airport on shuttle.


Good location, not too far from town centre. Facilities were kept clean enough and the security was great as our room had lockers in them which you could use for free. Staff were friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Could have done with some activities to get people more involved but overall a good place to stay!


Not very clean,no toilet roll in the toilets,my bed lining was of poor standard,would. It recommend this hostel .

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Decent hostel. Close to the centre of town. Free parking a massive bonus in Auckland, make sure you book though. Staff friendly and helpful. Not so much a party hostel like other offerings in town but you get a better nights sleep! Would stay again


Great location right next to Queen Street, good value, spotless in the whole hostel, good night's sleep and massive kitchen. Very liveable, but if you're not into large hostels, probably this one wouldn't be right, but if you want a decent nights sleep and a spotless place with decent facilities, would definitely recommend it!


This was a great hostel to stay in. Good bathrooms. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Good kitchen. And very central in Auckland. Nice 4-bed dorms with no bunkbeds.


Great 4-bed room solutions with enough space for big backpacks. 2 power plugs per room are a bit too little in times where everyone needs to charge cameras, cellphones etc. Ok bathrooms, but too little ventilation in the big common ones. Great kitchen facilities, yet again bad ventilation (not possible to open windows at all). The hostel is located nicely close to the main street, though the next supermarket is approx. 15min walk away. Great & helpful staff!


The showers and toilets while centrally located were few. The room have a very worn look and it is probably time for some of the carpets to be replaced. A free coffee or tea in the kitchen (I did not find any) would have been welcomed. limited places to power up a laptop, most power outlets were used by residents charging phones. Hostel did suit our very short stay.


Big well equipped kitchen and common room nice showers


It's a big hostel in Auckland, meaning you won't get the homie feeling but it's a totaly ok place to stay while in Auckland. As in most places I've been to not enough spaces to plug in chargers but otherwise the rooms are ok, staff is nice and wifi works good. Location is good just a short walk down to city centre.


A bit too big, and soulless, but functional.


20 minutes walk from the bus stop, up the hill. Near Te papa and a lot of stuff in the city. Clean and big kitchen. Just around the corner is a good internet cafe, I had a good job interview here, as the computer at YHA is a bit unstable.


I liked that there was no parties in the hostel and sleeping rooms are in separate floor than kitchen, living room and other hang out places - that means you can get some sleep if you want (some travel a long way to get to NZ). What I didn't like is the fact wifi is free for YHA members only (5$ for 24h others).


Staff was probably the most ignorant I have ever met in whole New Zealand. When I checked in I didn't got any info about hostel or Auckland. Also they seemed to be more interesting to chat eachother or facebooking. There are only few toilets per floor and usually they smelled like pee. It was also full of germans so not that good place to meet new friends if you are outside of Germany. Only good thing was big and clean kitchen.

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