About Waiheke Island
Did you know that New Zealand’s Auckland is deemed the 3rd most liveable city in the world? I mean that’s cool and everything, but why should you travel there... after all you’re just going to be passing through... so what’s the big fuss? Well, Auckland is not only a busy city, but it also has amazing landscapes, I’m talking, monogenetic volcanoes covering a lot of the metropolitan area and amazing hidden waterfalls just a short drive out of the city. Based around 2 harbours, this city is full of adventure and exploration and we’re sure whatever your interests Auckland won’t disappoint.
In terms of your Auckland hostel options, expect a mixture between budget backpacker accommodation and modern chic hostels. Comparable with most modern-day hostels, you’ll find a combination of both private and dorm room options, which makes the planning of any style of trip, an easy one. If you’re looking to escape the city, you’ll find two hostels located on Waiheke Island for a beach getaway.
When searching for Auckland backpacker hostels in you’ll be spoilt for choice with many cheap hostels in Auckland to choose from. Whether you’re looking for accommodation in the city centre or on let’s say, an island (Waiheke Island), our hostels will have you covered. You’ll also find a few options a bit further out from the hustle and bustle of the city but still in close proximity to the city centre for our pals out there looking for something a little more relaxed and chilled, while those looking to get completely out of the bustling city you’ll find a few Auckland hostels scattered in stunning locations.
If there ever was a perfectly appropriate time for our mate, Owen Wilson to use his word ‘wow’, we feel like it would be when describing the unique and variety of things to do in Auckland. Adrenaline junkies - you might not expect the number of adventure activities in such a built-up city. To name a few favourites; Abseil down a waterfall, night canoe with glow worms, skyjump or skywalk around the outside ring of Auckland’s sky tower, AJ Hackett bridge climb with a rewarding 360-degree view of the city or hit the slopes at Snowplanet.
Getting around the city is made easy breezy via bus, train and ferry. To make it short and sweet, the bus routes are the most extensive but (you guessed it) the trains are a quicker option, while the ferries allow you to explore the islands. In terms of money, you can either use cash or purchase an AT HOP card that will get you around 20% off the fare price.