The Best Hotels in Auckland, New Zealand: Cheap to Luxury Picks

The Best Hotels in Auckland, New Zealand: Cheap to Luxury Picks

As the largest city in Polynesia and the major hub in New Zealand, a trip to the country is not complete without a stopover at Auckland in order to glimpse and indulge in its vibrant cityscape that goes hand in hand with the surrounding scenic landscape. So whatever kind of traveler you may be — no matter if you’re into budget or luxury travel — when it’s time to think of a place to stay for your “City of Sails” staycation, here is a list of the top best hotels in Auckland that I highly recommend!

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Best Hotels in Auckland

» Best Budget Hotels in Auckland  «


+ Haka Lodge Auckland
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This modern hostel provides a range of sleeping options from funky dorm rooms to private rooms — and everything in between. There is also FREE WiFi, shared guest laundry, shared kitchen and a spacious lounge area.

What to love: Modern amenities
Address: 373 Karangahape Road
Closest landmark: Auckland Town Hall
Price starts from: $15~
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+ The Attic Backpackers
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Just a street over from the iconic Sky Tower and a minute-walk from Queen Street, this hostel is surely smacked in the center of the city. You’ll also love their large outdoor deck which also functions as a dining area and communal kitchen.

What to love: Prime location
Address: 15-31 Wellesley Street
Closest landmark: Sky Tower
Price starts from: $15~
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+ Bamber House
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This is a beautiful colonial lodge that is found in the peaceful suburb of Mt. Eden — but don’t fret because the center can be easily reached.

What to love: Ambience
Address: 22 View Road
Closest landmark: K Road
Price starts from: $18~
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+ YMCA Hostel
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All rooms in the hostel have added bar fridge, linen and wardrobe for your ease. Other than the usual amenities, you will find that this place will also be a great long-term accommodation in case you’re a CBD student or employee.

What to love: Amenities
Address: Cnr of Pitt St & Greys Ave
Closest landmark: K Road
Price starts from: $18~
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+ Base Auckland
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Central to Auckland’s highlights, the hostel offers comfy beds in a modern and secure environment. What’s more is that with their amazing bar and restaurants there’s always nightly entertainment and theme programs!

What to love: Base sanctuary wing (for girls only)
Address: 229 Cnr Queen St & Darby St
Closest landmark: Viaduct Harbour
Price starts from: $18~
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» Best Mid-Range Hotels in Auckland «


+ ibis budget Auckland
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Ideally situated in the Central Business District (CBD), this is one of the hotels in Auckland that will be worth your money given the modern rooms and amenities (without tearing your wallet apart).

What to love: Prime location
Address: 20 Wyndham Street
Closest landmark: Sky Tower
Price starts from: $40~
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+ Haka Hotel K’ Road Apartments
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This is a modern aparthotel with fully furnished apartments that look over Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge. You can choose a studio, a 1 bedroom or a 2-bedroom suite for your staycation.

What to love: Amazing value
Address: 2 Day Street
Closest landmark: K Road
Price starts from: $50~
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+ Grand Millennium Auckland
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No matter if you’re traveling for leisure or for business, this is one of the hotels in Auckland that strives to provide more than your money’s worth. To start off, they have over 452 chic rooms nestled within lush amenities.

What to love: Amazing value
Address: 71 Mayoral Dr, Cnr Vincent St.
Closest landmark: Aotea Square
Price starts from: $70~
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+ M Social Auckland
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All of the rooms in the hotel overlook the picturesque Princes Wharf, so you’re bound to have great views from morning till night. Not to mention, the location is a great spot for food, culture and nightlife.

What to love: Rooms with a view
Address: 196-200 Quay Street
Closest landmark: Viaduct Harbour
Price starts from: $100~
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+ Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group
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This is an affordable 5-star hotel with over 411 contemporary rooms and suits. You will absolutely love the boutique furnishings and amenities that will surely make your Auckland stay as exquisite as possible.

What to love: Outdoor pool
Address: 83 Symonds Street
Closest landmark: K Road
Price starts from: $100~
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» Best Luxury Hotels in Auckland «


+ SKYCITY Grand Hotel
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As one of the best hotels in Auckland, a lot of the city’s top attractions and restaurants are just right its doorstep while offering the utmost 5-star experience to its guests. Sure enough, staying here will be an indulgence!

What to love: The prime location
Address: 90 Federal Street
Closest landmark: Sky Tower
Price starts from: $130~
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+ Hilton Auckland
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If you’re looking for amazing views, the perfect location, and a lux staycation, staying here at the Hilton will be a wise choice for you. You’ll also absolutely love the private balconies offered in every room!

What to love: The prime location & outdoor pool
Address: Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street
Closest landmark: Queens Wharf
Price starts from: $140~
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+ Hotel DeBrett
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Nestled in downtown Auckland, this boutique hotel has rooms that are individually designed with New Zealand art and photography in mind. Apart from the luxury, the city’s highlights are within easy reach too!

What to love: The prime location
Address: 2 High Street
Closest landmark: Sky Tower
Price starts from: $160~
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+ Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
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All of the hotel’s luxuriously-appointed rooms and suites have private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows and over-sized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs — and that’s just the start!

What to love: The amenities & location
Address: 21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue
Closest landmark: Viaduct Harbour
Price starts from: $160~
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+ Te Whau Lodge
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Found on Waiheke Island (near Auckland), this boutique luxury lodge is a great choice for your staycation if you want the perfect respite from the city’s bustle.

What to love: The location and landscape
Address: 36 Vintage Lane, Waiheke Island
Price starts from: $340~
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Hotels in Auckland

I hope this article helped save you the time and effort when looking for the best places to stay in Auckland.

Enjoy!

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7 comments

  1. First, can I just say, what an amazingly travel website you have here? Loving how helpful and easy to navigate your recommendations are. Hopefully, I'll be able to visit Auckland again one day soon, the last time I was there was over ten years ago.

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    1. Aw thanks, I'm happy to hear that!

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  2. Wow! New Zealand is on my travel bucket list! This list that you have created is so useful because it includes the luxury and inexpensive options too! Thanks so much for putting this together and sharing. I am pinning it for when I make my trip!

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  3. All of these look like really good options. I've never really looked into visiting Polynesia, but from what i've seen it looks like a beautiful island. I like the Hotel DeBrett because it has a city feel to it. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I want to stay at all of these! Backpackers looks like a perfect fit for our next trip! We will need to look into it!

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  5. I've been dying to go to New Zealand. It looks so beautiful.

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    1. I hope you get to go soon!

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