Best Hotels in Auckland, New Zealand: From Cheap to Luxury Accommodations and Places to Stay

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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 Budget Hotels in Auckland

Haka Lodge Auckland

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

To love: Modern amenities | Landmark: Auckland Town Hall | Price starts from: $15~

The Attic Backpackers

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Just a street over from the iconic Sky Tower and a minute walk from Queen Street, you’ll love their large outdoor deck which also functions as a dining area and communal kitchen.

To love: Prime location | Landmark: Sky Tower | Price starts from: $15~

Bamber House

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This is a beautiful colonial lodge that is found in the peaceful suburb of Mt. Eden — but doesn’t fret because the center can be easily reached.

To love: Ambience | Landmark: K Road | Price starts from: $18~

YMCA Hostel

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All rooms in the hostel have added bar fridge and wardrobe for your ease. Other than the usual amenities, you will find that this place will also be a great long-term accommodation.

To love: Amenities | Landmark: K Road | Price starts from: $18~

Base Auckland

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Central to Auckland’s highlights, the hostel offers comfy beds in a modern and secure environment. Plus, with their amazing bar and restaurants, there’s always nightly entertainment and theme programs!

To love: Base sanctuary wing (for girls only) | Landmark: Viaduct Harbour | Price starts from: $18~

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).

To love: Prime location | Landmark: Sky Tower | Price starts from: $40~

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.

To love: Amazing value | Landmark: K Road | Price starts from: $50~

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.

To love: Amazing value | Landmark: Aotea Square | Price starts from: $70~

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.

To love: Rooms with a view | Landmark: Viaduct Harbour | Price starts from: $100~

Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

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This is an affordable 5-star hotel with over 411 contemporary rooms and suites that will surely make your Auckland stay as exquisite as possible.

To love: Outdoor Pool | Landmark: K Road | Price starts from: $100~

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 at its doorstep while offering the utmost 5-star experience to its guests.

To love: The prime location | Landmark: Sky Tower | Price starts from: $130~

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 balconies offered in every room!

To love: The prime location & outdoor pool | Landmark: Queens Wharf | Price starts from: $140~

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!

To love: The prime location | Landmark: Sky Tower | Price starts from: $160~

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 oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and bathtubs — and that’s just the start!

To love: The amenities & location | Landmark: Viaduct Harbour | Price starts from: $160~

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.

To love: The location and landscape | Price starts from: $340~

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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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8 Comments

  1. Nadalie

    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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    • Aileen

      Aw thanks, I’m happy to hear that!

      Reply
  2. Melissa

    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. Gemille Sleweon

    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. Jenn

    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. Bianca Dottin

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

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    • Aileen

      I hope you get to go soon!

      Reply

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