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The Hotels and Apartments in Auckland with Excellent Self-Catering Facilities

While the temptation is high to eat out for every meal while visiting New Zealand’s most vibrant city, it doesn’t help you to stick to your travel budget. Make your stay more affordable by making your own meals! We’ll start you off by giving you the best self-catering accommodations in Auckland, including hotels, apartments, hostels and more!

While you’re here, you might also enjoy 10 Alternative Things to Do in Auckland and The Food Guide to Auckland: Places to Eat & Food Tours.

1. Quest on Eden – The Best Self-Catering Accommodation in Auckland

The international apartment hotel chain known for its stylish apartments with fully-equipped kitchens certainly provides for foodies staying in Auckland. If you’re looking to spruce up your own meals and large comfortable private kitchen then Quest is a no-brainer. Couples, families and small groups are catered to with a choice of a “Two-Bedroom Apartment”, “Studio” and “One Bedroom Apartment”, providing a home away from home in Auckland city. Note that there are also Quest Apartments in Parnell, Mount Eden, Takapuna, Newmarket and Queens Street also in Auckland.

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2. Nesuto St Martins Apartment Hotel – The Best Self-Catering Apartments in Auckland

Another excellent self-catering accommodation in Auckland is the Nesuto St Martins Apartment Hotel. Enjoy access to your own in-room kitchen, as well as other perks. Guests get 2GB of free WiFi daily, plus their secure parking garage is ideal for those on a road trip to avoid those heftier Auckland parking prices. What’s more, these apartments are pretty much close to all the CBD attractions. Needless to say, this one ranks in Where to Stay in Auckland: 50 BEST Accommodations in Auckland.

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10 Best Accommodation in Auckland for Foodies© Nesuto St Martins Apartment Hotel

3. Empire Apartments – Cheap Self-Catering Accommodation in Auckland

A 10-minute walk from Queen Street in Auckland’s city centre gives Empire Apartments an ideal location. Choose from studio apartments, two or three-bed apartments, or a private room in a shared apartment at some of the cheapest prices available in Auckland Central. Although WiFi is an additional charge and there is no on-site parking, Empire Apartments is an ideal self-catering accommodation solution if you don’t require the additional frills. For alternative cheap stays, check out the 20 BEST Budget Accommodations in Auckland.

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4. Attic Backpackers – Auckland Hostel with Kitchen Facilities

Don’t rule out hostels when looking for self-catering accommodation in Auckland. If you’re not above a hostel stay then the Attic Backpackers is one of the most highly rated in the city centre. Well-hidden inside a long corridor, up an old lift, behind a locked door and whatever else, this Auckland hostel boasts cool places to kick back and relax with fellow travellers between the large undercover balcony, the spacious kitchen and dining area and the lounge. The accommodation with secure with coded entry and luggage storage available. For more hostels, check out the 30 Best Backpacker Hostels in Auckland.

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10 Best Accommodation in Auckland for Foodies© Attic Backpackers

5. VR Auckland City – Self-Catering Hotel in Auckland

Give you and your group plenty of space at an affordable price at VR Auckland City. The apartment hotel offers a range of rooms to suit all traveller types, complete with an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, as well as an ensuite bathroom. The hotel offers onsite parking, free WiFi and complimentary in-room continental breakfast. What’s more, Queen Street is just a short walk away. Thanks to their fantastic family rooms, we also list this hotel in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Auckland.

Check VR Auckland City out:

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6. Auckland Harbour Suites

Part of the Oaks Hotels group, Auckland Harbour Suites provides a home-away-from-home experience with their self-catering apartments. Not only can you make your own meals, but the hotel is also close to an array of eateries on the waterfront. The apartments are a more affordable choice in Auckland with long stays available.

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Auckland Harbour Suites© Oaks Auckland Harbour Residences

6. ibis budget Auckland Central – Cheap Self-Catering Accommodation in Auckland Central

Easily earning its place on this list of the best self-catering accommodations in Auckland is ibis budget. Modernly designed, ibis budget Auckland Central gives that private hotel room experience without the big price tag. Additionally, enjoy free WiFi and a kitchenette with a stove, microwave, fridge and cooking utensils in each room. They make sticking to a budget way too easy! See how ibis compares to other hotels in the 10 Best Hotels in Auckland.

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7. Barclay Suites

Get the best of every world when you stay at the Barclay Suites in Auckland Central. Not only does this apartment hotel have a fully-equipped kitchen in each suite to whip up your own creations, but a breakfast room delivery service and pre-order dining service are available… And they alone, are to die for. And if you need to work it all off, then staying at the Barclay Suites gives you access to a nearby gym with high-quality equipment and fitness classes. For more small-scale stays, take a look at the 20 Best Boutique Accommodations in Auckland.

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Barclay Suites© Barclay Suites

8. Parkside Hotel & Apartments

Located by some of Auckland Central’s most stunning city parks, Parkside Hotel & Apartments is a top choice for discerning travellers. The hotel offers contemporary-meets-classic rooms overlooking Myers Park. Nights in are made easy thanks to the kitchen and private balcony facilities in each room, while added conveniences like undercover parking take the stress out of a city escape.

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9. Ramada Suites Victoria Street West

Only one room type doesn’t have self-catering facilities at Ramada Suites Victoria Street West. Otherwise, you can’t go too far wrong at this Auckland Central hotel. The suites and apartments have a concise yet functional kitchen that will help you spruce up your own meals while staying in Auckland. You also have the convenience of your own laundry facilities, as well as a balcony to soak in the views of the urban jungle. Note that there are also Ramada Suites in Albany, Manukau and Orewa also in Auckland.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Auckland šŸ½ļø [2023]© Ramada Suites Victoria Street West

10. City Lodge Accommodation (YMCA)

If you like the idea of staying somewhere cheap with the conveniences of communal facilities, like a kitchen and dining area with WiFi, but would prefer a private room, then City Lodge Accommodation is well worth considering. Run by the YMCA, there’s a friendly hostel vibe here but City Lodge provides something a little more “flashpackery” than some of the other hostels in Auckland.

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More Self-Catering Accommodations in Auckland

That’s it for our list of self-catering accommodations in Auckland. For more tips for a self-catering stay, take a look at these:

Now that you know the best self-catering accommodations in Auckland, see which stays from this list made it onto The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland.


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About The Author

Robin C.

This article has been reviewed and approved by Robin, who is the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. With more than 15 years of experience in the New Zealand tourism industry, Robin has co-founded three influential tourism businesses and five additional travel guides for South Pacific nations. He is an expert in New Zealand travel and has tested over 600 activities and 300+ accommodations across the country.

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