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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Auckland City

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Where to Find Cheap Accommodation in Auckland City

Welcome to the City of Sails! Auckland city is New Zealand’s largest and most-bustling city with highlights such as the Sky Tower, volcanic cones, off-shore nature reserve islands, beaches, shopping and so much more! What’s more, you don’t have to break the bank to stay in Auckland city. In this list, we’ll go through what we consider some of the best budget accommodation in Auckland city!

In making this list, we looked at the best private room options for travellers on a budget. Some accommodations will have added extras that we love, such as free WiFi, kitchen facilities and free parking – something that you will definitely to keep the costs low in Auckland – while others are just too cheap to ignore! All of these listings are around NZ$60 to NZ$160 for a private room. If you are looking some something cheaper, consider staying in a dorm of a backpacker hostel in Auckland. Plus, see which budget accommodations made it to The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland.

1. ibis budget Auckland Central

Kicking off our list of cheap accommodation in Auckland is the Ibis Budget. Modernly designed, ibid 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!

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2. Princeton Apartments

Among some of the cheapest double room accommodation close to Auckland’s CBD, Princeton Apartments offers double rooms in shared two-bedroom apartments or whole apartments. Each apartment has kitchen facilities (get inspired with our 10 Easy Meals to Cook in a Hostel in 10 Minutes) or treat yourself to Indian or Japanese food at their on-site restaurant. Not bad of a “budget accommodation” in Auckland.

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3. Empire Apartments

10 minutes 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 Wi-Fi is an additional charge and there is no on-site parking, Empire Apartments is an ideal budget accommodation solution if you don’t require the additional frills.

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4. Jucy Snooze Auckland

Next on our list of cheap accommodation in Auckland is Jucy Snooze Auckland. Just a five-minute walk from Queen Street, Jucy Snooze has the advantage of a super central location yet on one of the quieter streets of the CBD. They offer undercover and secure parking, plus 30 minutes of free WiFi per day. Additionally, keep the costs low by using their guest kitchen or barbecue. There are a variety of private rooms available.

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5. The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre

If you want something a little extra for your budget stay in Auckland, why not try staying in one of the inner suburbs? The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre is just a 10-minute walk from the Auckland Domain which connects the suburb of Parnell to the city centre or just simply hop on a bus into the city. Quality Hotel Parnell is a budget accommodation in Auckland that offers a few luxuries such as free WiFi, free parking, en-suite rooms and free morning newspaper delivery. How delightful!

Check The Parnell Hotel out:

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6. Central City Apartment

As they say in New Zealand, this one’s “a steal”. Get your own apartment in Auckland Central complete with one double room, kitchen with an oven and all the utensils you’ll need, lounge and bathroom. Plus, free WiFi and parking are included. The city centre is just a 15-minute walk or an even quicker bus ride. The apartment is more of an “Airbnb” style than a big commercial operation.

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7. Kiwi International Hotel

Kiwi International Hotel is particularly good for solo travellers wanting a private room at an affordable price. Rooms range from single rooms with shared bathrooms to family rooms and apartments. Free WiFi is available. Plus, Kiwi International Hotel is located on Queen

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8. Columbia Apartments

Another great budget accommodation in Auckland is Columbia Apartments. Relax in your own private apartment or a private room in a shared apartment close the heart of Auckland city. The apartments have a kitchenette, plus, some of the cheapest prices for double rooms in Auckland city centre. Columbia Apartments are just a 10-minute walk from Queen Street.

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9. 215 Edinburgh Castle

Live like a local and stay in the bustling suburb of Mt Eden. The location is between the city centre and the popular attraction of Mt Eden – Auckland’s highest natural landmark offerings walks and views of the city. 215 Edinburgh Castle has private single, double and family rooms, plus an on-site bar and restaurant.

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10. Waldorf Bankside Apartments

Wrapping up our selection of cheap accommodation in Auckland is the Waldorf Bankside. Your flashpacker stay in Auckland city centre starts here at the Waldorf Bankside Apartments. With most rooms having their own balcony, you don’t have to pay a premium for those city or harbour views. Guests get 1GB free WiFi on check-in, plus free parking is ideal for those on a road trip to avoid those hefty Auckland parking prices. What’s more, Waldorf Bankside Apartments are pretty much close to all the CBD attractions.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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