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Choice Backpackers

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10 Wellesley Street East, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

City centre hostel, steps from The Civic
  • Free WiFi
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From 35 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Stayed in a double room for one night. Room was nice and clean with plenty of space.…Mar 1, 2019
  • Lovely comfortable stay right in the CBD. I am going back tonight. If you need to store…Jan 26, 2019

Choice Backpackers

from £39
  • 8 Bed Mixed Budget Dorm
  • 8 Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 8 Bed Female Only Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 6 Bed Female Only Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • 4 Bed Female Only Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • Single Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Twin Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom, City View
  • Comfort Double Room, Shared Bathroom, City View
  • 3 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite

What’s around Choice Backpackers


  • In Auckland Central Business District
  • Queen Street Shopping District (1-minute walk)
  • Auckland Town Hall (4-minute walk)
  • Sky Tower (6-minute walk)
  • University of Auckland (7-minute walk)
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal (12-minute walk)
  • Princes Wharf (18-minute walk)
  • Auckland Domain (20-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) 20-min drive
  • Auckland Britomart Station 10-min walk
  • Auckland Mt Eden Station 27-min walk
  • Auckland Grafton Station 28-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
Towels are available on request for a refundable deposit. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Choice Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Choice Backpackers Auckland
  • Choice Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Choice Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Auckland
  • Choice Backpackers Auckland
  • Choice Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Choice Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Auckland


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs NZD 24 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 45 reviews

Very good 8.0
Everything is really basic, not much that you can complain for one night.
hkOther trip
Good 6.0
Potentially perfect but...
It must be a great hostel: perfect central location, friendly and amazing staff, fully equipped kitchen, cosy dining area, fridges at each floor, free and good wi-fi. But the only terrible point spoils everything, people who stay there. Most of them are long term young students from the nearby University. So they turn a potentially perfect hostel into a nasty student nest. Which means you'll face horrible chaos, tons of packs, cloths everywhere, nobody being tidy, the fridges over-packed, dirty bathrooms. I don't know why in the toilets they throw the paper on the floor instead of a bin, but they do! You never meet all this shit after normal short-term tourists. I guess the hostel should make a special policy prohibiting staying of locals and restricting long-term stays like, say, in Miami.
Andrei, nz2 night trip
Good 6.0
Would stay for 1-2 nights max
Booked a shared dorm room. Pros: +location near many food places. I-site and Intercity bus station within a few minutes walk. +Provide free towels (for refundable deposit) +Free pasta and rice in kitchen Cons: -power outlets sometimes not easily accessible to all occupants in room (i.e. two outlets in a corner. The only other two outlets we're behind one person's bed. -kitchen kind of dirty -wifi only free in lobby -shower water, at most, lukewarm. But possible it could be hotter if first to bathe.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Better and Nomads or Base and great manager
The main positive thing about this place is that you’re actually able to sleep, unlike Nomads or Base where the noise from the streets keeps you up until the early hours!! There is some noise, but it’s just traffic (rather than booming music and people screaming and shouting) and with some earplugs you can get a good night’s sleep. The manager was super nice as well, and when there was a mix up in my reservation she gave me free WiFi and kept apologising which is rare, a lot of the time hostel staff just don’t care. It has also improved a lot since I stayed here 2 months ago, generally a lot cleaner and the customer service better. I think they are making a real effort to improve the place and I definitely noticed, so they’re doing a good job. The only thing I think they should change is the location of the self-reservation system, which requires you to put in all your card details. It’s at the front fest and placed very high up so if there’s someone behind you when you put in your card details they would easily be able to see. But I will be staying here again, I think it’s the best budget hostel in the downtown area.
nzOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
This hostel stands out
This hostel stands out because of the high quality ventilation. No smelly shoes. No smelly clothes and feet. Fresh air enters the rooms. Staff tell me it's common to all rooms.
David, au2 night trip

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