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Choice Backpackers

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10 Wellesley Street East, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

City-center hostel within walking distance of Sky Tower
  • Free WiFi
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  • Nice clean cosyJul 29, 2020
  • It must be a great hostel: perfect central location, friendly and amazing staff, fully…Feb 21, 2019

Choice Backpackers

from NZ$41
  • 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
  • Sky Tower - 6 min walk
  • University of Auckland - 7 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 13 min walk
  • Viaduct Harbour - 17 min walk
  • Princes Wharf - 18 min walk
  • Queen Street Shopping District - 1 min walk
  • Aotea Centre - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) - 28 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 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Towels are available on request for a refundable deposit.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Offsite parking nearby (NZD 24 per day)

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
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator 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
  • Elevator
  • 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 Hostel Auckland
  • Choice Backpackers Hostel
  • Choice Backpackers 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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

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.

FAQs for Choice Backpackers

  • Does Choice Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Choice Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Choice Backpackers?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Choice Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Choice Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Choice Backpackers?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kiraku (3-min walk), Dragon Boat Restaurant (3-min walk), and Hansan Vietnamese (3-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Choice Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Choice Backpackers?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but SkyCity Casino (7-min walk) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 54 reviews

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.
nz3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
I like the vibe of the travellers a lot of working holiday people. But the hostel doesnt have lockers and ot has serious bedbugs problems. The staff didnt care and told everytime someone had a problem with that, that was the first time they hear something about it. (They told in 3 days at least 10 people the same) great actors
Annonymous, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I stayed in a private room on the 8th floor and took the best shower I think I’ve ever taken in a hostel.
Sarah, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Staff were friendly and the property was central. The single room had significant water stains on the ceiling tiles. The bed frame needs wiping down as it looks dirty, but the bed itself was comfortable. The hand basin in the communal bathroom was very discoloured, yet another bathroom had a tidy basin. As a Kiwi, I was embarrassed that this reflects badly on our hospitality industr.y
Anita, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very clean and well kept, wonderful service and a really nice atmosphere. Perfect location. Only thing is having an outlet with a ledge beside the bed would be nice.
ca1 night trip
Good 6.0
Nice place but there is just so many people. This makes it hard to keep bathroom or other facilities clean. Kitchen cleaning hours were not at right time!
Natalia, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The staff was super helpful and it was clean. Right in the city
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent location, but building is a bit run down
au1 night trip
Good 6.0
Liked the friendly staff, close to everything, needs alot of refurbishing though, kitchen needs gutting, whole place needs to be updated
au1 night trip

Choice Backpackers