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Choice Backpackers

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Comfort Double Room, Shared Bathroom, City View | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Choice Backpackers

Choice Backpackers

2.0 star property
City centre hostel within walking distance of Sky Tower
7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

93 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
  • Child-friendly activities
10 Wellesley Street East, Auckland, 1010
Main amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Auckland Central Business District
  • Sky Tower - 6 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 12 min walk
  • Spark Arena - 18 min walk
  • Eden Park - 45 min walk
  • University of Auckland - 1 min drive
  • Queen Street Shopping District - 2 min drive
  • Auckland City Hospital - 2 min drive
  • Princes Wharf - 3 min drive
  • SkyCity Casino - 4 min drive
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Auckland Britomart Station - 11 min walk
  • Auckland Mt Eden Station - 27 min walk
  • Auckland Grafton Station - 28 min walk
  • Gaunt Street Tram Stop - 17 min walk
  • Daldy Street Tram Stop - 21 min walk
  • Halsey Street Tram Stop - 22 min walk


  • Aotea Square - 2 min walk
  • Eden Noodles City - 2 min walk
  • Remedy Coffee - 1 min walk
  • Moge Tee - 1 min walk
  • Nol Bu Ne Restaurant - 1 min walk

About this property

Choice Backpackers

Choice Backpackers offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Sky Tower and Auckland Ferry Terminal. Also, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Spark Arena and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Eden Park. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and nice bathrooms.


Croatian, English, French, German, Hindi, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your government-issued photo ID after booking
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking within 1640 ft (NZD 24 per day)
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Table football


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Music library
  • Video library


  • Lift

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies


  • Parking is available nearby and costs NZD 24 per day (1640 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

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


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 that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Choice Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Choice Backpackers?
As of 1 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Choice Backpackers on 24 June 2023 start from NZ$89, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Choice Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Choice Backpackers?
No, unfortunately. However, there's street parking available.
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-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Choice Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but SkyCity Casino (6-min walk) is nearby.
What's the area around Choice Backpackers like?
Choice Backpackers is in Auckland Central Business District, a short 6-minute walk from Sky Tower and 12 minutes' walk from Auckland Ferry Terminal. Travellers give top marks for the hostel's prime location.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Ingrid, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

IEUFAKA, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Michael, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Well located. Pleasant staff. Room was clean and functional, as was the shared bathroom. Other guests in the property seemed much at ease. Would consider booking here again.
Harveen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is the backpackers place to stay in Auckland CBD. Safe and Secure. Clean and well maintained.
IEUFAKA, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

The staff here were lovely and welcoming, however when we went to the room the trash bin was full, and there was rubbish on the floor, including an unused tampon. When we stripped the beds at the end of the stay for washing, one of the beds had both pee stains and blood stains on the mattress cover.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

It's good value, but could've done with fewer stains on the floor haha.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very close to the CBD and within walking distance of cafes, shopping, and places to eat out.
Bonnie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very central to city life
Marie, 2-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very convenient
The location is very convenient.
Erina, 1-night trip
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