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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Auckland City

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Where to find budget 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.

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1. Waldorf Bankside Apartments

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 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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2. ibis budget Auckland Central

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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3. 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.

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4. 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 avail able 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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5. Jucy Snooze

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 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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6. Quality Hotel Parnell

If you want that something a little extra for your budget stay in Auckland, why not try staying in one of the inner suburbs? Quality Hotel Parnell 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 offers free WiFi, free parking, en-suite rooms and free morning newspaper delivery. How delightful!

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7. 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 oven and all the utensils you’ll need, lounge and bathroom. Plus, free WiFi and parking in 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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8. Kiwi International Hotel

Kiwi International Hotel is particular 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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9. 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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10. 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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