• Great varieties of room types

    As Auckland’s second largest hostel, we are offering a great variety of different room types. All our rooms feature very thick hotel quality mattresses.

    As a short-term budget traveller you can enjoy the company of new friends at our 10 bed dorm at super accessible prices. Our 6 and 8 bed dorms provide good comfort during short and long term stays. Our 4 bed shares will allow you to stay with your best mates in a small group. We do offer female only options for some room types, as well.

    Our twin and double rooms provide the best comfort, whether it is your partner or your best mate you are travelling with. Enjoy privacy at the best prices with one double or two separated beds. Finally, our single rooms provide the best comfort, if you are travelling unaccompanied. All out private rooms are fully made up with fresh linen.

  • 9 air-conditioned floors

    Choice Plaza Backpackers is located right in the heart of where all the action is. Our hostel comprises of 9 air-conditioned floors of which each is themed differently. Each room has large windows with amazing views of Auckland’s city no matter what floor you stay on. There are showers and toilets on every floor.


  • Kitchen & Laundry

    Our fully equipped kitchen features all the utilities needed to prepare your daily food including 2 stoves, 2 microwaves, toasters and an oven. Our kitchen is open from 05:00 am to 11:00 pm. Outside of these times we provide a microwave and a hot water kettle to prepare snacks.

  • Linen & Towels

    All of your stays include free linen and we do not permit usage of your own bedding or sleeping bag. Continuously washing all our bed sheets hot is just one measure to prevent the spread of bed bug pests and giving you a good night’s rest. We also have towels available – especially handy if you do not want to travel with a wet one.

  • Wi-Fi on every floor

    We are providing a very fast wireless internet connection on every floor 24/7.

  • Central city location

    Choice Plaza Backpackers is located right in the heart of where all the action is. We are within walking distance of the Auckland University, the Art Gallery, the Museum, the Library, Aotea Square, movie theatres, Sky Tower and much much more.


  • 24-hour reception

    Our reception is open 24/7 365 days a year. In fact, since our opening in 2008 we have never closed reception for one single hour. Thus, with over 3000 days Choice Backpackers has one of the longest continuously operated receptions in the country.

  • Multi-lingual staff

    Beside English, our staff speaks several other languages, e. g. Spanish, French, German, Croatian and Hindi and Punjab. Somebody will always be here to assist you around the clock. We will make sure that no question stays unanswered.

  • Tax Refunds

    We are having an in-house tax agent that files Tax Returns for Backpackers at a super cheap rate of 19 % of your refund, which is one of New Zealand’s lowest rate when it comes to tax refunds. All applications are risk free on a no refund no fee basis. You can apply online or get a form at our reception. Our tax agent will also answer all your questions about your IRD number and the taxes you pay when starting to work in New Zealand.

  • Local Knowledge

    Although our staff comes from all over the world, they have lived in New Zealand for quite some time or live here permanently. We can feed you all the inside knowledge, tips and secrets. In-depth orientation from local guides covering everything you need to know, when living, working and travelling in New Zealand. We support you during your entire stay.

    Want to know, which bar is the best to go to on a special day of the week to get a free beer and slice of pizza. Or ever heard from the ultra-low budget option to get to the airport using only public transport that saves you the last cent. No problem.

    We also can give advice on what to see outside of Auckland. We have travelled New Zealand extensively on our own. Individually and in small groups. Several times. So we know where we will send you.

  • Credit cards accepted

    We accept Visa and MasterCard, as well as EFTPOS and cash in form of New Zealand dollars.

  • Pool Billiard

    We are providing a pool table 24/7.

  • IRD application assistance

    The IRD number is the New Zealand tax number. We analyze every guest’s needs and help with the application process. We provide populated application forms, as well as free help by our in-house tax agent.

  • Bank Account Setup Assistance

    We help you to open a New Zealand bank account, which allows you to receive and transfer money electronically. This includes provision of a proof of address free of charge.

  • Fix Shop

    In our fix shop you will find the bare essentials like personal hygiene products, drinks, snacks or ingredients for a simple quick dinner. Especially helpful, when you arrive late straight from the airport.

  • Post restante mail service

    We store your mail for 2 months and are happy to tell if there is new one for you. Just flick us a short email or give us a call.

  • Luggage Storage

    We are providing facilities to ensure that your luggage can be stored. Also, we are offering a FREE service to deposit your valuables into a reception-operated vault. Terms and conditions apply.

  • NZ CV Building Tools

    We will help you to create a CV according to New Zealand standards, which might differ from what you are used to in your home country. We gathered useful information on how to build a proper CV and support you with several CV templates, which makes building your own one an easy task.