• Great varieties of room types

    As Auckland’s 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 23/7.

  • 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.


  • Reception hours

    Our reception is open from 08:00 to 22:00 365 days a year. In fact, since our opening in 2008 we have never closed for one single day. Thus, with over 3000 days, Choice Backpackers is one of the longest continuously operated hostels in the country.

  • Multi-lingual staff

    Beside English, our staff speaks several other languages, e. g. English, French, Dutch, German, and Hindi. We will make sure that no question stays unanswered.

  • Lockers

    All dorms are outfitted with lockers. Each locker features a size of 430mmD, 810mmH, 310mmW and can be locked with your own padlock. Padlocks are also available for purchase at the reception.

  • 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.

  • Table Soccer

    Table soccer can be played in the lobby 24/7 free of charge.

  • IRD application assistance

    The IRD number is the New Zealand tax number. We analyze every guest’s needs and help with the application process.

  • 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.

  • Vending machine

    In our vending machine you will find cold drinks and snacks 24/7. Especially helpful, when you arrive late straight from the airport.

  • Post restante mail service

    We store your mail for 4 weeks 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 on your arrival and departure day.