Kia ora and welcome to Ponsonby Backpackers - the best hostel accommodation in Auckland!

Ponsonby Backpackers is a cosy, comfortable, and safe traveller’s hostel offering warm and friendly budget accommodation right in the heart and soul of Ponsonby! Cafes and bars, arts & crafts, restaurants, fashion designers and a wide variety of boutique establishments are all within a short stroll of the hostel.

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Ponsonby Backpackers is one of the best Backpackers Hostel Accommodation in Auckland and has received many great reviews on TripAdvisor and on HostelBookers. We are a located very close to central Auckland and have hosted thousands of guests over the years.

Auckland’s central business district is a leisurely 20 minute walk or 5 minute bus trip, as is the water front. Here you can jump on a ferry and take an adventure to some of the fascinating islands and stunning beaches that the Waitemata harbour has to offer.

The hostel has a gorgeous garden outdoor eating and BBQ area; well-equipped communal kitchen facilities and provide all linen.

You can make a booking for accommodation or if you would like more information, please contact us.

Come, relax and enjoy!

FAQS for Staying in Ponsonby Backpackers, Auckland.

Where is Ponsonby Backpackers Located?
Ponsonby Backpackers is located a leisurely 20 minute walk or 5 minute bus trip from Auckland CBD. With a bus stop directly outside the hostel the centre of Auckland is never far away, however Ponsonby offers a huge selection of bars, clubs and shopping all within a few minutes walk. You can view our detailed location on our location page.

What do your guests think of Ponsonby Backpackers?
We are very proud of our hostel and we believe this is reflected in our very high rating on major review sites. We offer exceptional value and comfort and coupled with a fantastic location and welcoming hosts we truly believe we are one of the best backpackers hostels in New Zealand. Our guests seem to think something similar, view their reviews here: Trip AdvisorHostel WorldHostel Bookers. We were also awarded the “Best Atmosphere Award” for Dec 2011 from Hostel Bookers, based on guests reviews.

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