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YMCA Hostel
4 stars

YMCA Hostel

20 Pitt Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
See location+64 9303 2068

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based on 822 reviews
822 reviews
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Double room
Standard Room

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About YMCA Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
YMCA Hostel offers budget accommodation in the heart of Auckland CBD (Central Business District). Guests have access to a shared kitchenette, an outdoor seating area and lounge room with billiards and cable TV. The bars and clubs of Karangahape Road are a 2-minute walk from YMCA Hostel Auckland. It is 5 minutes’ walk to the city’s best shopping on Queen Street. All rooms include a small refrigerator, a heater and bed linen. There is also a wardrobe and work desk in each room. YMCA Hostel offers separate female and mixed dorm rooms. YMCA Auckland is only 15 minutes’ walk from The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology (AUT). It is a 10-minute walk to the bars, restaurants and cafes of Ponsonby.

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Amenities at YMCA Hostel

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins


  • Quiet street view
  • Garden view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Things to do

  • Casino
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table


  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge service
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette


  • Socket near the bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Grill
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Parking

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Family friendly

  • Kid-friendly buffet


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of YMCA Hostel

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Anonymous, Sep 2017

Pros. -Clean facility (rooms, beds, hangout area, bathrooms, kitchen) -Kitchen facilities worked. Majority of kitchen items were included (pots, pans, lids, cutting boards, utensils, etc.) -Decent location. Could access queen street in an instant. -Nearby asian market sells super cheap groceries for travellers on a budget. -Super awesome cleaning staff. -Had 0 problems with the bathroom and shower facilities.

Cons. -Nothing special about the desk/ reception staff. Not welcoming. Just didn't seem to care. Stereotypical employees who are only there for the paycheque, doing the bare minimum in terms of customer service to keep their jobs. I received better customer service from the cleaning staff.. how that makes sense I don't know. Little bit of a reorganization at that facility is in order. I'd be more inclined to return if I was greeted and managed by a cleaning staff member. What a joke. Also poor English by some of the reception staff. I have no issue with ESL but for a receptionist at a hostel.. c'mon.. lol. -Small kitchen. I am not joking when I say that there was a line-up for hostel clients standing outside the kitchen to cook and clean. Couldn't believe some clients were cooking up 3 course meals. You're in a hostel.. ramen with veggies then gtfo. -Strangest client base. I'm not quite into my 30s yet, couple years to go, and I feel old staying in a hostel. There were groups of 5-6, likely the same family, all of which were in their mid to late 40s. In have 0 problem with a diverse crowd at a hostel, and this is just to warn any future goers that if your uncomfortable sharing a dorm or facility with a 40yr man with a beard then I'd avoid. -Poor lounge layout for meeting others. Environment was very cold. Would not recommend if you're travelling solo and looking to meet other people. -Clients have to pay for Wi-Fi. And it's not a flat daily rates it's based on the number of MBs or GBs you can afford. It was something around $30 for 10GB. -First and last hostel I stayed in while in Auckland. My recommendation is to only choose this location as a last resort if your preferred choice is unavailable. At least it was clean and comfortable.

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What are the best nearby attractions to visit during my stay?

During your stay, you can visit Aotea Square, Sky Tower, Albert Park, Queen Street Shopping District, Viaduct Harbour, and other nearby attractions.

What are the main amenities provided by the hotel?

The hotel offers amenities such as a fitness center, shared kitchen, laundry facilities, parking, and a variety of entertainment options including a casino, board games, and a game room.

How is the cleanliness of the hotel and its rooms?

Guests have consistently praised the hotel for being clean and tidy, with clean bedding and comfortable rooms. However, some guests have mentioned issues with cleanliness in shared facilities like the kitchen and bathrooms.

What can I expect from the hotel's customer service?

The staff at the hotel are described as kind, helpful, and friendly. However, a few guests have mentioned encounters with staff that were not as positive.

Are there any concerns about the quality of the beds or sleeping arrangements?

While some guests have found the beds to be comfortable and the rooms clean, others have reported issues with the quality of the beds, such as uncomfortable mattresses and noisy surroundings.

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Opt for a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Consider Low Season Visits

Visiting in September, the low season, could offer a quieter and potentially more affordable experience, as mentioned by some guests.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The hotel's proximity to attractions like Aotea Square, Sky Tower, and Albert Park makes it convenient for sightseeing and exploring the city.

Check Room Amenities

Some guests highlighted the availability of amenities such as a fridge in the room, which can be convenient for storing personal items or snacks.

Be Mindful of Noise

Several guests mentioned noise as an issue, so light sleepers may want to consider this when booking and perhaps request a quieter room.

Consider Key Deposit

Be prepared for a key deposit requirement upon check-in, as mentioned by some guests, to avoid any unexpected surprises.

Plan for Kitchen Limitations

Some guests noted limitations in the kitchen, such as a lack of cutlery and small kitchen spaces, so guests planning to use the kitchen should be aware of this.

Take Advantage of Nearby Transportation

The hotel's proximity to the bus stop and availability of airport shuttle services can make transportation convenient for guests.

Check for Cleanliness

While some guests praised the cleanliness, others mentioned issues such as unclean rooms and facilities, so it's advisable to check recent reviews for consistency in cleanliness.

Consider High Season Visits

Guests mentioned December as the high season, so visitors planning a trip during this time should book in advance and expect potentially busier surroundings.


20 Pitt Street, Auckland 1010

What's nearby

  • Aotea Square0.5 km
  • Sky Tower0.8 km
  • Albert Park1 km
  • Queen Street Shopping District1.1 km
  • Viaduct Harbour1.5 km
  • Auckland Domain1.5 km
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum1.6 km
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum1.8 km
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge3 km
  • Auckland Zoo3.6 km
  • Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium5.3 km
  • Cornwall Park5.3 km



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Top tips for your stay at YMCA Hostel

  • The cheapest price a room at YMCA Hostel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was R685, while the most expensive was R685.
  • How long should you stay at YMCA Hostel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at YMCA Hostel

  • Where is YMCA Hostel located?

    YMCA Hostel is located at 20 Pitt Street in Central Business District, 1,4 km from the centre of Auckland. Aotea Square is the closest landmark to YMCA Hostel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at YMCA Hostel?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at YMCA Hostel.

  • Does YMCA Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, YMCA Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is YMCA Hostel from the airport?

    YMCA Hostel is 16,8 km from Auckland Intl. YMCA Hostel is 83,4 km from Whitianga.

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

1,4 km

Nearest airport

Auckland Intl

Distance to airport

16,8 km