If you’re travelling to Auckland and want to stretch your budget a little further give one of these 3 star budget hotels a try.

3 Star Hotels in Auckland CBD

IBIS Budget Auckland Central

IBIS Budget Auckland Central is a 3 star hotel offering compact affordable accomodation in a very central location. It’s just off Auckland’s Queen Street. In easy walking distance of any of Auckland CBDs main attractions. This hotel is great for anyone travelling on a budget. Keep your expectations as low as they keep the price.

President Hotel Auckland

President Hotel is a cheap 3 star hotel with a great location in downtown Auckland. The rooms a clean well kept, it offers excellent value for money for anyone travelling on a budget. The two room family suite is great value for those travelling with children. Close to Queen Street, the SkyTower and in easy walking distance of Viaduct Harbour or Spark Arena.

Auckland City Hotel

This 3 star Hotel is in a historic building in Auckland’s central business district. It’s not the most desirable location in the CBD, but it is in walking distance from everywhere you want to be. If you can’t afford to be in the Viaduct this is a great option. It’s clean and well kept with consistently good reviews. There is some car parking available. This hotel has a little more character than many in others in the cheaper price range and is great value.

VR Queen Street Hotel

Located near the top end of Queen Street the VR Queen Street Hotel is a lower priced hotel. It’s still in the Auckland CBD but it is near the top of Queen Street. If your holidaying here you can still walk anywhere in Auckland Central but it is a bit of a hike back up the hill to your hotel. Consider it part of your fitness regime and you’ll be just fine. The hotel itself is at the nice end of 3 star or the bottom end of 4 star. You’ll be staying here because of the price or vacancy of other hotels but it’s actually a nice place to spend a few days. It’s close to K Roads bars and nightclubs. It’s also close to the townhall and Aotea square.

Haka Hotel Suites Auckland City

Located on K Road in the top of Auckland’s CBD haka Hotel is in a different part of town to any of the other Central Hotels. K Road is known for it’s vibrant nightlife with plenty of bars and nightclubs expect some noise and plenty of drunken idiots on the streets on a Friday or Saturday night. This is a great location if you’re one of the drunken idiots. The hotel itself is really nice. It’s still pretty new (as of 2019) and things are well maintained. It’s perfect for younger travellers. Reviews are generally very good which can be hard to maintain for a cheap hotel. Haka Hotel is a well price quality Hotel in a location that won’t suit everyone but for some the location will be part of the attraction. It’s walking distance to anywhere if you are fit. Even Eden Park is only 20 minutes walk. Ponsonby is closeby and the Viaduct is a pleasant 30 minute downhill stroll. Less fit visitors might want to take a bus or uber back.

Other 3 Star Hotel Locations in Auckland

Auckland Rose Park Hotel

As the name suggests this 3 star hotel is located next to Auckland Parnell Rose Gardens. It’s a quiet location away from the CBD but still very close. If your are fit and make a day of it the city is a long walk away. Most will take a bus or a taxi. Parnell is a very upmarket suburb with a great shopping area and plenty of bars and restaurants. They are not renowned for being to rowdy though. It’s also handy to New Market a 20 minute walk away and Mission bay a 10 minute taxi ride.  This is a great location for older guests and families with younger children.

The Surrey Hotel Grey Lynn

The Surrey Hotel is located in Grey Lynn. It’s right on the fringe of the city. In easy distance on an electric scooter. Or a cheap bus ride. It’s a English style hotel with a pub attached. Great for families, it’s really close to Auckland Zoo, MOTAT, Western Springs and the Auckland CBD. It’s also a 20 minute walk from Eden Park. This is a nice 3 star Hotel with some genuine character. It’s perfect for older travelers and families.

IBIS Auckland Ellerslie Hotel

IBIS Hotel Ellerslie is cheaper than the adjoining Novotel. It’s a 3 star so keep your expectations in check. This is a great location next to Ellerslie Race Course and close to the Greenlane Showgrounds. It’s popular with budget business travellers and families. It’s not really a romantic get away.