UPDATE: Brown Kiwi Backpackers is now closed – see other accommodation in Ponsonby or cheap accommodation in Auckland


Brown Kiwi Backpackers is one of Auckland’s finest budget hostels providing warm, comfy, friendly accommodation for international travellers. They take great pride in making sure you have a fantastic time while you’re in New Zealand.

The small, safe hostel is located in Ponsonby. One of the best suburbs in central Auckland. It has great access to Auckland’s motorways, as well as buses. And best of all it is within walking distance of the city centre. There are also cafes, banks and a supermarket just 5 minutes away. On-street parking is available right outside and the hostel has free wifi too. 


Brown Kiwi’s fabulous private garden is somewhat unique in the central city. It offers a great place to relax in the sun, cook outdoors and meet new people at the shared tables. In winter, the farmhouse kitchen provides space to meet and hook up with fellow travellers, plan trips, and figure out how to buy a cheap van or find jobs. The staff can help you find your way around the city, keep a look out for used cars, or help you find casual jobs. Brown Kiwis facebook page contains great NZ travel tips, or just ask the team. They’re always happy to help.

Address: 7 Prosford Street, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

Phone: +64 9 378-0191