Wondering where to stay in Auckland on a budget? We’ve put together a careful selection of cheap hotels in Auckland.

These cheap hotels in Auckland range from the 1 star Jucy Snooze to the 4 star Copthorne Hotel. What they have in common is they all offer exceptional value to anyone visiting Auckland on a budget and still wanting the privacy and safety of a hotel. If you’re looking for deals on nice hotels then have a look at these hotel deals.

Cheap Hotels in Auckland CBD

Holiday Inn Express Auckland

Holiday Inn Auckland City Centre is an excellent cheap hotel. It opened in 2022, and, as a  purpose built hotel, not a converted office building, the rooms and layout are excellent. It has a restaurant and offers free breakfast! The location is amazing for the price. Just off Queen Street a short walk to shopping, Auckland’s waterfront, or SkyCity.

IBIS budget 3 star hotel in dontown Auckland

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

Econo Lodge Cheap Hotel in Auckland CBD near the Sky Tower

Econo Lodge is a really well located cheap hotel. Close to the Sky Tower in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. A short walk from all of Auckland’s main attractions this is a clean well run 3 star hotel. The restaurant is more of a cafe with breakfast being the only thing on the menu. This is the perfect hotel for anyone wanting a central location on a tight budget.

Copthorne 4 star business hotel in Auckland CBD for Families and Business Travelers

Copthorne Hotel Auckland is cheaper than average 4 star hotel in Auckland’s downtown area. It’s a little further out than some other options, but it is a pleasant hotel in walking distance of the city centre. It’s very close to Auckland University. The hotel has a small conference centre. It’s quite a walk to Auckland’s bars and restaurants from here, so you may end up spending more on taxis here than in other locations.

President Hotel Auckland

Cheap 3 Star President Hotel in Auckland CBD

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

The Albion Hotel

Albion Hotel Auckland City

This is a historic pub hotel (built in 1863). It’s a 3 star but has a great reputation for friendly staff and has a great pub downstairs. It’s not a flash hotel so keep your expectations in check, it’s really well priced and is a great cheap place to stay in downtown Auckland.

There is no parking, and no lifts so you have to carry your bags up stairs. The rooms are a little dated. It’s not the Hilton, but it is clean, the staff are friendly, and it’s cheap.

Auckland City Hotel

3 star Auckland City Hotel

This cheap 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. So if you can’t afford to be in the Viaduct Harbour then this is a great budget option.

It’s clean and well kept with consistently good reviews. There’s some car parking available. The hotel has a little more character than many in others in the cheaper price range and therefore offers great value.

The Quadrant Hotel & Suites

the quadrant 4 star hotel studio bedroom

The Quadrant Hotel and Suites is a perfectly adequate Auckland hotel at a reasonable price in a slightly off central location. It’s in easy walking distance of all of downtown, and it’s close to Auckland University.

A cost effective, clean, safe place to stay; but not an instagramable location by any stretch of the imagination. You don’t come here for a romantic getaway, you come because your budget won’t stretch to something nicer. That said there’s nothing wrong with the hotel or the location, but it won’t be the highlight of your trip – it’s just another cheap hotel in Auckland.

If none of these cheap Hotels in Auckland meet your needs then try stepping up to a 4 star hotel instead, or see all Auckland Hotels.

VR Queen Street Hotel

3 star VR Hotel Queen street bedroom suite

Situated near the top end of Queen Street the VR Queen Street Hotel is a definitely a cheap hotel. It’s still in the Auckland CBD but it’s near the top of Queen Street. So if you’re 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 lack of vacancy in 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. All in all this is a really good cheap hotel in Auckland.

Cheap Hotels near Western Springs

The Surrey Hotel Grey Lynn

The Surrey Hotel 3 star hotel in Auckland

The Surrey Hotel isn’t just cheap, it’s the best family hotel in Grey Lynn. Located right on the fringe of the city, in easy distance on an electric scooter. Or it’s a cheap bus ride if you’re less adventurous. And it’s got free parking!

It’s an English style hotel with a traditional pub attached. The location is really close to Auckland Zoo, MOTAT, Western Springs and the Auckland CBD making it great for families. It’s also only a 15 minute walk from Eden Park.

The Surrey is a nice 3 star Hotel in Auckland with some genuine character. Therefore we reckon it’s perfect for older travelers and families.

The Sebel 4 star Family Hotel in Manukau

The Sebel Hotel Manukau is a brand new hotel. It’s a great option for New Zealand families visiting Auckland. There is plenty of parking, it’s close to many mid priced family restaurants like Lonestar. And it’s also really close to Rainbows End, Wero White Water Park and the Manukau Shopping Centre. The Sebel Hotel Manukau has excellent access to the motorway. When you want to go into the CBD allow an hour for traffic at peak times.

Due to the location in Manukau it’s considerably cheaper than other hotels in it’s class located more desirable locations.

Cheap Hotels in Parnell

Auckland Rose Park Hotel

3 star Auckland Rose Park Hotel view of Rose Gardens

As the name suggests this cheap 3 star hotel is located next to Auckland’s Parnell Rose Gardens. It’s a quiet location away from the CBD, but still fairly close. So if you’re fit, and make a day of it, the city is in walking distance. However most will opt to take a bus or a taxi. Parnell is a very upmarket suburb with a great shopping area and plenty of bars and restaurants. Fortunately the bars are not renowned for being to rowdy, so it’s quiet enough at night.

Rose Park is also handy to Newmarket which is only a 20 minute walk away. Mission Bay isn’t to far either. Because of it’s quiet but relatively central location this cheap hotel in Auckland is a great location for older guests, and families with younger children.

Cheap Hotels in Ellerslie

IBIS Auckland Ellerslie Hotel exterior, cheap 3 star hotel for business or families

IBIS Hotel Ellerslie is cheaper than the adjoining Novotel Hotel. 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 is not the place for a romantic getaway.

Cheap IBIS budget Auckland Airport hotel

A great cheap 2 star hotel offering comfortable accommodation very close to Auckland Airport. It’s close to Butterfly Creek, Rainbows End, Wero White water Park and Manukau Shopping Centre. Consequently this is a great spot for families traveling on a budget.