Dorm Bed: NZD18.00
Not near the airport, admittedly, but close to the city center is this nice and social hostel with tons of benefits and amenities. Decked out with large televisions in their lounge areas, WiFi, new and modern rooms and bathrooms, a game room, hot showers and laundry, a full kitchen and a BBQ with an outdoor terrace... what else could you need?
They also offer airport transfers if you need to make the trip.
The friendly staff will help you plan your day in Auckland or help you get out into the rest of New Zealand as well.
234 Hobson Street ,