Welcome to Brown Kiwi Backpackers!

We are one of Auckland’s most fabulous BUDGET HOSTELS providing comfortable, warm and friendly accommodation for international travellers.  We pride ourselves on making sure you have a fabulous time on arriving in New Zealand.

We are a small, friendly hostel in PONSONBY, the very best central suburb in Auckland – close to motorways, buses, downtown and with cafes, banks and a supermarket just a stroll away.  There is FREE STREET PARKING RIGHT OUTSIDE THE HOSTEL.

Our back garden and farmhouse kitchen are where you can meet and relax with new friends, plan your NZ adventures and find out how to buy a car or get a job. We can help you find your way around Auckland and can book the best RENTAL CAR AND TRAVEL DEALS for you.

We now have 15 funky furnished spaces for international guests studying or working in Auckland in our two apartments adjacent to the backpackers.  $200 per week covers fresh linen, electricity, water, internet NO BOND, leave with 24 hours notice.

CALL US TOLL FREE ON 0800 378 019 or book through our website booking page now!

We look forward to welcoming you at Brown Kiwi!

  • Stay connected

    Internet & WiFi available

  • Be reachable

    Free local calls with our landline

  • Shops nearby

    Supermarket and Shops in walking distance

  • We love you

    Our friendly staff is here to help you


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Our Rooms

We have double and twin rooms and a family room, or bedrooms with dormitory style, purpose-built adult bunk beds. We welcome short and longer stay guests. All our beds are fully made up with fresh cotton sheets and duvets.

Double room

Double/Twin room

Four bed room


Lonely Planet

Is a homey, friendly, well-run hostel with all the requisite facilities.

Lonely PlanetOfficial Website
Rough Guide

A lovely little hostel in a restored Victorian villa in the thick of the Ponsonby cafe zone but with a peaceful patio and tiny garden at back.

Rough GuideOfficial Website
Jan Gehrke

Best Hostel I’ve stayed in New Zealand ever. Can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good time in Auckland!

Jan GehrkeHamburg, GermanyJan Gehrke Photography

The warmest and friendliest place I’ve had the pleasure of staying.

ElaineSurrey, England