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Kiwi Airport Backpackers

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMount Mangere3 min drive
    Popular LocationVilla Maria Estate5 min drive
    Popular LocationAmbury Regional Park5 min drive
    AirportAuckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.)11 min drive

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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 7-Bed Mixed Dormitory

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area


Located in Mangere, Kiwi Airport Backpackers is in an area with good airport proximity. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mt. Eden and popular attractions include Rainbow's End and Auckland Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Mt. Smart Stadium or Eden Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mount Mangere - 3 min drive
  • JKs Driving Range - 5 min drive
  • Villa Maria Estate - 5 min drive
  • Ambury Regional Park - 5 min drive
  • Otuataua Stonefields - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland Onehunga Station - 6 min drive
  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 12 min drive


  • The Strawberry Farm - 5 min walk
  • Bakehaven Cafe - 7 min walk
  • Bar & Baa - 7 min walk
  • Indian Express - 8 min walk
  • Nice Food Takeaway - 13 min walk

About this property

Kiwi Airport Backpackers

Hostel in Mangere with restaurant and fitness centre
Along with a restaurant, this hostel has a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Self parking is free. Additionally, a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and dry cleaning are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer heating and daily housekeeping. Bathrooms are shared.
Kiwi Airport Backpackers offers 20 forms of shared accommodation. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a fitness centre.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 10 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Shared accommodations
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 5.00 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 5.00 (one-way), (up to 18 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Kiwi Airport Backpackers Hostel Mangere
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Kiwi Backpackers Mangere
Kiwi Backpackers Mangere
Kiwi Airport Backpackers Mangere
Kiwi Airport Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Kiwi Airport Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Mangere

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kiwi Airport Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kiwi Airport Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kiwi Airport Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Kiwi Airport Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Kiwi Airport Backpackers?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Kiwi Airport Backpackers?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Kiwi Airport Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Kiwi Airport Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs (available on request). A fee of NZD 5.00 per person applies.
Where is Kiwi Airport Backpackers located?
Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Villa Maria Estate, Ambury Regional Park and Otuataua Stonefields. Mt. Smart Stadium and Butterfly Creek are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 49 reviews
5 - Excellent 6%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 49 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 49 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 49 reviews
2 - Poor 18%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 49 reviews
1 - Terrible 14%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Backpackers small building was crowded (taken over) by a bunch of thugs, having meetings inside.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Horrible bunk rooms. Smelled. Dungy mattresses. Nice free shuttle
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Room for improvement
The staff were great and the hostel rooms were clean, but the rooms were cramped (you could barely open the door to get in for the bed posts) and there was nowhere really in the rooms to store your luggage that wasn't in the way. The room setup meant you practically woke people up every time you entered. The bathrooms were not very clean and by having the toilet and showers in the same room it seemed to lack enough amenities for the number of rooms. Great location for proximity to the airport which was all i needed at the time. I wouldnt like to stay for longer then 1 night.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Great location and transfers for Auckland airport. Very cheap. Very dirty mattresses and mattress covers. Clean sheets.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness
The bathrooms were filthy and there wasn’t even soap in the bathroom to wash your hands. The bed was comfortable enough. I would only recommend staying here if you are flying in late and just need a bed to sleep. The bathrooms were so bad I didn’t shower here.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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