When it comes to K Road accommodation in Auckland that’s ideal for those seeking an upmarket backpacker place to stay where urban relaxation, comfort and location is the name of the game, then it’s hard to beat Haka House Auckland K’Road.

Located in a redeveloped historic building on Karangahape Road – one of the city’s most vibrant and energetic neighbourhoods – this K Road hostel is a step above others in the area. Designed as a ‘loft-style backpackers’ address and with a welcoming home-away-from-home atmosphere, it was named the World’s 4th Best Hostel in 2020 by Hostelworld.
The K Road accommodation on offer at Haka House Auckland K’Road comes in a choice of private and shared rooms, while facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room, movie room, laundry and free WiFi. Guests also enjoy the convenience of 24-hour access.
Haka House Auckland K’Road’s location on Karangahape Road sees it right amidst the famous street’s cultural, artistic and vibrant feel. This is one of Auckland’s coolest and happening neighbourhoods, and was named among ‘The world’s coolest streets in 2022’ by Time Out.
Art galleries, restaurants, artisan cafes, vintage clothing stores, bookstores, record shops, heritage buildings, arcades, boutique stores and tattoo parlours stand side by side along K Road. For foodies, there are different cuisines on offer from Japanese to French to Thai, while a handful of bars and live music venues make the street a popular night spot.
Adding to the fun and lively atmosphere of K Road is the vibrant street art that graces the walls of buildings and alleyways, from eye-catching graffiti to colourful murals.
The award-winning K Road hostel is also a short walk from Queen Street, and within walking distance of many of the central city’s attractions and activities. This includes the 328 m high Sky Tower, with fantastic views at the top and – for those who dare – the chance to walk its edge (SkyWalk) or jump off it (SkyJump); the Auckland Harbour Bridge climb and bungy jump; the New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland War Memorial Museum; and Auckland Art Gallery.

From the downtown waterfront, harbour cruises can be taken to explore the beautiful Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. There’s also sailing, and whale and dolphin watching cruises. Auckland actually sits on and around a narrow isthmus of land, with the Pacific Ocean’s Waitemata Harbour on one side and the Tasman Sea’s Manukau Harbour on the other.

New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city is an exciting and captivating mix of food, music, arts, culture, urban modernity and natural beauty. Surrounding the city is native bush, parks and beaches and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy such as walking and hiking, surfing, camping, kayaking and more.

The Auckland region also happens to be the most densely populated volcanic site in the world, with nearly 50 volcanic cones in the area. Mount Eden, at 196 m high and 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre, is the highest of these and offers panoramic 360 degree views of the city and harbour from its summit. Rangitoto Island, at 600 years old and reached by ferry from the downtown waterfront, is the youngest and largest.

Just as Auckland is a treasure trove of experiences, Haka House Auckland K’Road is a treasure on the K Road accommodation scene, and considered by so many travellers who have stayed there to be the K Road hostel of choice.