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Stay at Waiheke Backpackers Hostel

A hilltop backpackers hostel with views of the Hauraki Gulf.

​COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Waiheke Backpackers Hostel information

No new bookings will be taken while we remain at Alert Level 3, and any future booking over this period will be cancelled. Please contact the Waiheke Backpackers Hostel directly to arrange a refund or credit.

Waiheke Backpackers Hostel remain open for:

  • Guests that had already begun their stay when Auckland’s Alert Level was raised.
  • Guests that live elsewhere in New Zealand that cannot return or travel to their home location. This can continue until they can depart whilst we are in Alert Level 3.
  • Those that have no Auckland or New Zealand primary residence that were already in Auckland when the Alert Level was raised. This includes travellers and those with no fixed abode.
  • Approved essential workers/services that require accommodation, in line with Government guidelines.

For these bookings please contact Waiheke Backpackers Hostel.

Contact details and prices

421 Seaview Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

09 372 7003

021 HOSTEL (021 467 835)

 Reception hours: 8am-8pm

 Check in: 2pm-8pm

 Check out: 10.30am

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Facilities and amenities


  • Fifteen single bunk rooms (two-person maximum per room).
  • One dorm with two bunks (four-person maximum).
  • One room with queen bed and bunk bed (assisted mobility room).
  • One room with queen bed (assisted mobility room).
  • One room with queen bed and en-suite bathroom.


  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Linen and blankets supplied.
  • Laundry: coin-operated washing and drying.
  • Lounge with TV and comfortable furnishings.
  • Reception area and office.
  • Separate male and female toilets.
  • Four unisex individual shower rooms with basin, mirror and seated changing area.
  • Kitchen and dining area with fridge and freezers, stove, ovens, microwaves, cookware, utensils and crockery.
  • Outside deck, BBQ, picnic table and seating areas with amazing sea views.


  • Free car parking.


  • Two assisted mobility accessible rooms.
  • Unisex accessible toilet and shower.

You should know

Protecting Waiheke Island's environment

Waiheke Island is one of more than 50 islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. We need your help to protect this treasured island and make it pest-free.

Before your stay at the hostel:

  • check your gear and footwear for stowaway pests like rats, mice, plague skinks and Argentine ants
  • clean your gear and footwear to remove soil and seeds. This will help prevent the spread of weeds and plant diseases such as Kauri dieback
  • seal your kai in containers.

For more information, see Visiting the Hauraki Gulf Islands.

Sights and landmarks of Waiheke Island

Waiheke Backpackers Hostel is located above Onetangi Beach with stunning sea views and nearby attractions and activities.

Waiheke Island is known for its many beautiful beaches - such as Cactus Bay and Oneroa Bay. It is also known for its award-winning wineries.

Wake up to the sound of the seagulls or tūī and head down the hill for a walk or run along Onetangi Beach.

Enjoy a meal or some refreshments at one of the local beachside cafés, restaurants or shops. Enjoy a stroll through the vineyards.

Ask staff for advice on tours, attractions, and activities in the area.

How to get to Waiheke Backpackers Hostel

Take the ferry to Waiheke Island. Ferries run from 5.35am to 11.45pm, with regular services from 8am to 8pm.

Check out the Fullers timetable for more information.

When you arrive at Waiheke, you can take a taxi, shuttle or bus.