Auckland CBD has a large number of hotels and other types of accommodation, ranging from backpacker hostels to five star hotels all within walking distance of the venue (the University of Auckland’s School of Engineering on Symonds Street). UCNC does not recommend any specific hotels. Booking engines such as Expedia generally offer reasonable deals, and for people looking for alternative/private accommodation, airbnb has a number of choices in the central city.

The following hotels close to the venue are known to us and had availability over the conference period at the time of writing:


  • YHA Auckland City, 15 minutes walk, offers dormitories and twin/double rooms, shared bathrooms only, close to cheap eats on Queen Street
  • Jucy Snooze, spin-off of a car rental brand, is an economy hotel with pretty OK ratings, 15 mins walk
  • Nomads & Nomads Fat Camel, Fort Street, 20 mins walk, backpacker hostel with dorms, doubles and twins, some with ensuite
  • Base Auckland, 15 mins walk, backpacker hostel with dorms, doubles and twins, some with ensuite
  • Kiwi International Hotel, 20 mins walk, nothing flash but it’s been there for ages and it’s OK


  • Waldorf Tetra Hotel Apartments, 8 mins walk, closest to venue but also easy walking distance to Queen Street
  • Best Western President, 15 mins walk, close to shopping, Sky City and nightlife
  • Quest Auckland, 15 mins walk, close to cheap eats on Queen Street
  • Crown on Cintra, 10 mins walk
  • Waldorf Bankside Apartments, 15 mins walk, close to downtown restaurants, cafes and bookshops
  • Celestion Waldorf Apartments, 15 mins walk
  • Quest on Eden, 10 mins walk


  • Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel, 15 mins walk. We have accommodated a lot of visitors here over the years and the feedback has generally been good.
  • The Quadrant Hotel & Suites, formerly the Hyatt, just across from Government House and the University.
  • The Langham, one of Auckland’s few five star hotels, 15 mins walk, tops the price list
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