10 Best Affordable Airbnbs Under 48 USD In Auckland, New Zealand - Updated 2024

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Auckland holds the distinction of offering something fun for everyone, whether they’re adrenaline junkies looking for new thrills, families interested in child-friendly activities, beach enthusiasts who want to spend time in and out of the water, or seasoned travelers who want to immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of the largest city in New Zealand. Brave souls can try bungee jumping at either the Sky Tower or the Auckland Bridge. Beaches are aplenty in the city for those who want to soak up the sun. There are several parks, aquariums, and other child-friendly attractions, such as Rainbow’s End and Waiwera Hot Pools, where families can have fun in as well. The sheer number of activities and attractions in the city means that travelers will have to deal with the happy problem of arranging their schedule to ensure that they can visit all of the places on their list. Instead of rushing your holiday in the city, consider staying at one of the 10 best affordable Airbnbs under 48 USD in Auckland, New Zealand.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 04, 2024.

1. Beautiful bedroom in a sunny house (from USD 49)

Located just outside the city, this room for rent will make guests feel like they are in a tropical paradise, complete with birds fluttering around the area. Renting this property doesn’t just give tenants access to the bedroom, it also allows them to use the swimming pool, the kitchen, and the laundry facilities. Bikes and kayaks are available as well. Animal lovers will adore the three cats and dog on-site. Airport pickup can be arranged for an additional fee. The room sleeps up to two people.

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Auckland, New Zealand
12.17 km (7.6 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
325 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely views and great swimming pool
we’ve got a nice garden view bed is comfy
very nice and cozy place to stay with amazing views
double en-suite so comfortable grab that if you can
the view is gorgeous and the room warm and clean
clean comportabl and spaicous room to stay
nice and clean room with comfortable bed
the house is clean and the room was very cosy
the room was cosy and clean and the large bed was very comfy
the bathroom and kitchen are very clean
super host & very hospitable
host was lovely and extremely helpful
very friendly & welcoming host
patrick was a pleasant host
with lots of advice from great host
very good location near the beach
brilliant place in a lovely location right near the water
pleasant stay with close beach access and pool
the house is located in a beautiful and quiet area
perfekt stay in a wonderful location
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2. Room in an Edwardian villa close to Eden Park (from USD 50)

This room for rent, which fits up to two people and comes with an en-suite bathroom, is just a short walk away from Eden Park and the train station, making it easy for guests to access virtually all other parts of Auckland. While guests don’t have access to a kitchen and laundry facilities, they are close by restaurants, cafes, and a laundromat. Alternatively, they can avail of the laundry facilities offered by the host at an additional cost. The room itself comes furnished with all the amenities you can expect from a room in a four-star hotel.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1.81 km (1.2 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
641 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved our cozy and comfortable stay with caril and brian
the bed was extremely comfortable
the room was nice and clean the connection to the city easy and good
the room was lovely warm and comfortable
i was very impressed by the thoughtfully planned and beautifully presented room with ensuite
very clean and cozy ensuite
everything was clean and caril is very warm
the room was squeaking clean and comfortable
very nice very clean room
very stylish clean secure and comfortable
lovely couple and great hosts
lovely hosts helpful with any questions
very helpful hosts
the hosts are lovely and really welcoming
the hosts were lovely and very helpful
the location is great close to public transportation and not far from downtown
the location was also fab 3 min walk from both eden park and the metro line
house is located close to train station so you can go to center of aukland easily
small but beautiful room very close to eden park
very nice space conveniently located near train and bus lines
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3. Luxurious accommodation near city and airport

The property where the room for rent is available, is located along the highway between the city and the airport, making it easy for tenants to get to either location (buses ply the road regularly). They have shared access to the kitchen, the lounge area, and the laundry facilities with the other guests of the host.

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Auckland, New Zealand
4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
265 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi sometimes its intermittent but besides that is a great place
sarvesh's place is very well organaized and have many rooms and space that can guarantee you privacy
it’s a warm and nice room
huge lounge modern kitchen
toilet was in excellent condition as well
nice clean and value for money
very clean house with good conditions
everything is super clean and luxurious
the room was really clean even the bathroom
beautiful very clean house comfortable bed
sarvesh is a great host
sarvesh was really friendly too
sarvesh is very responsive and generous host
the host sarvesh is friendly and nice
he was one of the extra nicest host i have ever had
pretty good location too
a spacious comfortable house so close to the airport and only a bus ride into the city
very nice place good location and value
great accommodation close to the airport and only a short drive into the city
nice house close to a bus stop and to the grocery store i had a good stay
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4. Room for rent with skyline views (from USD 40)

Make sure to get this room if you love urban views. Providing guests with fantastic views overlooking the city, this room for rent is also in a central location, being just a few steps away from public transportation options, restaurants, and bars. Besides enjoying access to the apartment’s facilities, such as a washing machine, a dryer, and a TV, tenants will also love the fact that staying here also gives them access to the swimming pool and the fitness center.

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Auckland, New Zealand
3.47 km (2.2 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
174 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the room were absolutely amazing
the room was nice with a great view
the room was quite nice with a great view
the view from this house was stunning and the bed was super comfort
nice apartment just in the heart of auckland the view is amazing
the room is clean and tidy
the room is small spotless and the bed is very comfortable
a bit unoedinary and smelly but the room was clean with clean towels
the room is amazing and clean i could see the sky tower from my bed
great host would recommend
rob was a great host very friendly
rob is very friendly welcoming & helpful
easy to communicate with host :)
robert was a fantastic host
great location in the city
close to a lot attractions
great location right in the heart of the city
great location at the heart of auckland
great location close to bars and shops
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5. Sunny garden studio (from USD 63)

This self-contained property is located on the back garden of the host’s home. While it doesn’t have a kitchen, there are plenty of restaurants all within walking distance from the studio. The Eden Park and the downtown area of Auckland are also close to the property. Public transportation options are also nearby if you don’t want to stroll to the downtown area. The property can accommodate up to two people.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1.57 km (1.0 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
189 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything there such as a table chairs cooking utensils and washes was clean
here is her review: it was a lovely cosy room quiet and restful
a toaster would be a useful addition in this small kitchen
a great little cosy room private and serene and perfect for a couple on holiday
the small room is super for a couple or two friends
the bed is great clean soft sheets and comforter
this was a convenient and very clean space
cathrine's studio was spotless warm and in nice surroundings
we found this accommodation comfortable clean and quiet
it was clean and comfortable with tasteful decor and homey touches
the hosts were friendly and approachable
really kind and helpful hosts
she was very welcoming and friendly
cathrine was a lovely host
very nice hosts to boot
the location was wonderful
awesome location and comfy room
great location and comfortable stay
handy location nice garden
great spot located close to public transport
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6. Quiet room in a central location (from USD 35)

This room for rent is located in a quiet neighborhood close to the central business district. Two people can fit in there. Coffee making facilities, a hair dryer, an iron, and an ironing board are all provided in the room for guests’ use. Guests do not have access to the kitchen, but this should not be an issue as cafes and restaurants, as well as shops, are just nearby. Public transportation options are also just a few steps away, so tenants should have no issues going around even without renting a car. Rates are already inclusive of breakfast.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1.98 km (1.3 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
406 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and god bless her reliable wifi ;)
a lovely room with many nice thoughtful touches
lovely home good breakfast easy communication as well as “off hours check-in” - recommended
the bed was very comfortable (even for someone with disc issues )
the breakfast was included and colleen was very accommodating and always smiling
a clean and cozy space
their house is clean simple and comfortable
bathroom and shower downstairs was clean
beautiful home extremely clean and comfortable
room looks exactly in picture and was clean and bed comfortable
host was very thoughtful and caring
colleen was a great host
beautiful property and great hospitality of owners
she's a lovely host and i felt right at home
colleen was a great host
great location close to buses and the metro
colleen's place has a lovely location near an attractive shopping strip
nice location too close to city and cool artsy house
good location though access now changed
colleen’s house is perfectly located walking distance to great shops and cafes
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7. Homey rental for two

If you want to stay in a place where you will be treated as friends staying over, this might just be the place for you. Guests have access to the common areas and facilities, which they will share with the host family. The kitchen may be used to prepare light meals. Those who like children will enjoy meeting the host’s child and the child of another tenant.

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Auckland, New Zealand
3.63 km (2.3 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
153 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good thing there is netflix on the big screen tv and some very comfy couch
wifi worked perfectly kitchen well equipped
ordinary stay comfortable sleep just be aware you are sharing the house and toilets with few other air bnbs
wifi was very good bed comfy and shower hot
everything like mentioned good wifi and very comfortable bed would stay there again
it was very clean and spacious
clean toilet kitchen and shower
nice people and clean house
the rooms are spacious clean and comfy
the house was clean and the room was large and comfortable
lovely owners lots of lovely people
the hosts were friendly and nice
jules was such a nice host
they were very friendly and welcoming
hosts are really friendly and helpful
a very nice location and property
lovely convenient location close to airport and local restaurants
location quite good especially if youre coming or going to the airport (bus 380)
great place to stay next to the supermarket and close to bus stop
ideally located for shops and restaruants and public transport
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8. Homey place at the heart of Auckland

For travelers who wish to feel right at home when staying at an Airbnb, this one is the perfect place for you. The host makes an effort to make their guests feel like they’re part of the family. Tenants will enjoy having access to facilities, such as the bathroom, the kitchen, the gym, the living room, and the dining area. For those who are flying in and/or out of Auckland, the sky bus stop is just a short walk from here.

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Auckland, New Zealand
3.41 km (2.2 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
145 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Warm and well-lit room close to the city center

Renting this room for rent is almost like staying at a hotel, as it comes with an en-suite bathroom and a comfortable bed, and is inclusive of breakfast. What’s more, guests will also enjoy access to the living area, the kitchen, and even the balcony if they wish to spend some time relaxing outside. An additional air bed may be provided, if needed. The bus stop is just a short distance away from the property.

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Auckland, New Zealand
7.05 km (4.4 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
148 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Comfortable room in a stone house with sea views

The room for rent, which fits up to two people, is on the second floor of a stone house. Common areas and facilities- bathroom, kitchen, dining area, living room, and laundry service - are shared with the hosts and their other guests. Instead of availing a cab to get to and from the rental, guests can pay an additional fee to the host for airport transfers. The property is located a short drive away from the city center of Auckland. If you’re not sure where to head to upon your arrival, the hosts are more than willing to provide tips and suggestions on what to see and do in the area.

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Auckland, New Zealand
5.19 km (3.3 mi) from Maungawhau / Mount Eden
289 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice sea view from the room
the room has a nice view of the sea
the room was neat and had great sea views
bed was very comfortable and had an amazing view as the sun set
her bathroom was beautiful and the room we stayed in had a lovely view
clean neat quiet and tidy
very quiet clean and tidy house
the bathroom was very modern and clean and the bedroom was very basic but fine
our room was big clean and very comfortable
the place was clean comfortable and welcoming
very kind people and very nice home
the hosts are a young couple who are friendly and helpful
he was kind generous hospitable
verry friendly en nice people
joseph and annette were great hosts
super close to the airport
great location if you're looking to be close to either auckland airport and/or cbd
good location for my early morning flight at the airport
convenient location in between the cbd and airport in a beautiful neighborhood
this is close to the airport and in a nice neighborhood
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Affordability and comfort in one package

A lot of people have the belief that cheap automatically means poor standards. These Airbnb options prove that good quality can also come at a low price, allowing guests to use their hard-earned cash on other areas, such as visiting more sights or getting knick-knacks as souvenirs. If you’re expecting to have a tight budget while on your Auckland holiday, consider staying at one of these properties to cut back on your expenses.

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