Having worked in 2 other hostels before, Haka is my absolute favourite. As soon as you arrive it feels so welcoming and comfortable. It is a very clean hostel with a kitchen to die for. The guests are like minded travellers from around the world and great to chat to and are always super keen to socialise in the lounge with you.
Favourite local activity:
Waiheke Island would be a top hit! There are so many things to do in one place! Wineries, beaches, forest walk, zip line and more wineries! You can even book a tour to do all these amazing activities in one day! And you get to enjoy a beautiful 45 minute ferry ride and see the city of Auckland from a different angle. The skyline is impressive!
Top tip for making your stay a great one:
Top-tip! Do and see as much as you can! Auckland and the North Island has so much to offer. I would team up with other travellers and adventure what I could. Explore and take all its beautifulness in and most importantly - Make amazing memories!