There is a range of high quality accommodation options for international students in Auckland. You can experience the Kiwi lifestyle first hand and be part of a local family with homestay accommodation, or you may prefer the independence of a student hostel. You could live with other students in your school’s on-site campus accommodation, or rent a house or apartment with friends.
Your living costs will depend on your lifestyle and the type of accommodation you choose, so it’s important to look at all your options carefully before committing to any long-term contracts. It’s a good idea to book some temporary accommodation for your first few nights in Auckland, such as a backpackers or youth hostel. This will give you a temporary base while you find permanent accommodation. Find out more about temporary accommodation options here.