Why choose Summer Stays

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Learn more about Auckland Summer Stays 

Looking for an Auckland summer stay and not sure where to book? How do low-cost, super comfy, ultra-modern rooms sound? We have the accommodation option you didn’t know you needed for your Auckland summer break.

The University of Auckland sees some 4,400 students head home annually in mid-November, leaving their modern, well-equipped halls of residence and self-catering apartments behind for the city’s summer visitors.

The central location of the University campus means you get the benefits of a downtown hotel without breaking the bank. Say goodbye to the stuffy ambience of a corporate hotel, our properties are akin to the hip and welcoming vibes of a super-hosted Airbnb, with perks to boot.

Summer Stays has rooms available to suit everyone from solo travellers through to large groups, making them a great option for all visitors to Auckland on the hunt for well-priced, perfectly positioned, flexible accommodation.

Your Centrally Located Summer Stay Options

Bring yourself: 

55 Symonds offers modern accommodation for the solo traveller at an affordable price. Hang in the communal games room, take advantage of the BBQ area, or head to your studio’s kitchenette to make a meal. Stay in or get social; the choice is yours.

55 Symonds is deluxe, en-suite accommodation in the heart of the city.

Bring your buddies:

Carlaw Park is ideal for couples, friends and families on a fun getaway. All three-bedroom apartments are self-contained to ensure you have everything you need for an effortless stay.

Within the Carlaw Park complex, you have access to a large communal area, games room, and music room. These apartments sit on the doorstep of the Auckland Domain, and are only a short walk from downtown Auckland’s hippest eateries and shops.

Bring the whole crew:

The University of Auckland’s Summer Stay team consider themselves experts on pulling together the perfect group trip. Whether you’re looking to host a conference, yoga retreat, music seminar, or family reunion, we have a variety of room layouts to suit your needs. Large day rooms work well for study and walks, and the games rooms and communal lounges are perfect for any downtime.

Our experienced Summer Stays team is on hand to tailor your Auckland visit to ensure your stay is as cohesive as possible. This assistance means your group has more time to focus on the fun aspects of your stay! We can cater for meals too, with adaptability for any dietary requirements. Get in touch to discuss your group’s needs today.

Your Summer Stay Dates 

Summer Stays properties are available from mid-November to early February. Our modern residences are very popular with groups and travellers enjoying a getaway in the city, so book quickly to secure your spot. All our accommodation options are less than two kilometres from Britomart, the transport and eatery hub of downtown Auckland. This ensures easy access to every major Auckland attraction. It’s all yours to explore! Check out our top recommendations on things to do in Auckland here.

How Your Summer Stay Gives Back

All revenue gathered through Summer Stays accommodation is funnelled back into the University of Auckland’s student accommodation to provide reasonable rent costs for our students. Auckland can be an expensive city, but with our Summer Stays initiative, we ensure that every student can receive the education they desire and deserve. A stay with us is kind on your wallet, as well as a meaningful contribution to the student residential experience, win-win!