We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Columbia Apartments

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Columbia Apartments
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 31: English reviews
Coolum Beach, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Auckland was packed on the Saturday that I visited even booking 2 months ago ! The only place that was central was the Columbia Apartments where I stayed 1 night. This is a student/ young backpackers accommodation but happy taking any bookings. I am 66 and rather over sharing a bathroom and sleeping in a tiny room. Congratulations Columbia it...

Thank Richard B
Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title photo used as advertisement for Columbia apartments is definitey not the right one. In this case the camera does lie. Small rooms, with plenty hangers for clothes in robe. Sheets and pillows very clean. Tiny, tiny bathroom, towels good. None of photos match up in any way to actual. Men on reception desk very polite but that doesn't...

Thank gandawadsworth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get caught with the name "Apartments" and think it is real apartments property. This is a student accommodation, the reception is so dirty that we thought it was a storage. The most dirty and disgusting place have comes across. It's like a refugee place, no TV, no table, 2 dirty chairs, dirty kitchenware and Kitchen is dirty. It is...

1Thank DavidNBA
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The accommodation is ideal for students, and short-term guests. Some very helpful staff members on board- Mr. Steven Zhang especially. Very safe and secure, and clean as well. On the downside, internet is a bit too expensive.

1Thank venkvaid
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 June 2016

At the begining you must pay $100 application fees, $800 bond, after the end of the contract you only get $700 back, they take $100 for cleaning fees. I had to clean common areas and threw away 3 bags with rubbish of the past tenants,shower and sink had had mould and housekeeper delayed 3 weeks to clean that. Appartment does...

Thank ebay12016
Vang Vieng, Laos
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Here is my next installment of my auckland hostel missions. Columbia apartments, wellity well. So I booked on line, as you do. Booked double room with free wi-fi and tv. Arrived at 2pm to check in. Couldnt find my booking. 35 mins later after more or less fobbing me off they found me. Went into room , small and basic...

1Thank redstar999
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

My partner and i booked this apartment for one night. Regarding price and facilities it was a great deal. Staff is helpful, Mini Market just right next to the building. Good location in the city center, with quiet rooms and good beding. The shower and toliet are nice and clean, They offered guest towels shampoo and soap. Mini size of...

Thank tintin y
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The apartments themselves were small but clean and came as a nice change from hostels as you can have your own privacy & room for a similar price. The shared kitchen was small however and the bathrooms needed more cleaning that they received. The location was good, a little walk from the cbd but close enough. The paid wifi was...

Thank toni3279
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

I read the reviews but booked anyway due to the price. I did begin to worry in the run up to my arrival but it really wasn't that bad. Don't normally have the energy to review places but feel this place has a bad rep My room was clean, bed was comfy and the shower was amazing! (I had been...

5Thank Beth S
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Overall the standard was fairly low. The bed wasn't even a proper bed it was two bits of furniture with a board on top and then a mattress which was bigger than the board which made lying anywhere near the edge of the bed a hazard for falling off. But as a place to crash after a night on the...

Thank Backpacker1091

17 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (17)
Bathroom (3)
Dining (5)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Auckland hotels
0.1 km away
Crown on Cintra Lane
Crown on Cintra Lane
#45 of 68 in Auckland
87 reviews
0.5 km away
Kiwi International Hotel
Kiwi International Hotel
#30 of 68 in Auckland
625 reviews
0.4 km away
YHA Auckland City
YHA Auckland City
#21 of 100 in Auckland
254 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 km away
Haka Lodge Auckland
Haka Lodge Auckland
#3 of 100 in Auckland
277 reviews
0.2 km away
Waldorf Tetra Serviced Apartments
1.3 km away
Jucy Snooze
Jucy Snooze
#10 of 54 in Auckland
504 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet

Additional Information about Columbia Apartments

Address: 15 Whitaker Place, Auckland, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Wheelchair access
Price Range: $52 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Columbia Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Columbia Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Columbia Serviced Apartments Hotel Auckland Central
Columbia Serviced Apartments Auckland
Columbia Apartments Auckland, New Zealand
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Columbia Apartments staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I was on a low floor- a top floor should offer good views of Auckland.”
 of 5 bubbles 336RichardB, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be on a higher floor if you want a decent view. I was on floor 3 and had a view of A/C pipes”
 of 5 bubbles Backpacker1091, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Just don't do it.”
 of 5 bubbles ELek2014, 17 Jan 2014 | Read review
“just give up on this option”
 of 5 bubbles JohnN889, 3 Nov 2011 | Read review
4 of 4