If you have managed to get hold of some 2011 Rugby World Cup tickets, you probably don’t feel like digging to deep in your pockets for accommodation. Unfortunately most places will be bumping up their prices during the major event but New Zealand offers plenty of backpacker hostels <http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/> to help keep costs down. You can find a cheap place to stay close to all the participating Rugby World Cup stadiums.

All types of traveller can find a suitable hostel. Whether you are travelling solo or in a group, hostels usually offer both shared and private rooms. If they have an on site bar, it is the perfect place to celebrate a victory! Backpacker hostels are also equipped with all the mod cons including internet, self-catering facilities and knowledgeable staff who can advise you on places to eat and drink in the area whatever you budget.

For a central hostel Auckland <http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/new-zealand/auckland/> properties are just about within walking distance of the Eden Park Stadium. Alternatively, hostels near the Auckland CBD allow you to hop on the free bus which services the stadium. Just show the driver your rugby ticket. The Nomads Auckland Backpackers has some lovely touches such as a rooftop kitchen with views of the harbour as well as a free sauna and rooftop spa.

For cheap hostels in Wellington <http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/new-zealand/wellington/> , Downtown Backpackers is the hostel closest to the Wellington Regional Stadium as well as Wellington central station and the inter-island ferry port – if you hope to make a few excursions outside of the city. It has a lively bar, pool table and games room.

There is less choice in the smaller cities and the best hostels in Dunedin, Nelson and Napier will fill up quickly along with the other Rugby World Cup destinations. So be sure to book in advance.”

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