Backpacker Hostels in Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

3 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Arthur's Pass

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Backpacker Hostels in Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

3 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $24 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Arthur's Pass (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Arthur's Pass.

One of the great national parks in New Zealand's South Island is Arthur's Pass, New Zealand. The park is incredibly beautiful and a lovely place to go for a one day or a multiple day hike. Take care, as it might be a bit harder to access the park in winter.

In the national park lies the little town with the same name. It's really tiny and there is absolutely nothing to see. People only come here as a base to set out for hiking. There are a couple shops with some basic camping utilities and food. The nearest supermarket is probably seventy kilometers away. So it's a good idea to stock up beforehand, as the price for food is considerably higher in Arthur's Pass.

There are three or four restaurants in town. There is also a Department of Conservation office, where you can get information on the hikes that you can do, on the condition of the trails, and on the weather forecast, which is very important when going trekking in this park.

When you don't have a tent, or simply need a hot shower and a comfy bed after going tramping, you'll be looking for accommodation. This can be scarce, especially in spring and summer, so book ahead of time. You can find some lodges and motels, but there are not that many hostels in Arthur's Pass, New Zealand. This place is really small, after all. Hostels in Arthur's Pass, New Zealand, are scarce, so they know their price. The hostels in Arthur's Pass, New Zealand, are clean and comfortable, as is the case with most hostels in New Zealand. But they overcharge, simply because you don't have much choice.

A visit to Arthur's Pass National Park is definitely recommended when in the South Island. It's beautiful, especially when the flowers are blossoming. And you don't need to go hiking for several days to see the best it has to offer. Some one-day hikes offer incredible views. But plan your trip, because hostels in Arthur's Pass, New Zealand are scarce and expensive.

Written by local enthusiast for Arthur's Pass hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Arthur's Pass hostels Margaret

Arthur's Pass Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Arthur's Pass, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 3
Average dorm price $24
Average private room price $70
Cheapest Hostel in Arthur's Pass Mountain House, Arthur's Pass YHA with $23.5
Average rating of all hostels 8.5

FAQ about Arthur's Pass Hostels

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Travel Tips for Arthur's Pass - from the Community

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