Hostel in Catlins, New Zealand

1 Hostel in Catlins available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Catlins

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"Unusual but great for campers wanting to get out of the cold - We parked our tiny camper on the powered site on the grass but spent all our time in the hostel, not modern but interesting. Host was … More

Guest Houses in Catlins

"…To see it all needs good planning as many sights require a low tide and wildlife have their own timetable. Take the time to rest in our peaceful surroundings. We aim to make your stay an … More

Campsites in Catlins

"…Check in from - 2:00 pm Check out by - 10:00 am Infants under 2 yrs - no charge Porta-cot and infant linen, baby bath, pram, available for hire On booking / check in you agree to abide by NHP … More

Hostel in Catlins, New Zealand

1 Hostel in Catlins available. Prices start from $9 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Catlins (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 Catlins.

The Catlins are located at the very south of New Zealand's South Island, and it is totally worth it to come here if you want to experience the nature from a very sweet side. This place is really famous because you can see and experience New Zealand's wildlife -- down here you can find seals; sea lions; penguins; and the world's rarest and smallest dolphins, the Hector Dolphins (there are only around three thousand of them left).

The best area in the Catlins to see this wildlife is Curio Bay -- here you can also stay overnight, as there are different Catlins hostels available and a big campground right on the beach. It might be useful to make a booking for your Catlins hostels in advance, at least in the high season. For the accommodations in the Catlins, you might find they cost more than in other places in New Zealand, as there aren't too many budget hostels in Catlins.

The largest town in the Catlins is Owaka, with less than four hundred people; in general, you should try to buy some food in the supermarkets before coming here, as it is not always easy to find a supermarket close to your Catlins hostel and if you do find something, it's definitely more expensive.

If you are planning to do some surfing or swimming with dolphins, Porpoise Bay is a good and safe spot to enjoy that. There are multiple small walks or hikes all around the Catlins to see nice waterfalls and impressive forests. The names and exact location of all of them you can find on the Department Of Conservation Website or an informational brochure at your Catlins hostel. Nugget Point is a really picturesque place to go; with its turquoise water, rocks out of the water, and the lighthouse on top, it will probably stay in your mind for a long time. Also, Slope Point, the southern-most point of New Zealand's South Island, with its special wind-shaped trees, is worth a visit.

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Catlins 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 Catlins, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 1
Average rating of all hostels 8.1

FAQ about Catlins Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

Owaka (3 Km / 2 mi.)
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Otatara (107 Km / 67 mi.)
Stewart Island / Rakiura (129 Km / 80 mi.)
Ranfurly (151 Km / 94 mi.)
Tuatapere (159 Km / 99 mi.)

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