All Hostels in Cromwell

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Get to know Cromwell (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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Cromwell. To help you make friends with Cromwell before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Cromwell, New Zealand, is a small, quaint town located between Queenstown and Wanaka. Many tourists stop by the town in the day to visit the nearby heritage precinct and mining museum, but few stay the night. Hence, there is a limited number of hostels in Cromwell, New Zealand, due to the lack of demand.

Due to the proximity of Cromwell to Queenstown, guests who fail to secure a bed in Queenstown may choose to take a short bus ride to nearby Cromwell to spend the night in a hostel in Cromwell, New Zealand, instead of shelling out money for a hotel in Queenstown. It is also easy for guests to hitchhike from Cromwell to Wanaka or Queenstown, as the town is located along the main highway between the two towns.

As it's a small town, most things are within walking distance, so location is not a deciding factor for which Cromwell, New Zealand hostel is preferred. Guest may consider the Cromwell, New Zealand hostels based on other factors such as bicycle rentals, or long-term stay discounts.

Since Cromwell is a farming town, most of the Cromwell, New Zealand hostel guests are working on working-holiday visas in the many vineyards and farms around Cromwell. Hence, they stay in a Cromwell, New Zealand hostel for long term, which can last from weeks to months. For guests who stay long term, many Cromwell, New Zealand hostel owners are happy to negotiate for a discount on the daily rate.

However, some travelers may prefer not to stay with long-term guests, as the rooms tend to be messier, and it may be harder to socialise with the guests since they are mostly at work or have already formed their own cliques. Hence, some hostels in Cromwell, New Zealand, will house their guests in separate rooms to ensure that short-term travelers do not stay in the same room as long-term guests.

The hostels in Cromwell, New Zealand, are mostly family-run rather than hostel chains, so guests can expect a very unique and personalised experience staying in hostels in Cromwell, New Zealand.

Written by local enthusiast for Cromwell hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Cromwell hostels C. Willy

Other Nearby Cities
Alexandra Alexandra (27 Km / 17 mi.)
Wanaka Wanaka (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Queenstown Queenstown (42 Km / 26 mi.)
Oturehua Oturehua (56 Km / 35 mi.)
Glenorchy Glenorchy (67 Km / 42 mi.)
Ranfurly Ranfurly (71 Km / 44 mi.)
Omarama Omarama (86 Km / 53 mi.)

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Your Packing List for Cromwell

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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