Hostel in Glenorchy, New Zealand

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Get to know Glenorchy (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 Glenorchy. To help you make friends with Glenorchy before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Visitors come from around the world to experience the unique natural beauty of Glenorchy, New Zealand. Situated at the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy’s landscape features majestic mountains, sparkling lakes and rivers, and forests full of ancient beech trees – making this part of the world the perfect setting for films, including Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

The main attraction in this area are the many outdoor activities and recreation opportunities for tourists to take part in – including hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, canyoning, horseback riding, and camping. In the winter, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the snow, with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and skating. Adventurous tourists can even try skydiving to get a unique bird’s eye view of this incredible destination.

A Glenorchy hostel is the perfect base to explore the region, which features several world-famous multi-day hikes – so pack a sleeping bag! However, if you don’t want to spend the night outside, Glenorchy offers a variety of accommodation options. Hostels and hotels are numerous, and there are many cottage rentals and bed and breakfasts, as well.

While the town is small, visitors here can find a café, several pubs, and a selection of boutique shops in Glenorchy’s quaint downtown. There is also a local golf club, which features a beautiful public boardwalk that takes tourists right thought the Glenorchy Lagoon. The town is also right on the doorstep of both Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park.

While there is a small private airport in Glenorchy, most domestic and international flights will arrive into Queenstown – only about 45 minutes from town by car or by bus. There are taxis and buses available at the airport, but tourists looking to venture further from their local hostel or hotel might consider renting a car to fully experience this stunning area.

Written by local enthusiast for Glenorchy hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Glenorchy hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Glenorchy Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Glenorchy. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Glenorchy. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Glenorchy, New Zealand. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
Kinloch Lodge is the best hostel in Glenorchy for groups.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 1 hostel in Glenorchy, New Zealand.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Glenorchy.

Kinloch Lodge is the best rated hostel for partying in Glenorchy.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Glenorchy

Your Packing List for Glenorchy

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Glenorchy and New Zealand.

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:

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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Glenorchy 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 Glenorchy, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$30 Average dorm price
1 Party hostels in Glenorchy
Kinloch Lodge is the best rated
8.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Glenorchy - from the Community

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