Backpacker Hostels in Haast, New Zealand

2 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $32 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Haast

Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…, its definitely worth a stay. Also they have one of the best, or best, tourist info and interpretive centres I visited while in the South Island. It's a must do. - Wilderness Backpackers is nice … More
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Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"Two friends and I stayed here for several nights in April 2004. It has excellent accommodations, and it was clean, neat, with very helpful staff. I will return here on my next hunting trip to the … More

Backpacker Hostels in Haast, New Zealand

2 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $64 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Haast (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 Haast.

 Haast main street

Haast, New Zealand, is located on the West Coast of the South Island of the country. The biggest attraction of this sparsely populated area is the picturesque and unspoilt nature. The spectacular and diverse landscapes offer a perfect getaway for international tourists and young backpackers; in addition, the region boasts rich wildlife, including Hectors Dolphins and Fiordland Penguins. If you want to discover the natural beauty of this remote region, local companies offer boat trips and scenic flights.

If you like outdoor activities, you can go hunting and fishing. Rafting and kayaking on the Waitoto River are available, as well. Passionate hikers enjoy the numerous good short and longer walks in the region. The beautiful scenery is perfect for photographers and social-media-picture lovers. The route from Haast to Jackson Bay offers spectacular lakes, wetlands, and natural beaches. If you do a road trip, do not miss out on the drive from Haast to Fox Glacier, which boasts beautiful passes and a dramatic landscape.

This rather remote region was rewarded as a World Heritage Site by the renowned UNESCO. Only around three hundred people permanently live in the area with three major communities -- Hast Junction, Haast Beach, and Haast Township. The area gets its name from the famous German-born geologist Sir Johann Franz Julius von Haast, who was a very important scientist for the topographical and geological survey of New Zealand's South Island.

If you want to spend some time in this wonderful region, you can choose from several Haast, New Zealand hostels, motels, and lodges. Backpacking and tourism is big on the South Island, but the area is so remote that the number of hostels in Haast, New Zealand, is rather limited. Try to book in advance the Haast, New Zealand hostel that best meets your requirements. There are not so many alternatives if you want to explore the region and if you are on a tight budget.

Written by local enthusiast for Haast hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Haast hostels Flo

Haast 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 Haast, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 2
Average dorm price $64
Cheapest Hostel in Haast Wilderness Backpackers with $64.5
Average rating of all hostels 7.7

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