Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill, New Zealand

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

Invercargill is one of the most southern cities in the world, and of course, the southernmost city in New Zealand. This is the main city in Southland in New Zealand and lies only eighteen kilometers north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town on the South Island. Invercargill is a city full of life, with plenty of shops and accommodations without being a busy place. It's actually quite relaxed.

The landscape around the city is made of farms spotted with sheep among the green and yellow fields. This is the perfect city to stop for those heading to The Catlins, the southeast part of New Zealand. To get there you can use the Southern Scenic Route that passes in Invercargill and has amazing landscapes that you won't want to miss. But the city itself has some points for you to explore with historic buildings, some parks, and the city museum that is really worth it. From Invercargill it will be easy for you to get to Bluff, a small town that is the departure point of the ferry that connects South Island to Stewart Island, a nature sanctuary visited by few tourists. It's easy for you to arrive in Invercargill by car or bus, with a lot of options for all budgets.

Invercargill hostels are usually good places to stay with all the facilities you need, but don't expect to meet a lot of travelers and backpackers here, as this city is usually off the busiest tourist beaten track. You'll have plenty of hostels in Invercargill with a good relation between price and quality.

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FAQ about Invercargill Hostels

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

A hostel in Invercargill costs on average $26 for a dorm. A hostel in Invercargill with private rooms costs on average $85. shows all 3 Hostels in Invercargill. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 3 hostels in Invercargill, New Zealand.

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Tuatara Lodge Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Invercargill.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Invercargill

Your Packing List for Invercargill

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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:

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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Invercargill 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 Invercargill, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$26 Average dorm price
$85 Average private room price
$24 Cheapest hostel in Invercargill
1 Party hostels in Invercargill
Tuatara Lodge Hostel is the best rated
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Stewart Island / Rakiura (58 Km / 36 mi.)
Tuatapere (59 Km / 37 mi.)
Owaka (101 Km / 63 mi.)
Catlins (104 Km / 64 mi.)
Manapouri (109 Km / 68 mi.)
Te Anau (120 Km / 74 mi.)
Alexandra (150 Km / 94 mi.)

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