Hostel in Manapouri, New Zealand

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

Guess what? Manapouri is also named and spelled Doubtful Sound - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

If you travel around the South Island in New Zealand, you will come across Manapouri (Doubtful Sound), New Zealand, an unspoilt piece of nature with dramatic cliffs and amazing landscapes. Manapouri is considered to be the gateway to the well-known Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound. The small town is located right by the eastern shore of Lake Manapouri. Glaciers formed this lake, which has a length of almost thirty kilometres and is more than four hundred forty metres deep. Consequently, Lake Manapouri is the deepest lake in New Zealand and it offers an excellent quality of water. In addition to that, you can find thirty-three islands in the lake, which is also a very popular tourist destination. It is also a perfect starting point to discover Fiordland National Park. This park covers the whole south west corner of the South Island, and thanks to its natural beauty it is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The weather can be tricky. Quick weather changes are usual and inexperienced tourists could have some trouble. You should be prepared for rain at any time. The region is very rain-laden, and a sudden temperature drop is possible, as well.

Even if Manapouri is really small, you can find a place to stay at some hotels and hostels in Manapouri (Doubtful Sound), New Zealand. Classic backpacker hostels in Manapouri (Doubtful Sound), New Zealand, are available with less luxury but a good price. It's best to discover the whole area by car. If you cannot find a place to stay, check out Te Anau, a nearby town that offers a lot more hostels and hotels.

In summer, tourists come to enjoy the sunshine and the calm waters. Numerous hiking trails are perfect for active tourists. The whole area is very remote and unspoilt. This is a major attraction for many tourists looking for relaxation and an experience in perfect harmony with nature. Boats and kayaks are used everywhere on the lake. Boat trips can be booked to see the various arms of the lake or even to have a party on Lake Manapouri.

Written by local enthusiast for Manapouri hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Manapouri hostels Flo

FAQ about Manapouri Hostels

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

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Manapouri, New Zealand. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Your Packing List for Manapouri

Your Packing List for Manapouri

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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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Manapouri 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 Manapouri, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
Most Manapouri hostels are located in
Fiordland
7.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Te Anau (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Tuatapere (63 Km / 39 mi.)
Glenorchy (100 Km / 62 mi.)
Queenstown (102 Km / 63 mi.)
Milford Sound (103 Km / 64 mi.)
Invercargill (109 Km / 68 mi.)
Arrowtown (117 Km / 73 mi.)

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