Backpacker Hostels in Manapouri, New Zealand

2 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $4.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Manapouri

Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
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Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest
"…The hostel consists of several cottages located on the hillside. There are private cottages for two persons and shared cottages with up to four beds. The rooms are spacious with lots of space for … More

Hotels in Manapouri

"Nice Place to Chill out - Really enjoyed my time at Manapouri. Lake is really beautiful with lots of activities and entertainments. A great place to relax and chill out with friendly staff and … More

Backpacker Hostels in Manapouri, New Zealand

2 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $9.00 for a dorm bed.

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 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.

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

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.
Total number of hostels 2
Most Manapouri hostels are located in Fiordland
Average rating of all hostels 4

FAQ about Manapouri Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Manapouri. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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.)
Otatara (110 Km / 68 mi.)

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