Backpacker Hostels in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

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

Marlborough Sounds, located on the northern shore of the South Island of New Zealand, is home to some of the most magnificent scenery within the region. It is accessible from the town of Picton and you can do a variety of different short hikes; the most popular is the one out to Snout Head or multiple day hikes over the stunning hills that make up the sounds out towards the tip of the Queen Charlotte Sound.

The Marlborough region is also popular for the wine it produces and you can visit multiple of the vineyards for a look around at the spectacular hills of grapevines and for superb taste testing. The wine region starts around the town of Blenheim. The are is also filled with arts and crafts boutiques that you can see, or take a trip to one of the local museums where you can learn about Maori culture and history within the sounds.

Hostels in Marlborough Sounds can be scattered anywhere from Picton up through into the wilderness of the Queen Charlotte Sound. When choosing your Marlborough Sounds hostel, it is a good idea to double check its location as the access to amenities will be dependent upon where your hostel is and how remote of an area it is. If you need a constant supply of amenities and food it is a good idea to stay closer to Picton, as this is the major town nearby in which to obtain supplies. You will also need a car to get around these regions as public transport to and from places within New Zealand can be difficult.

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Marlborough Sounds 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 Marlborough Sounds, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
Most Marlborough Sounds hostels are located in
Queen Charlotte Sound
2.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Kenepuru Sounds (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Picton (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Anakiwa (41 Km / 25 mi.)
Havelock (51 Km / 32 mi.)
Plimmerton (53 Km / 33 mi.)
Wellington (54 Km / 34 mi.)
Blenheim (63 Km / 39 mi.)

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