Backpacker Hostels in Te Anau, New Zealand

5 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $7 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Te Anau

Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…There is free coffee and tea. There are two large tables to eat at and meet the other guests. A woodburning stove is usually going all day, fed by the guests and the owners from the free woodpile … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…It is very likely to meet some other travelers here and to socialize in general. Summary YHA Te Anau is a well-equipped hostel that is clean and provides all the things a backpacker needs … More
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Take it easy at our scenic lakeside lodge. Our space is hidden away in the wee slice of paradise where the Waiau River meets Lake Manapouri. It's a wonderland for nature and wilderness lovers, … More
Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…They are always clean and offer a privacy that is sometimes hard to find in hostels, especially for taking showers. Common Spaces There is a kitchen in each of the "backpacker" buildings, … More
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
80 Mount York Road ... More

Campsites in Te Anau

"Haere Mai and welcome to Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels, we invite you to experience Fiordland from our spacious lakeside Holiday Park & Motels. Enjoy incredible views across picturesque … More

Backpacker Hostels in Te Anau, New Zealand

5 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $15 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Te Anau (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 Te Anau.

Te Anau is located on the shore of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland, on the South Island of New Zealand -- it's one of the biggest lakes in New Zealand. The town is used as the main entrance to the magnificent Fiordland National Park, one of the best places you can find in this country -- if you arrive in Te Anau that's just because you'll be heading your way to Fiordland National Park; if not, you should!

Te Anau is also known for hosting one of the great walks of New Zealand, the Kepler Track, a three- to four-day track (around sixty-seven kilometers) that starts in Lake Te Anau. If you are a tramping lover, you'll need do do it! If you're not, you should think about doing it. The landscape changes dramatically as you go along the track -- it starts in the lake, goes through alpine ridge tops and a glacial valley. You'll have bus shuttle and some boat service from the end and beginning of the track. Another great attraction in Te Anau is the glowworm caves -- if you've never seen one, you'll have to do it here!

It's really easy to get to Te Anau by car or bus from Queenstown or Invercargill, the biggest cities nearby. North from Te Anau you have the beginning of the Milford Road that will lead you all the way to Milford Sound -- the main touristic attraction in Fiordland.

It will be easy for you to find a hostel in Te Anau (there are several) -- this town is the main place to start your discovery of Fiordland. All the economical activities here are related to tourism -- the only exception are some farms around this area. The city breathes tourism in summer, so you can expect nice hostels in Te Anau, with good conditions, but not so cheap.

Written by local enthusiast for Te Anau hostels

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Te Anau 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 Te Anau, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 5
Average dorm price $24
Average private room price $103
Cheapest hostel in Te Anau Possum Lodge with $15
Most Te Anau hostels are located in Lake Tekapo, Rainbow Downs
Average rating of all hostels 8.8

FAQ about Te Anau Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

Manapouri (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Tuatapere (80 Km / 50 mi.)
Glenorchy (82 Km / 51 mi.)
Queenstown (86 Km / 53 mi.)
Milford Sound (85 Km / 53 mi.)
Arrowtown (101 Km / 63 mi.)
Invercargill (120 Km / 74 mi.)

Travel Tips for Te Anau - from the Community

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