5 Hostels in Te Anau, New Zealand

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Te Anau, New Zealand. You can choose from 5 Te Anau hostels. In total, there are 5 cheap places to stay in Te Anau such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $21 for a dorm.

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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.

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Party hostels in Te Anau

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Most Te Anau hostels are located in

Rainbow Downs, Lake Tekapo

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Hostels in Te Anau for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Te Anau for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Te Anau? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Te Anau alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Te Anau. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

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.

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Other Nearby Cities
Manapouri Manapouri (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Tuatapere Tuatapere (80 Km / 50 mi.)
Glenorchy Glenorchy (82 Km / 51 mi.)
Milford Sound Milford Sound (85 Km / 53 mi.)
Queenstown Queenstown (86 Km / 53 mi.)
Invercargill Invercargill (120 Km / 74 mi.)
Cromwell Cromwell (124 Km / 77 mi.)

FAQ about Te Anau Hostels

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

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FAQ about Te Anau Hostels

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YHA Te Anau is the best hostel in Te Anau for families.

YHA Te Anau is the best hostel in Te Anau for groups.

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Travel Tips for Te Anau - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Te Anau. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Te Anau. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

The library has free internet -- about five computers and free wireless too! I don't know the address, but it is not far from the town centre.


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Your Packing List for Te Anau

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Te Anau and New Zealand.

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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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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Your Packing List for Te Anau