All Hostels in Kaikoura

Welcome to your detailed guide for Kaikoura hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Kaikoura, Nouvelle-Zélande. Compare prices for Kaikoura hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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Kaikoura 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 Kaikoura, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Kaikoura


(Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Kaikoura

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Hostels in Kaikoura 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 Kaikoura for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Kaikoura? 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 Kaikoura alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Kaikoura. 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 Kaikoura (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Kaikoura here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Hawkswood Hawkswood (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Waiau Waiau (58 Km / 36 mi.)
Hanmer Springs Hanmer Springs (72 Km / 45 mi.)
St. Arnaud St. Arnaud (96 Km / 60 mi.)
Blenheim Blenheim (102 Km / 63 mi.)
Havelock Havelock (125 Km / 78 mi.)
Richmond Richmond (126 Km / 79 mi.)

FAQ about Kaikoura Hostels

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

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FAQ about Kaikoura Hostels

A hostel in Kaikoura costs on average $16 for a dorm. A hostel in Kaikoura with private rooms costs on average $62. shows all 5 Hostels in Kaikoura. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 5 hostels in Kaikoura, Nouvelle-Zélande.

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    Travel Tips for Kaikoura - from the Community

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    Your Packing List for Kaikoura

    Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Kaikoura and Nouvelle-Zélande.

    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.

    Get your full Packing List here

    Your Packing List for Kaikoura