Matamata Backpackers is a chill little hostel set in the heart of middle earth. With great facilities and a cozy, quirky interior. We offer a fully equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining, BBQ facilities, large lounge with a range of free movies and laundry facilities.
Free Wifi. Book echange. Bikes for Hire.
Linen and small valuable lockers supplied in all rooms. Please bring your own padlock. 15 minutes drive to the Hobbiton Movie set or a 5 minute walk to the information center (Hobbiton pickup/drop off point). Close to supermarkets, cafes and shops what more could you want?!
Telephone: (07) 880 9745
What do the guests say?
Guests commented on the relaxing common and outdoor areas making socialising a breeze. They also loved how clean the hostel is and said their stay was fantastic.
Loved the location
Said the hostel was clean
Loved the amentities
Would stay again
What are the rooms like?
We are a small hostel. Our maximum capacity is for 44 people. If you are after a group booking please contact us directly. We do not have big travel groups or busloads coming through. So great environment for solo travellers to meet each other.
|Kitchen – fully equipped guest kitchen for self-catering.|
|Laundry – coin-operated washers and dryers available. Laundry powder available at reception.|
|Internet – free WiFi available throughout the backpackers.|
|Bike hire – we have bikes onsite for hire and also costumes to hire.|
|Free parking – free parking on site and more side street parking.|
|BBQ – plenty of outdoor seating and a BBQ available for the guests.|
|Dining – we have a dining room for the guests with a nice, warm fireplace.|
|TV room – plenty of entertainment on a wet day, we have DVDs and Netflix. We also have a book exchange.|
|Smoking – rooms are smoke-free, you can smoke outside.|
Frequently Asked Questions
2pm-8pm. We have luggage storage if needed to check in early.
Contact us directly via phone or email and we can arrange for after hours check in.
Reception hours run 8am-12am and then 2pm-8pm.
Check out is 10 am. We do not allow late check out during months October-April.
Please let us know if you require late check out otherwise.
Yes. We also have private rooms.
We accept VISA, Mastercard, Unionpay and cash. Payment on arrival is preferred.
We do require credit details if booking over the phone.
5 minutes walking to the I-site restaurant's/shops and supermarkets.
Yes. Alcohol shop is next door.
Yes, Free Unlimited.
From November to March we offer a shuttle service at 10am. We also offer Bike hire for $15 a day.
Bedding supplied. Towels are available for hire if needed.
Yes many restaurant and all the necessary shops within 5 minutes' walk.
Matamata Backpackers is located at 61 Firth Street, Matamata 3400. Here are some of the points of interest near this location:
The departure point for the Hobbiton Move set tours is at the Matamata I-site (this is a 3 minute walk from our hostel).
There are shops/restaurants and parks all within a 10 minute walk.
Countdown and New world supermarkets. Many people use Matamata Backpackers as a base as it has central locations to Rotorua, Tauranga, Waitomo Caves and Hamilton city. All with a 50 minute drive.