Matamata Backpackers
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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

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What do the guests say?



4/5 (TripAdvisor)


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?

4 bed dorm
4 bed dorm

Hostel amenities

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 Kitchen – fully equipped guest kitchen for self-catering.
laundry Laundry – coin-operated washers and dryers available. Laundry powder available at reception.
wifi Internet – free WiFi available throughout the backpackers.
bike hire Bike hire – we have bikes onsite for hire and also costumes to hire.
parking Free parking – free parking on site and more side street parking.
bbq BBQ – plenty of outdoor seating and a BBQ available for the guests.
fire Dining – we have a dining room for the guests with a nice, warm fireplace.
lounge TV room – plenty of entertainment on a wet day, we have DVDs and Netflix. We also have a book exchange.
smoking Smoking – rooms are smoke-free, you can smoke outside.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time is check in?

2pm-8pm. We have luggage storage if needed to check in early.

How do I check in after hours?

Contact us directly via phone or email and we can arrange for after hours check in.

What time are reception hours? Can I check in late?

Reception hours run 8am-12am and then 2pm-8pm.

What time is check out? Can I have a late checkout?

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.

Do you offer female-only dorms?

Yes. We also have private rooms.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Unionpay and cash. Payment on arrival is preferred.

We do require credit details if booking over the phone.

How long does it take to get into town?

5 minutes walking to the I-site restaurant's/shops and supermarkets.

Can I drink alcohol in the hostel?

Yes. Alcohol shop is next door.

Do you have free WiFi?

Yes, Free Unlimited.

How can I get to the Waterfall?

From November to March we offer a shuttle service at 10am. We also offer Bike hire for $15 a day.

Is bedding supplied?

Bedding supplied. Towels are available for hire if needed.

Are there any shops or places to eat nearby?

Yes many restaurant and all the necessary shops within 5 minutes' walk.

Hostel location

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.