Hostels

Queenstown

Absoloot Hostel QT

Opened in 2010, Absoloot Hostel QT continues to offer our guests a range of hostel accommodation configurations in a fresh, contemporary style.
Marahau

Adventure Inn

Kia Ora welcome to Adventure Inn Marahau, Marahau's only 100% dedicated backpacker accommodation. We are a new family run Backpackers with emphasis on rest and relaxation.
Christchurch

All Stars Inn

All Stars Inn on Bealey is a 5 star Qualmark rated purpose built complex with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. Boasting over 40 private rooms and a range of 4 bed and 6 bed ensuite rooms each with their own Smart TV and fridge, plus 8 bed dorms with each bed containing it’s own lamp, USB charge and power point there is a room type to meet every demand. We have a range of facilities on site for our guests including FREE UNLIMITED WiFI.
Tauranga

Arthouse Accommodation

Hi and welcome to ArtHouse Accommodation, where you arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend.
Auckland

Attic Backpackers

Attic Backpackers is a clean and modern backpackers haven, located in the heart of Auckland City. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and travel advice to our guests as well as maintaining a spotlessly clean and welcoming environment!
Taranaki

Ducks and Drakes Backpackers

Ducks and Drakes is the premier backpackers in New Plymouth. The space is colourful, cozy and comfortable with options ranging from mixed dorms to private one bedroom cottages.
Kaikoura

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is Kaikoura’s largest hostel welcoming budget travelers, adventurers and groups. We offer a clean homely environment with a choice of 4,6,8,10 bed bunk rooms, doubles, twins, triples, en-suite and family rooms.
Greymouth

Global Village Backpackers

Global Village provides comfortable, unique backpackers’ accommodation. Beautifully decorated in a Global Art theme, where the atmosphere is conducive to good conversation and good times. Comfortable lounge with log fire and lots of quiet spaces if you need to escape. Separate TV lounge with extensive movie collection. Private Hot Spa, Sauna and Fitness room available at small cost.
Franz Josef

Glow Worm Accommodation

Our accommodation offers dormitory rooms as well as private rooms on different levels with a cosy, homely atmosphere.
Fox Glacier

Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

This backpacker lodge is warm and welcoming and their hotel like accommodation offers open fires, quiet lounges, great music, fully equipped kitchens and wonderful balconies for those famous West coast sunsets.
Christchurch

Jailhouse Accommodation

For a unique hostel experience come and stay in the fully renovated former Addington Prison. A fun and memorable stay in a heritage building but with all the mod cons.
Tekapo

Lakefront Lodge Backpackers

The Lakefront Lodge Backpackers was purpose built with the backpacker in mind. It is modern in design yet blends in with the alpine environment and is right across the road from the beautiful picturesque Lake Tekapo.
Dunedin

Manor House Backpackers

Manor House, is a beautiful 1920’s colonial New Zealand home, one of Dunedin’s best budget backpackers.
Mt Maunganui

Mount Backpackers

Mount Backpackers is located in the heart of Mount Maunganui within walking distance of beautiful beaches and great places to eat. This location is a popular spot in the Summer for BBQ's, relaxing and entertainment.
Hokitika

Mountain Jade Backpackers

Central modern backpackers, 2-minute walk to beach, Post Office, supermarket, banks, shops, i-Site and Inter City bus stop across the road.
Wanaka

Mountain View Backpackers

Kia ora, welcome to Wanaka and Mountain View Backpackers! We are a classic kiwi homely style hostel perfectly located just two minutes walk from the centre of town and beautiful lake Wanaka.
Paihia

Mousetrap Backpackers

Soak up the cosy atmosphere of this character house with sub-tropical gardens. Clean, small, friendly and just 70 metres to the beach, bars and cafes and 5 minutes to the town centre. Relaxing balcony with sea views, 2 sun filled lounges with roaring fires in winter.
Dunedin

On Top Backpackers

On Top Backpackers is a fun, comfortable Hostel with a relaxed vibe right in the heart of Dunedin City, just a minutes walk from The Octagon! Features include: 24-hour key card access, sunny & soundproof bedrooms with linen included, cafe/bar downstairs, 19 pool tables, free unlimited WiFi,
Tongariro National Park

Plateau Lodge

Located on the edge of a Dual World Heritage site – ‘Tongariro National Park’, is Plateau Lodge. We offer accommodation and the only Tongariro campsites right in the village.
Franz Josef

Rainforest Retreat

Deep In the heart of West Coast Glacier country, Rainforest Retreat Backpackers is a great find, with a range of accommodation set amongst lush native bush in Franz Josef township. Enjoy privacy and sanctuary in secluded cottages and tree huts, relax in the spas and sauna, dine out and have fun at the bar/restaurant, or just relish the bush setting and cook up barbecues with new friends.
Rotorua

Rock Solid Backpackers

Our vision is simply to make it the most popular hostel in town which we have by providing a clean, modern, yet still inviting hostel with facilities not usually found in inner city hostels.
Paihia

Saltwater Lodge

Saltwater Lodge is Paihia’s only purpose built 5 Star Qalmark backpackers located in the hub of vibrant Kings Road Paihia just a few steps to great cafe’s, bars and 50 meters to the best swimming beach.
Tongariro National Park

Skotel Alpine Resort

Skotel Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s highest hotel and is located in the heart of the North Island within the Tongariro National Park. They offer guests a variety of room types, from backpacker rooms, to view rooms of the Park and the volcanic mountain peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu.
Taupo

Taupo Urban Retreat

With arguably the best location in Taupo we are just a couple of streets away from the busiest bars and restaurants and the shores of the stunning Great Lake Taupo.
Te Anau

Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is the only backpackers located at the lakefront of stunning Lake Te Anau. An excellent starting point for exploring Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound and the Te Anau Glowworm Caves.
Wellington

The Dwellington

The Dwellington perfectly blends the homely, the cozy and the stylish within a backpackers property. We guarantee you will not stay in a hostel as luxurious as this anywhere in New Zealand. We offer our guests free unlimited WiFi and a scrumptious free breakfast with freshly roasted 'Havana' coffee and free-range eggs everyday during their stay. Fresh towels are available on demand anytime you like.
Queenstown

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

A clean, easy-going place to make new friends. 3 fully-equipped kitchens, large comfortable TV lounge. FREE bike hire, free tea & coffee, free parking, free luggage storage. Free NZ phone calls, Full laundry. Let us provide you with honest, local knowledge on Queenstown activities.
Rotorua

The Funky Green Voyager Backpackers

The Funky Green Voyager is one of Rotorua’s smallest, coziest, most environmentally friendly hostels. We are passionate about travelling and keen to provide the kind of backpackers’ lodge that we would love to stay in ourselves.
Wellington

The Marion

The Marion is your brand new hostel right in the heart of New Zealand’s capital, near Cuba Street and Courtenay Place, where the cultural and bohemian city life is happening.
Picton

Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers

Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers offers a variety of warm rooms in a modern accommodation building catering for guests that require private rooms with en-suites, shared rooms or dorms. Take in the harbour views from your room, spa or games deck.
Whitiangi

Turtle Cove Accommodation

Turtle Cove Accommodation is in the heart of Whitianga (Coromandel). It’s just a 4 minute walk to the supermarket and to the main township which hosts great restaurants, cafes, the wharf, ferry, cinema, information centre and shops.
Wanaka

Wanaka Bakpaka

Wanaka Bakpaka has a beautiful view overlooking Lake Wanaka and the mountains which can be enjoyed for all year round. This is the only hostel on the lakefront overlooking Lake Wanaka and Mt Roy.

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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]co.nz.  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.