Accommodation

From hostels to flats; from camping to WWOOFing, we cover all the essentials of your backpacker accommodation for a smooth working holiday experience in New Zealand.

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Self-Contained Campervans in New Zealand

What is a self-contained campervan? For ultimate convenience and to legally be […]

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What Are Your Rights as a Tenant or Flatmate in New Zealand

Know your rights as a renter in NEw Zealand! There comes a […]

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10 Meals Easy to Cook in a Hostel

Don’t be that guy who lives off noodles and toast… Cooking in […]

Tourism NZ

The 10 Biggest Cities in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Biggest cities. As well as having some of the most […]

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Top 10 Cheapest Cities in New Zealand to Live In

The Cheapest cities in New Zealand for the cost of life New […]

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10 Free Campsites on the North Island

Sleep in the great outdoors… for free! The most rugged and raw […]

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10 Spots to Freedom Camp on the Kapiti Coast

Where to camp for free on the Kapiti Coast? Finding legal freedom […]

Piha Beachstay Accommodation

10 Hostels in Auckland That Will Get You to See More Than the City Centre

Explore Auckland from these alternative Hostels. When searching for hostels in Auckland, […]

Jucy Rentals

10 Types of Cheap Accommodation in New Zealand

Where to stay for free or cheap in New Zealand? It’s no […]

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How to Save Money on Accommodation When Travelling New Zealand

Solutions for cheap accommodation! New Zealand is a country of big landscapes, […]

Skyhi Lodge

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Kaikoura

Where to stay in Kaikoura on a budget? Kaikoura is the dream […]

Hanmer Backpackers

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Hanmer Springs

Where to stay in Hanmer Springs on a budget? In the alpine […]

Eagles Nest

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Hamilton

Where to stay in Hamilton on a budget? In Hamilton, you’re in […]

Kericentral

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Kerikeri

Where to stay in Kerikeri on a budget? In the heart of […]

Seabeds

10 Best Backpacker Hostels in the Bay of Islands

Where to stay in the Bay of Islands on a budget? Sea, […]

Deep Cove Hostel

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Fiordland National Park

Where to stay on a budget in Fiordland National Park? The largest […]

Onuku Farm Hostel

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Akaroa

Where to stay on a budget in Akaroa. With a stunning harbour […]

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Freedom Camping Rules in New Zealand: Region by Region

Council Bylaws on Freedom Camping in New Zealand. Parking up somewhere in […]

Braemer House

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Whanganui

Where to stay in Whanganui on a budget? With epic beaches, museums, […]

Solscape

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Raglan

Where to stay in Raglan on a budget? It’s a difficult choice! […]

Windsor Lodge Backpackers

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Whakatane

Where to stay in Whakatane on a budget? Going to the marine […]

Snow Denn Lodge

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Methven

Where to stay in Methven on a budget? Methven is a mecca […]

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7 Easy Hostel-Friendly Microwave Recipes

Quick & Easy Hostel microwave meals. While we love the ability to […]

Matamata Backpackers

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Matamata

Where to stay in Matamata on a budget? No, you can’t stay […]

Anchor Motel & Timaru Backpackers

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Timaru

Where to say in Timaru on a budget? Get off the beaten […]

Hartley Arms Backpackers

6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Alexandra & Clyde

Where to stay in Alexandra on a budget? Quaint and charming towns, […]

Cromwell Backpackers

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Cromwell

Where to stay in Cromwell on a budget? In the heart of […]

Birdsong Accommodation

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Hokitika

Where to stay in Hokitika on a backpacker budget? This little beachside […]

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9 Things You Need To Know About Couch Surfing in New Zealand

Couch surfing Guide for New Zealand. The concept of couch surfing is […]

Tui Lodge

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in The Coromandel

Where to stay on a budget in the Coromandel? One of the […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Palmerston North

Where to stay in Palmerston North on a backpacker budget? Save money […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Punakaiki

Where to stay on a budget in Punakaiki? Most tourists see Punakaiki […]

YHA Mt Cook

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Mt Cook

Where to stay in Mt Cook on a budget? With ski planes, […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

What is a Hostel? A Beginner’s Guide to Backpacker Hostels

What you need to know about staying in hostels. When you hear […]

Dunstan Downs

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Omarama

Where to stay on a budget in Omarama. On the edge of […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Twizel

Where to stay in Twizel on a budget? But wait a minute, […]

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Auckland City

Where to find budget accommodation in Auckland city? Welcome to the City […]

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Queenstown

Where to find budget accommodation in Queenstown? With so many awesome adventure […]

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Wanaka

Where to find budget accommodation in Wanaka? With a whole bunch of […]

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Taupo

Where to find budget accommodation in Taupo? With so many awesome things […]

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Wellington City

Where to find budget accommodation in Wellington city? Did you know that […]

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Christchurch

Where to find budget accommodation in Christchurch? Save money on your trip […]

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Rotorua

Where to find budget accommodation in Rotorua? We get it. With insane […]

Kaiteri Lodge

6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Abel Tasman National Park

Where to stay in abel Tasman National Park? Pristine golden sand beaches […]

Haast Lodge

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Fox Glacier & Haast

Where to stay in Fox Glacier and Haast? There’s so much to […]

YHA Franz Josef

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Franz Josef

Where to stay in Franz Josef? Fly over a glacier, skydive over […]

Slope Point Backpackers

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in The Catlins

Where to stay in the Catlins? A Catlins road trip is a […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Oamaru

Where to stay in oamaru? Where should your base be for seeing […]

LKNZ Lodge

11 Best Backpacker Hostels in Tongariro National Park

Where to stay in Tongariro National Park? We get it. You’d rather […]

Howard's Mountain Lodge

7 Best Backpacker Hostels in National Park Village and Whakapapa

Where to stay in National Park and Whakapapa. If you want to […]

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Ohakune

Where to stay in Ohakune? With epic ski fields, mountain bike trails, […]

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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Lake Tekapo

Where to stay in Lake Tekapo on a budget? Stay beside the […]

Off the Track Backpackers

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Turangi

Where to stay in Turangi on a budget? Epic white water rafting […]

Barnyard Backpackers

6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Te Anau & Milford Sound

Hostels in Te anau and Milford Sound. Where can you stay on […]

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What it’s Really Like to Freedom Camp in New Zealand

What you need to know about freedom camping. It’s the dream right: […]

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10 Damn Good Alternatives to Hostels

Cheap Accommodation alternatives to Staying in a hostel. You’ve heard a thousand […]

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Public Transport in Gisborne

Getting around gisborne. As a relatively small city in New Zealand, getting […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Accommodation Guide to Gisborne

Where to find cheap accommodation in Gisborne. Welcome to Gisborne, the laidback […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Great Hostels on the South Island

What are the “Must Stay” Hostels on the South Island? Travelling on […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Accommodation Guide to the Wellington Region

Find Cheap accommodation in Wellington. The Wellington region is more than just […]

Rotorua NZ

Where to Camp in Rotorua

Camping in rotorua. With so many geothermal parks, Maori cultural experiences and […]

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5 Free Camping Spots in Auckland

Freedom camping in Auckland. Nothing sounds sweeter to a backpacker’s ears than […]

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Where to Buy Camping and Hiking Gear in New Zealand?

Get geared up for New Zealand’s great outdoors! It’s no secret that […]

Kiwiana Backpackers

5 Best Backpackers Hostels in Golden Bay

Budget accommodation in Takaka. With long stretches of stunning beaches, sand spits, luxuriant […]

Haka Lodge

10 Great Hostels in the North Island

What are the “Must Stays” on the North Island? Hostels are a […]

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Public Transport in Palmerston North

How to get around Palmerston North Getting around Palmerston North is cheap […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Free Camping Spots in Taupo

Freedom camping in taupo. When there’s so many adventure activities to pay […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Where to Camp in Taupo

Camping in Taupo. With skydives, hot pools, boating, kayaking, bungy jumping, mountain […]

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Accommodation Guide to Rotorua

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Rotorua. Stay in one of New […]

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5 Free Camping Spots in Rotorua

Freedom camping in Rotoura. Nothing sounds sweeter to a backpacker’s ears than […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

What is a Working Hostel in New Zealand

How hostels can help you find a job in New Zealand. In […]

Koanui Lodge

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Blenheim

Budget accommodation in Blenheim. If staying long-term in a hostel was ever […]

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10 Tips to be a Great Long-Term Roommate in a Hostel Dorm

How to survive as a long-termer in a hostel. Staying in a […]

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What it’s Like to be a Long-Termer in a Hostel

How to live in a hostel for a few weeks. When fleeting […]

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Staying in a Private Room: Hostel, Motel or Hotel?

Where to stay in a private room when you’re a backpacker? Being […]

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How to Rent an Apartment in New Zealand

Finding a flat, house or apartment to rent in New Zealand. Part […]

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10 Easy Meals to Cook in a Hostel in 10 Minutes

Healthy(ish) and yummy hostel food in no time at all! Hostels kitchens […]

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7 Ways To Cook Eggs In A Hostel

Spice up the ultimate backpacker food. In the category of cheap, yummy […]

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8 Safety Tips for Couchsurfing in New Zealand

Stay safe when couchsurfing. Couchsurfing is a popular accommodation option when travelling […]

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10 Reasons Why Working for Accommodation is the Best Way to Stay With Locals in NZ

Stay with a local in New Zealand through a work exchange! New […]

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BBH, YHA, BASE or NOMADS: What is the Best Hostel Network?

hostels networks in New Zealand comparison. With 500+ hostels all around the […]

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Where to Camp in Christchurch

Camping in Christchurch. As the major hub of the South Island packed […]

Backpackerguide.nz

Where to Camp in Wellington

Camping in Wellington. Save money on accommodation for the stuff that really […]

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Where to Camp in Queenstown

camping in Queenstown. With bungy jumps, ski fields, skydives, jet boats, white […]

backpackerguide.nz

15 Free Camping Spots in Wellington

Freedom camping in Wellington. You don’t have to dig too deep into […]

backpackerguide.nz

Where to Camp in Auckland

Camping in Auckland. We don’t blame you. Camping is an affordable way […]

Backpackerguide.nz

Public Transport in Queenstown

How to get around in Queenstown. Getting around Queenstown is super easy […]

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5 Free Camping Spots in Queenstown

Freedom camping in Queenstown. We’ll be honest, Queenstown is a bit of […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Public Transport in Dunedin

How to get around Dunedin. Getting around Dunedin is super easy thanks […]

Tourism NZ

Accommodation Guide to Wellington City Central

Find cheap accommodation in Wellington City Central. New Zealand’s capital city is […]

BackpackerGuide.nZ

Accommodation Guide to Whangarei

Where to find cheap Accommodation in Whangarei. After a day of diving, […]

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Accommodation Guide to Blenheim

Where to find cheap accommodation in Blenheim. Scattered with beautiful gardens and […]

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Accommodation Guide to New Plymouth

Where to find cheap accommodation in New Plymouth. The city of art, […]

Hamilton & Waikato Tourism

Accommodation Guide to Hamilton

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Hamilton. The hub of the Waikato […]

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Accommodation Guide to Hastings

Where to find cheap accommodation in Hastings. With it’s Spanish Mission architecture, […]

Te Nikau Retreat

7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Greymouth

Budget accommodation in Greymouth and surrounds. Well, this is awkward. There are […]

Backpackerguide.nz

Accommodation Guide to Napier

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Napier. That art deco city that […]

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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Whangarei

Budget accommodation in Whangarei. So you’re heading northwards and you need a […]

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5 Meals Under $5 to Cook in a Hostel

Cook great meals on the cheap in a hostel kitchen. Cooking in […]

Tuatara Backpackers

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill

Budget accommodation in Invercargill and Stewart Island. Well, this is awkward. Because […]

Ducks & Drakes Backpackers

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth

Budget Accommodation in New Plymouth and Taranaki. Stay awhile in the art-filled […]

Jucy Snooze

What are Pod Hostels (and Why You Have to Try Them in New Zealand)?

The New Zealand version of Capsule hostels. Hostels have just got a […]

Stables Lodge

8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Napier and Hastings

Budget accommodation in Napier and Hastings. With plenty of sun, biking and […]

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7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui

Budget accommodation in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. Tauranga and Mt Maunganui have […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wanaka

Budget accommodation in Wanaka. Whether it’s the peace of the lakeside and […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Westport

Budget Accommodation in Westport, Charleston, Karamea and Hector. Well, this is awkward. […]

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20 Awesome Airbnb Rooms in New Zealand for Under $30

Stay with a local in Airbnb rooms in New Zealand! You want […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

What is the Difference Between a Campsite and a Holiday Park?

Campsites and holiday parks: What’s the difference? It’s an innocent question. We’re […]

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What are the Best Websites to Book Hostels in New Zealand?

Is it better to use a booking engine or to book directly […]

Backpackerguide.nz

Accommodation Guide to Nelson

Where to find cheap accommodation in Nelson. The sunniest city in New […]

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Accommodation Guide to Taupo

Where to find Cheap accommodation in Taupo. Situated on the shores of […]

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Couchsurfing in New Zealand

Crash on a couch for free in New Zealand It’s the ultimate […]

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Accommodation Guide to Tauranga

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Tauranga. Find a place to stay […]

Backapckerguide.nz

Accommodation Guide to Christchurch City Centre

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Christchurch CITY CENTRAL. Christchurch is a […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb in New Zealand

How to use Airbnb in New Zealand … So you want to […]

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5 Ways to Stay with Locals in New Zealand

Experience New Zealand the local way! Friendly, famously welcoming, and a great […]

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10 Tips to Make the Most of Airbnb in New Zealand

Find accommodation with Airbnb in New Zealand. Airbnb has redefined the “stay […]

BackpackerGuide.nz

Accommodation Guide to Christchurch Region

Where to Find cheap accommodation in Christchurch. From the incredible views from […]

Venture Southland

Accommodation Guide to Invercargill

Where to find cheap accommodation in Invercargill. With one of New Zealand’s […]

Tourism NZ

Accommodation Guide to Queenstown

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Queenstown. The adventure capital, the ski season […]

Tourism NZ

Accommodation Guide to Auckland Region

Where to find cheap Accommodation in Auckland. From bush to beach, there […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Accommodation Guide to Auckland City Centre

Where to Find cheap Accommodation in Auckland. Welcome to Auckland! New Zealand’s […]

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Accommodation Guide to Dunedin Region

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN DUNEDIN. Dunedin is one of the […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Accommodation Guide to Dunedin City Centre

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN Dunedin city central. Welcome to Dunedin! […]

Tourism NZ

Accommodation Guide to Palmerston North

WHERE TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION in Palmerston North. Museums, street art, weekly […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Public Transport in Wellington

How to get around Wellington. Getting around Wellington’s capital city and surrounding […]

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Public Transport in Christchurch

How to get around Christchurch. The cheap and easy way to get […]

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Public Transport in Auckland

How to get around AUckland. Auckland is a transport hub in New […]

Jugglers Rest

7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Picton

Where to stay in Picton! With the Marlborough Sounds on your doorstep, […]

Backpackerguide.nz

Accommodation Guide to Holiday Parks in New Zealand

What are the accommodation and facilities like in holiday parks? Some of […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Potluck Dinner Recipes for Backpackers

Winner, winner, potluck dinner! The potluck dinner is becoming increasingly popular in […]

5 Easy Pasta Recipes for Backpackers

Pasta recipes easy to cook when you’re travelling! Ah, pasta. How you […]

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Camping in The Catlins

Where can you camp in the Catlins? The lush forests scattered with […]

Kimberly Vardeman on Flickr

5 Traditional New Zealand Recipes

Traditional Kiwi recipes! Food is just another way, if not the most […]

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12 Tips to Get Along With Your Flatmates

A happy house is a happy home. Ah, the flatshare experience. How […]

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13 Things to Do in a Hostel on a Rainy Day

Rain: at least it’s good for the plants. You are not a […]

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6 Resources to Find a Room to Rent in New Zealand

How to find a room to rent in New Zealand. It’s all […]

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Long-term Accommodation Options When Doing a Gap Year New Zealand

Your Long-term accommodation options in New Zealand. Travelling to New Zealand is […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

The Card Game Every Backpacker Should Play in Their Hostel

The backpacker card game: Yaniv! We think we’ve found it: the ultimate icebreaker card […]

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Safety Tips Before Moving into a Flat or House in New Zealand

What to be aware of when searching for a room to rent. […]

Pxhere

Wellington Cab Fares: Taxi Prices in Wellington

How much is a taxi in Wellington? You need to get somewhere […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Free Campsites on the South Island

South Island splendour in free accommodation! Fall asleep under the darkest skies […]

Pxhere

The Paperwork Process of Renting or Flatting in New Zealand

The necessities of renting! So, you’ve found a sweet little flat to […]

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Auckland Cab Fare: Taxi Prices in Auckland

How much is a taxi in Auckland? For whatever reason, you want […]

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11 Golden Rules of Camping in New Zealand

Be kind when you camp. Going camping in New Zealand? Lucky you! There’s […]

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Christchurch Cab Fare: Taxi Prices in Christchurch

How much is a taxi in Christchurch? Sometimes public transport just won’t […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Why Every Backpacker in New Zealand Should Cook With Kumara

Sweet as Sweet potatoes! New Zealanders love their sweet potatoes, or as […]

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19 Backpackers That You Will Meet in Every Hostel

Crazy characters to observe in your backpacker hostel. The backpacker hostel is […]

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What a Qualmark Rating Means

What is a Qualmark rating? On accommodation, transport, activities and other services: […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Dunedin

Budget accommodation in architectural Dunedin. With gothic architectural marvels around every corner, […]

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9 Best Backpacker Hostels in Christchurch

Where to rest your head in Christchurch… … But these backpacker hostels […]

Pxhere

Camping in New Zealand

The best way to experience the wilderness! Camping is the best way […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

11 Best Backpacker Hostels in Auckland

Budget accommodation in Auckland. Where to stay in New Zealand’s largest city? […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Paihia

Where to stay in the Bay of islands. Paihia is a top […]

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How To Find a Flat in New Zealand

How to find a house share. Flatting in New Zealand is like […]

10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Nelson

Get cheap accommodation in Nelson. Wow! So many hostels to choose from […]

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Why Stay in a Hostel?

Because it’s better than on the streets! Everyone’s got to sleep, right? […]

Haka Lodge

8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Taupo

Affordable accommodation in Taupo. In the adventure capital of the North Island, […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Rotorua

Cheap accommodation in Rotorua. After a hard day’s wandering in the geothermal […]

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12 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wellington

where to stay in the capital city of New Zealand? The ferry […]

Waipara Sleepers

13 Most Unique Backpacker Hostels in New Zealand

The weirdest places you’ll ever stay. Staying in a hostel in New […]

Pagoda Lodge

11 Unique Accommodations in the North Island

The weirdest places to stay in New Zealand. Stay in weirdest and […]

Minaret Lodge

10 Unique Accommodations in the South Island

Want to sleep in a shoe? A boot, a hobbit hole, a […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

How to Live in a Hostel

Etiquette for staying in a hostel. As a top backpacker destination, New […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown

Where does one stay in the “Adventure capital of the World”? Most […]

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