Hostel Recommendations

Check out some of the best backpacker hostels across New Zealand. Pick a destination you are visiting and find our recommended budget accommodation.

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, […]

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

6 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, […]

Pixabay

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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10 Great Hostels on the South Island

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

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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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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Blenheim

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

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7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Greymouth

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Whangarei

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

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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill

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

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in New Plymouth

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

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6 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. […]

Jugglers Rest

7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Picton

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Dunedin

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

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8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Christchurch

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

11 Best Backpacker Hostels in Auckland

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

Centabay

8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Paihia

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

10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Nelson

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

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 […]

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

10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown

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

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