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.

BackpackerGuide.NZ

11 Best Backpacker Hostels in Auckland

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

Urbanz

9 Best Backpacker Hostels in Christchurch

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Queenstown

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

Pagoda Lodge

11 Unique Accommodations in the North Island

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

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12 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wellington

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Rotorua

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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 […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Great Hostels on the South Island

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

Kiwiana Backpackers

6 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 […]

Koanui Lodge

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Blenheim

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

Te Nikau Retreat

7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Greymouth

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

Bunkdown lodge

5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Whangarei

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

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

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, […]

Minaret Lodge

10 Unique Accommodations in the South Island

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

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