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Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers - Hostel, Te Anau

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48-50 Lakefront DriveTe Anau9600New Zealand

3-star hostel in Te Anau
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.4
Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Complaints about WiFi
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From 206 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers - Hostel, Te Anau

from $20
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (6 Beds)
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Ensuite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 27 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 17

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

What’s around Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers - Hostel, Te Anau


  • Lake Te Anau - 1 min walk
  • Luxmore Jet - 2 min walk
  • Fiordland Cinema - 11 min walk
  • Ivon Wilson Scenic Reserve - 15 min walk
  • Te Anau Wildlife Centre - 23 min walk
  • Te Anau Golf Course - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Kepler Track - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 113 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 23 reviews

Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers - Hostel, Te Anau
Very Good8.0
Comfortable and convenient
Great comfortable experience at this hostal. Great lakeside views, friendly staff and guests
Jordan, us1 night trip
Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers - Hostel, Te Anau
Very Good8.0
Good value for great location and comfy room
We arrived late, in the rain, and sort of wandered around the communal area where we didn’t see any staff (but there were lots of guests with heads down, glued to their precious WiFi). Eventually someone took pity on us and pointed us to reception, which was closed for the night. Oops! Thankfully there was a number to call to get directions for getting our key. They picked up right away and were very nice/helpful. So pro tip, get there before reception closes OR make sure you have a data plan to call them. We had our own room with a shared kitchen and bathroom. The room was very comfy and clean, we slept really well! We didn’t use the kitchen as we were only there one night. The bathroom is very basic so bring your own everything. It ran out of warm water immediately when I used it, but I don’t know if it was the time of day or something like that. Overall good value.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers - Hostel, Te Anau
Very Good8.0
Comfortable, Reasonable
Room was exactly as advertised, and just what we needed for our short stay in the area. The small kitchen had all the necessities, and I wish we had been able to stay longer to take advantage of it. Great staff, and good facilities all around.
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends
Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers - Hostel, Te Anau
Very Good8.0
Nice backpacker, friendly staff, great location
We got an upgrade - cool!! Backpacker is good, old, but good. Kitchen is fine, some stoves didn't work, some pans (only 2 available) were unusable, oven was out of order on the second day. So kitchen could be better. Rooms are more than ok and service and staff was very good. Ah, great location very close to the lake - means first row!
Jörg, nz2 night romance trip
Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers - Hostel, Te Anau
Nice dorm in Te Anau
Enjoyed lake front backpackers, excellent location, clean, not the most social place but easy to meet other backpackers. Nice clean kitchen. The only negative is no individual plugins in the rooms.
A Traveler, ca2 night trip

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