The Best Hostels in Te Anau for Fiordlands National Park and Milford Sound

The Best Hostels in Te Anau for Fiordlands National Park and Milford Sound
Te Anau is a small town which is the gateway to Fiordland National Park in the southwestern region of the South Island of New Zealand. The town offers everything a traveler could need, from shops to buy gear, equipment, or food for an extended camping trip to restaurants and bars for entertainment. Although the town is somewhat small, it is fairly active as a good number of travelers come through, especially during the summer months.

The hostels listed below are great options for anyone looking to either hang out in town for awhile or go further into the fiords and mountains of the park. In addition to comfortable beds and great amenities, these hostels can also help you plan your time in the park, book tours or activities, or just help you unwind. Just bring your appetite for nature!

A friendly hostel for backpackers, couples, and families

Dorm Bed: $20.83
Private Room: $22.13
Overall Rating: 93%
48-50 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau PO Box 81, Te Anau , Te Anau New Zealand
Overlooking the lake and a short walk to everything in town, the Lakefront Backpackers offers so much for travelers who have come to the Fiordlands looking for adventure. Their location couldn't be beat. Some of the rooms have views overlooking the lake and the surrounding mountains, while others open onto a nice quiet lawn. Everything in town is within walking distance, including shops, restaurants, grocery stores, the Park Visitor Center, and more. This is an ideal town (and hostel) to plan your adventure through the surrounding park, whether you are driving, hiking, boating, or otherwise.

With both private rooms and dorms available, all with shared bathrooms, there is a room at everyone's budget. The rooms are well kept, clean, and comfortable. The bathrooms are also clean and modern. The common room, shared kitchen, and outdoor BBQ area all provide a great place to meet other guests, relax, and plan your day's adventures.

The staff is friendly and will help with anything you need, including booking tours and activities.

Guest reviews highlight the friendly staff, great facilities, and perfect location.

A hostel for families, couples, and backpackers

Overall Rating: 95%
29 Mokonui Street , Te Anau New Zealand
The YHA in Te Anau is a terrific facility with a lot of great amenities, plenty of space, and perfect location. If you've stayed at other YHA's in New Zealand, you know what to expect: solid quality, comfortable rooms, a quiet and home-like atmosphere, and convenient facilities.

The large, spacious communal kitchen and common areas allow everyone to spread out while still giving the hostel a friendly, social vibe. The kitchen is fully stocked with multiple stoves and sinks, while the common room areas are full of comfortable seating and games. The outdoor BBQ area is another nice place to relax, eat, and plan activities with other guests.

Various room sizes are available, including dorms and private rooms for couples or families of varying sizes, all at different prices. Some have TVs as well. Also available is internet access, laundry, 24 hour security, lockers, hot showers, and more. The staff also helps with information and the tour booking desk can arrange any activities.

The YHA is located a block from the lake near the center of town, walking distance to everything you could need to plan your Fiordlands adventure.

Guest reviews give high marks for the overall cleanliness, friendly staff, features of the building, location, and more.
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