Best Hostels in New Zealand


When you think of New Zealand, you might picture beautiful scenery, the world’s best hiking trails and friendly locals. You wouldn’t be wrong. New Zealand is also home to some of the most unique hostels in the world. These accommodations are set on gorgeous beaches and in mountain ranges; they have amazing views and facilities like climbing towers or hot tubs. So whether it’s your first time traveling abroad or you’re already an experienced backpacker looking for a new adventure, here are some of our favorite hostels in New Zealand:

Urbanz Backpackers

We stayed at Urbanz Backpackers, and it was a great choice. The hostel is located in the heart of Auckland’s downtown area and close to many bars, restaurants and cafes. It has good facilities (including free Wi-Fi), an awesome atmosphere and good value for money. It’s also suitable for solo travellers as well as couples or groups who want to meet other people on their travels.

If you’re travelling with kids then this hostel might not be right for them because there aren’t any activities specifically aimed at children – although they’ll still have fun!

Base Auckland

Base Auckland is located in the heart of the city and offers free breakfast, wifi, and a rooftop deck with 360 degree views of Auckland. There are also ping pong and pool tables for you to use.

Central Backpackers & Fat Camel Hostel

Central Backpackers & Fat Camel Hostel (Wellington, New Zealand)

The location of this hostel is great for travelers looking to get a feel for Wellington. It’s located near many restaurants and shops, as well as being only a short walk from the city center. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even walk along one of the nearby trails that leads through native bushland!

The staff at Central Backpackers are helpful and friendly–they will answer any questions you have about your trip or give recommendations on what activities are worth doing while in town. They also provide maps so guests know exactly how far away everything is from their hostel bed! There’s no curfew here either which makes it easy to go out with friends at night without worrying about getting back home on time; however those who want quiet nights in will likely find themselves disappointed by loud drunk people coming back late at night (or early morning).

There are several common areas where guests gather together: one room has couches where people sit around watching television or playing cards while another room has tables where everyone eats meals together during mealtimes (which occur every day except Sunday). Additionally there are two kitchens available so visitors can prepare their own food if needed – however these aren’t cleaned daily so expect some messiness after awhile!

Nomads Auckland

Nomads Auckland is located in central Auckland, just a short walk from Britomart (the city’s main railway station). The hostel also has an on-site bar and restaurant serving delicious food daily.

Nomads offers private rooms with shared bathrooms as well as dorms for those who want to meet new people or party with fellow travelers after a long day of exploring the city. The hostel has everything you need for your stay including free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and lockers for storing valuables.

It’s not all about the location though; Nomads also has an amazing ambience with friendly staff who are always willing to help out with any queries you might have during your stay!

Base Wellington

Base Wellington

Base Wellington is a hostel located in the city of Wellington. It’s surrounded by many attractions, including Parliament and the Botanic Gardens. The hostel offers private rooms and dorms with shared bathrooms, as well as an outdoor terrace with barbecue facilities and free Wi-Fi. Guests can relax in the lounge area or watch TV in their room at Base Wellington.

YHA Wellington City

YHA Wellington City is a cozy hostel located in the heart of the capital city. It’s within walking distance to all the major attractions, including Parliament and Te Papa Museum. The hostel has two floors with a total of 50 beds, including dorm rooms that can accommodate up to 8 people at once. There are also private rooms available if you prefer some privacy during your stay in New Zealand.

The facilities include free Wi-Fi, laundry machines and dryers on each floor along with showers that come with shampoo and conditioner dispensers! If you wish to cook your own meals there is an equipped kitchen available where guests can prepare their own food anytime during opening hours between 6am-10pm daily (closed for cleaning between 10pm-6am).

The Flying Pig Backpackers

The Flying Pig Backpackers is a great place to stay if you want to do the Milford Track. It has a bar and restaurant, as well as an outdoor area with pool. The hostel is very social, with activities planned every night of the week.

Bunkdown Hostel Te Anau

Bunkdown Hostel Te Anau is located on SH94, only 2 km from the center of town. The hostel provides free WiFi and free parking on site.

There are a variety of activities in Te Anau including hiking, fishing and boating. You can also visit Mt Luxmore Station or take a guided walk through Fiordland National Park with its diverse flora and fauna. If you prefer to relax then enjoy one of many beaches along the lake or take advantage of the spa facilities at The Kiwi International Hotel & Resort across from Bunkdown Hostel Te Anau (if booked).

Accommodation options include bunk beds in dormitories sleeping up to 8 people per room with shared bathroom facilities; en suite rooms sleeping up to 4 people with private bathrooms available; family units sleeping up to 6 people with kitchensette/dining area & laundry facilities for self-catering needs; plus cabins sleeping up to 6 people with kitchenettes/dining areas & laundry facilities for self catering needs too!

Base Queenstown – Hostel

Base Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown, just a short walk from the lake and town center. The hostel has an excellent location for exploring the area by foot or bike, which can be rented right next door at Base Rentals.

The hostel has multiple common areas, including a kitchen and lounge area with TV and fireplace. There’s also an outdoor patio with lounge chairs where you can relax during your stay. For those looking to get out into nature but don’t have their own gear, Base offers free use of kayaks on Lake Wakatipu (weather permitting).

There are both private rooms as well as dorms available here; each room comes with its own bathroom facilities so no one will have trouble getting ready in the morning! If you need some extra space while traveling solo or with friends/family members who want their own room then this might not be ideal but otherwise it should work out fine for most travelers looking for affordable accommodation near downtown Queenstown without sacrificing comfort or privacy.

YHA Queenstown Lakefront

YHA Queenstown Lakefront is located in the heart of Queenstown, close to cafes and restaurants. The hostel is also within walking distance of shops and bars.

There are many activities nearby including golfing, horse riding, jet boating and kayaking on Lake Wakatipu.

The YHA has a free breakfast each morning as well as free WiFi throughout the property. If you don’t have time for cooking then head downstairs where there are vending machines selling snacks such as chocolate bars or crisps (potato chips). There’s also a pool table available for use by guests with valid membership cards from any YHA hostel worldwide; otherwise there’s table tennis too!

New Zealand has the most beautiful hostels

New Zealand has the best hostels. The people who run them are friendly and helpful, the facilities are clean and safe, and they’re just fun places to be.

Hostels are also an excellent place to meet new friends–and it’s easy! You’ll be staying in close quarters with other travelers from all over the world, so you can easily strike up conversations with people around you. You might even make lifelong friends here!


New Zealand has the most beautiful hostels. If you’re looking for the best places to stay in New Zealand, then we hope this list has given you some inspiration. We hope it will help make planning your next trip easier and more enjoyable!