Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

Top choice hostel in Te Anau
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Tidy dorm and private rooms with a lakefront location hoist this backpackers to the top spot among Te Anau's budget beds. There's a range of options, including garden cabins ($120) and glamping tented dorms in summer ($32). Ask for a room with a view. The place has a cosy, lived-in feel, plus two lounges, two kitchens and a barbecue area.

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Quick description

Set in park-like grounds on the shores of Lake Te Anau, 5 minutes' walk from the town centre, Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers has both mountain and lake views from the majority of the rooms. All lounges at the property have lovely views of Fiordland National Park and Lake Te Anau. Free unlimited WiFi is available throughout the property, including in the bedrooms. Additional facilities at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers include a movie room and indoor and outdoor kitchen facilities, including a BBQ. Laundry facilities and on-site storage are available. If you feel like exploring the surrounding areas, staff can help to organise tours of Milford Sound and glow worm caves or go horse trekking. Transfers can be arranged.

Important information

Please note for bookings of 8 or more rooms, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Group bookings of over 10 guests are not accepted at this property.


  • Designated smoking area
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Internet services
  • Security alarm
  • Hiking
  • Free parking
  • Beachfront
  • Library
  • Smoke alarms
  • Garden
  • Cycling
  • Sun terrace
  • Parking
  • On-site parking
  • Lockers
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Wifi
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cctv outside property
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Bbq facilities
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Tour desk
  • Terrace


  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Laundry


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating


  • Free WiFi available


  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • Private parking