Where to stay
Looking for a good night’s sleep? Fortunately New Zealand offers a wide variety of accommodation types to suit every traveller and budget, from ...
With more than 500 hostels throughout New Zealand, backpackers are spoilt for choice. Some offer only dormitories, while others also have private rooms. Bed linen and laundry facilities are often available for a charge. Bathroom, kitchen and living areas are usually shared. Hostel chains offer discounts for members and many have activity package deals.
The Youth Hostels Association of New Zealand provides budget backpacker accommodation that upholds international standards, including a number of five-star hostels. YHA New Zealand has a network of over 35 hostels, over half of which are independently owned and operated under the YHA brand. YHA membership gives access to discounts including camper rental, outdoor gear retailers, activities and restaurants.
Budget Backpacker Hostels of New Zealand has almost 300 independently owned member hostels around New Zealand. The BBH Club Card offers special ‘Frequent Sleeper’ rates and preferential online bookings.
BASE Backpackers have high-quality budget accommodation in main centres. Look for their starter packs and activity and bed combos.