Best Hostels in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most friendly destinations on the planet and you can expect hostels to have a relaxed atmosphere with a mix of international travellers from all over the world. View our guide to the best hostels to stay in New Zealand and book your perfect place to stay today.


Top Rated Backpacker Hostels in New Zealand

There are lots of hostels in New Zealand so which are best for solo travellers, couples, groups and families? Check out our recommendations for places to stay in New Zealand based on location, price, facilities and reviews:


  • Bamber House
  • City Garden Lodge
  • Oaklands Lodge
  • Ponsonby Backpackers
  • YHA Auckland International



Nomads, Queenstown
If you are looking for somewhere relaxing to stay whilst exploring Queenstown look no further than Nomads. This hostel is clean, modern and has great facilities like rooms with balconies, a large kitchen, clean toilets, good showers and common areas. Unlike a lot of hostels in New Zealand this hostel doesn't have a bar but still you can bring drink and just socialize with other travellers. Lots of activities are also organised by the local staff including pub crawls and quiz nights. This is one of the best hostels in New Zealand you won't regret staying here!

Other hostels to consider in Queenstown include:

  • Adventure Queenstown Hostel
  • The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
  • Absoloot Value Accommodation
  • Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown



  • Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch
  • Canterbury House Christchurch
  • YMCA Christchurch
  • Kiwi Basecamp
  • Dorset House Backpackers



  • YHA Wellington City
  • Trek Global
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers
  • The Cambridge Hotel & Backpackers
  • Base Wellington



  • Rotorua Central Backpackers
  • YHA Rotorua
  • Crash Palace
  • Base Rotorua
  • Spa Lodge


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