Best Hostels in New Zealand: Top 10

Some of the most exciting cities in New Zealand are located near beaches. When visiting cities like Auckland, Wellington, Nelson or Christchurch you should definitely consider sleeping at a hostel because the prices are usually quite affordable. The following list contains our personal top 12 Best Hostels in New Zealand after having reviewed many locations:

#1 The Attic Backpackers – Auckland

The biggest advantage of the Attic Backpackers Auckland is its fantastic location in Queenstown. The hostel is located just a few meters away from the Heart of Queenstown, which is the main hub for nightlife, shopping and dining in this area.Ā 

#2 Nomads Capital – Wellington

The Nomads Capital is located right in the center of Wellington. The studio rooms are clean and quite affordable for a hostel. What we really liked about this place was the fact that there were no bunk beds, but real single or double beds with comfortable mattresses. At night you can easily walk to any entertainment location because everything is basically around the corner.

#3 Seabreeze Backpackers Hostel – Nelson

Nelson has become an increasingly popular destination for backpackers. Not only because of its great weather, but also because it offers stunning landscapes like the Abel Tasman National Park or the Golden Bay. The Seabreeze Backpackers Hostel offers clean rooms at attractive prices. In summer many visitors enjoy activities like surfing, hiking or whale watching.

#4 The Marion – Wellington

The Marion in Wellington is a hostel for travelers who like to meet and socialize with other people. If you stay here, your roommates will probably be from all corners of the world. The staff is helpful and friendly and you can find good kitchen facilities and a nice common room.Ā 

#5 Juicy Snooze – Christchurch

The Juicy Snooze is a budget hostel located in a quiet street just a 10 minute walk from the City Center. It offers double rooms and dorms, which are equipped with bunk beds. Common areas include free WiFi, Sky TV, DVDs and board games.

#6 Absoloot Hostel QT – Queenstown

The hostel is located just a few meters away from the Skyline Gondola. There are various activities that you can do in Queenstown, like skiing or doing bungee jumping. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere here is very relaxed. If you would like to meet other people you can spend your time in the kitchen or use one of the PCs with internet access to stay in contact with your friends.

#7 Funky Green Voyager – RotoruaĀ 

Rotorua is located near the famous thermal hot pools and it offers a unique experience for backpackers. The Funky Green Voyager has an energetic hostel vibe and there are many fun activities that you can do here, like exploring geothermal areas, visiting Maori culture centers or relaxing in the hot pools.

#8 Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios – DunedinĀ 

Dunedin is a charming city with medieval architecture and fantastic natural surroundings. Ā It offers excellent views over the Pacific Ocean, vineyards and the Otago Peninsula. If you go here, don’t miss out on visiting Larnach Castle or the Moeraki Boulders. Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios is located in quiet surroundings just a 15 minute walk from the city center.

#9 Bridge Backpackers – Nelson

Nelson has some of the best wine in the world and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The Bridge Backpackers Hostel offers clean rooms, sun terrace with BBQ facilities, big kitchen and free WiFi Internet. The place is close to Nelson’s shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

#10 Haka Lodge – Auckland

Located close to the Sky Tower, the Haka Lodge is a modern hostel with comfortable rooms and friendly staff. There are various activities that you can do in Auckland, including visiting the Auckland Museum or enjoying walks along Tamaki Drive.

The 10 Best Hostels in New Zealand have been listed above. If you are traveling to a city and need a place to stay, consider these options!Ā 

We hope this blog has helped you find the perfect hostel for your travels. Have safe travels!