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Lone Moose Backpackers

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Helicopter/plane tours
Economy Shared Dormitory | Extra beds

Overview of Lone Moose Backpackers

Lone Moose Backpackers

2.0 star property
Mountain hostel in Fiordland National Park with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

20 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Te Anau-Milford Highway, Fiordland National Park, Southland, 2681
Main amenities
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Communal living room
  • Concierge services
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Garden
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Reception fireplace
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

About this property

Lone Moose Backpackers

Enjoy your visit to Fiordland National Park with a stay at Lone Moose Backpackers. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge.


English, Hindi

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Coffee shop
  • Private picnics
  • Shared fridge
  • Shared microwave

What to do

  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1952
  • Communal living room
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Shared kitchen access

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 16 for adults and NZD 8 for children
  • Late check-in between 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 50.00


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Lone Moose Backpackers Fiordland National Park
Lone Moose Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Lone Moose Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lone Moose Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Lone Moose Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Lone Moose Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lone Moose Backpackers?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Lone Moose Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as mountain biking and mountain climbing. Additional recreation on-site includes helicopter/aeroplane tours and hunting. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lone Moose Backpackers?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Lone Moose Backpackers like?
Lone Moose Backpackers is a short 3-minute walk from Lake Te Anau and 2 minutes' walk from Lake Mistletoe.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really friendly staff, great cafe and fab food. Perfect stop for Milford Sound
Lucy, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

great communal area
yasmin, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

We had a good experience with the staff but the hostel lacks warmth and life. We enjoyed the shared kitchen. It was a very basic room but it was good enough for 2 nights considering the price and that we booked last minute.
Charles, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This review is for the backpacker section of this property. It has several private rooms, half with lake view. There is an incredible view from the KITCHEN. Spacious yard with picnic tables and more views. We saw a rainbow over the lake from our bedroom window. Build a fire in the wood stove in the large lounge. You're in the middle of nowhere but that's the point. See more stars than you thought existed. The lodge is old and run-down but the setting more than makes up for that. You will meet interesting people too.
Keith, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lone Backpackers was a great spot for regrouping, meeting other travelers and enjoying the views of the beautiful lake. The staff was amazing, so accommodating and friendly.. amazing food and lodge area to unwind and have a drink after a long day on the lake.
Samantha, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Charged but couldn’t stay
We didn’t stay at Lone Moose due to flooding and road damage further up the road at Milford Sound. Unfortunately when we phoned to ask for a refund we couldn’t get one because apparently the road was technically open up to Te Anau Downs but closed just after.
Lucy, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Had a great time here!
Nicole, 1-night trip with friends
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