Te Anau Central Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Te Anau

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Te Anau Central Backpackers

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Front of property
Outdoor dining
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Te Anau Central Backpackers



Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
29 Mokonui St, Te Anau, Southland, 9600
Main amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Reception fireplace
  • Communal living room
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Gas grills
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Gas grill(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

Private Double Room

  • 6.73 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

8 Bed Female Dorm

  • 22.4 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Single Room

  • 6.73 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Quadruple Room

  • 10.9 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Bunk Beds

2 Bed Mixed Dorm

  • 7.8 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

4 Bed Female Dorm

  • 11.8 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Private Twin Room

  • 6.73 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

  • 15.8 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Private Double Room - Ensuite

  • 7.7 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

  • 22.4 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 128 min drive


  • Alpine Centre Cafe & Bar - 4 min drive
  • Miles Better Pies - 6 min walk
  • Ditto - 7 min walk
  • The Moose Bar & Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Redcliff Cafe - 5 min walk

About this property

Te Anau Central Backpackers

Te Anau Central Backpackers is a great choice for a stay in Te Anau. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 6:00 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 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Gas grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Communal living room


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 50+ Mbps)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and outdoor lighting on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Frequently asked questions

Does Te Anau Central Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Te Anau Central 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Te Anau Central Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Te Anau Central Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Te Anau Central Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Te Anau Central Backpackers?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Te Anau Central Backpackers and nearby?
Te Anau Central Backpackers has a garden.
What's the area around Te Anau Central Backpackers like?
Te Anau Central Backpackers is a short 8-minute walk from Lake Te Anau and 9 minutes' walk from Fiordland Cinema.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Very caring helpful staff. Lovely double on suite room, and all around excellent.
Vivienne, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

great and convient guest house. Close to the center and the lake. room and shower are clean. the common area is cozy and quiet with great heater and sofa. there is also place to sit out side if its a nice day
shani, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good value
Great price, great location. Kitchen is not as clean as when this property was a YHA. It has lost some of its friendly vibe since then. When the other places cost twice as much, stay here.
5-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great staff, super easy check in
Giulio, 2-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very well stocked communal kitchen. A special thanks to Hamish and Erin for taking care of our special request and hand drawing a picture.
Andrew, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location. Very friendly staff.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great check-in with very enthusiastic staff. Our room was fine, a little dated as you might expect in this type of property but clean and comfortable. There was a problem with drains on the first day, but this was quickly resolved - presumably a result of the property only recently reopening. The communal facilities were good with a great kitchen to use. The property is close to the centre of Te Anau where there are a number of good dining options if you want to eat out, and also a good supermarket.
Ben, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Geoffroy, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Awesome location
The location is awesome. Bar and restaurant is very close. There is a quiet and beautiful park is right next hostel. The atmosphere in hostel is very warm. It’s worth to live it.
CHIENMING, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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1-night family trip
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