On the edge of the Fiordland National Park, YHA Te Anau is the perfect location to access some of the world famous New Zealand tramps. This Qualmark 4+ star rated Te Anau hostel continually impresses guests with its unique homely atmosphere and cosy backpacker accommodation just a block from the shores of the gorgeous blue Lake Te Anau.
YHA Te Anau’s lovely lounge has a fireplace and offers plenty of couch space to sink into with a book or while watching one of our free movies. The Te Anau hostel’s shiny stainless steel kitchen is fully equipped and we have fresh spices and herbs growing in our ‘Edible Garden’ so you can cook up your gourmet meal with ease. This Te Anau backpackers also has the perfect outdoor deck and private native garden with a massive barbeque to get grilling on.
The YHA Te Anau backpacker hostel is located just off Te Anau’s main road where you can find everything from hiking gear, groceries, wonderful local Fiordland cuisine and lots of New Zealand souvenirs. The friendly hostel staff will help you make the best of your stay in Te Anau and Fiordland. YHA Te Anau offers peaceful and super-clean backpacker accommodation in the heart of New Zealand’s scenic Fiordland, come and recharge your batteries at the YHA Te Anau hostel!
As of 23 June, the Milford Road is now OPEN. Times are restricted to 8am to 5pm from the Hollyford Road turnoff.
On 23 May the Milford road closed from the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound so workers could remove an unstable rock high above the western entrance to Homer Tunnel.
The road into Te Anau has remained open which means there have been plenty of reasons to visit Te Anau.
"Bright, clean, modern hostel with excellent facilities and a laid-back vibe." - Lonely Planet Guide to New Zealand
Entering Te Anau via Highway 94 turn left onto Lakefront Drive, go past Department of Conservation on your left, turn right at the round about opposite Fiordland I-site, then take first left onto Mokonui St. The hostel is 300m on the left.
Entering Te Anau via Southern Scenic Route and Lake Manapouri turn left onto Lakefront Drive, right at round-a- bout, left onto Mokonui Street.
Off street and safe street parking available.
Not all bus services pick up and drop off at hostel. Please check at time of booking.
Closest airports Queenstown (166km) and Invercargill (157km).
Perfectly situated to discover all that Fiordland has to offer. Whether it’s walking some of the Great Walks, cruising on Milford or Doubtful Sound or visiting the Glowworm caves across Lake Te Anau, YHA Te Anau is a fantastic loaction for your group to spend a few days.
Auckland Youth Orchestra stayed at YHA Te Anau in July 2013 with 60+ young musicians. Player Representative on the Executive Committee and Associate Principal Cellist, Bleau Bustenera, said AYO has stayed with YHA on tour before and they always find YHA to be accommodating with fun and friendly staff. She said, “It's not easy to provide such great accommodation and service for 60 plus teenagers and young adults all with instruments in tow! But YHA manages to do all of this and more.” Auckland Youth Orchestra has also toured in Te Anau on its last South Island Tour several years ago. Bleu said, “We enjoyed Te Anau so much, we decided to come back.”
YHA Te Anau can cater for up to 90 people across 29 rooms.
Room types available are:
At YHA Te Anau we can accommodate up 40 people in a group with comfortable 3 - 8 bed rooms for group members. Private rooms include singles, twins and doubles. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1.
The hostel has shared single sex bathroom facilities conveniently located to the bedrooms.
Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of three cereals, fruit, toast and spreads, tea, coffee and fruit juice.
We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay.
Contact YHA Te Anau direct on firstname.lastname@example.org or call our groups coordinator on .email