: YHA Te Anau is currently undergoing refurbishment until the end of June. We'll do our best to keep disturbances to a minimum; all communal facilities will still be available although the capacity of some facilities will be reduced. Please bear with us while we build an even better hostel!
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!
"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.
Please note: it's highly recommended to carry snow chains at all times in the winter months.
Not all bus services pick up and drop off at hostel. Please check at time of booking.
Closest airports Queenstown (166km) and Invercargill (157km).
YHA Te Anau is 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 location for your group to spend a few days.
YHA Te Anau can cater for up to 90 people across 29 rooms.
Room types available are:
All rooms are key entry. A duplicate set of keys can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.
Group members are accommodated in comfortable 3 - 8 bed rooms. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are located conveniently to the bedrooms.
All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.
Group leaders and supervisors can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms. These rooms include all bed linen and towels.
Please note that we have a limited number of twin and double bed rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.
YHA Te Anau is 4 star plus Qualmark rated with facilities including:
Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of three cereals, toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey and peanut butter), tea, coffee and fruit juice.
FREE booking service
A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including: Interislander and Bluebridge ferries, Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains, Intercity coach travel and local shuttle services.
Find out more about accommodation for groups across the YHA Network.
YHA Te Anau is within easy walking distance of the town's conveniences. We are 7 minutes walk from the nearest supermarket, or just 4 minutes from the local Four Square! Many tour operators are located close by for ease of transport. There are a number of restaurants and cafes within walking distance and best of all, we're only a few minutes walk from stunning Lake Te Anau.
We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!
Not all bus services pick up and drop off at our hostel. Please get in touch and we can help to arrange this.
Off street, safe street parking, and bus parking are available.
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. Bleau said, “We enjoyed Te Anau so much, we decided to come back.”