1. The Barn
Whether you’re staying in a backpacker dorm or camping, there’s accommodations to suit every budget traveller at The Barn. There’s plenty of space too with multiple kitchen area and communal spaces. The Barn looks right over the coast, even with some showers having coastal views. Plus, by being in Marahau, The Barn is situated at one end of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
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2. White Elephant Backpackers
This Victorian homestead will make you feel more like a flashpacker than a backpacker. White Elephant Backpackers is in Motueka, a great base for the Abel Tasman National Park where activity providers can pick you up from. There’s an inside and outside kitchen area complete with barbecue and pizza oven, ideal for those sunny days in the huge garden.
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3. Kaiteri Lodge
The largest town close to Abel Tasman National Park is Kaiteriteri with plenty of shops, services and things going on. Kaiteri Lodge is in short walking distance from all of this, plus the beach where most Abel Tasman activities operate from. As well as kitchen facilities, Kaiteri Lodge has its own on-site restaurant and bar open November to April and May to October.
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4. Happy Apple Backpackers
Ideally located in Motueka within a short walking distance from the beach, Happy Apple Backpackers is a great option when staying near the Abel Tasman National Park. Plenty of activity operators do pick-ups from the town. The hostel features plenty of outdoor space to hang out and a large kitchen, meaning that it never feels overcrowded. To top it all off, Happy Apple Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi and parking. Plus, with a range of single, double, bunk dorm and family rooms, you’ve got options when booking.
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5. Kanuka Ridge Backpackers
Just a short drive (or bike ride using the free hostel bikes) from Marahau, Kanuka Ridge Backpackers is one of the closest hostels to the Abel Tasman National Park. What’s more, they offer free pick up/drop off to the national park entrance. Kanuka Ridge Backpackers gets its name by being nestled in kanuka trees, perfect for those looking for a peaceful accommodation. The hostel is small with a maximum of 20 guests.
One of our 13 Most Unique Backpacker Hostels in New Zealand, Aquapackers gives you the opportunity to stay right in the middle of Abel Tasman National Park. Not only that, but did we mention it’s a backpackers on a boat?! Your stay on Aquapackers includes a barbecue dinner and breakfast. Get to the Aquapackers at Anchorage by booking and simply wave down your hosts!