Snow Denn Lodge© Snow Denn Lodge
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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Methven 🎒 [2023]

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Where to Find Accommodation in Methven for Backpackers

Methven is a mecca for ski bums, hikers and landscape-lovers alike! Whether you’re visiting for the ski season or check out the other awesome Methven must-dos in summer, Methven hostels are open year-round offering some affordable accommodation. So which are the best backpacker hostels in Methven?

The awkward thing is, there aren’t exactly five hostels in Methven (there are only three). Nevertheless, just so you know all your options when travelling on a budget, we’ve included a budget accommodation alternative for backpackers. There’s also another hostel option in the nearby town of Ashburton that may be worth considering.

So here’s our list of what we consider the best hostels in Methven!

1. Mt Hutt Bunkhouse & Lodge

Cosy up in this homely hostel with a friendly atmosphere. The lounge area with a log burner will keep you warm in the winter while there’s a spacious garden to enjoy during the summer at the Mt Hutt Bunkhouse & Lodge. There are all the essentials you’ll need such as a kitchen, laundry and bathrooms, as well as a drying room, ski tuning and bike tuning facilities. Rooms include bunk dorms and private family, twin and double rooms. A cottage is also available to hire for groups. One more thing, BBH members can make use of their discount!

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2. Snow Denn Lodge

For some of the cheapest dorm rates, check out Snow Denn Lodge. The lodge in the centre of Methven is separated into two wings of dorms and private rooms. Dorms go up to only five beds. There are also private doubles, twins, singles and double ensuites, as well as communal kitchens, bathrooms and lounges. Ski bums can also make use of the ski storage. What’s more, there’s free unlimited WiFi!

Check Snow Denn Lodge out:

Snow Denn Lodge© Snow Denn Lodge

3. Big Tree Lodge

Have a break from bunks at the Big Tree Lodge. Choose from twin, double, single and five-bed dorms. As well as your essential lounge and kitchen, there’s also free WiFi, free-to-use laundry, and a ski tuning area and lockers. The hostel has a small yet cosy lounge with a log burner, as well as an outdoor courtyard and barbecue.

Check Big Tree Lodge out:

Big Tree Lodge Methven© Big Tree Lodge Methven

4. Methven Camping Ground

Another great option for backpackers in Methven is the Methven Camping Ground. In addition to single, double and family cabins, there are powered sites and tent sites for those of you camping or travelling by camper. Facilities include a communal kitchen, lounge and coin-operated showers and laundry. The campground is only a three-minute walk from Methven town centre.

Methven Camping Ground© Methven Camping Ground

5. Ramblers’ Rest Backpacker Hostel (Ashburton)

If all else fails in Methven, then the nearest hostel to the town is the Ramblers’ Rest in Ashburton. Choose from single rooms or dorm rooms of only up to three beds in this hostel only 25 minutes away from Methven. What’s more, WiFi is free and unlimited, the washing machine is free to use (dryer coin-operated), and a communal lounge and kitchen. For experiences in the town while you’re there, check out the 7 Best Things to Do in Ashburton.

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More About Backpacker Hostels in Methven

That’s it for our list of the best backpacker hostels in Methven. For more advice for the ultimate Methven experience, check these out:

Finally, if there’s anything else we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in our Canterbury – Guide for Backpackers.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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