1. Milford Sound Lodge
As the closest accommodation to Milford Sound, Milford Sound Lodge couldn’t be more convenient for exploring the Milford Sound area. They even have a free shuttle to take you down to the waterfront. Milford Sound Lodge has all types of budget accommodation from backpacker dorm rooms to powered sites for campervans. By being surrounded for Fiordland forest, expect regular visits from kea parrots and wake up to the sounds of other native birds.
2. Barnyard Backpackers
Experience a bit of Kiwi country living at the Barnyard Backpackers, a homely hostel situated just a short drive from Te Anau town centre. Barnyard Backpackers offers some excellent views of the surrounding hills while having all the necessities for a budget-friendly stay. Wi-Fi (100mb free), a spacious kitchen, pool table and more are included.
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3. Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers
For a central location to the Fiordland National Park and Lake Te Anau activities, try Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers. As the name suggests, this hostel in Te Anau is located on the lakefront and a short walk from everything you will need in the town of Te Anau. Relax in one of the three lounge areas after a long hike.
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4. Bob & Maxine’s Backpackers
On the edge of Te Anau town, Bob & Maxine’s Backpackers is a spacious and well-equipped backpackers with everything you’ll need. Make use of the BBH discount and the nearby alpaca farm that has been entertaining guests for years.
5. Gunn’s Camp
Gunn’s Camp is a characterful camp that features in our 13 Most Unique Backpacker Hostels in New Zealand. The camp, with backpack-style bunks in cabins, is down the Hollyford Road just off the Milford Sound Road. In the heart of Fiordland National Park, enjoy the isolated serenity the camp has to offer.
6. YHA Te Anau
In the centre of Te Anau, YHA Te Anau is ideally located to all the local services. Make use of the free Wi-Fi and fresh herbs from the edible garden. Remember to use your YHA discount if you are a member. More information on that can be found in BBH, YHA, BASE or NOMADS: What is the Best Hostel Network?
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