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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Southern Comfort Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Enjoy a warm southern welcome at Southern Comfort Backpackers, relax and enjoy our restored and cosy Victorian villa with its large verandah and well- tended garden.

We have free, unlimited Wifi, free tea and coffee, a dishwasher and fresh herbs in the garden for your use. We offer free luggage storage if you need to lighten up for further adventures. There is also a barbeque if you wish to cook on it. We offer a variety of mixed and female dorms and private rooms for your convenience.

We are one block from renowned Queens Park (more than 80 hectares of beautiful parks and gardens) and about 10 minutes walk from the city centre. Many travellers use us as their comfortable base from which to explore Stewart Island, the Catlins, Riverton and the Southern Scenic Route.

Property Policies and Conditions

- 24 hour Cancellation Policy
- Check In: 1pm
- Check Out: 10am
- Debit Cards and Credit Cards accepted. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
- Breakfast not included.


- Reception Hours: 8:30am - 8pm
- No Curfew
- Age Restriction
- Maximum Stay 14 Days View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2020
    Warmest and most welcoming hostel I’ve ever stayed at.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2019
    This is like home. Best host ever. This is a place where you want to stay longer. The owner gave us a Xmas dinner for everyone.I love this place.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 Dec 2019
    Maria is a wonderful host. The place is clean and beautiful. The only downside was the shower in one of the bathrooms. It's goes through the cycle of really cold to really hot while taking a shower. Otherwise highly recommend.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2019
    So damn clean and cosy and homey. Doesn't feel like you are staying at a hostel. It just feels like you are taking some much needed time out at your favourite Aunts house. Maria does a fabulous job looking after the place and it's guests. The kitchen is immaculate and has a gorgeous European feel. I just wanted to spend all day sitting by the window and drinking tea.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    19 Nov 2019
    Southern Comfort is a cozy little hostel placed in the outskirts of Invercargill. The hosts are very accommodating and make you feel welcome right from the beginning. The kitchen is very clean with all the equipment that you would need. It is a little small though, so it can get crowded at peak hours. There is no TV, so you listen to the radio and end up talking to people at the round dining table. Very much like a little home with all the charm of an older (though very renovated) house.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Nov 2019
    Lovely little hostel. The kitchen has great facilities and it's the first we've stayed at that has a dishwasher! Close to restaurants and pubs. The place is very clean. They also have games and puzzles in the common room which is pretty cool. The shower water doesn't get steaming hot when we used them but that's ok. Overall, it was a nice stay. Thanks heaps guys!
    New Zealand, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    15 Nov 2019
    Great place to stay. I had a private double room. It was clean, warm and bed comfortable. Staff really friendly.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    28 Nov 2019
    Great Place to stay at! Love the kitchen facility!
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    21 Nov 2019
    The building is very nice, like a regular house with a big, modern kitchen, living room and nice garden to spend some time to relax. Bathroom is very new and clean. Rooms are big, but the downside is that not all beds have their own plugs to charge devices. Nowadays this is a big disadvantage. Location is nice, next to the Queens Park and around 10min walking to city center with bars/restaurants.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    11 Nov 2019
    It is lovely hostel, simple. The area it is in is fairly old, currently there is a lot of remodeling of the surrounding city, so many shops were closed which made the city a little less attractive. I stayed in an en suite dorm. There are no lockers, and the outlets had trouble supporting my converter, but I was eventually able to make it work. Beds are comfortable, great for a little stop off in the Southern Region.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games