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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 14 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 9.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2020
    Really homely hostel. Amazing staff who were super helpful just before the corona virus lock down. Super comfy beds, bathroom and good sized kitchen.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    A beautiful old Victorian house, next to a large park in the middle of a nice neighborhood. I loved the homey atmosphere. The town of Intercargill is not very exciting, but it’s very central and convenient to a lot of travel. I found great coffee nearby at a place called Industry, so all my need were met - lol.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    I had an exceptional stay here. Anne was the care taker for a few days and she made me feel so welcome.. the facilities are truly amazing for hostel accommodation.. well worth the money and I’d recommend. Susan from Scotland
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Feb 2020
    Very cute little spot, felt homey right away. More B&B vibes than a traditional hostel
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


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


    02 Jan 2020
    Great old house. Feels like you are at home.
    USA, Male, 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


    04 Feb 2020
    Comfortable, clean, quiet, close to town attractions (not that you're too far from anywhere in Invercargil). Can be cramped in the kitchen at 'peak' times.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 8.0


    04 Feb 2020
    Cute charming vintage home. Bathrooms and kitchen are clean and latter has good storage although is snug and not well stocked. WiFi is very poor. Good street parking and on-site laundry. Owners are nice. Beds not super comfortable and rooms can be tight. Not a lot of security and no locker storage.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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