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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
  • Marvellous 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 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2019
    Really nice stay. Room was nice and bed was the best I’ve ever had in a hostel or backpacker. They allowed me to bring my motorcycle into their yard for extra security. Much appreciated. Beautiful building nicely restored. A++ I’ll come again.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 May 2019
    Enjoyed my stay here! Very cute place, felt homey and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and the amenities were great. Comfortable bed and very clean. Only downside was wifi was a little slow. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2019
    Lovely and cozy spot very close to Queens Park. After a week of hectic travel, I really appreciated the peaceful atmosphere and homey feeling I got from this place.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Oct 2019
    Old world charm, in a lovely Period building with a lovely garden and willow pattern plates. It rather proves that giving people nice things will make them look after them, though I don’t think this hostel will appeal to hard partying types. While the location suited me, it is also some distance from the city heart and presumably other entertainment. For me it was a nice quiet place after a long day and a long drive
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    21 Oct 2019
    Lovely and cosy! Comfortable beds and female dorm room had an en-suite which was a bonus.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Oct 2019
    Really nice hostel and really nice and helpfull people! I would recommend this hostel
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Apr 2019
    The place is perfect. Nice location in the middle of town. Such an amazing place. Staff is friendly and kind. Place is clean and fully renovated. Price not too high and deserve to pay. Just need to improve facilities maybe add a tv and dvd player. Other than that, living room & kitchen is great. Heater everywhere. Would like to go there again. Highly recomended. Thank you
    Malaysia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    26 Apr 2019
    The only hostel with a dishwasher! And decent bathroom.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Apr 2019
    Not bad. Old building, high ceilings, hard to heat, energy-inefficient heaters in rooms, lots of condensation, old bunk beds, only two bathrooms.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    19 May 2019
    - Mattress very small and not very confortable. - The guy at the reception is not the nicest one and I think he's struggling with speaking English. - On the other hand very clean kitchen
    France, Female, 18-24
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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