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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports 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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2022
    Very comfortable and welcoming. Merilyn I feel is an asset and went the extra mile to help make my stay very pleasant. A home away from home. I will certainly stay there when visiting Invercargill again and thank you. Olga Saran
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2022
    This hostel has a delightful homey feel, with friendly visitors and a lovely host. You can feel the love and care that’s been put into it. Highly recommend. ☺️
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2022
    Wonderful! Immaculately clean, cozy, lovely staff :) I arrived late - there were great arrangements for this. Would definitely recommend! 10/10.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 May 2021
    Awesome service and very friendly will come back again for sure
    Thailand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2021
    really excellent place! very cute and cozy old style home converted into hostel. girls dorm was large and spacious with en suite bathroom which was really nice. Kitchen was well stocked, clean and had a really cool eating area. really cozy lounge room as well. nice and quiet and a good central location. great value for money. 10/10
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2021
    Great spot beautiful house
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    13 Feb 2021
    Excellent, homely feeling accommodation :)
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    17 Jan 2021
    Was amazing, so welcoming and friendly. Brenda was the highlight such an awesome lady. Best hostel we’ve stayed at.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Feb 2021
    The lady who worked there was friendly and it was clean. It was a bit quite when I was there, because covid, so it's hard to judge the atmosphere. I don't see myself returning but that has more to do with the city(nothing special and very far away) than the hostel. But if you're going to Stewart Island or the Catlins and are looking to stay the night in Invercargill, I would recommend this hostel.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Dec 2020
    Nice homely backpackers away from the centre. Nice garden on a sunny day and lots of boardgames for the evening.
    Northern Ireland, All Male Group, 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