Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our wonderful small town of Te Anau is the gateway to some of New Zealand’s most outstanding outdoor experiences, and Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is the perfect place to explore it all from.

Located on the lakefront and just five-minutes’ walk from the shops, you can take in the views, cook outside or in, and kick back in our gardens to the sounds of native birds.

We also have everything you need to get set for the great outdoors or recover after an epic day in the elements, including secure storage, laundry, comfy beds, free Wifi, movie room and a travel desk manned by our friendly, helpful staff who love to explore just as much as you.

Reception is open daily until 8PM, and late check-in can be arranged if you contact us beforehand. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    Stayed in a private twin bed room. Well equipped kitchen and good shower. Good heater which we needed in the winter. The main building cooking facilities were good. Location is ideal and lots of free parking. Helpful and friendly staff.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Oct 2019
    Fantastic customer service! Giovanni was a superstar- so helpful. Great value for money, clean with great facilities.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Oct 2019
    Good stay. Hope price can bit lower.
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Jul 2019
    The staff were so friendly, the blonde girl eho checked us in was lovely (there's even a nice cat there). Warm and cosy in winter. Right on the lake. A good place to stay to do Milford Sound. Beds were comfortable. Clean well equipped kitchen. Lovely movie room.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel about 10 minute walk to town center. The staff was always very friendly and helpful. They have luggage storage available if you want to leave stuff behind while you are doing the tracks. The bathrooms could be a little cleaner and just a note to the staff that one of the mattresses in room 10 is very uncomfortable and old feeling. However I stayed here on multiple occasions and all the other beds were fine.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    30 Sep 2019
    Great spot to stay for a night before heading to Milford Sound! Was pretty cold in the room
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    11 Oct 2019
    Great place to stay in Lake Tekapo. Comfy rooms, beds, huge kitchen, lounger area is really nice. New outdoor bathrooms as well as inside bathrooms will be upgraded soon. Very clean and tidy. Staff are very friendly, first night they gave us a free upgrade to a private room and the second night they gave us free wifi vouchers. Normally wifi is not free.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    21 Jun 2019
    Great hostel, nice staff and facilities A bit awkward in the room because no privacy, no curtains for the beds
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Sep 2019
    Good location fairly comfortable bed. Good value for money
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Jun 2019
    Good hostel, the rooms need lockers
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • DVD's