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Backpackers Hostels & Lodges

Your New Zealand adventure will take you to some remote places off the beaten track, but with a bit of forward planning you can rest assured that there’ll be a great bed waiting for you at the end of the night. Right across New Zealand you’ll find a range of options to suit all budgets and preferences. At the cheap end are NZ backpackers hostels and lodges that offer great value for money. In most of them you’ll have the choice of larger dorm room sizes to keep prices down. Compared to international standards these dorms are kept very tidy and safe. If you want to splash out there’s almost always double rooms available, and of course motels and hotels if the budget stretches that far.

Sing along at homestay Te Kaha,East Cape
River Valley Backpackers, New Zealand
Backpackers, Tatapouri New Zealand

Typical prices at an NZ backpackers’ hostel

A dorm bed in an NZ backpackers’ hostel will generally cost you around NZD $24 whilst a double room is approximately NZD$60/night ($30 each).

Tenting, camping and tramping

New Zealand is a great place to go tenting/camping/tramping. However, for ease, speed and a good night’s sleep, the majority of Kiwi Experience passengers choose low cost backpacker accommodation in NZ. You’ll need the good night sleep once you see what we’ve got planned for you the next day! If you are keen to go tenting though just let us know and we’ll point you in the direction of some awesome camping locations.

Accommodation benefits of Kiwi Experience

When travelling with Kiwi Experience you’re always in total control of where you choose to stay. However, due to our large travel network we can offer a number of accommodation benefits if you choose to stay with the group:

  • Unique accommodation - River Valley Adventure Lodge, Hot Water Beach, chilling in Kaiteriteri or iconic Lake Tekapo
  • Recommended accommodation – after 25 years of looking we’ve got a good idea of the best backpackers places to stay in New Zealand
  • First night guaranteed – in every overnight stop we can guarantee you a first night bed in our recommended NZ backpackers and hostels.
  • Stay with the group - it doesn’t take long to forge great relationships with others on your bus so staying together is often a lot more fun than going it alone.
  • Accommodation discounts – every dollar counts and the accommodation discounts here and there soon add up

For more information about benefits of Kiwi Experience accommodation, check out the Guaranteed Accommodation page.