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Stewart Island Backpackers

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Traveller (34)
Room & Suite (2)
Dining (1)
Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“rakiura track”(13 reviews)
“the kitchen”(20 reviews)
“board games”(4 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Kitchenette
Conveniently situated in the heart of Halfmoon Bay, we offer friendly, comfortable and clean accommodation at competitive prices 365 days a year. We also have a huge camping area! Picture Vicki has lived on Stewart island for nearly 10 years and is passionate this unique and beautiful...
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Location and contact
18 Ayr Street, Stewart Island 9818, New Zealand
56.2 km to Invercargill Airport
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stewart Island Backpackers is the perfect choice for a budget traveller. It is walking distance to pier and supermarket. The rugby field is also very close, where you can spot wild kiwi. The staff were very friendly. The kitchen is bit old but kitchen utensils,...More

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to base yourself on Stewart Island. Saw loads of Kaka here, was pretty cool. There was free storage for our stuff whilst we tramped for 11 days. Free wifi was great, bit slow in the evening - but I guess that is...More

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Relatively basic hostel but has all you need. We stayed in a 3 bed dorm that was clean and warm. Very quiet in common area but we were in low season. 5 minutes walk from boat port. Free red head torches to borrow from reception....More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Perfect location close to the wharf and kiwi spot by the rugby field. Kitchen is nice as well as the lounge. I just can’t explain how it is not organised to have warm/ hot showers in winter, they must know we walk all day and...More

Thank Lara-Italia
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I had the pleasure of working for Aaron and Carol (the owners) for the past month and they have time and time again proven to be great people. I would definitely recommend staying at the Stewart Island Backpackers while you explore the area. The rooms...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Details
Price range
US$53 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$53 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (34)
Room & Suite (2)
Dining (1)
Pool & Beach (1)
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"Get the right date fro you booking"
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"an 'at the end of the deck' room"
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"A room further away from the bathrooms and common facilities are more private because the walkway runs past..."
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"because everyone is literally a backpacker and is going to do some hiking it is no problem that the rooms are..."
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