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Hanmer Backpackers

41 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334 New Zealand
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#2 of 3 hostels in Hanmer Springs
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Hanmer Backpackers is the most centrally located hostel in beautiful Hanmer Springs. Our hostel is a small, cozy, friendly and warm Swiss chalet style backpackers providing excellent accommodation and service at low prices. We are the most affordable accommodation provider in Hanmer Springs for the independent traveller. The main attraction in Hanmer Springs are the Thermal Pools, which are located a 3-4 minute walk from our hostel! But there's more, Hanmer Springs is a fabulous place for mountain biking, hiking / tramping, skiing, rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, golf, fishing, shopping and many more things. Our kitchen is well stocked with all the essential cooking equipment, fridges / freezers, free tea, plunger coffee, instant coffee, hot chocolate, milk for the hot drinks and a complete spice rack. There is a nice outside patio with comfortable garden furniture and a gas BBQ + utensils. The lounge has some comfy sofas, extensive book exchange, board games, guitar and a massage chair to take care of your sore muscles after a day full of activities.
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Free parking
Paid wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Japanese
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vickie wrote a review Feb 2023
Timaru, New Zealand59 contributions9 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic place to stay. We had the ensuite room. Was very clean and inviting. The bed was so comfortable !! Very friendly host. Outdoor seating was lovely. Able to sit and relax with other guests. Very close to town center. Thank you very much for a great stay
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jessie1306 wrote a review May 2021
London, United Kingdom85 contributions86 helpful votes
Everything was brilliant. Truly. It’s probably our favourite hostel of a 3 year world tour. Hanmer Backpackers is run by a lovely team, Tristan and Yoko. The passion for their business is evident in every corner of the place. It’s spotlessly clean, so cosy and has all you need for an enjoyable stay - couples, solo trippers and families. It’s this gorgeous quaint alpine lodge with comfy furniture and a log fire that Tristan keeps going all afternoon and evening. I was so toasty warm that I was able to sleep in my summer PJs again. It reminded me of visiting my favourite old relative where you instantly walk in and get this warm fuzzy “I’m home” feeling. I loved reading my book in the upstairs lounge and the 15 min free massage chair experience was just a cherry on the already awesome cake. I really love how they have a few polite notices around the place but you aren’t bombarded with instructions and rules. They also wash their duvet covers after every guest (HOORAY!) I would recommend this place to EVERYONE. Excellent job you guys, I already want to come back
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Freewunderlust wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom95 contributions65 helpful votes
Great spot with everything you need super close (walking) to everything. It felt like a lodge too which was nice on a shoestring budget. I cant say enough about the owner operators. So helpful and great people, they truly feel like your hosts. Fires, cozy chill out area, bbq and out door areas. You feel like youre away from it all but a 2 minute walk to town.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Julie B wrote a review Nov 2020
20 contributions2 helpful votes
The room was very comfy, quiet and spotless. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and the kitchen had everything you need to cook. We stayed in one of the private room with our own bathroom, towels, shower gel and shampoo were provided and you had everything you need for a cold night (extra blankets and hot water bottles). I will definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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lippy2018 wrote a review Oct 2020
Nelson, New Zealand8 contributions3 helpful votes
Tristan and Yoko were most welcoming with information on mountain biking tracks and local activities. The bed was comfortable and everything very clean. Highly recommended if you’re considering staying in Hanmer
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Juliette wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We've had a good time at Hanmer Backpackers. Have been very well welcomed by Tristan with whom we had some good chats and who was very helpful about what to do in the area. The place is warm and cosy ad there is a fireplace, our room was comfortable and clean and the hostel was well situated. The massage chair was fun to try. Juliette & Jentho
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Iris wrote a review May 2020
Hoogeveen, The Netherlands1 contribution
I really enjoyed my stay at Hanmer Backpackers. The hostel is cozy and the atmosphere is great. Because it’s not too big the hostel immediately feels like home. With a clean kitchen, 2 bathrooms, free coffee and tea and a lot of activities in the small village it’s a place you don’t want to miss.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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JoonasHM wrote a review Jan 2020
Helsinki, Finland83 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night in early December. The owners were super friendly and advised us on multiple short walks around the area. The common areas were charming and well equipped. We stayed on a separate small house, which offered privacy. You can walk to town easily, or around the forest area from the backpackers. The village was a bit sleepy at the time which suited us well. A very relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Rose wrote a review Jun 2019
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Fantastic and friendly service!! Lovely cosy room and building with everything that I needed. I loved the upper double room with a skylight, the bed was really comfortable and room was very warm even though it was winter time. The hostel was very clean, quiet and tidy. I couldn't have asked for a better stay!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Responded 12 Jun 2019
Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again some day!
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Korimako10 wrote a review Jun 2019
New Plymouth, New Zealand81 contributions23 helpful votes
Our family of 3 had a great night’s stay at Hanmer Backpackers, a small and cozy Backpackers right in the town centre a short walk to the shops and mini putt. We booked the family room with 2 bunks and a Queen bed. It was separate from the main building. The room was clean and tidy with a separate toilet and separate step up shower. The cooking facilities were in the main building with lots of pot, plates and utensils handy. The small 2 storey building has rooms upstairs and downstairs. It was always warm and clean. Highly recommend this property when travelling on a budget.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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$92 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionHanmer Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hanmer Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Hanmer Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Hanmer Adventure Centre (0.2 km), Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa (0.4 km), and Alpine Crazy Putt & Village Cruisers (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hanmer Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and paid wifi.
Is parking available at Hanmer Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hanmer Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include MK Restaurant, Spice Village, and Indian Spring.
Is Hanmer Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Hanmer Springs.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hanmer Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Dutch.