We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Haven Backpacker Resort

3.5 of 5 3 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia (Formerly Larapinta Lodge)
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Haven Backpacker Resort
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Haven Backpacker Resort
Write a Review

112 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    30
    34
    23
    17
    8
See reviews for
3
11
51
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (112)
  • Mar-May only
    (16)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (31)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (45)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (20)
All months
Switzerland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was staying in a 4 bed dorm, one of the biggest rooms I've ever seen in a hostel. Ensuite bathroom was okay, but small and old. There's an AC and a small balcony. Kitchen is okay, and there's avery basic free breakfast in the morning. But Wifi isn't free. Pool is cool. Staff is nice as well. I was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is amazing! The staff are amongst some of the most friendly and helpful people I have ever met in my life and will look after you above and beyond their duties! Great atmosphere, always fun stuff happening, but not a crazy party hostel. Everyone respects each other and there's fun and games to be had all day long!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before and after my tour true the red centre I stayed in Haven resort. The first moment i arrived i thought mmmm i don't know what to expect. But soon i found out the staff is realy polite and helpfull and the homemade dinner you can buy is of really good quality. Unfortunatly the Wifi is not so great i... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
51 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was booked in here as part of a tour so don't know about rates but I was impressed with the hostel. Friendly staff, clean open communal areas, big dorm rooms with ensuites, free basic breakfast and pancakes on weekends, nice pool with free sunscreen. Only drawback is wifi was very slow.

Was this review helpful? Yes
HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Firstly, I hope you enjoyed your travels around Central Australia, it is very impressive out here! I am glad you found our staff friendly and our Hostel clean, we know how important this is when travelling and sometimes how hard it is to find somewhere acceptable so we make this one of our many and main priorities. Just... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The facilities in the hostel were fine but nothing was all that great about Haven backpackers. I only stayed a couple of days but I found the staff to be distant and not all, but many of the other backpackers quite rude. My food was stolen from a marked bag in the kitchen, which also kind of put me off.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kristen, Thank you for your feedback on your stay here at The Haven Backpacker Resort. I apologise on behalf of our staff for being distant with you but we have had a total staff change over (including Management) since your stay and have noticed the difference! As for our guests, unfortunately we cant control their attitudes but we do... More 

Essex
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Backpacking around Australia, Haven has been my favourite hostel. The staff are all really friendly and welcoming. They are really helpful with suggestions on what to do in Alice Springs. They organised and booked my tour to Uluru, Kings Canyon & Kata Tjuta, informing me of the best deals and what each company has to offer in their tour. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Aife, Thanks for leaving feedback about The Haven, we’re happy you enjoyed your stay with us and you thought our staff here were very helpful. It's great you enjoyed your time in Central Australia, it really is an amazing place and we’re glad we could help with your tours. Continue on with your happy travels! More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Calling this place 'Haven' might be what they aspire to be, but it is quite a way from the truth! I had booked two nights in this hostel - one before and one after my 3 day trip to Uluru. I thought I wouldn't need somewhere particularly nice for such a short time, but in Alice Springs I discovered it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
HavenBackpackers, Manager at Haven Backpacker Resort, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Firstly, I would like to apologise if our staff were unfriendly on your visit, your comments have been passed on to all members of our team to review. We do believe there is no better way to arrive than to be greeted with a friendly face and smile! In regards to your room, you were put into one... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

The staff were really friendly when I arrived and got me sorted into a room pretty quickly.... Everything about the place was great....they even sold pre going out drinks which were really cheap!!!! Thanks guys!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I came to the Haven to stay a couple of nights before I toured around with friends. This was my very first stop in the NT as I'd never been before, and I was made to feel very welcome straight away! I was given maps and the staff were all super friendly with lots of advice & tips on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was back in Alice for a few days recently after several months away and decided to stay at Haven again.... I've stayed at almost all of Alice's hostels and hotels, but keep coming back to Haven when I have a choice. The last few stays had been great (as usual), but I'd been particularly impressed by the renovations and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Haven Backpacker Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Haven Backpacker Resort

Address: 3 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia (Formerly Larapinta Lodge)
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Haven Backpacker Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, HostelBookers, Agoda, HostelWorld and Odigeo so you can book your Haven Backpacker Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Haven Backpacker Hotel Alice Springs

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay