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4.5 of 5 Hostel   |   29 Mokonui Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Te Anau
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chengdu, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice hotel for backpackers, with big backyard and big kitchen. Very easy to find in main street of TE ANAU, but not close enough to the shop and lake. (maybe 10mins by walk.) Room is not very big , but enough for two. also very clean and quiet. the hotel has a small car park, which can park 10-12... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The kitchen is not suited for the number of people staying - there was only one oven which on our night there was being used by someone to slow-cook their food for several hours. Also, in order to get to our 6-bed dorm room we had to walk a couple of meters from the main building which was not that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This hostel is quiet and has a great location relative to restaurants, souvenir shops, the bust stop, etc. It is also close to a grocery store and has a HUGE kitchen! The staff there were really friendly and helpful.

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22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Helpful friendly staff, good rooms, great kitchen, massive hostel but still feels fairly cosy. WARM in winter - a big plus. Comfortable and clean. Good showers but if it was full there could be a wait.

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Maffra, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Great place to base yourself. From here you can do day trips to Doubtful and Milford sound, Plus a lot of great hikes. I stayed in a four bed dorms. its a nice sized room. Walls quite thin but with ear plugs I got a great sleeps. Great kitchen, lounge, drying room and t.v room. Did have a problem with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Perfectly situated, great value, very clean, super helpful, big well equipped kitchen perfect for cooking a massive post tramp/hike feast while sharing your experiences with other intrepid adventurers! They even went to the trouble of posting my Scarpa hiking boots I left there back to Australia for me which I never dreamt they would have time to do. How generous!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed in a share house next to the main hostel. Great value and very clean. We had our own room and just shared the main living area, kitchen and bathroom with another two people. Great place to stay!

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45 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I stayed here in Te Anau as it's the best base to do a day-trip to Milford Sound. I also managed to fit in the glow worm caves close to town on the same day. This YHA is perfectly situated in a quiet street close to the centre of the village and the lakefront. All of the communal areas and... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a total of three nights before and after completing the Kepler and Milford Tracks. Although the hostel is in a small town, it's fairly large which allowed people to spread out. The kitchen gets a little hectic around dinner time - but start early (which we learned!) and you'll have the place to... More

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We loved this hostel as it is super clean. The beds feel like king singles. The kitchen is terrific. The deck area is so nice to eat at. We will come back here. Only bad part was a lack of things to do back in town really.

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Address: 29 Mokonui Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — YHA Te Anau 4.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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YHA Te Anau Fiordland National Park

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