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4.5 of 5 Hostel   |   29 Mokonui Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As far as hostels goes this is a very good one. We stayed for 3 days and saw how popular this place was. There was plenty of common area space and the whole area was kept spotlessly clean. Close to the centre of town was a bonus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Poor wifi, keeps on disconnecting and not in range in room. Most of the staff members were really helpful, one of them though did not feel like doing her job well. Kitchen is ok, but not enough tables. Beds and bathroom were good. Close to supermarket and Real journeys office.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were really happy with our overall stay here, we had a private double room which was a reasonable size (wouldn't want it to be any smaller though). kitchen and lounge room fantastic, lots of areas to chill out and find your own little corner. really impressed with the tv room, as we were here for 3 nights we were... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stopped at this hostel previously and it was great however on this trip stopped at this hostel on two separate occasions for the night. The first night I stopped in a double ensuite room and the room itself was clean and tidy with a lounge in it and a heater which was good as the night was a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Facility itself was very nice. Cleanliness of kitchen questionable with mouse droppings in the fridge and cooking area dirty. Washrooms were very clean and so was the room. Reception service upon check in was slow. Great place to store our gear when we went on our multiday hike and a great place to dry our clothes when we returned.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Room 21, single with shared bath., clean and convenient to the small downtown. large common room and nice kitchen. nothing special about the place. it was a place to sleep, so it did the job. there is not many places to choose from in this town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Every YHA hostel we stayed in throughout New Zealand the service was excellent. However I felt a bit let down here. At one point I went to the reception and there were two girls on duty. However, they were both messing around on their mobile phones and could not be bothered to deal with my query. They knew I was... More 

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YHANZ, Manager at YHA Te Anau, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. I am disappointed that you have had this experience with us, it is certainly not in line with our hostel or the YHANZ visions and values. I have discussed the matter with my staff and can assure you that behaviour like this will not happen again. I am glad you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights before and after doing the Kepler track. The dorm rooms and bathrooms are very clean but the kitchen is messy and gets extremely busy from 5pm onwards (not much bench space). The majority of the guests are trampers, so the hostel is very quiet and definitely not a 'party' hostel. Overall, a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We've stayed here a few times as it's a great launch pad for doing walks like the Kepler, Milford etc Very central to town and close to the lake. Have stayed here with lots of kids and booked a family room which had a mix of bunks & beds and also stayed as a couple in a double room. On... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lovely bbq and outsidebarea, definately recommend if your visiting te anou in summer! Its centrally located and walk everywhere. Staff were helpful. Wifi only available for yha members but i wasnt asked if i would like to become a yha member. I probably would have joined as i travel regularly.

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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
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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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