Hanmer Backpackers

41 Conical Hill RoadHanmer Springs7334New Zealand
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About Hanmer Backpackers

Located in the heart of Hanmer, 500 metres from the Thermal Pools & Spa, Hanmer Backpackers offers stunning mountain views with walking and biking trails right on the doorstep.

Available in family and double rooms and a five-bed dorm, most of the chalet-style accommodation is fitted with a double bed and/or bunk beds. Guests have access to shared bathroom facilities, with one room featuring an en-suite bathroom.

Notable perks include hot water bottles and a lounge with a cosy fireplace for those chilly evenings. Guests can take time out in the massage chair, and a lovely outdoor seating area offers the perfect area to unwind and relax.

A shared kitchen is available where home-cooked meals can be prepared, or guests can try out the gas barbecue for a more sociable outdoor dining experience.

Clay pigeon shooting, quad bikes, archery and more can be enjoyed at Hanmer Adventure Centre, just 100 metres from Hanmer Backpackers. Conical Hill Recreational Reserve is one kilometre away.


41 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs, 7334, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)3157196 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Warm and cosy

The entire property has that home-away-from-home feeling about it. Not only are guests warmly welcomed upon arrival, but on those chilly winter's nights the cosy fireplace in the shared lounge area does the trick too. Visitors also enjoy the warm wood interior that adds another level to the already cosy vibe.

Clean and tidy facilities

Guests are pleasantly surprised at the excellent cleanliness levels, not only in the rooms but in the public areas too. Even the shared bathrooms get a special mention for their neat and clean appearance. For a relatively simple backpacker hostel, visitors find the facilities well looked after in every way.

Massage chair is a hit

The upstairs public lounge area is where guests like to spend much of their free time. They like the books and board games provided, as well as the range of DVDs for shared use. The addition of the free massage chair is also one of those highlights guests don't easily forget.

Negative Reviews

Noisy internal structure

The large house is mostly wooden inside, leading to guests being able to hear just about every footstep at night.They complain about creaking floors and find that noise from the social area in the upstairs lounge can sometimes affect those who have already gone to bed downstairs.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 408 reviews across the web
9 /10
  • Expedia
    9.0 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.0 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.6 /10
  • ebookers.com
    9.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.8 /10
9 out of 10 based on 408 reviews