YHA Te Anau

29 Mokonui StreetTe Anau9600New Zealand
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About YHA Te Anau

Located just 3-minutes from the boarding points for Fiordland and Doubtful Sound cruises, YHA Te Anau features a homey atmosphere with a welcoming staff. At the end of a long day, guests often gather in the lobby around the fireplace and outdoor deck areas.

Rooms are bright and clean, featuring both bunk beds and full size beds so guests have options regarding their privacy. Since the property is a hostel, bathroom facilities are shared.

YHA Te Anau features paid Wi-Fi and laundry service is available on-site.  Free movies are available in the lounge.

Guests can make use of the common-area stainless steel kitchen and garden to whip up a gourmet meal. Several restaurants are also within walking distance.

The property is located near Fiordland National Park and the shores of beautiful Lake Te Anau.  Staff members often help guests book activities like Glow Worm Cave tours and horseback riding.


29 Mokonui Street, Te Anau, 9600, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)2497847 | Fax: +64(3)2497823 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Bright, clean rooms feel like home away from home

Rooms are cozy and comfortable and several guests comment that staff members are always happy to accommodate requests for extra blankets and towels. Climate-controlled rooms keep temperatures comfortable year-round.

Great value for the price of the room

Many guests appreciate the fact that there are options for room types: community dorm- room styles, as well as private rooms with full-sized beds. While bathrooms and showers are community-style, they are kept spotless, as is the stainless steel kitchen, where guests often cook meals for themselves after a long day of exploring.

Staff is friendly and helpful

For travelers not familiar with the area, staff members are happy to make suggestions on can't-miss activities like Glow Worm Caves, horseback tours around Lake Te Anau and scenic air tours over Fiordland. They will even handle the details of booking many local activities.

Negative Reviews

Tough for the tech dependent

Several guests note that there aren't enough outlets in the rooms to charge their electronics. Others have commented about the speed of the Wi-Fi, which is much slower in the evening hours when most travelers are on-site. It is suggested to try sharing photos at off-peak times to avoid frustration.

Not ideal for light sleepers

YHA Te Anau is a hostel, so the majority of rooms are dorm-style. Guests who need complete silence in order to sleep should consider a private room and traveling with earplugs.

The kitchen can get crowded

All guests share a community kitchen, which can get crowded in the evenings since space is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bailiez Cafe and other eatery choices are nearby for guests who don't feel like waiting to cook dinner.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 584 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.1 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.6 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.4 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 584 reviews