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YHA Te Anau

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We used the YHA Te Anau as a jumping off point for travel to and around Milford Sound. The town of Te Anau is quite small, and you can see caters for many tourists, as there are lots of restaurants and tourist-related shops. Other than that, it does not have much to offer. The location of the hostel is good...

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

Te Anau is a really handy stop off point on the way to Milford Sound and the Fiordland but our town has lots to offer for those staying a few days. As well as Milford and Doubtful tours, there are the Glow Worm Caves; the bird sanctuary (showcasing the extremely rare Takahe); the purpose built cinema showing local film Ata...

India
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Stayed one night in room 13, a twin room with shared bathroom. It was in the corner up one flight of stairs. Staff were friendly and check in and checkout were both smooth. Paid 82 dollars because I took the twin room alone. Te Anau is tiny, the hostel is 2 minutes walking through the park to the real journeys...

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

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review our little hostel. We do our best to provide an excellent experience so it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have a couple of different twin rooms set ups - the bunk style like yours and a standard twin. Although the prices differ only slightly, YHA members do...

Reviewed 2 April 2017

I have stayed here several times. The reception staff are always friendly. Lovely outside patio and BBQ area, with fresh herb garden. Kitchen and dining room are sometimes rather crowded, but facilities are good. Rooms are clean and comfortable.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Spacious, grills outside, great lawn to sun bathe, play park nearby, lakeside just as close, friendly staff, good wifi, free herbs from their garden, can get a little busy, closish to a supermarket (Fresh Choice), and good location to town. Overall top pick for Te Anau.

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

Hi, Wow, thanks for the recommendation! It's great you found so much to like about our place - we're always out to provide the best accommodation in town. We wish you the best of your future travels and perhaps you'll find other hostels just as great. If not, you're always welcome back. Kind Regards, Joshua Keeble, Assistant Manager

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very friendly staff, free internet, clean. Not good bathroom and toilet. There is a lot of facilities in the kitchen to prepare a food. Shops and the centre of city is 10 minutes from the hotel. Nice garden with tables and chairs.

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

Hi Wiesiaso, Thank you for your review and for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your stay overall. We'd like to hear more about your perspective of our bathrooms and how they can be improved. We've scheduled a refurbishment of the main toilet and shower facilities the middle of the year and we base our decisions off of our guests'...

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

What a great hostel. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. The kitchen and tv lounge are super clean and organized. The rooms and beds are comfortable. Book early during high season because it will be full... and for good reason. Highly recommend!

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

Hi Tim, We really appreciate the praise and recommendation! We work hard to provide a great experience and hopefully that's reflected in our quality facilities and popularity. We would also suggest booking in advance in the summer period as this is the favoured season for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Thanks again for the review! Kind Regards, Joshua Keeble, Assistant...

Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our two nights here. Laundry was well priced and staff was super friendly. Showers were amazing. Kitchen was very large although couldn't find salt and pepper or spices. They could use a couple more couches or seating area.

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

Hey there, There's nothing like a great shower after a great walk or day out and we have pretty good water pressure in ours! We do stock oil and salt in our kitchen and although we don't include spices, we do have a herb garden out the back that guests can help themselves to. We appreciate you raising the seating...

Mandal, Norway
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at YHA for one night while driving to Milford Sound. We booked a doule room with shared bathroom. Very clean and tidy, and the ladies in the reception was friendly and nice. Big kitchen for guests to use. They offer free parking and have a garden area and terrace, plus a room to relax in for guests. We...

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

Hi, We hope you enjoyed your trip to Milford Sound and thanks for staying with us on your way. It's great to hear your positive feedback - we love our hostel and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay! Next time, we hope you stay longer. Fiordland has a lot to offer! Kind regards, Joshua Keeble, Assistant Manager

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and the place is clean with pockets of spaces (indoor & outdoor) to just chill and do your own thing. Room is of a comfortable size for backpacker, bed linen are clean too! Accessible location and it's around a 10 minutes walk to the Te Anau i-sight visitor centre.

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

Hi Coady, Our hostel has a number of areas for guests to relax on their own or enjoy one another's company but we reckon the large garden is the best spot in the summer! The hostel is only 300 metres from the town centre road and facilities such as the I-Site - but you can book all your activities and...

Schoten, Belgium, Europe
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

It's a clean and well organised hostel. The rooms and facilities are what you expect of a (decent) hostel. It was clean and enough shared facilities. (Showers and toilets). It's also nice to sit outside.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel, we're glad you enjoyed your stay! Kind Regards, Joshua Keeble, Assistant Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the edge of the Fiordland National Park, YHA Te Anau is the perfect location to access some of the world famous New Zealand tramps. This Qualmark 4+ star rated hostel will impress you with its homely atmosphere and cosy accommodation just a block from the shores of Lake Te Anau. Our lounge has a fireplace and offers plenty of couch space to sink into with a book or while watching one of our free movies. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Te Anau

Address: 29 Mokonui Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $55 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — YHA Te Anau 4.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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“We stayed in 6 people shared rooms and they were good.”
Mikhayla_Bader17, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“Our room on the north side ground floor was next to shared bathrooms. Pretty quiet overall.”
stevenponsonby, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I don`t know”
wiesiaso, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The bathroom on the ground floor offers a little more privacy.”
petrus95h, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“good for stay en-route Milfor sound”
V2C, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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