Hanmer Backpackers is a lovely hostel in a good location for the baths and the small town in general. The dorm is up in the apex of the house with beds rather than bunks. It feels very homely and rather alpine - like the hay loft of a Swiss chalet. The bathrooms were clean and the kitchen well equipped. I was very comfortable during my stay and would rate this as one of my favourite hostels during my tour of New Zealand.
Local activities I enjoyed the most were the baths and hiking with llamas (so cute).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hanmer Backpackers is the most centrally located hostel in beautiful Hanmer Springs. Our hostel is a small, cozy, friendly and warm Swiss chalet style backpackers providing excellent accommodation and service at low prices. We are the most affordable accommodation provider in Hanmer Springs for the independent traveller. The main attraction in Hanmer Springs are the Thermal Pools, which are located a 3-4 minute walk from our hostel! But there's more, Hanmer Springs is a fabulous place for mountain biking, hiking / tramping, skiing, rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, golf, fishing, shopping and many more things. Our kitchen is well stocked with all the essential cooking equipment, fridges / freezers, free tea, plunger coffee, instant coffee, hot chocolate, milk for the hot drinks and a complete spice rack. There is a nice outside patio with comfortable garden furniture and a gas BBQ + utensils. The lounge has some comfy sofas, extensive book exchange, board games, guitar and a massage chair to take care of your sore muscles after a day full of activities. ... more less
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