Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, Chateau Backpackers & Motels offers an outdoor fire pit, BBQ facilities and a guest lounge with a fireplace. Just 10 minutes’ walk from the Waiho River, it offers free WiFi and free parking on site.

The hostel offers free vegetable soup each evening/ The free breakfast includes cereals, milk, toast and coffee. There are also a number of restaurants within a 15-minute walk.

Guests can choose between ‘pod’ dormitory rooms or private rooms with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster and electric kettle. Most rooms also have a TV. The pods feature a privacy curtain, a power point and a USB port.

The property offers 2 communal kitchens, TV lounges with satellite channels,a deck, as well as a book exchange and video library. The tour desk can provide sightseeing advice and book local activities.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Chateau Backpackers & Motels has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 13, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Chateau Backpackers & Motels

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few hours
  • Are there rooms with window?
    HI, Yes all of our bedrooms have opening windows. Regards Chateau
    Answered on June 16, 2022
  • Does this room come with all the bedding or do you need to bring your own?
    Hi, All of our rooms come with bedding, and all private rooms include towels. Regards Chateau
    Answered on February 11, 2021
  • What time do you start breakfast? I will be getting the bus to Queenstown. Thanks, Linda
    Breakfast is served daily between 7.15 until 9.30.
    Answered on September 3, 2022
  • Is it possible to check in around or after 10pm?
    Hi, If you have a confirmed booking, then you can check in any time you wish. Its best to contact the property if you are going to be arriving late so that they can explain the late arrival check in process to you. Regards Chris
    Answered on September 11, 2022
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Amenities of Chateau Backpackers & Motels
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Pool table
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules Chateau Backpackers & Motels takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-out

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Chateau Backpackers & Motels accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Chateau Backpackers & Motels

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Chateau Backpackers & Motels by:

    • Bus 1h 50min

  • Chateau Backpackers & Motels is 500 feet from the center of Franz Josef.

  • Check-in at Chateau Backpackers & Motels is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Chateau Backpackers & Motels may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Chateau Backpackers & Motels can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Chateau Backpackers & Motels offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Hiking
    • Pool table

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Chateau Backpackers & Motels on this page.