Ideally located to explore the attractions of Hanmer, Hanmer Backpackers is just a 2-minute walk from the town center and the Hanmer Spring Thermal Pools. Guests can prepare a meal in the shared kitchen. Free WiFi is available at the property. Hanmer Backpackers Hostel is a 2-minute walk from Hanmer Springs Adventure Center. The property offers a range of private and dormitory-style rooms. All rooms are heated, have linen provided and offer access to either a shared or private bathroom. There is a massage chair, which guests can use for 15 minutes' for free, per night.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Hanmer Backpackers has been welcoming guests since Mar 10, 2015

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Hanmer Springs, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 king bed
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
This property is taking steps towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Hanmer Springs
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  • Jeroen
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Great location, cosy hostel, great staff, fireplace and kitchen lounge and upstairs lounge with library and games, and a massage chair. Very homely and convenient
  • Cath
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Love the fire and kitchen is well set up - plungers and fresh coffee a real bonus
  • @assinkfotografie
    It is a beautiful house with all you need. The shared bedroom was very nice a looked good with good beds. The kitchen was big enough and the place to sit down was excellent. A nice table to eat together and a small one, but also nice and comfy...
  • Liam
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Lovely, little hostel that is close to everything. Host was wonderfully kind, helpful and welcoming. Comfortable beds and rooms had lots of plugs to charge everything.
  • Chris
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Great size room. Like that we can come in after 12pm
  • Linzi
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    What breakfast? No one mentioned provision of breakfast so I bought mine out.
  • Amanda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Extremely friendly and welcoming owners, beautiful facilities, very clean and tidy. One of the beat backpackers I’ve ever stayed at. Highly recommend to any and all— regardless of your budget!
  • Craig
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Location, cleanliness, comfortable and homely atmosphere. Tristan and Yoko are awesomely friendly and helpful.
  • Katie
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The location was great, staff where very helpful and friendly
  • Xavier
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Really nice place! Well located, spacious, warm and cozy. Can only recommend

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi there! We stayed at hamner backpackers a few days ago. (Atkins family), and we stayed in the downstairs room left side of the hallway.. I left an a..

    Hi Sarah, Thank you for staying with us. Could you please send a prepaid envelope to us I will be happy to post it out. Regards, yoko schilder 41 Coni..
    Answered on 17 January 2021
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    No, due to hygiene reasons please only use the linen provided. All bed are fully made up.
    Answered on 16 November 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Beds are all fully made up, towel can be hired for $1. Ensuite room has towel included.
    Answered on 16 November 2019
  • Do you have long term , if so , for how long can I stay . Let's say , a year .

    Hi there, Please visit us for a chat. thanks, yoko
    Answered on 14 April 2021
  • Hey is there any cheaper room for couple? Please give me a price Thanks

    Hi there, Our rates are fluctuating please select a date and make a booking or enquire please. thanks, yoko
    Answered on 4 February 2021
  • Hi there, do any of your rooms have any beds larger than a double? My partner is 6ft and needs a bigger bed

    The ensuite room has a king size double bed (2 split king single beds merged).
    Answered on 20 April 2022
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Amenities of Hanmer Backpackers
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linens
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Mini golf
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Carpeted
    • Heating
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Japanese
    • Dutch

    House rules

    Hanmer Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    Until 10:00 AM



    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 over 10 are welcome.

    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

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash Hanmer Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note for bookings of 5 or more guests, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

    Please note when booking a dormitory room, guests are required to check-in before 21:00, out of consideration for other guests staying in the dormitory rooms. Late arrival options are only available for private rooms.

    Please advise the property if infants are included in the booking, prior to arrival. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property in advance using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

    Please inform Hanmer Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

    Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    FAQs about Hanmer Backpackers

    • Check-in at Hanmer Backpackers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

    • Hanmer Backpackers is 1,150 feet from the center of Hanmer Springs. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Hanmer Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Fishing
      • Mini golf
      • Golf course (within 2 miles)
      • Water park
      • Horseback riding