Conveniently located in the heart of Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island Backpackers is just 3-minutes’ drive to the Fern Gully entrance to the Rakiura Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. Guests enjoy 200 MBs of free WiFi per person, per stay and free local phone calls. Stewart Island Backpackers, Oban, can help to book local island activities such as fishing, scenic walks or Ulva Island visits. Guests can make use of the spacious games room and living area, stocked with board games, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs and a guitar. The property offers free use of the onsite BBQ and large communal kitchen. There is also a hairdryer, iron and alarm clock available to borrow. For an additional charge, guests can use the billiards table or laundry facilities. $5 charge for luggage storage while tramping is provided.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free parking available on-site


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Property practices

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Guest reviews


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  • Murray
    Thailand Thailand
    The comfortable common areas and the very friendly and helpful receptionist
  • Bear
    Australia Australia
    Comfortable safe place to stay, Friendly staff who do a great job keeping place clean
  • Derek
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Kitchen was a friendly busy place. Well equipped . Lounge area had games ,cards, and books AND a chest of clothes people no longer needed - very handy coz in a cold spell there were spare jerseys to wear.

Property surroundings

Facilities of Stewart Island Backpackers
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Hiking
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
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From 14:00 to 18:30
From 7:00 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
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Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods

FAQs about Stewart Island Backpackers

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

    • Hiking
    • Billiards
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Stewart Island Backpackers is 550 yards from the centre of Half-moon Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Stewart Island Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Stewart Island Backpackers is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.