Experience World-class Service at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

Set in park-like grounds on the shores of Lake Te Anau, 5 minutes' walk from the town center, Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers has both mountain and lake views from the majority of the rooms.

All lounges at the property have lovely views of Fiordland National Park and Lake Te Anau. Free unlimited WiFi is available throughout the property, including in the bedrooms.

Additional facilities at Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers include a movie room and indoor and outdoor kitchen facilities, including a BBQ. Laundry facilities and on-site storage are available.

If you feel like exploring the surrounding areas, staff can help to organize tours of Milford Sound and glow worm caves or go horse trekking. Transfers can be arranged.

This is our guests' favorite part of Te Anau, according to independent reviews.

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

Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 12, 2015

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Te Anau, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
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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 days
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    We have large storage lockers at our property. You can rent these lockers for $3 per day. The lockers are large enough for whole suitcases so you can ..
    Answered on October 26, 2019
  • Hello! we are doing the Milford sounds track, and we want to ask if you could keep our bags while we do the walk? thank you very much!
    Hi, Yes, we have large storage lockers that we rent out for $3 per day. They are very large so you can leave as much stuff as you'd like. All you ne..
    Answered on September 30, 2022
  • Hi, I may visit you for Kepler challenge on December. Thinking about a standard twin room. Does it have an access to laundry facility?
    Yes, we have laundry facilities. Thanks
    Answered on April 12, 2022
  • Hello, if I book 4 beds can I get them all in the same dorm with ensuite room ?
    Hi, Thank you for your message. We can arrange the 4 of you into the same dorm with ensuite, no problem! Kind regards, Annu
    Answered on November 2, 2021
  • Hi there, how fast is the WiFi? Is it unlimited? Thanks
    Hi, our WiFi has a good speed at 260mbps download and it is unlimited.
    Answered on January 13, 2022
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Amenities of Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Beach
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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 not allowed.

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 Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note for bookings of 8 or more rooms, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Group bookings of over 10 guests are not accepted at this property.

FAQs about Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

  • Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers by:

    • Car 2h 10min

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

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

  • Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is 1,650 feet from the center of Te Anau.