Stewart Island Backpackers

Stewart Island Backpackers



5 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

4 Camping Grounds

1 Halfmoon Bay



Briar's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This was one of the nicest places we’ve stayed. Put our tent on the lawn as we had to leave the van on the mainland. Kitchen was big, fully equipped and warm. Lots of couches to sit on. The owner is one of the most helpful people I’ve met. This place had a friendly family vibe, it was really nice.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Neville Smith

Ranking: 8/10

A nice hostel with good facilities. Great location, just a few minutes from the rest of Oban. Nice kitchen and lounge, great hot showers, free WiFi. Excellent as a base camp for exploring Stewart Island. As no car ferry we had to leave our campervan in secure parking in Bluff. Well worth a visit!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Emma Rochester

Ranking: 9/10

A great little place to stay on Stewart Island. The owner is so friendly and super helpful in organising trips with you and a fountain of information to plan your stay. The rooms are a good size with hot showers and laundry facilities. The kitchen and communal area are well stocked and of a great size. There is free wifi included up to a certain limit as well. Good value for money.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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sydneyaharris's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

THIN WALLS! Housekeeping played really loud music at 9am, when we just wanted one morning to sleep in, so that was quite frustrating. The kitchen was small and very busy. Also, the wifi was mediocre at best.

Overall, though, we had a nice stay - the showers and bathrooms were clean with plenty of hot water, and the location is easy to access with luggage when walking from the ferry landing.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Reinout Schrijver

Ranking: 9/10

Although a bit pricy ($20 pp) it's a cheap option to stay on Stewart Island. You can use all guesthouse facilities. Huge kitchen and living room. Cold washer and dryer, coin operated. Good showers and toilets, and clean. Free luggage storage. Free Wi-Fi. You stay in their grassy garden.

Reviewed over 4 years ago