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Lone Moose Backpackers

Mountain hostel in Fiordland National Park with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Economy Shared Dormitory - Shared kitchen
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Te Anau-Milford Highway, Fiordland National Park, 2681, Southland, New Zealand
  • Really friendly staff, great cafe and fab food. Perfect stop for Milford Sound

    Mar 9, 2020

  • great communal area

    Mar 2, 2020

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Communal living room

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Lake Mistletoe - 2 min walk
  • Lake Te Anau - 3 min walk
  • Te Anau Downs Jetty - 9 min walk
  • Fiordland Cinema - 17.6 mi / 28.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Economy Shared Dormitory
  • Basic Twin Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Basic Double Room
  • Classic Double Room

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Lake Mistletoe - 2 min walk
  • Lake Te Anau - 3 min walk
  • Te Anau Downs Jetty - 9 min walk
  • Fiordland Cinema - 17.6 mi / 28.3 km
  • Luxmore Jet - 18 mi / 29 km
  • Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre - 18 mi / 29 km
  • Mirror Lakes - 18 mi / 29 km
  • Ivon Wilson Scenic Reserve - 18.3 mi / 29.5 km
  • Te Anau Wildlife Centre - 18.7 mi / 30.2 km
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Te Anau-Milford Highway, Fiordland National Park, 2681, Southland, New Zealand

At a glance


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1952
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

In the room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 16 for adults and NZD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-in between 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 50.00


This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Lone Moose Backpackers Fiordland National Park
  • Lone Moose Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Lone Moose Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like mountain biking and mountain climbing. Additional recreation onsite includes helicopter/airplane tours and hunting. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
  • 6.0.Good

    We had a good experience with the staff but the hostel lacks warmth and life. We enjoyed the shared kitchen. It was a very basic room but it was good enough for 2 nights considering the price and that we booked last minute.

    Charles, 1 night romance trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    This review is for the backpacker section of this property. It has several private rooms, half with lake view. There is an incredible view from the KITCHEN. Spacious yard with picnic tables and more views. We saw a rainbow over the lake from our bedroom window. Build a fire in the wood stove in the large lounge. You're in the middle of nowhere but that's the point. See more stars than you thought existed. The lodge is old and run-down but the setting more than makes up for that. You will meet interesting people too.

    Keith, 3 night trip, Feb 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lone Backpackers was a great spot for regrouping, meeting other travelers and enjoying the views of the beautiful lake. The staff was amazing, so accommodating and friendly.. amazing food and lodge area to unwind and have a drink after a long day on the lake.

    Samantha, 1 night family trip, Feb 9, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Charged but couldn’t stay

    We didn’t stay at Lone Moose due to flooding and road damage further up the road at Milford Sound. Unfortunately when we phoned to ask for a refund we couldn’t get one because apparently the road was technically open up to Te Anau Downs but closed just after.

    Lucy, 1 night trip, Feb 3, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good


    Had a great time here!

    Nicole, 1 night trip with friends, Feb 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable accommodations. Restaurant menu with few choices, but food well-prepared. Kitchen available to guests clean and well-maintained.

    2 night romance trip, Jan 23, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Stayed in a private ensuite room at the backpackers. Basic but clean. Nice restaurant on site. Its on the expensive side but lovely service.

    Tara, 2 night family trip, Jan 10, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable & convenient

    Convenient place to stay for exploring the area between Te Anau & Milford. Rooms were basic motel style rooms, shared kitchen facilities and common lounge area were good and clean. Our only issue was that we stayed for 3 nights and our room (#3) was next to the laundry which was noisy in the early part of evenings with machine noises and also guests hanging out and talking very loudly outside our window adjacent to laundry door. Unfortunately that is the time when all guests including ourselves return from our day outings, so it is to be expected that the laundry room would be busy.

    3 night trip, Jan 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff was friendly n helpful. Room was clean n beds were comfortable. I'd recommend to anyone for shortstays.

    Mereani, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Jeg stortrivdes! Idyllisk sted med hyggelig personale. Veldig bra kjøkken og fellesområde. Bærer preg av å ikke være nymotens, men jeg likte det! Rolig og stille både i og utenfor bygget. Hyggelig atmosfære.

    Rakel, 4 night trip, Mar 1, 2020

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