Welcome to
Cromwell Backpackers!

Here at Cromwell Backpackers, we offer clean, comfortable facilities and a warm, friendly atmosphere. We greatly enjoy welcoming guests from around the world to our little haven right in the heart of Central Otago's beautiful wine and cherry country. We welcome both short-term and long-term guests and offer low weekly rates for accommodation. Come relax in our newly renovated Private King Room, which features a Superking size bed with luxury linens and towels. We offer our guests bicycle rentals, free parking, free espresso coffee, Netflix, musical instruments, laundry facilities, and an assortment of specialty appliances in our fully stocked Kitchen, like a popcorn maker, rice maker, and waffle press! We frequently host outings and events to help our guests connect, make friends, and experience all the best New Zealand has to offer. Our staff can even help you find a job -- Please feel free to ask us!

We are centrally located right in Cromwell Town Centre, with a lovely balance of convenience and stunning natural beauty. Situated beside Lake Dunstan in a valley surrounded by mountain ranges and acres of breathtaking vineyards stretching into the distance, we are still only a moment's walk to shops, restaurants, cafes, op shops, clothing stores, salons, bars, markets, and grocery stores. Just 45 minutes from Queenstown Airport, we offer pick-up and drop-off airport shuttle service! Cromwell is also just 40 minutes from Wanaka and roughly 50 minutes from both Cardrona Ski Field and Coronet Peak skiing areas. Nearby Lake Dunstan is where locals love to swim, kayak, water ski, and enjoy gorgeous lakeside beaches. Feeling like some wine? We are surrounded by 137 regional vineyards, nearly all of which offer wine tastings and private tours! If you're craving some thrill, be sure to visit the Highlands Motorsport Park & Speedway, just 5 minutes from our door! Or perhaps you're in the mood for a swim or soak? We are just across the road from the Cromwell Swim Centre, which features a full-sized lane pool, heated swimming pool, and a relaxing hot spa pool! (Entry fee applies). Every Sunday in Cromwell's famous Heritage Precinct, come enjoy the Cromwell Farmers Market, which features local vendors, fresh produce, gourmet baked goods, artisinal cheeses, local honey, live music, and fresh fruit ice cream (this runs October through April). Here in Cromwell, we truly have it all!

We look forward to welcoming you and making your stay at Cromwell Backpackers as pleasant, enjoyable, and memorable as possible!

We are listed as one of the TOP 5 BEST Backpacker Hostels in Cromwell by BackpackerGuide.NZ!

Cromwell Backpackers... More than Accommodation!

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Cromwell Backpackers...
More than Accommodation!


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  • 1. Wifi access
  • 2. Shops
  • 3. Non Smoking
  • 4. Linen Provided
  • 5. Late Arrival
  • 6. Kitchen Kitchenette
  • 7. Tennis court
  • 8. Non-motorised water sports
  • 9. Motorised water sports
  • 10. Gym/Fitness room (Off-site)
  • 11. Golf course
  • 12. Fishing
  • 13. Golf
  • 14. Indoor pool - heated
  • 15. Not suitable for children
  • 16. Non-smoking property
  • 17. Gay friendly
  • 18. Adult Only
  • 19. Street Parking
  • 20. Free Parking
  • 21. Free Wifi
  • 22. Day spa
  • 23. Wheelchair Access
  • 24. Late Check Out
  • 25. Wheelchair accessible
  • 26. Credit Cards Accepted
  • 27. Extended Stay
  • 28. BBQ facilities
  • 29. Pets allowed