Hostels and backpackers accommodation in New Zealand have a reputation for being clean, comfortable and very good value.

Backpackers are well catered for in New Zealand - there are hundreds of places to rest your head and share stories with like-minded people. Some hostels are individually owned and operated, others are part of a backpackers' network.

Room types and some hostels only offer dormitory rooms (single sex on request), others provide a choice of dormitory, double, twin and single rooms. In most cases, bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared.

If you're not travelling with a sleeping bag, you can also hire bed linen. Laundry facilities are available so you can catch up on washing.