Sparky's is closing!

We will be closing on August 5, 2016. This is your last chance to stay at Sparky's!

We're Located At

271 Tay St., Invercargill, New Zealand. On Google Maps.

+64 03 217 2905 or send us an email.

You can also find us at
New Zealand Travel — Plan your New Zealand travel at the official site of Tourism New Zealand.


  • Clean, comfy made-up beds.
  • Internet, laundry, and free hot drinks
  • A spa pool for your relaxing enjoyment (A quick shower is required before entering, and management will advise when the spa is up to the correct temperature).
  • Off-street parking
  • An easy walk to the city centre
  • Access to shops, swimming pool, and Southland Museum / Art Gallery
  • The Dunedin Bus stops at our gate
  • Bookings for Stewart Island with pick up and drop off at our gate
  • Warm, friendly home away from home

What Sparky's Is All About

Sparky's Backpackers is a new hostel in Invercargill, Southland NZ. We're small in size but big on atmosphere. Our theme is 'Railways,' as Sparky was once a train manager on the NZR Southerner.

We've secured props from the movie "The World's Fastest Indian," starring Anthony Hopkins. The film was shot on location both here in Invercargill and on the salt flats in Utah, USA.

We offer you the thrill of speed and the passion of a man who wanted to push himself and his machine beyond the impossible. You can view the movie for free at night, and if the night is fine we'll have a chin wag and sing along around our bonfire in the backyard. Bring your instruments!

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