YHA Paraparaumu

Description

Situated right on the beach at Paraparaumu with stunning views of Kapiti Island, this charming backpackers hostel began life as a hotel in 1923 and has been lovingly restored to its former glory with lovely oak furniture in the rooms and historic photos of the Kapiti area.

YHA Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn offers a variety of accommodation, many rooms have sea views which you can request when booking. The hostel is only 200 metres from cafes and restaurants and near the Coastal Bike track and various beach walks.

This Paraparaumu backpackers is close to Kapiti Island, a nature reserve for New Zealand’s special bird life. Bookings and pick ups for Kapiti Island tours are available from the hostel. Just a 45 minute drive from Wellington, YHA Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn offers homely accommodation where you can step back into the past and enjoy fantastic hospitality as well as ambience.

By Car

From Wellington takes 45 minutes.

From highway 1, follow the signs to Paraparaumu Beach. If you are coming from Wellington you will need to take a left at the BP service station.

If youre coming from north of Paraparaumu it will be a right at the BP service station.

This will bring you on to Kapiti road. Follow this road all the way to the end, take a left at the round about.

We are on your left just after the round about.

By Bus/Shuttle

Bus No. 71 or 72 to Paraparaumu Beach.

Bus No. 73 and 74 also come out to the beach, but are a lot less frequent.

By Train

Take Paraparaumu line train to Paraparaumu station.

There is a bus that meets each train coming from Wellington (bus no. 71 & 72)

This will bring you down to Paraparaumu beach….You could ask the driver to drop you outside the hostel, theyre very friendly!

Taxi from Paraparaumu station approx $12 to the hostel.

By Ferry

Take train to/from Ferry Terminal in Wellington.

Follow highway 1 north (see car directions).

Get directions on Google

  • BBQ
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Mastercard
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Travel out to Kapiti Island nature reserve and see New Zealand’s special native birds up close.
  • Play on New Zealand’s only world top 100 golf course – The Paraparaumu Beach Golf Links.
  • Try the delicious cheese and ice-cream at Kapiti Cheeses.
  • Stroll along beautiful Paraparaumu beach and relax in the village atmosphere of the town and enjoy the stunning views out to Kapiti Island.

Events

  • Frankie's Farm (Apr 22nd - May 2nd) Frankie has been given a farm, woo hoo! However, poor Frankie does not know what to feed all the animals or even where their food is kept!! Dan and Dani to the rescue! Because, they know heaps about animals. Get on your ...
  • The Gorge Explorer (Apr 26th - Apr 26th) Travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge to Woodville for a nostalgic steam journey. The train will be hauled by our steam locomotive Ja1271, and we will be using our fleet ...
  • Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman (Apr 26th - Apr 26th) UK folk and americana songwriters Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman will be playing at The Raumati Social Club as part of their three month tour of New Zealand. Described by NetRythms as “Genuinely uplifting” with ...
  • Sound Healing Concert (Mar 29th - May 31st) Dear friends of Music & Meditation, we would like to Invite you for our regular Sound Healing Concert, which will now happen at Yoga in Daily Life Ashram, 20 Alexander Road, Raumati Beach. The concerts have been ...
  • Morning Yoga Classes (Mar 22nd - May 6th) These 75-minute sessions provide a revitalising experience and encourage balance and relaxation. We provide mats and everything else you may require. You just need to have comfortable clothing allowing freedom of ...
  • Grumpy Old Women - 50 Shades of Beige (Apr 27th - Apr 27th) Back to knock some sense back into the nation, the Grumpy Old Women return with a 21 date New Zealand tour of their brand spanking new show Fifty Shades of Biege! This jam-packed show comes from the original authors, ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.