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.

Quote

"The revamped YHA Paraparaumu Barnacles Seaside Inn in an attractive 1923 hotel is comfortable and overlooks the beach." –The Rough Guide to New Zealand

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

  • Insight Meditation Retreat - The Fullness of Being (Oct 30th - Nov 2nd) Spring Retreat - The Fullness of Being Led by Erin Taylor and Hugh Tennent Thursday evening, 30 October, to Sunday afternoon, 2 November, 2014 A precious opportunity for intensive practice by the beautiful ...
  • Kapiti Circus Classes. Circ Intro (Adults) (Oct 23rd - Dec 4th) A great class for Adults wanting a different form of exercise or the first steps to run away with the circus! A fun, social introduction to circus skills, including: aerial circus, trapeze, tissu, acrobatics, mini ...
  • Nigel Latta The Politically Incorrect Guide (Oct 30th - Oct 30th) The Politically Incorrect Guide to Raising Boys and Girls We’re constantly being bombarded with people telling us that boys are in crisis, or girls are, or both. We hear an awful lot about the lack of male role ...
  • Integrative Yoga (Oct 16th - Dec 13th) You will learn how each practice (asana) works at a physiological and energetic level and how to harness your breath to bring more energy and vitality to your daily life. After working through various asana you will ...
  • Waitohu School Fireworks Extravanganza (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) A fantastic family event. Dress up in your Halloween costume and join the parade! Giant Slide & Obstacle Course Huge Bonfire Live Music – College Bands Horse Rides Face Painting Paint-ball Glow Sticks Food ...
  • Zen Weekend Meditation Retreat (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) Join the students of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism in their week-end retreat at Strathean, near Otaki. If you are a beginner and wish to learn about meditation and Zen Buddhism, you can do so under ...

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.