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 ...
  • Market (Jun 7th - Dec 6th) St Peter's Village Hall in Paekakariki hosts a market on the first Saturday of every month between 10am and 1pm. You will find a variety of things for sale, from second-hand books and kitchen goods to veges, clothes, ...
  • Kids and Family Disco (Nov 1st - Nov 1st) Come dance and have fun with your kids. This is family friendly (no drop offs). Kids 14 and under please. We are doing this to raise money for our Oxfam TrailWalker 100km walk. All funds will go towards that. It is $10 ...
  • Sites of Confidence (Oct 31st - Nov 6th) ‘Sites of Confidence’ is my photographic research based body of work where I explore and confront the issues I face with my own personal confidence. The images look at the spaces and sites that represent parts of ...
  • Morning Yoga Classes (Nov 1st - Dec 20th) 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 ...
  • Ariana Tikao 'Kia Mataara' single release tour (Nov 2nd - Nov 2nd) Come and spend a Sunday afternoon with Ariana Tikao and friends, with support by Amiria Grenell. Supporting musicians include Christine White, Alistair Fraser and Charley Davenport. Acclaimed performer Ariana Tikao ...

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.