YHA Anakiwa

Description

YHA Anakiwa Lodge is a modern boutique backpacker hostel situated between Picton and Havelock at the start (or end) of the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. YHA Anakiwa offers ideal backpacker accommodation for walking, kayaking or mountain biking in the Marlborough Sounds.

Situated at the lower end of Queen Charlotte Sound, YHA Anakiwa Lodge has a central idyllic location just 70m from the shore and adjacent to the Outward Bound School. YHA Anakiwa Lodge accommodation offers excellent facilities where you can wind down by enjoying a glass of wine on the deck, taking a soak in the large modern spa, or watching one of over 300 DVDs in the movie lounge for some big screen entertainment. YHA Anakiwa Lodge has a self-catering kitchen and BBQ area as well as various meal options available.

YHA Anakiwa Lodge has a range of quality budget accommodation options to suit both couples, backpackers and groups. Let the hostel staff know what you need and we will help you select the best option to meet your requirements.

For a very beautiful and tranquil place to unwind after walking the Queen Charlotte track or another action packed experience in the Marlborough Sounds, YHA Anakiwa Lodge ticks all the right boxes. 

By Bus:

Shuttle available from Picton ($20 one way).

From the Airport:

45 Minute drive from Blenheim Airport.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • The Queen Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand’s best walks with its combination of native bush and scenic views of the
  • Marlborough Sounds. The YHA Anakiwa hostel is the perfect base for before or after walking the Queen Charlotte Track.
  • Explore the remote bays of Queen Charlotte or Kenepuru Sounds by boat or by car to get away from it all.
  • Visit Cullensville, Havelock, Blenheim or Picton: each offering stimulating adventures, a fascinating history or a delicious food and wine experience.

Events

  • (May 2nd - May 2nd) John "the Walrus" turns up like The Ancient Mariner, to summon the spirits of old travelers and their yarns and songs~ "A Quirky Little History." John guided the Abel Tasman Seal Swim for many years. For park ... Refinery ArtSpace
  • (May 2nd - May 2nd) Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are the star-crossed lovers of criminal history. Their 1930's heists were legendary. But was it all as thrilling as we'd like to believe? Hot Chocolate and The Trail's End is a window into ... Refinery ArtSpace
  • (May 2nd - May 2nd) Hilarious titles. Ridiculous monsters. All improvised! Wellington Improvisation Troupe brings you an improvised show paying homage to all the classic tropes of the 1950s B-Movie Genre. Join our unsuspecting cast, as a ... Refinery ArtSpace
  • (May 2nd - May 2nd) This workshop focuses on improvised ‘Circle Singing’, vocal music making & jamming. Linda will guide us through exercises of group listening & vocal exploration where we’re all singing together like bodies in ... Refinery ArtSpace
  • (May 1st - May 2nd) Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT) know how to play in genre. They love to create strong familiar-yet-fresh characters, tell sharp stories and take an audience with them on a strange and wonderful journey. Come and ... Refinery ArtSpace
  • (Apr 16th - Jun 12th) A sculptural work in memorial to the grievous losses of the First World War and a reflection on the idea of 'victory' in war. Exhibiting in New Zealand and Europe. ‘‘Victory Medal’ honours our forebears who ... The Nelson Provincial Museum

A small modern hostel in the Marlborough Sounds, YHA Anakiwa is suited to small tour groups or exclusive use corporate team building with a std capacity of 12 people. Extra beds for up to 16 may be possible upon request. Most double rooms have the bathrooms  ensuite or adjacent  and the 4 bed multi share style accommodation has its own bathroom. The hostel provides premium quality, secure and affordable accommodation for team building and small tour groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements before making a booking.

Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Anakiwa can cater for up to 12* people across 5 rooms.

The accommodation

Room types available are:

  • 1 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 2 double rooms
  • 2  double rooms with ensuite facilities
  • Extra beds for up to 16 may be possible upon request.
Shared rooms & Private Rooms

All tour group members or supervisors are accommodated in comfortable 4  bed rooms or private double rooms, some with ensuite. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are situated in each 4 bed room. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows and towels).

Group Breakfast

Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes muesli, fresh fruit, toast and spreads (butter, jam,), tea, coffee. Espresso coffee is available @ $ 4.00 per cup.

Group Dinner

Dinner consisting of Garlic Bread, Lasagne with salad and fresh fruit with ice cream  for dessert can be served in our group kitchen, upon request for $25 per person.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay. 

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Anakiwa direct  03574 2115 or email anakiwa@yha.co.nz or our national groups coordinator 0800 278 299