YHA Arthur's Pass

Description

YHA Arthur’s Pass Mountain House is situated in the alpine village of Arthur's Pass, right on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, just two hours from Christchurch and ninety minutes from Greymouth on the West Coast. YHA Arthur’s Pass backpacker accommodation consists of the main backpacker lodge set in the centre of town, a modern, heated suntrap with great views and visiting Kea, but still with a small hostel feel.

Just opposite the Lodge is the historic YHA building with multi-share rooms perfect for backpacking groups. A mural by Cora Wilding, the founder of the YHA New Zealand, is a feature of this building. Adjacent to our historic lodge are two fully self contained motel units. They are spacious modern and well appointed with televisions, queen sized beds and electric blankets. Finally, on the edge of the native bush on a quiet side street are our two early 1900's Railway Cottages. These are converted into comfortable modern accommodation, each with their own logburner and a bottomless supply of firewood. These cottages can accommodate up 8 people and can be to be booked solely for your private use. For more details and prices about the Cottages, email the hostel directly by clicking on the 'email this hostel' link.

The YHA Arthur’s Pass backpacker hostel is your tramping headquarters in Arthur’s Pass village where many of the spectacular walking tracks, such as Avalanche peak and Mount Bealey are within walking distance of our front door. During your stay at the hostel we can direct you where you might see the cheeky kea, the resident Arthur’s Pass mountain parrot, and assist you if you are interested in listening for kiwi. The YHA Arthur’s Pass hostel staff are experienced kiwi listeners and can give good instructions about where to go to hear these special New Zealand birds.

As groceries are expensive and limited in Arthur's Pass Village, we advise you to purchase groceries before you arrive. You can do this in Hokitika or Greymouth on the West Coast or in Christchurch on the East Coast.

By Car:

The Hostel is located on the Main Rd, State Highway 73 in the centre of town. It is located next door to the Arthur's Pass Store

By Train:

Take the Transalpine train leaving either Christchurch or Greymouth. Arthur's Pass is the midway point along this line, approximately 2 hours from either. From the Train Station turn north (right) along the Main Road and walk for about 500m to reach the Hostel.

By Bus:

Buses pick up and drop off next door at the Arthur's Pass Store.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Go hiking on one the many alpine walks accessible from Arthur’s Pass village – see waterfalls and spectacular mountain views shrouded in mist.
  • Take the Tranz Alpine train to Arthur’s Pass and experience one of the world’s best scenic railway journeys.
  • Spot the cheeky mountain parrot (Kea) here and listen out for the famous New Zealand kiwi.
  • In winter go skiing or snowboarding at any of the surrounding ski fields.

Events

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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.