YHA Catlins is based in Owaka. It is one of the main starting points from which to explore the charms of the magical Catlins area of the Southland Coast. YHA Catlins offers affordable backpacker hostel accommodation and powered camping sites with a rural outlook amongst spacious grounds.
YHA Catlins is a large, unique character house with many common areas to relax in, including a large games room with a free, full sized pool table, darts board, organ and TV. There are also two sunrooms with comfy couches and a library. Also make use of the hostel’s communal kitchen and generous dining room.
Located close to the many natural attractions and surf beaches of the Catlins, make sure to spend at least a couple of days here. Explore Nugget Point, Cannibal Bay, numerous waterfalls, the Catlins River walk, the Owaka museum and Cathedral Caves.
And if you need a food or drink top-up visit the nearby supermarket and pub in Owaka.
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.