YHA Hanmer Springs

Description

YHA Hanmer Springs, Kakapo Lodge is a two-storey purpose built backpacker hostel with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. This modern hostel is located just 200m (literally a three minute walk) from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa and the village centre with all its many cafes, shops and restaurants.

Relaxing inside the YHA Hanmer Springs hostel is easy with its log fire, underfloor heating, movie hire, large kitchen and open common room. The backpacker accommodation at this Hanmer Springs hostel is spacious and well thought out with storage space and a table in each room. All ensuite accommodation has free towels as well as free soap and shampoo. In winter we’ll keep you nice and warm at the Hanmer Springs hostel with extra blankets and extra heating provided if needed.

Enjoy the Southern Alps mountain views from the outdoor seating in the courtyard BBQ area, or from the sunny decks at this peaceful Hanmer Springs backpacker accommodation, and have a game of fetch outside with our friendly hostel dog. After a long soak in the Hanmer Springs thermal pools, or an invigorating mountain bike ride in the surrounding reserves, YHA Hanmer Springs, Kakapo Lodge is the perfect backpacker accommodation.

Quote

"My friends and I stayed for one night and wished we were staying longer. The staff here are friendly and the hostel is extremely clean. The rooms are a good size - enough space for suitcases etc. and it was very quiet at night. Easy walk to town and hot pools." -guest review, TripAdvisor.com 2012

By Car

Take State Highway 7 (From Christchurch head west, from West Coast head east)
Turn off at State Highway 7a.
The hostel is 10 minutes away from the turn off. We are the big yellow building on your left as you are coming into the town, before the tree lined avenue.

By Bus/Shuttle

Hanmer Connection drops off at the Hostel if you ask in advance.
Southern Link East/West and Naked Bus (Intercity) drop off at the State Highway 7/ 7a Junction.
We offer pick ups from this point for $10 per person. The junction is 10km from the Hostel.
Please call or email if you would like to book a pick up.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Soak away all your backpacking aches and pains at the award winning Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, just two minutes from the YHA Hanmer Springs hostel.
  • Hanmer Springs has some top alpine scenery perfect for forest walks and excellent mountain biking.
  • Adrenalin pumped activities from jet boating, river rafting, quad-biking and off-road go-karting are all popular in Hanmer Springs.
  • Bungy jumping off the historic Waiau Ferry Bridge just outside of the Hanmer Springs village.
  • Whale watching in Kaikoura, wine tasting in Waipara and even more relaxing in hot pools at Maruia Springs are all great day trips from Hanmer Springs.
  • Molesworth Station Tours offer a range of fascinating tours of this massive high country station.

Events

  • Amberley Craft Market (Jul 19th - Dec 27th) Great range of crafts, including cards, hats, bags, jewellery, woodcrafts and more. Something for everyone. All crafts welcome.
  • Winter Movie & Meal - Chocolat (Aug 1st - Aug 1st) Midwinter event - Waikari School Fast Presents the movie Chocolat with a two course meal. Cash Bar available with beer & local wine Tickets available from: Hawarden Four Square Waikari Auto Services or Phone ...
  • The Culverden Christmas Country Fete (Oct 30th - Oct 30th) Please join us for our 23rd year celebration on Thursday 30th October 2014. New Zealand's biggest and most popular Fete attracts people from every corner of New Zealand, and also draws in groups from around the world. ...
  • Art in a Garden (Oct 30th - Nov 2nd) Art In a Garden Celebrates Ten Years! Considered the best indoor outdoor exhibition of its kind in the South Island, the garden provides an elegant setting for established and emerging artists to display and sell ...
  • Leithfield School 150th (Nov 21st - Nov 23rd) Three day event Leithfield celebration of 150th years of the school
  • The James Macpac Mountainman (Jan 24th - Jan 24th) Looking to step up from C2C or Ironman or just need to go off road for a real challenge? Then heaven or hell awaits you in the Mountainman! Start with either a 2km swim (its only 2km because its bloody cold) or 10 km ...

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.