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

  • Hope Conference - Anti Human Trafficking (May 8th - May 10th) This is the second year that an anti human trafficking conference has been held in NZ for the general public. Guest speakers include Daniel Walker from NVADER, Sue Hanna from Hagar (a NZ'er based in Cambodia), Don Lord ...
  • Science Roadshow (Oct 19th - Oct 19th) The Science Roadshow offers school children, their teachers and accompanying parents and wider public visitors an opportunity to explore various science and technology concepts by ‘touch and feel’. It provides a ...
  • The James Macpac Mountainman (Jan 30th - Jan 30th) NZ's Toughest one day multisport race! 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 ...
  • The James Macpac Alpine Adventure Race (Jan 30th - Jan 30th) For those wanting to lift their challenge beyond Motatapu or Xterra then there's an Alpine Adventure option for you; Adventure - 7km Kayak, 65 km MTB & 16.7km cross country run. Xtreme - 1.5km swim, 65 km MTB & ...
  • The James Ground Effect Pony Express (Jan 30th - Jan 30th) A 65 km MTB adventure race for those looking for the next level of true mountain-biking adventure! All within the stunning, epic New Zealand sub alpine high country landscapes of St James Station behind Hanmer ...
  • The James Ground Effect MTB Epic (Jan 30th - Jan 30th) A true MTB Epic of just over 100km! What ever greatness other courses claim, you'll probably find it during the Epic! Competitors will climb to just over 1300m with an average altitude well over 800m. The course takes in ...

Located just a 2-minute stroll from the village centre, and the famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, Kakapo Lodge is an accommodation option with a lot to offer group bookings. All rooms are fully made-up with sheets, duvets and extra blankets for those cold nights. Ensuite rooms are fully serviced with towels, shampoo and soap included as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Self-contained rooms are available and these have their own kitchenettes.

Kakapo Lodge has fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and is a great base for your groups tramping or mountain bike adventures.

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

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Hanmer can cater for up to 50 people across 19 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 2 x 5 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 2 x 3 bed multi-share
  • 7 x twin and double rooms
  • 3 x 4 or 5 bed family rooms.
  • 3 x Twin, Double or Triple rooms with ensuite facilities
  • 1 x self contained unit

The accommodation

There can be some flexibility in how some rooms are set up. Talk directly to the Hostel about any special arrangements your group might need. Additional keys can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.

Shared rooms

As we do have some flexibility in how we set up our shared rooms, we are generally able to allocate shared rooms exclusively to your group. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are situated along the hall from the shared rooms. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $2 each.

Private rooms

Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms, with private or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.

Group Breakfast

Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of 4 cereals, yogurt, fruit, toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey and peanut butter), fresh fruit, tea, coffee and fruit juice.

WiFi

We know staying in touch is important when travelling. To help you stay connected we offer daily WiFi (100Gb limit) for $5.00.

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all local activities and shuttle services. Talk to us about dining options for your group while in Hanmer Springs

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Hanmer Springs direct 03 3157472 or email hanmersprings@yha.co.nz  or our national groups coordinator 0800 278 299.