YHA Springfield

Description

The YHA Springfield hostel is one of Springfield's oldest homes starting its history back in the 1870s as a guesthouse for the Bullock trains passing through. Set on just over one acre of grounds it offers plenty of space for rest and enjoyment and been extensively renovated with all modern backpacking facilities. Backpacker accommodation at YHA Springfield, Smylies Accommodation consists of twins, doubles and multi-share rooms, studio motel and a two bedroom family unit. YHA Springfield backpacker hostel has full recycling facilities to minimize our carbon footprint.

There is an extensive collection of English and Japanese books to be found on the bookshelves and in the TV lounge we have a good collection of videos and DVDs as well as broadband internet. Winter favourites at the YHA Springfield hostel include Japanese bath and kotatsu and skiers love the ski tune up room and drying room. YHA Springfield, Smylies Accommodation also has a popular Japanese restaurant on site.

If skiing at Porters ski field, travel in comfort in one of YHA Springfield’s certified 4wd vehicles. From Christchurch airport pick-ups to sightseeing around the South Island we can offer a solution to your travel needs. We can advise on where to go bouldering around Castle Hill and have climbing mats for rental and a mini climbing wall to practise on. Whatever your needs or interests, you can be sure that the YHA Springfield Smylies hostel offers quality backpacker accommodation at an affordable price.

Late check-ins

While reception is open between 8 am and 10pm, check-in at YHA Springfield is from 2pm – 10pm. Luggage storage is provided for guests arriving before 2pm.

For arrivals between 10pm and midnight, a surcharge may apply. Please contact the hostel directly if you will arrive after 10pm. A selfcontained superking unit is used for these late check-ins to insure hostel guests aren’t disrupted by guests arriving late.

If you are travelling by bus from Christchurch please take the West Coast Shuttle. They arrive in Springfield around 3.30pm, an ideal check-in time.

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“Friendliest YHA in the world!” - Guest review for TripAdvisor.com 2012

 

 

 

By Car:

From Christchurch, when you see the Springfield sign start slowing down. 200m after the info sign you will see a big red sign with our name on it. From the West Coast, drive thru the township past the shops and hall and you will see the red sign on your right.

By Bus/Shuttle:

Shuttles stop at the hostel. West Coast Shuttle Ph 03)7680028, Atomic Shuttle Ph 03)3490697, Smylies Shuttle Ph 03)3184740

By Plane:

Christchurch International Airport is 65km or 40 min from us, the West Coast Shuttle can pick you up in the afternoon at 3.20pm (03)7680028, Smylies Shuttle anytime (booking advised @$50). If you leave by car, when you see the spitfire plane by the roundabout turn right, next traffic lights turn right and drive 60 km untill Springfield.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Disabled Facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • pool room
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Skiiing: many of the South Island’s best ski fields are close to Springfield including Mt Hutt and Porters.
  • Catch the Tranz Alpine train from Springfield to Arthur’s Pass and back again for a brilliant day’s excursion for some glorious New Zealand alpine views.
  • Castle Hill Reserve basin is famous for its limestone rock formations and bouldering / rock-climbing.
  • Cave Stream is long underground stream/cave which is exciting to walk through. But please keep an eye out for the weather and follow the instructions.
  • Rubicon Valley Horse treks are two and half hour horse treks through some spectacular scenery, from beginner to advance
  • With the family at the YHA Springfield hostel becoming more and more interested in mountain biking we are finding some fun tracks to which we can take or guide you to.
  • Jet boating on the braided Waimakariri River.

Events

  • Arts Showcase Hurunui (Sep 13th - Sep 21st) This year we celebrate 15 years of showcasing the creative talents of artists in the Hurunui district. Guest artist is the creative and expressive Corina Hazlett of Balcairn. The Showcase includes paintings, ...
  • 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.
  • Waipara Valley Farmers Market (Sep 6th - Dec 27th) Waipara Valley Farmers Market is a passionate group of growers and producers from the local Waipara Region, sharing great produce to locals and visitors alike. Our Stallholders come from the region between the ...
  • Beauty & the Bro' with Mel Parsons & James Nokise in Cabaret (Oct 3rd - Oct 3rd) Beauty and the Bro – Mel Parsons and James Nokise AOTNZ tour Sep 2014 Take an acclaimed folk singer and a celebrated Samoan/Welsh comic, and be rewarded with an evening of music and comedy like no other. Mel Parsons ...
  • 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 ...

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.