YHA Hanmer Springs for Groups


Located just a 2-minute stroll from the village centre and the famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, YHA Hanmer Springs, 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.

Kakapo Lodge has fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and is a great base for your group's tramping or mountain biking adventures.


Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes:

  • A choice of 4 cereals
  • Yoghurt
  • Fruit
  • Toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey, peanut butter)
  • Tea, coffee and fruit juice


We know staying in touch is important when travelling. To help you stay connected we offer 1GB free daily WiFi, or purchase extra for $1 per GB.

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.

Get in touch

Contact YHA Hanmer Springs direct: phone 03 3157472 or email [email protected].

To book group stays across multiple hostel locations please talk to our National Groups Coordinators: [email protected] | 0800 278 299

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: James & Carrie

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 3 315 7472 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:30am - 8:30pm

Location: 14 Amuri Avenue,

Hanmer Springs

Near hot springs


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How to get here

We’re located on Amuri Ave just before the main township – look for the ‘Kakapo Lodge’ sign. Free on-site parking is available. It is highly advised that you carry snow chains with you at all times during winter.


Hanmer Connection drops off at the hostel if requested in advance. Southern Link East/West, Naked Bus, and InterCity drop off at the SH7/7a Junction, 10km from hostel. We offer pickups from this point for $10 per person, please call or email in advance to book.

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Great for groups:

  • Breakfast options
  • Towel hire
  • Exclusive use options
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Luggage storage options
  • Free booking service
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Secure bedrooms

Shared facilities:

  • WiFi available
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Games available
  • Guitar
  • Book exchange
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Convenience items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Bicycle storage
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hostel capacity

YHA Hanmer Springs can cater for up to 45 people across 18 rooms. 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

  • 1 x 5 bed multishare room
  • 3 x 4 bed multishare rooms
  • 1 x 3 bed multishare room

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

  • 8 x twin, double or triple rooms
  • 2 x 4 or 5 bed family rooms
  • 3 x twin, double or triple rooms with ensuite facilities
  • 1 x self contained unit

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. 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.

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