YHA Springfield Group Accommodation


A cosy hostel that caters for groups of up to 30 people in a mixture of dorms, triple and twins. We also have a 6 bed cottage and 2 studio motel units. We offer winter groups our Ofuro (Japanese bath). We can cater all meals from our commercial kitchen at rates to suit your group's budget.

The hostel has a strong Japanese influence and is an excellent choice for groups unable to travel overseas. We' love to host your Japanese Immersion Camp!


Continental or cooked breakfast can be served in our group dining room upon request from $10 to $17.50 per person. Continental breakfast includes:

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

Free booking service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including:

  • Interislander and Bluebridge ferries
  • Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains
  • InterCity coach travel and local shuttle services

Get in touch

If you have any questions Colin and the team are happy to help. Email [email protected] or phone 03 318 4740.

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: Colin & Keiko

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

Contact: +64 3 318 4740 Email this hostel

Reception: 8am - 9pm

Location: 5649 West Coast Rd,


On main street


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How to get here

Find us on West Coast Rd at the Tramway Rd intersection. Keep an eye out for our big red sign. There is free on-site parking available.


All shuttles drop off and pick up at the hostel door. Please chat with reception to find out which shuttle service will suit your destination plans.


Springfield is 65km from Christchurch Airport. A shuttle can take you from the airport to the hostel by prior arrangement.

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Great for groups:

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

Shared facilities:

  • WiFi available
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Japanese baths (Winter)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Pool table
  • Guitar
  • Library
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies
  • Weights room
  • Climbing wall


  • Climbing mat rental
  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • Convenience items for sale
  • Breakfast items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Bicycles available
  • Bicycle storage
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hostel capacity

YHA Springfield, Smylies can cater for up to 30 people across 8 rooms in the main hostel building including shared facilities, and 40 in the main hostel, studio units 25m west of the main building, and cottage 25m to the east.

We aim to keep school groups together in the hostel building to give them the run of the house. Adult groups we tend to offer the mix of units and cottage for maximum benefits of private toilets and showers.

Shared rooms

  • 1 x 6 bed multishare room
  • 1 x 5 bed multishare room
  • 1 x 4 bed multishare room
  • 1 x triple multishare room

Shared bathroom facilities are situated in the main hostel building and each unit. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Private rooms

  • 4 x twin and double rooms
  • 2 x twin and double rooms with ensuite facilities
  • 1 x cottage, sleeps 6

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.

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