YHA Ohakune Station Lodge is a 1906 historical villa located in the beautiful alpine town of Ohakune, adjacent to the world-renowned Tongariro National Park. A place for all seasons, the backpacker lodge is warm and inviting and is in close proximity to spectacular walks, ski fields and the mighty Whanganui River. YHA Ohakune backpacker hostel has been lovingly restored yet retains its unique and historical character.
Guests enjoy the use of extensive facilities including shared and private rooms, full kitchen amenities, two lounges, fireplace, central heating and a hot spa pool (in winter). We even have free WiFi up to 10GB for YHA members! YHA Ohakune offers a complete all year round experience in an affordable and stunning environment.
In winter guests return from their day’s skiing or other seasonal activities to the warmth of a roaring fire and all the comforts of home. During the brilliant Central Plateau summers, the scene shifts to outdoor pursuits and the outdoor woodfire pizza oven is fired up. Guests can enjoy friendly games of cricket or simply relax on the verandas overlooking the peaceful native gardens, while taking in the views of Mt Ruapehu.
The hostel is on the doorstep of the ‘Mountains to Sea’ Cycleway and is situated at the start of the Ohakune ‘Old Coach Road’. YHA Ohakune can arrange your mountain bike rental and shuttles, have secure bike storage, washing facilities, and trail maps, making it doubly convenient to explore the local trails.
"Our 7th stay at this great hostel. Lovely owners who keep it really clean. Comfortable beds and lovely heated rooms. Nice relaxing vibe for families. Lovely warm fire in the dining room/ kitchen. Spa pool, trampoline and chickens are popular with the kids. Fantastic recycling and composting set up. Great location for Turoa ski field and shuttle service pick up Is just down the road. Nice restaurants nearby if you don't want to cook."
-TripAdvisor Review, 2017
We have free off-street parking available for a large number of vehicles. We can also accommodate a 40 seater bus in our carpark - please drop us a line and let us know if you would like to arrange this.
Rotorua - 2.5 hours. Follow SH5 heading to Taupo, SH1 to Turangi, from here you can either take SH1 via the Desert road to Waioura, then turn right onto SH 49 OR SH47 to National Park Village and then SH4 to Ohakune.
Palmerston north - 2 hours by car. SH3 to Bulls, Then link up with SH1 to Waioura, turn left onto SH49 to Ohakune.
The Ohakune Railway station is located 200m from YHA Ohakune, Station Lodge is on Upper Thames Street. From the platform head left along upper Thames Street, where you will see our signage
Book the exclusive use of YHA Ohakune Station Lodge for hosting large groups providing an outstanding setting for family reunions, school groups, weddings, corporate functions, weekend escapes and other memorable special occasions.
Guests enjoy the exclusive use of extensive facilities including shared and private rooms, full kitchen amenities, two lounges, fireplace, central heating and a hot outdoor spa pool. We offer a complete all year round experience in an affordable and stunning environment.
Capacity and Room Types
YHA Ohakune can cater for up to 46 people across 11 rooms in the lodge, and we also offer private, self contained 1 bedroom apartments and luxury 2 bedroom chalets.
Room types available are:
YHA Ohakune sleeps 46 people, plus the 1 Bedroom Apartments and Chalets are avaiable for more privacy. The hostel has 5 bathrooms, 2 lounges and kitchen facililities.
In winter, guests return from their day of skiing or other seasonal activities to the warmth of a roaring fire and all the comforts of home. During the brilliant Central Plateau summers the scene shifts to outdoor pursuits with barbecues, friendly games of cricket, or simply relaxing on the verandas overlooking the peaceful native gardens all the while taking in the breathtaking views of Mt Ruapehu.
Group members are accommodated in comfortable 4 or 6 bed rooms. Shared single sex bathroom facilities. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.
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 in the main hostel building.
Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $11 per person. It includes a choice of cereals, yogurt, fruit, toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey and peanut butter), tea, coffee and fruit juice.
We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay.
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.
Ski and Board and Mountain Bike rental discounts are available for groups staying with us.