YHA Anakiwa

Description

YHA Anakiwa Lodge is a modern boutique backpacker hostel situated between Picton and Havelock at the start (or end) of the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. YHA Anakiwa offers ideal backpacker accommodation for walking, kayaking or mountain biking in the Marlborough Sounds.

Situated at the lower end of Queen Charlotte Sound, YHA Anakiwa Lodge has a central idyllic location just 70m from the shore and adjacent to the Outward Bound School. YHA Anakiwa Lodge accommodation offers excellent facilities where you can wind down by enjoying a glass of wine on the deck, taking a soak in the large modern spa, or watching one of over 300 DVDs in the movie lounge for some big screen entertainment. YHA Anakiwa Lodge has a self-catering kitchen and BBQ area as well as various meal options available.

YHA Anakiwa Lodge has a range of quality budget accommodation options to suit both couples, backpackers and groups. Let the hostel staff know what you need and we will help you select the best option to meet your requirements.

For a very beautiful and tranquil place to unwind after walking the Queen Charlotte track or another action packed experience in the Marlborough Sounds, YHA Anakiwa Lodge ticks all the right boxes. 

By Bus:

Shuttle available from Picton ($20 one way).

From the Airport:

45 Minute drive from Blenheim Airport.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • The Queen Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand’s best walks with its combination of native bush and scenic views of the
  • Marlborough Sounds. The YHA Anakiwa hostel is the perfect base for before or after walking the Queen Charlotte Track.
  • Explore the remote bays of Queen Charlotte or Kenepuru Sounds by boat or by car to get away from it all.
  • Visit Cullensville, Havelock, Blenheim or Picton: each offering stimulating adventures, a fascinating history or a delicious food and wine experience.

Events

  • WW1 - Their Stories - Our History (Aug 6th - Apr 24th 2015) Over the next few years, the Nelson Provincial Museum will present an exhibition honouring the memories of men and women from the Nelson Province who served in what we now call the First World War. The exhibition marks ...
  • A Pandemonium of Parrots (Dec 14th - Jul 5th 2015) Parrots are part of our region and are in the news for all sorts of reasons. There are scientists living in Nelson who are experts in native parrot biology and conservation. At Natureland you can see exotic parrots and ...
  • Alliance Française French Film Festival (Mar 4th - Mar 15th) Proudly sponsored by L’Oréal Paris, the Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following a six-fold ...
  • Summer Show Exhibition (Jan 13th - Mar 6th) The 2015 Summer Show at Reflections Art Gallery brings together a fresh exciting collection of works to entice viewers over the busy holiday season in Nelson. A selection of approximately 14 artists from Nelson and ...
  • Small Matters: Art From the World of Nanotechnology (Feb 10th - Mar 8th) Nelson will host 500 of the world’s leading scientists at the MacDiarmid Institute’s biennial international conference on nanotechnology from 8-12 February.  Alongside the conference the public will have a chance to ...
  • Medicine Woman (Feb 14th - Mar 6th) 5 piece international Rhythm and blues band.

A small modern hostel in the Marlborough Sounds, YHA Anakiwa is suited to small tour groups or exclusive use corporate team building with a std capacity of 12 people. Extra beds for up to 16 may be possible upon request. Most double rooms have the bathrooms  ensuite or adjacent  and the 4 bed multi share style accommodation has its own bathroom. The hostel provides premium quality, secure and affordable accommodation for team building and small tour groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements before making a booking.

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

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Anakiwa can cater for up to 12* people across 5 rooms.

The accommodation

Room types available are:

  • 1 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 2 double rooms
  • 2  double rooms with ensuite facilities
  • Extra beds for up to 16 may be possible upon request.
Shared rooms & Private Rooms

All tour group members or supervisors are accommodated in comfortable 4  bed rooms or private double rooms, some with ensuite. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are situated in each 4 bed room. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows and towels).

Group Breakfast

Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes muesli, fresh fruit, toast and spreads (butter, jam,), tea, coffee. Espresso coffee is available @ $ 4.00 per cup.

Group Dinner

Dinner consisting of Garlic Bread, Lasagne with salad and fresh fruit with ice cream  for dessert can be served in our group kitchen, upon request for $25 per person.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

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. 

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Anakiwa direct  03574 2115 or email anakiwa@yha.co.nz or our national groups coordinator 0800 278 299