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YHA Arthur's Pass, Mountain House


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Ina Braun

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

Contact: +64 3 318 9258 Email this hostel

Reception: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: 84 West Coast Rd,

Arthur's Pass Village

Near Devil's Punchbowl Track


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How to get here

You’ll find us on SH73, 100m after Avalanche Creek and next to the Arthur’s Pass Store. There is free on-site parking available. It is highly advised that all cars carry snow chains at all times in winter.

Train: The TranzAlpine train leaves both from Christchurch and Greymouth and goes through Arthur’s Pass. From the Railway Station, turn right (north) and travel up Main Rd for 500m to the hostel.
Bus: Buses pick up and drop off next door to the Arthur’s Pass Store.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

In the middle of Arthur's Pass Village, you'll find our cosy backpacker lodge complete with multiple room types, a spacious communal kitchen, and homely lounge. This well-located accommodation is a hiker's haven, and our guests enjoy the low-maintenance small-hostel feel they come home to.

We're happy to help with tips for your stay; YHA Arthur’s Pass staff are experienced kiwi listeners and can give good instructions about where to go to hear these special New Zealand birds. Keas visit the hostel frequently; let us know if you need help spotting them!

As groceries are expensive and limited in Arthur's Pass Village, we recommend bringing food supplies and topping up on fuel before you leave for Arthur's Pass. Hokitika, Greymouth, or Christchurch before you arrive.

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YHA Arthurs Pass will be closed from Mondays to Wednesdays until the end of August. 


Guests love:

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Communal lounge
  • Free onsite parking

Shared facilities:

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

Entertainment and activities:

  • Book exchange


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Bicycle storage

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our Arthur's Pass highlights:

  • Take the Tranz Alpine train and experience one of the world’s best scenic railway journeys
  • Spot the cheeky mountain parrot (Kea) and listen out for the famous New Zealand kiwi
  • Spectacular walking tracks, such as Avalanche Peak and Mount Bealey are within walking distance of our front door

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