YHA Greymouth Kainga-ra is nestled amongst the bush-clad hills of Greymouth, the largest town in the middle of the South Island’s wild and wonderful West Coast. This 4 star Greymouth backpackers was the local Marist Brothers Residence in the 1930s and a lot of the original native wood features have been retained in the hostel to create a unique and welcoming backpacker hostel. Some quirky and spacious budget backpacker accommodation is available in the converted old Chapel and the Brothers' study room is now a comfortable lounge.
On the side of a steep hill and facing west overlooking the Tasman Sea, the YHA Greymouth hostel boasts fantastic views with great opportunities for that awesome sunset shot. On clear days, you can also sometimes catch a glimpse of Mount Cook or the Hector Dolphins from the river mouth! Short bush walks are available close to the hostel for the nature lover.
YHA Greymouth Kainga-ra hostel is full of character and offers a warm, genuine welcome to backpackers and holiday makers.
“YHA Greymouth Kainga-ra is a former priests' residence, now a relaxed, central hostel with all the usual facilities, including a well-informed booking office.” – The Rough Guide to New Zealand
SH6/Franz Josef, Hokitika: turn right after the Caltex Petrol station into Puketahi street and left into Alexander street. The hostel is 50 metres away on your right hand side.
SH6/Westport, Punakaiki: turn right at the end of the bridge (ie stay on SH6), carry on 100 metres, left on Willis street (by the Shell Petrol station) and left again at the top of the street to fall into Alexander street. Check out the YHA signs on the way.
SH7/Reefton, Hanmer: turn left at the end of SH7 towards SH6 and the Glaciers (ie.: bypass the town centre). Carry on 150 metres, left on Willis street (by the Shell Petrol station) and left again at the top of the street to fall into Alexander street. Check out the YHA signs on the way.
All buses/shuttles drop off at the door (Magic, K.E., West Coast Shuttle, Atomic), except Intercity which drops off at the train station.
From train station/Intercity bus terminal: walk down Mackay street towards the town centre. Turn left at the intersection (Stewart Nimmo Gallery) and walk up Tainui street, across the railway line and past MacDonald. Turn left into Chapel street and up to Alexander street 50 metres on your right. Check out the YHA signs on the way.
YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.
Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.