YHA Hanmer Springs, Kakapo Lodge is a two-storey purpose built backpacker hostel with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. This modern hostel is located just 200m (literally a three minute walk) from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa and the village centre with all its many cafes, shops and restaurants.
Relaxing inside the YHA Hanmer Springs hostel is easy with its log fire, underfloor heating, movie hire, large kitchen and open common room. The backpacker accommodation at this Hanmer Springs hostel is spacious and well thought out with storage space and a table in each room. All ensuite accommodation has free towels as well as free soap and shampoo. In winter we’ll keep you nice and warm at the Hanmer Springs hostel with extra blankets and extra heating provided if needed.
Enjoy the Southern Alps mountain views from the outdoor seating in the courtyard BBQ area, or from the sunny decks at this peaceful Hanmer Springs backpacker accommodation, and have a game of fetch outside with our friendly hostel dog. After a long soak in the Hanmer Springs thermal pools, or an invigorating mountain bike ride in the surrounding reserves, YHA Hanmer Springs, Kakapo Lodge is the perfect backpacker accommodation.
"So very clean and uncluttered. Warm fire to greet you. Beautiful gardens. Organized kitchen. Nice furnishings. Friendly owner and staff. Walk to everything. The best backpackers I have been in. Would go back for sure."
-TripAdvisor Reviewer, 2017
Take State Highway 7 (From Christchurch head west, from West Coast head east)
Turn off at State Highway 7a.
The hostel is 10 minutes away from the turn off. We are the big yellow building on your left as you are coming into the town, before the tree lined avenue.
Please note: it's highly recommended to carry snow chains at all times in the winter months.
Hanmer Connection drops off at the Hostel if you ask in advance.
Southern Link East/West and Naked Bus (Intercity) drop off at the State Highway 7/ 7a Junction.
We offer pick ups from this point for $10 per person. The junction is 10km from the Hostel.
Please call or email if you would like to book a pick up.
Located just a 2-minute stroll from the village centre, and the famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, Kakapo Lodge is an accommodation option with a lot to offer group bookings. All rooms are fully made-up with sheets, duvets and extra blankets for those cold nights. Ensuite rooms are fully serviced with towels, shampoo and soap included as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Self-contained rooms are available and these have their own kitchenettes.
Kakapo Lodge has fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and is a great base for your groups tramping or mountain bike adventures.
YHA Hanmer can cater for up to 50 people across 19 rooms.
Room types available are:
There can be some flexibility in how some rooms are set up. Talk directly to the Hostel about any special arrangements your group might need. Additional keys can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.
As we do have some flexibility in how we set up our shared rooms, we are generally able to allocate shared rooms exclusively to your group. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are situated along the hall from the shared rooms. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $2 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 and they are subject to availability.
Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of 4 cereals, yogurt, fruit, toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey and peanut butter), fresh fruit, tea, coffee and fruit juice.
We know staying in touch is important when travelling. To help you stay connected we offer daily WiFi (100Gb limit) for $5.00.
A free booking service is provided for all local activities and shuttle services. Talk to us about dining options for your group while in Hanmer Springs
Contact YHA Hanmer Springs direct 03 3157472 or email email@example.com or our national groups coordinator 0800 278 299.