YHA Westport


With shared and private accommodation, YHA Westport is situated in a quiet side street only 100 meters from the Post Office and within easy walking distance to all shopping and evening entertainment.

Originally a stately gentlemen's residence, built in the late 1860's, it is now protected under the NZ Historic Places Trust.

Beautiful gardens, woodwork and intricate pressed tin ceilings create a unique atmosphere. The large common rooms, the fully-equipped kitchen, modern laundry and some accommodation are in the oldest part of the building.

More recent additions provide for double and twin rooms, while a new building with its own toilet and shower block contains five units suitable for families or groups.

YHA Westport caters for the budget conscious independent visitor, as well as families and small to medium size groups. Flexibility with 64 beds over 16 rooms accommodating 2,4,5,6 or 8 persons.




By Car:

Driving into town on main street, turn right at New world corner, sign pointing to backpackers ( into Wakefield Street) , turn second street on your left which is Queen Street. You will see our sign 50 metres down.

By Bus:

All busses drop you of at the i.site, only 100 metres from our hostel

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Street Parking
  • Have an extreme West Coast experience while staying in Westport: abseiling, white water rafting, black water rafting, mountain biking, jet skiing… so many adventures, so little time!
  • Catch some fish in the Buller River or along the Westport beaches. The trout, snapper and whitebait are truly delicious.
  • Take some day trips from Westport to visit the seal colony at Cape Foulwind, the Carter Beach Golf Course or the fascinating Denniston Incline.


  • (Mar 4th - Mar 5th) Come and learn groovy, contagious African Rhythms in a fun easy workshop with Koffie Fugah. Koffie Fugah is a Skilled, Inspirational Master Drummer Dancer from Ghana, West Africa. He has been teaching friendly, ... St Mary's School (Hokitika)
  • (Mar 4th - Mar 4th) Come along to watch and support the 8 regional finalists compete to qualify to go through to the FMG Young Farmer Grand Final. TeenAg and AgriKids competitions - great day out for the whole family. For more ... Kumara Racecourse
  • (Mar 4th - Mar 4th) The Festival of Discovery is about discovering and sharing new and old experiences. It is a gathering of Holistic Healers, readers, arts and crafts people from near and far to share their knowledge, art and ... NBS Theatre
  • (Mar 4th - Mar 5th) The "Original" gypsy fair will be holding our 23rd fair for the 2016-17 Season (as we have done for more than a quarter century) At Greymouth's wonderful Omoto Racecourse "For Two days only" As in the past, we will be ... Greymouth Racecourse
  • (Mar 5th - Mar 5th) Direct from Australia... One show only! "The Angels Oils Divinyls Tribute Show" plus special guests. Three legendary Oz bands for the price of one... and not just any bands. Three of the most incredibly energetic ... NBS Theatre
  • (Mar 10th - Mar 10th) Come along and warm up for the 2017 Hokitika Wildfoods Festival at Cass Square the night before the main event. The Wild Warm Up is set to be a great evening with some of New Zealand's best comedians making your ... Cass Square

YHA Westport provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation for education, sports and tour groups.  We have a brand new large kitchen and new bathrooms, 2 lounges, a dining room, a games room, a BBQ area and large deck.

To make the most our of your stay please contact us to discuss your requirements before making a booking.

Capacity and Room Types

 YHA Westport can host up to 85 guests across various room types. 

Room types available are:

  • 8 x 6 bed multi-share
  • 2 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 3 bed multi-share
  • 7 x twin and double rooms
  • 3 x twin, double and triple rooms with ensuite facilities.

Shared rooms

Group members will stay in a mixture of 4 and 6 bed share rooms. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Private rooms

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.


To hlep you stay connected Wifi is free for all guests at YHA Westport. 

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Westport direct 03 789 7367 or email westport@yha.co.nz