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YHA Golden Bay

25 Motupipi St, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand

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Golden Bay is one of those magical New Zealand places that Kiwis would probably prefer to keep secret.

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Golden Bay Hostel

Hostel Golden Bay

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Welcome to your home away from home in the heart of Takaka village. YHA Golden Bay is the closest hostel to the i-site and town centre.

Relax in the hostel’s garden while cooking on the BBQ. Enjoy fully made up beds, hot showers; chill out next to the log fire in the winter. You can also enjoy full use of the two shared kitchens, Internet (including wireless, DVD/CD burner, card reader and Skype), bike rental, laundry facilities, and complimentary tea and coffee.

This hostel is close to the Able Tasman, Tata Beach, Ligar Bay, Pohara Beach, Pupu Springs, Collingwood, the famous Mussel Inn, Wharariki Beach, Farewell Spit, the wonderful 4-5 day Heaphy track, and Cobb Valley. Each holds a wonderful New Zealand adventure waiting for you to discover.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 20:00
From 14:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (3) 525 8766

Fax. (3) 525 8786

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Abel Tasman Track at Abel Tasman National Park (More than 10km)
  • Te Waikoropupu (Pupu) Springs (More than 10km)
  • Pohara and Wharariki Beaches (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



We had a very nice stay in the hotel, the facilities are clean and comfortable. The hosts are very nice and helpful. Although in the reservation it said that the wifi was free for YHA members, it really isn't, so it's 5$ per night.


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Tue 14 Jan 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (More than 10km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

1h45m drive from Nelson airport; 5min drive from Takaka airport
200m from the i-site or the bus stops at the hostel (must tell bus driver & will drop off)
Free off street parking available

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