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YHA Hanmer Springs

14 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

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YHA Hanmer Springs has great views and is an easy two minute walk from the popular Hanmer Springs thermal reserve in New Zealand.

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Hanmer Springs Hostel

Hostel Hanmer Springs

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

YHA Hanmer Springs, Kakapo Lodge is a two-storey purpose built backpacker hostel with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. This modern hostel is located just three minutes’ 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 en-suite accommodation has free towels as well as free soap and shampoo.

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 the 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 base from which to explore New Zealand.


Prices are non-member prices

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  • Limited
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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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  • Limited
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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
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:30 to 20:00
From 14:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 64-3-3157472

Fax. 64-3-3157472

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Springs & Spa (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Great choice for overnight stay.


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Wed 03 Apr 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Hanmer Shuttles picks up from the Christchurch Airport or in Christchurch central. Call to arrange.
Hanmer Shuttles picks up from the Christchurch Airport or in Christchurch central on the corner of Colombo and Bealey Ave and will drop you to our door. Please phone or e-mail us and we can arrange this for you.
Alternate Transport
200m from City Centre At or near hostel
Parking available at or near the hostel.

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