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Welcome to our hostel
Around the hostel
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Being a HI member means you get 10% discount on your overnight bookings - but we're so much more than a bed: we offer HI members a whole range of great deals and offers through our partnerships worldwide. From museums and tours, to adventure activities and national parks, enjoy the benefits of the real hostelling experience.
Join the HI Community
At HI, we want everybody to be able to enjoy the real hostelling experience: more than a place to stay, this is about opening minds, meeting new people, cultural immersion and getting travellers involved in our global activities. We love travelling as much as you do, so we have high hostel standards wherever we expand on the planet, but more than where you rest your head, this is about taking something unforgettable away with you – wherever you come from, or are going next.
Pamper in Hanmer Springs
Want to soak in a 42⁰C hot pool surrounded by redwoods and mountains? Kick back alpine style in the South Island’s bracingly hot, natural thermal pools. Hanmer Springs village has been a year-round relaxation destination for 125 years. And for good reason. While activities include forest walks, mountain biking, horse trekking, skiing, golf, bungy jumping and jet boating, it’s the iconic thermal reserve that draws locals and travellers seeking thermal rejuvenation. Unlike the North Island’s geothermal hot pools, heat is harnessed from active fault lines deep in the earth for Hanmer Springs’ pools, of which there are many. Thermal mineral, sulphur and freshwater pools range in temperature from 32⁰C to 42⁰C. YHA Hanmer Springs is a hop, skip and a three minute walk to the pools and village centre.