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YHA Paraparaumu

3 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand

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This charming property is right on the beach at Paraparaumu and has stunning views of Kapiti Island.

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Paraparaumu Beach Hostel

Hostel Paraparaumu Beach

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Situated right on the beach at Paraparaumu with stunning views of Kapiti Island, YHA Paraparaumu is a charming hostel that began its life as a hotel in 1923 and has been lovingly restored to its former glory with oak furniture and historic photos of the area.

This hostel offers a variety of room types; many with sea views (please request sea view when booking). TV room, Internet access and barbecue area are also available.

Stay at the beach and enjoy the seaside or take a trip to Kapiti Island, a nature reserve for New Zealand’s special bird life. Bookings and pick-ups for Kapiti Island tours are available from the hostel. YHA Paraparaumu is only 200 metres from cafes and restaurants and near the Coastal Bike track and various beach walks.


Prices are non-member prices

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

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


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • 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
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 21:00
From 14:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Kapiti Island (Less than 500 m)
  • Southward Car Museum (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Attractive beachside location


Avatar for Geoff


Mon 24 Feb 2014

The place isn't being fixed up. Door handles duck taped, microwave needs replacing, back 2 burners on both stoves don't work. Everything needs fresh paint. Bathrooms, ugh.


Avatar for Penelope


Mon 17 Feb 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (Less than 500m)
  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

3.5km. Pick-up by prior arrangement
45km Wellington Inter-Islander Ferry Terminal
3.5km. Pick-up by prior arrangement

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