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5653 West Coast Road, Springfield, New Zealand

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One of Springfield’s oldest homes, this accommodation started its history as a guesthouse in the 1870s.

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Springfield Hostel

Hostel Springfield

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Experience a blend of old and new at YHA Springfield in New Zealand. This friendly hostel with great service has been family owned and operated since 1986.

Facilities include great library, indoor-outdoor living and TV/video lounge. Winter favourites at the hostel include Japanese bath and kotatsu (heated lounge table). There is a ski tune up room, drying room and meals in the restaurant. Japanese meals are cooked on request. This hostel also has full recycling facilities to minimize their carbon footprint.

The surrounding area offers plenty to see and do – from skiing to hiking and mountain biking, outdoor enthusiasts will love this place. Transport can be provided to the ski fields. Get an advice on where to go bouldering around Castle Hill - the hostel has climbing mats for rental and a mini climbing wall to practise on.


Prices are non-member prices

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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
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Hot tub
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Distance - At or next to the hostel

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 22:00
From 14:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 64-3-3184740

Fax. 64-3-3184780

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Castle Hill (More than 10km)
  • Porters ski area (More than 10km)
  • Tranz alpine train (Less than 500 m)

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The woman who runs the desk is very nice, but her husband, the other owner, is argumentative and curt. I found the check in experience unpleasant and the man not very helpful. I didn't really see staff around the hostel most of the time I was there. The building is an old house that has some very unique features, and the kitchen area is good, but they need a toaster. The library seems well stocked, and everything is also written in Chinese.


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Sun 15 Jan 2017

Nice people, good location for Christchurch and Arthurs Pass.


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Sun 05 Jan 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (5 to 10km)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (5 to 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

40 mins to Christchurch International Airport. Smylies own shuttle for direct airport transfers
Coast to Coast Atomic & Alpine Shuttles stop at hostel

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water recycling
  • Water-wise garden

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