YHA Kakapo Lodge

14 Amuri AvenueHanmer Springs7334New Zealand
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About YHA Kakapo Lodge

YHA Kakapo Lodge offers a variety of accommodations, ranging from dorms to private rooms and self-contained studios with kitchens. The hostel is conveniently located steps from the town centre.

All rooms, even dorms, come with separate single or double beds, accompanied by nightstands with lamps. Female-only dorms are available upon request. Select private rooms add coffee/tea-making facilities, a mini-fridge and microwave.

Guests may enjoy the large TV and fireplace in the spacious lounge, or savour the great outdoors in the garden area with BBQ facilities. For convenience, the hostel provides laundry facilities, off-street parking, and a computer station.

No. 31 Restaurant & Bar, a fine-dining establishment, is less than 200 metres away. Alternatively, guests may order takeaway from Mr. Yunan, less than a five-minute walk, or prepare their own meals in the communal kitchen.

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa can be reached in five minutes on foot from YHA Kakapo Lodge. Active travellers will enjoy a hike up Conical Hill, two kilometres away.


14 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs, 7334, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)3157472 | Fax: +64(3)3157472 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Clean, cosy and comfortable

Guests are impressed with all options of accommodation here, especially the private rooms and studios, which have their own kitchenette facilities. The rooms are very well-kept and adequately furnished with all the basics. Dorm-staying guests like that there are no bunk beds in any of the rooms. According to reviews, some rooms even offer stunning mountain views.

Fantastic facilities

The on-site facilities provide guests with everything they need for a comfortable stay. A guest laundry area and a spacious, well-equipped communal kitchen are key to travellers' comfort. Visitors enjoy spending time in the spacious lounge area, which has a large TV, fireplace, and ample entertainment options. The outdoor area is also reported to be very inviting, especially during warm weather.

Steps from the city centre

Guests find this hostel very well-located, just steps from the town centre and all the shops and restaurants. It is very easy to get around the area on foot alone. Of course, the hostel is also just minutes away from the thermal spas, which is the major attraction of the area.

Negative Reviews

Thin walls

Light sleepers may want to pack their earplugs, as soundproofing between rooms is lacking. Guests also recommend avoiding the units near the bathrooms, as these tend to be the noisiest.

Hard mattresses

According to reviews, the beds are not the best. Travellers find them a bit hard, and tough to sleep comfortably on.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 93 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
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    9.3 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 93 reviews