TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport
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TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport

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4.5
#2 of 5 hostels in Westport
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Backpackers accommodation, Located in Westport on the wild west coast ,We cater for all travellers. Base yourself in our beautiful 150 year old colonial hostel and explore Karamea and the limestone arches, Heaphy track, or take a ride into history with the Denniston under ground coalmine tour,the old ghost road, or a 4 wheel drive with out west tours to the modern open pit mine on the Stockton Plateau with its stunning views of the northern Buller. To the south, Punakaiki and the pancake rocks or the historical gold fields of Charleston, home of underworld rafting, all a short drive away. Buller adventure tours with jet boating and horse riding, seal colony and surfing at Tauranga bay all a short ride away on our free bicycles. Book your next hostel with our free wifi. Games room and covered BBQ, free movies, tea and coffee, for those that just want to relax in our beautiful garden.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Self-serve laundry
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

72 Queen Street, Westport 7825 New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 82 out of 100
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Westport Airport
Christchurch Intl Airport
207.4 km
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Andrew wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I made a very late call to get accommodation here, after the top10 at carters Beach would only accept late arrivals if an absolute emergency! Which i guess is fair enough.
But I'm very glad that was the case. Tripinn was fantastic, not only was I accepted late, but the staff were very friendly, super helpful. It is a very beautiful building, and the entire place is absolutely spotless.
Terrific value, very highly recommended
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review May 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the room with en-suite which we found very good, it was warm, had a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a great shower. The shared space was also very good with a large kitchen, dining room and lounge. Plenty of out door seating for those summer evenings. There is off street parking and loan bikes available. The original part of the build is ~160 years old with the extension making it two storied being 130 years old so is a piece of history. This is budget accomodation and delivers good value for money.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yemma wrote a review Jan 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In a large old house. The main feature is the stunning gardens and the spaces available outside to eat in the fresh air. Lovely. Kitchen is large and very well equipped. Showers hot but wet towels dumped in a corner. Bedroom was small and a bit cramped for space. Spaces to store bikes. BBQ not working. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jodi wrote a review Feb 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Host doesn't permit alcohol after 9pm even if it's your birthday. Swears at you if you make any noise past 9pm. Yes; the showers were clean but if you actually want to enjoy travelling DO NOT STAY HERE. The host locked us out of the main building because we were "too loud " despite this being before 10pm" Please do not stay here, you will ruin your trip. I promise this is not a good representation of new zealand hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from journeyman02, Owner at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Obviously due to the overly inerbriated state you were in you only have 2 facts correct: True we dont permit alcohol after 9pm (for obvious reasons which you have displayed) & yes the showers are clean. In respose to your other accusations you were asked 3 times between 9 and 9:30 pm to quieten down after driving our 30 odd other guests out of the common area with your loud drinking games etc, even though you assured me you only had empty glasses. You eventually took your alcohol and carried on drinking until 11pm in the games room where you became over intoxicated which is when I put a stop to it, never once swearing at you or locking you out of the main building, you were just to drunk to operate the door handle or use the code after 11 pm. Our security camera footage shows a completely different story to yours and I will endevour to post some pictures of you and friends climbing through windows, running around hostel disturbing other guests sleep, going in behind my reception desk : all of this with wine glasses and bottles in hand up until midnight. So you seem to have left all of this out of your review. ALL of our guests comfort, safety and sleep is a priority to us and if that means dissapointing one drunk immature birthday girl who does not yet have the maturity or respect to think of others then we will do so, regardless of the threat of a spiteful review on trip advisor which shows itself to be completely at odds with our other reviews on all booking platforms.
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Graet wrote a review Feb 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Passing through for the night was a rather uncomfortable experience. There was a small group traveling together which were not a problem.... just enjoying themselves at a moderate level.

What I do not enjoy is hearing and witnessing (when I come out my room to investigate the noise), the business owner screaming like a banshee, swearing and calling a group of young ladies “dumb, *insert bad many words*”. Extremely poor behaviour, even if the group was problematic.

Not only was the owner acting in an aggressive manor to her clientele, there were other issues, the property seems soulless, printed out rules all over the place, a small dog and three cats to trip over, which were allowed into the kitchen, lounges and guest rooms.... not exactly hygienic.

I advise you try a different location.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from journeyman02, Owner at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Your review is obviously so untrue and completely made up to support your friend jodi's review below that its laughable. You NEVER came out of your room and witnessed or heard me screaming or saying "bad words" to your friend because all of the trouble she was causing was in the main building and I never once came out anywhere near the units you stayed in so this is a complete lie. Also the animals have NEVER been in the guests rooms and they dont want to, they live in our private accommodation upstairs and spend some time in reception, on the night your group stayed you will recall showering the wee dog with so much affection on your arrival even your tour guide had to ask you to put her down, after this she was kept in my private accommodation all evening so as to keep her safe, many of your group actually kept asking if they could see the cats but they are timid so stayed away from the noise. Secondly I am not an aggresive person by nature and spoke to you calmly and quietly in all instances so as not to disturb other guests. And as far as you saying the place is soulless, I overheard a lot of your group saying this was the best hostel they had ever been in shortly after arriving. The only segment of thruth in your review being that "some of your group were problematic". Later in the evening some of your group even apolagised to me for the behaviour of a few of you. The whole evening is on security cameras and we would be happy to send this to your tour guide who was asleep and unaware of the disgraceful immature behaviour of a few who could not grasp the fact that they were in a hostel where people were trying to sleep not a pub ! These spiteful reviews are now well known for exactly that and stick out like a sore thumb. All you've done is make a complete fool of yourself in support of your foolish friend.
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Linn N wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel is in an old house that looks beautiful. The owner is very nice and helpful. They have two cats on the premises which are seriously cute! The hostel is nice, clean and very cosy! I loved the vibe it was giving off! I would highly recommend that you stay here if you are in Westport!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: There is parking and laundry. Take a walk or run around town the views are incredible!
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UntappingTheWorld wrote a review Dec 2015
Vancouver, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
When arriving with my Stray bus mates, I needed to pay by credit card and tried to inform the host that I had a medical issue. The hostel processes those with cash before processing those paying my credit card. When checking in with a large bus, I need to check-in relatively fast or first to secure a bottom bunk bed near power. My medical condition is sleep apnea where I travel with a CPAP machine. I wasn't even able to get a word out to the host who would not make an exception for my condition cutting me off before I could even explain my medical condition while shouting over him and around my bus mates. Near half the bus was aware I have this requirement, but most are not.

The host was very rude to me and would not allow me to explain the condition probably concluding that I was just a yuppy backpacker chasing power points. He simply stated that he would deal with me later after the rest of the bus was processed ahead of me for those paying cash. Not only that, he didn't even look happy to welcome us.

I simply took a bed in one of the rooms as keys were not being provided and paid afterwards. But I was very upset by the abrupt rudeness of the host not putting medical requirements ahead of others. This is the first time that this has ever happened to me while travelling.

The hostel is cozy and clean, rooms are clean, and beds are comfortable. The kitchen is decent, but with large groups, is a bit small. Security wise, while it's a small town, is somewhat suspect that you don't have locks on the dorm rooms. The Wifi is also extremely expensive due to the remote location and lack of fibre optics provided to the town.
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Date of stay: December 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Amy5503 wrote a review Jun 2017
Westport, New Zealand
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Owner does not respect customer's privacy, barged into rooms and confiscated personal belongings. Discriminate foreigners and disrespectful towards guests. He showed no remorse for what he has done.

Please avoid this place!!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from westcoasttripinn, Owner at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport
Responded 28 Jun 2017
as I said when I removed the heater you had brought in to my building, my radiator system keeps the room temperature at 18 deg c. It is totally unreasonable to expect 35deg. and to endanger other guests by sleeping with heater on full and clothing all over the floor. I appreciate you come from a country that does not have winter, but safety first
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Dedmanwalking wrote a review Nov 2017
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Facilities here are fine but they have an extremely rude manager. YHA hostels usually allow byob, as does this one, but it comes with many strings attached. During my stay we were within the guidlines of the no drinking after 9 pm rule, and were finishing our beveeages, as 9 pm approached. Ten till the hour the man who works here comes out slamming his hand down on the table around us all and yelling for us to quiet down and That we can no longer be drinking. Again it was ten minutes before 9 and yelling to get peace and quiet seems to be extremely counterintuitive to me. Just because the tour bus occupants were paying for your cheapest " dorm style" room does not make us any less valuable of customers to your facility!!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from westcoasttripinn, Owner at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport
Responded 21 Nov 2017
and you are exactly the reason we have a drinking curfew.
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ShellK8487 wrote a review Dec 2016
Castlebar, Ireland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel is a nice, clean hostel. It has pretty comfortable rooms that are quite small. The kitchen is clean and big. You get limited free WiFi. However, I felt like I was a burden to the owners there who wanted everyone to leave as soon as they had checked out. I've never experienced that in a hostel before. Usually you can use the facilities of a hostel after you've checked out e.g. if you're waiting for a bus etc. We had to check in to another hostel as this one was booked and we were told that we could wait there until we could check in to our other place. The case was different the next morning as we were told to leave as they needed to prepare for the next group. There was about 6 people sitting in the common area reading or playing cards, I didn't see how we were preventing them from preparing for the next group. The kitchen can't be used from 10:30-12 and a girl who was about to start her breakfast, was asked to leave at 10:15 for cleaning. When she explained she'd nothing to eat they just shrugged their shoulders and said she could wait until 12. They also asked a couple with a young toddler to leave at 11am. I don't see how they were in the way? This hostel didn't have the laidback, friendly atmosphere that I've experienced in other NZ hostels.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Linn N wrote a tip Mar 2024
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is parking and laundry. Take a walk or run around town the views are incredible! "
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Sharon D wrote a tip Oct 2017
Sydney, Australia45 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ensuite rooms are more private than the backpacker area and were quiet."
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rollinaroundthworld wrote a tip Jul 2017
15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the upstairs ensuite room - if you can get it, book it!"
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Bernard U wrote a tip Mar 2017
Leicester, United Kingdom150 contributions93 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs in colonial house, if your budget will run to it."
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Alison R wrote a tip Jul 2016
Hoi An, Vietnam65 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good depending on whether you want a private room or bunk room"
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$77 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport
Which popular attractions are close to TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Nearby attractions include Coaltown Museum (0.3 km), Shortjaw Brewing (0.3 km), and Surf Fevah (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Conveniently located restaurants include PR's Cafe, Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar, and Whanake Gallery & Espresso Bar.
Is TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Westport.
Are there any historical sites close to TripInn Hostel, YHA Westport?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Coalmining (14.5 km).
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