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Kakapo Lodge YHA

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#1 of 3 hostels in Hanmer Springs
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YHA Hanmer Springs, Kakapo Lodge is a two-storey purpose built backpacker hostel with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. This modern hostel is located just 200m (literally a three minute walk) from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa and the village centre with all its many cafes, shops and restaurants. Relaxing inside the hostel is easy with its log fire, underfloor heating, movie hire, large kitchen and open common room.
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Free parking
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Paid wifi
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Korean
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NZeater wrote a review May 2023
22 contributions1 helpful vote
Really loved this hostel, the owners/staff were really helpful and friendly and easy going. Our room and bathroom was spotless. The shared kitchen was always clean. The fire in the shared space was lit and it was cosy. So nice and close to the shops and hot pools (about a two min walk). Would come back!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharnie wrote a review Apr 2023
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
It was an amazing experience only a five minute walk away from anything, the pools or the fairy doors. They have a big tv lounge on the second floor and a amazing lobby with a keyboard, guitar and a computer. The kitchen is huge and really feels like the amazing camps we went on as kids. I loved it and will come back again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Their is a day car park behind the lodge
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Jen B wrote a review Mar 2023
61 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked this place online and found it easily on a corner very near to the hot pools. On arrival the path is surrounded by pretty, well cared for gardens, also a garden area with tables, chairs and umbrellas to relax in. Reception was very quick and helpful and the room spotless and very pleasant, with free wifi that worked well. The kitchen is large with plenty of cooking facilities, a large fridge freezer, and two large glass-doored fridges. It was cleaned frequently, though sadly many of the users did not leave their spaces clean at all. All in all a pleasure to stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It's only 5 minutes walk from the hot pools.
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Bart wrote a review Feb 2023
Hamilton, New Zealand2 contributions
From the time you arrive the first thing is the friendly welcome and the cleanliness from your room to the kitchen and bathroom facilities, the owners are super helpful. Staying at kakapo lodge is great value and all guests the we met were all like minded. The lodge is situated within easy walking distance of the pools and the rest of the town, it is the best value for money ever.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SandieGee_10 wrote a review Sept 2022
Coral Bay, Australia27 contributions5 helpful votes
A great find this was!! Very clean facilities in great location with snow covered mountain views. The hosts were warm and friendly great service. Surprisingly big room with cook top, an extremely comfortable bed. Lovely welcoming fire in the foyer. Excellent all round.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Iris A wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Very cute little place, very cheap which was good for us as travelling students for the night. Very cozy, full amenities even though we didn’t use them. Lovely housekeepers, very friendly and welcoming. Room was super warm and clean, with beautiful view of the Hanmer mountain ranges. Overall lovely stay, close to town and hot pools - would love to stay here again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pipandpaul wrote a review Jun 2022
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James and his family were exceedingly good hosts! The lodge was clean and run with a relaxed air of efficiency! Beds were super comfortable! Heating was superb and the fire in longe was always on! Kitchen well equipped and organised brilliantly, urn always on. Probably one of the best budget accommodation places I have ever stayed at! I highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Helpful staff at all times, nothing too much trouble!!
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Squalke wrote a review Jun 2022
Pirongia, New Zealand12 contributions3 helpful votes
I love this lodge. Very clean facilities in great location with mountain views. The hosts were warm and friendly - turned our heating and lights on on arrival. Lovely welcoming fire in the foyer. Excellent all round.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alex D wrote a review Feb 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place to stay. Very friendly family run backpacker. They were helpful and friendly with any request I had. Comfortable beds, clean, well equipped kitchen, great balconies and numerous lounge areas. Only down side is they leave a lot of lights on in the unoccupied rooms in the day - seems a waste of energy.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Dr Bob wrote a review Jan 2022
Lower Hutt, New Zealand4 contributions
Stayed with a friend for four nights in a room with two single beds. The matresses were perfectly firm. The kitchen had everything we needed. Bowls, plates, knives, forks. Pots. Quiet, clean, friendly staff, fab setup. The event we attended at the very other end of town was a short 5min walk. Glad I brought my umbrella.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$89 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionHanmer Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kakapo Lodge YHA
Which popular attractions are close to Kakapo Lodge YHA?
Nearby attractions include Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa (0.3 km), A Maze N Golf (0.3 km), and Dog Stream Walkway (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kakapo Lodge YHA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, paid wifi, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Kakapo Lodge YHA?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kakapo Lodge YHA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kakapo Lodge YHA?
Conveniently located restaurants include No.31 Restaurant & Bar, Rustic Cafe & Tapa's Bar, and Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar.
Is Kakapo Lodge YHA located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Hanmer Springs.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kakapo Lodge YHA?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Korean.