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Kakapo Lodge

Hostel | 14, Amuri Ave, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand 7334

92.8% Overall Rating

24 out of 26 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/05/2014)

Michael Jones thinks…

"It is a warm, clean and very comfortable back packer accommodation. One of the best we stayed in .we would always go back there, warm, clean, friendly and helpful. Thank you. M& K Jones"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.31

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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About Kakapo Lodge

Kakapo Lodge Backpackers, Hanmer Springs YHA is a two-storey, purpose-built backpackers lodge with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

We are located a 2-minute walk from the thermal reserve and the village centre.

Enjoy the summer sunshine outside up on the sunny decks or read a good book down in the peaceful garden. Make the most of the evening sun and do all your cooking outside on the BBQs provided.

Winter is warm at Kakapo Lodge with a log fire and under-floor heating as well as extra duvets and blankets on request. On those cold nights cook up a storm in our large communal kitchen and dining room.

We have a range of DVDs for hire, which can be watched upstairs in the Lounge. Or you can grab a book from our Book Exchange to read during your stay.

Downstairs are the Computer Terminals which offer Internet as well as a place to upload all of your great holiday snaps. WiFi is available throughout the hostel.

Kakapo Lodge is a great base for your tramping or mountain biking adventures. Transport is available to the new St James cycleway and all the tramping tracks in the Lewis Pass area. Storage is available at the lodge.

Accommodation Information

Our lodge sleeps up to 50 people with a variety of accommodation: motel units (with bathroom, kitchen), ensuites, twins, doubles and dorms. All beds made-up, no bunks. The lodge has underfloor heating, large kitchen/dining room, 3 decks, courtyard with BBQ and seating, log fire and large lounge

Location Information

Kakapo Lodge is located just 200m away from the well known Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa and it is an easy five minutes walk to the shops and centre of town. From the lodge you can go for a walk or mountain bike in the forest reserve on the other side of the road or you can book your day outing from reception wether it be horse riding, quad biking, jet boating, or bungy jumping.