Kakapo Lodge YHA is a top pick for school trips, groups of international students, sports teams, tramping and cycling groups, and special interest groups like orchestras and photography clubs. Whatever your group’s size or interests, we offer comfortable, safe and secure accommodation at a great price.

The hostel can cater for up to 50 people. If you are interested please send us an email letting us know the number of people, what type of rooms you are looking for and how many days you plan to stay.

We provide all linen and towels as well as free limited 500mb wifi per person, free use of our barbecue facilities and free parking on the premise.  We have a spacious kitchen and lounges.  Laundry service is available. We also have pool pass discount vouchers for the Hanmer hot pools.

We require 50% of the total cost 30 days before you arrive and the outstanding balance on arrival. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival will be refunded 80% of the deposit. Please note the booking is not confirmed until we receive the deposit.

Options for Whole Lodge Hire available 

Our prices vary so please get in touch with us to find out more by email staykakapo@xtra.co.nz or 03 315 7472.


We really know how to look after groups. 

  • Great group rates and quality budge accommodation
  • Safe and secure locations
  • Range of accommodation options from shared dormitory style rooms to private rooms
  • We provide everything from sheets to spoons to make your stay easy
  • Self-catering facilities with fully equipped kitchens and social area
  • No bars on site