Mountain House Arthurs Pass
YHA Arthur's Pass Mountain House is situated in the alpine village of Arthur's Pass, right on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, just two hours from Christchurch and ninety minutes from Greymouth on the West Coast.
YHA Arthur's Pass backpacker accommodation consists of the main backpacker lodge set in the centre of town, a modern, heated sun trap with great views, visiting kea but still with a small hostel feel. Just opposite the Lodge is the historic YHA building with multi-share rooms perfect for backpacking groups. Finally, on the edge of the native bush on a quiet Arthur's Pass street are the four early 1900s railway cottages converted into comfortable modern accommodation each with log-burners and a bottomless supply of firewood. These cottages can accommodate up 10 persons and can be to be booked solely for your private use. For more details and prices, email the hostel directly by clicking on the 'send an email' link.
The YHA Arthur's Pass backpacker hostel is your tramping headquarters in Arthur's Pass village where many of the spectacular walking tracks, such as Avalanche peak and Mount Bealey are within walking distance of our front door. We also operate a trampers' shuttle to get you to tracks further afield such as the Cass/Lagoon and the Mingha Deception. During your stay at the hostel we can direct you where you might see the cheeky kea, the resident Arthur's Pass mountain parrot, and assist you if you are interested in listening for kiwi.
Buses run from Christchurch, Greymouth and Hokitika daily and stop outside the Hostel. The Tranz Alpine train runs daily from Christchurch and Greymouth and the train station is a short 500 metre walk from the Hostel. Shuttle for trampers to walking tracks. Spectacular day trips with walking distance of the Hostel. Comfortable, cosy common rooms. Internet access including wireless and Skype. Fully equipped self-catering kitchens. Luggage storage, free car parking and laundry facilities. There is no supermarket or ATM in the small alpine village of Arthur's Pass so you may wish to stock up in Greymouth or Christchurch before you arrive.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Safe Deposit Box
- Shuttle Bus
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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Arthur's Pass Village is located in the middle of Arthur's Pass National Park. Buses drop-off directly outside the Mountain House Hostel in the morning and afternoon, and the railway station is only a 200 metre walk from us.
By road it is 154km from Christchurch on Highway 73. From Greymouth, go south on Highway 6 to Kumara Junction. Turn east on Highway 73 and ascend the mountains to Arthur's Pass township, a distance of 100km. Free off-street parking is available.
The Tranz Alpine train (Ph. 0800 872 467) runs daily to Arthur's Pass township, from Christchurch and Greymouth. This trip is considered to be one of the 'great rail journeys of the world', as it passes through spectacular gorges and alpine scenery.
By bus, Atomic Shuttles (Ph 0508 108 359) travel daily to Arthur's Pass from Christchurch and Greymouth or Hokitika.
West Coast Shuttle bus (Ph 03 768 0328) also operates daily to Arthur's Pass providing a morning service from the West Coast and an afternoon service from Christchurch or the Christchurch Airport.
Within the national park the Mountain House Shuttle can provide transport to/from track heads, or local ski fields.
Situated in the alpine village of Arthur's Pass, right on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, and surrounded by the Arthur's Pass National Park, we are just two hours away from Christchurch and 90 minutes from Greymouth or Hokitika on the West Coast.