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Smylies Accommodation YHA

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Very Good
8 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Helpful Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Our home, your home.

37 years of sharing our property to people from all over the world. YHA Springfield, Smylies is one of Springfield's oldest homes starting its history back in the 1870s as a guesthouse for the Bullock trains passing through. Set on just over one acre of grounds it offers plenty of space for rest and enjoyment and been extensively renovated with all modern backpacking facilities.choose from ensuites,motel units ,your own Cottage or a shared Hostel room

Our popular on-site Japanese restaurant is a hit with guests, please make sure you book just in case Keiko is having time off. We have an extensive English and Japanese library, plus DVDs available for the days you'd rather stay in.

Skiers love the ski tune up room and drying room, and we can arrange transfers to nearby fields. Our team can advise on where to go bouldering around Castle Hill, have climbing mats for rental and even a mini climbing wall to practice on!

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
8 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Jan 21, 2023
Generous sized room with large, comfortable bed. Kitchen was smallish but functional and suited our needs. Nice comfortable living room with smart TV. Quirky building with interesting features. Helpful staff who recommended places for us to visit on our way to Tekapo which made our drive much more interesting. Best of all there is a hostel cat named Günther who is very cute and friendly. Would stay here again.
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Couple, 18-24
Jul 24, 2021
Nice, clean and warm hostel with friendly staff with great knowledge of the area. Ask them anything about the surrounding mountains and ski fields. Conveniently located close to the Club Ski Fields on the way to Arthur's Pass. Highly recommended. :)
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Male, 31-40
Feb 16, 2020
Good Hostel oversll with friendly staff
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Fitness Centre
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games