69 reviews

Check In: 14:00 |Check Out: 10:00

Smylies YHA backpackers, Springfield motels and ski lodge. 27 years of fun with customers. Started by Colin and Keiko who will welcome you with genuine hospitality, fully made beds and meal options you only dream about when staying in 5 star hotels.<br /><br />How to get to Smylies: from Christchurch travel State Highway 73 towards Arthur's Pass. If you are coming from Geraldine/Timaru or Kaikoura/Rangiora, at the junction of State Highway 72 and 73, head 9km towards Arthur's Pass. Transport available from Christchurch or airport ($45 single transfer). GPS 43;20'17" S, 171 & 55'49" E. <br /><br />Ideal location for all the activities in this region: jet boating, skiing, tramping, fishing, walking or just relaxing. We offer room-service meals, or try our dining room. <br /><br />Tariff: (per person) lodge $75 (includes dinner, breakfast), budget/youth hostel from $29 (dorm) to $70(twin/double). 3 self-contained motel units $95-$140 (2 persons). Japanese/NZ-style dinner $20-$25. Breakfast $10-$18.


  • Accessible Facilities
  • All major credit cards
  • Amex
  • Barbecue
  • Breakfast Available
  • Broadband Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Ensuite
  • Families Welcome
  • Freeview TV
  • Fridge in Unit
  • Guest Lounge
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Laundry Room
  • Linen Provided
  • MasterCard
  • Meals Available
  • Microwave in Unit
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Parking
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Self-Contained
  • TV
  • TV in Room
  • TV Lounge
  • Visa
  • Wireless Internet

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made within 1 week of arrival will result in the client being charged for the full amount. Client no shows will be charged in full. A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total cost of travel is required to confirm a booking and cover administration and accommodation bookings Changes of up to a 10% decrease in numbers of the original size can be made without penalty providing Smylies is notified a minimum of 1 week prior to arrival and 2 weeks during the Chinese New Year period, Japan golden week, NZ school holidays and NCEA periods. Any request to increase group size will be accommodated subject to availability and the group will be charged accordingly.