90 reviews

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

Smylies YHA backpackers, Springfield motels and ski lodge. 32 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. 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 9 km towards Arthur's Pass. Transport available from Christchurch or airport ($70 single transfer).Ideal location for all the activities in this region: jet boating, skiing, tramping,rock climbing / bouldering fishing, walking or just relaxing. We offer room-service meals, or try our dining room. bookings required Tariff: (per person) lodge $75 (includes dinner, breakfast), budget/youth hostel from $31.50 (dorm) to $75(twin/double). 3 self-contained motel units $95-$140 (2 persons). Japanese/NZ-style dinner $20-$25. Breakfast $10-$18.


  • Barbecue
  • Breakfast Available
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Microwave in Unit
  • Parking
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • TV

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. Reception open until 9pm