About Station Lodge Backpackers, Ohakune

Station Lodge Backpackers Ohakune, the 1906 historical Station Lodge Master house,  located adjacent to the world-renowned Tongariro National Park.   Station Lodge, YHA Ohakune hostel offers budget accommodation in Ohakune for all seasons; the lodge is warm and inviting and its proximity to spectacular walks including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tūroa or Whakapapa ski fields, and the Whanganui River, making it the ideal adventure base.  Make Station Lodge your re-supply stop during the Te Araroa walking trail, The Northern Circuit Great Walk and the Whanganui Journey, we offer secure luggage storage while you're out on the path. 

If you are looking for a small, chilled & friendly Lodge in Ohakune with spectacular views of Mt Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park, Station Lodge is it! 



All bedding supplied
Towels available on request
Central heating 
Guests have access to shared bathrooms and shared self-catering kitchen/dining/lounge area

Free wifi (limited).

All bedding and linen supplied
Central heating 
Guests have access to shared bathrooms and shared self-catering kitchen/dining/lounge area

Free wifi (limited).

All bedding and linen supplied, including towels. 

Private bathroom
Central heating 
Guests have access to shared self-catering kitchen/dining/lounge area.


I stayed at the Station Lodge just for a night, but that was a lovely one.The bathroom facilities, toilets and kitchen are absolutely clean. Kitchen very well equipped and nice to catch up with others.

Ann V - 6th August 2017

Family ski weekend


Our 7th stay at this great hostel. Lovely owners who keep it really clean. Comfortable beds and lovely heated rooms. Nice relaxing vibe for families. Lovely warm fire in the dining room/ kitchen. Spa pool, trampoline and chickens are popular with the kids. Fantastic recycling and composting set up

Srey B, July 2018 

Great Lodge for family holidays

We've stayed at a few YHA hostels and have been really impressed by them as a venue for family holidays. We pay affordable hostel rates, and our family got a large room to ourselves. Shared kitchen and lounge areas - a great place to meet other snow families

Shared Facilities

  • Open plan rustic kitchen

    Fully equipped, so you can cook up a storm.

  • Wood burner

    Curl up with a warm drink and friends around the roaring fire. 

  • Native gardens

    Located opposite the Tongariro National Park, with stunning views of the Mt Ruapehu

  • Large green spaces

    Make this your own.

  • 11 Bedrooms

    Four and Siz person bunk rooms. 

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

    Relax your sore muscles after a days of adventures in the outdoor spa pool.

  • Cozy chillout areas

    Relax in front of a movie, or play aboard game with the family. 

  • 11 Bedrooms

    Private double rooms

  • Woodfire pizza oven

    A great way to feed a large group of people and really fun. 

  • Large dining area

    Room for everyone

  • Historial  & Heritage

    The Grand Station Master House


  • 5 Bathrooms

    Individual bathrooms, with shower, basin and toilet in each. 

  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    Shuttles depart from Station Lodge

  • Tūroa Ski Area

    20 minute drive from Station Lodge

  • Whakapapa Ski Area

    Ride the Sky Waka Gondola. 45 minute drive from Station Lodge

  • Ohakune Old Coach Road

    Walk or ride the 15km historical Ohakune Old Coach Road. 


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60 Thames Street

Ohakune, 4625

Aotearoa, New Zealand


Tel: 06 3858 797

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