Backpackers & Ski Lodge
The Sanctuary Bunkhouse, Main Road, Arthur's Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand
Accommodation for backpackers, hikers,
trampers and casual visitors
A cheap and convenient place to stay. Located on the Main Road in the centre of Arthur's Pass Village. A short walking distance from bus and train stops. Off-street parking is available.
There is a large day room with a woodburner fire and full kitchen facilities. Comfortable leather couches with intimate views from the large windows.
Rooms are centrally heated during the Winter months. Unlimited hot water for both bath and showers.
The bunk room sleeps eight people (sleeping bags required).
A Drying Room that operates during the ski season.
Six internet computers, and a Cat5 network cable for your laptop. No WiFi.
Adjacent to the Avalanche Peak Track, and close to five Ski fields (Temple Basin 3km is the nearest).
Our policy is to keep prices as low as possible. For this reason we do not clean daily. If you make an effort and leave The Sanctuary tidy when you check-out, then we will continue to keep prices low.
Due to the cost of heating fuel, Summer / Winter tariffs apply.
Prices shown Per Person
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Families with children under 5 years free, and under
13 years half price.
Book Your Bunk
During Summer and ski seasons The Sanctuary is very busy.
It is advisable to book.
To make a Booking - phone Bill on 03 942 2230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full payment is required at time of Booking. We accept credit cards / PayPal / or Bank transfer to Bank Account 060821 0280361 00. Alternatively a booking can be made through BBH on-line booking system.
Refunds for cancellations will be at the sole discretion of
Generally, a refund for amounts under $30.00 will not be given, neither will refunds be given when cancellation within 48 hours of arrival.
We are a Licenced Transport Operator and during the ski season we run a Friday night bus from the City to Temple Basin, returning on Sunday evening.
Thoughout the year we typically make two returns trips to Arthur's Pass each week.
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Arthur's Pass National Park
In 1929, Arthur's Pass National Park became the first national park to be established in New Zealand. Arthur's Pass village offers visitors access to its peaks, passes, glaciers and tarns, gorges, waterfalls and deep river valleys, forests and alpine meadows. Mountaineering and tramping (hiking) are popular activities, particularly the day hike to Avalanche Peak (find out more about walks in the area).
Staying at The Sanctuary
Thank you so much for this peaceful sanctuary... a cosy and warm place in Arthur's Pass to reload my battery during traveling in New Zealand.– Kristel
Thank you hosts, for the great trust, simplicity and warmth of this place.– Jordan and Malini
A warm place to stay, excellent books on local history, hot tips on hiking and even a book on ice cream...– Steve Hope and Kate Bernhandt
Great bed, great heater, fantastic bath... now I have a mission to come back and walk Crow Valley.– Lynn
We had a good sleep, a warm fireplace and memories of earlier days when we were children.– Brigitte, Manfred, Lothar and Karin
No room at the inn, but we found room at the Sanctuary. Bill, you are a star. Honesty policy shows you have faith in humanity.– Sonia, Pat and Haruni