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Set on just over 2 acres, it offers plenty of space for rest and enjoyment.  It has been extensively renovated with all modern facilities.

The main building rooms are configured into twins, doubles and dorms.  Motel units are set up as studio's, one 2 bedroom family unit and a 3 bedroom Cottage.  All our double beds are super king which can be split into singles.

We can cater for groups up to 35 in shared accommodation with dinner and breakfast provided.

There is an extensive collection of English and Japanese books to be found on the bookshelves and in the TV lounge, we have a good collection of video's and DVD's and broadband strength internet.

Other facilities available:

  • Ski tune up room / storage room
  • Drying room
  • Dinning room 
  • Ski and board rental
  • Clothing hire
  • Bouldering / climbing mat rental, shoes and guide
  • Wireless internet
  • Mini climbing wall to stretch your muscles
  • Full recycling facilities to minimize yours and our carbon footprint
  • Pet friendly motel unit
  • And with 3 kids ourselves we are most definitely a kids friendly accommodation provider


Lodge accommodation:  Smylies is one of Springfield's oldest homes starting it's history back in the 1870's
as a guesthouse for the Bullock trains passing through.

Room choices: 2 super king / twin rooms upstairs, view to the mountains from the windows rooms.  They are known as Black and Pink rooms due to the wallpaper choice and matching paintings.  Downstairs we have 3 rooms that are used as either twin, family or dorm.  You will see the choices on the booking page as Office room, Twin or Dorm.  The max dorm size is 6 .

Motel: Attached to the main building off the dinning room is the 2 bedroom unit known as Motel 3.  It has 2 bedrooms,1 is a superking the other a twin. You have your own lounge, toilet, shower, 32" flatscreen TV with DV and basic kitchen facilities like microwave, cutlery, toaster.  A full kitchen is available in the hostel for your use.

please select a unit:

  • if you arrive after 9.00pm 
  • want to be close to a toilet 
  • don"t want to climb stairs with suitcases 

Studio motels are fitted out with full kitchen, 32" TV, DVD, super king and single bed.  Unit 1 has fixed single, Unit 2 fold out.both units have Mitsubishi heatpumps installed

Unit 2 has shower chair and is wheelchair friendly.

the Bowler Cottage a 2021 addition of a 1870's cottage  ,fitted with heat pump and induction cooking plate and trying to keep a feeling  of the old days but  without the cold water. set up as a king but can split upon request .

Cottage: is a 3 bedroom 90m2 house with very comfortable sunny lounge / dinning.  2 bedrooms have super king beds which can split to singles and one bedroom has king single with a pull out bed underneath.  The kitchen is fully equipped and toilet / shower is fitted with grip bars.

Early check in /late check out ?

depending on availibility we would like to give a choice for early check in $20 per room  or late check out $20 per room


  smylies YHA hostel cat Kunta