YHA Gisborne

Description

YHA Gisborne, a cosy and charming backpackers hostel, is set in spacious grounds within New Zealand’s sunniest city. Our backpacking guests love to relax in the sunshine or take in the many sights and activities that Gisborne has to offer. The hostel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and is a very easy place to just chill out and unwind or take a walk to the surfing beaches at Wainui and Waikanae. You can hire a surfboard, and if you can, make sure you get up early to be the first in the world to see the sunrise of the new day at Wainui beach.

YHA Gisborne is located in central Gisborne, only 15 minutes from the i-site and bus depot. Food and takeaway shops are just over the road, or make use of the well-equipped kitchen to whip up a meal to go with the great wines you’ve picked up from the Gisborne region.

The YHA Gisborne backpackers comprises a variety of accommodation to suit any individual or group, available with 24-hour access. The hostel also has a large common room with a new plasma 32 inch tv and sky tv, internet access, card phone and fax.

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“Spacious and central associate YHA … with new carpets, a sunny deck and a cheery paint job.” –The Rough Guide to New Zealand

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By Car:

Follow Gladstone Rd thru central CBD, over the bridge
onto Wainui Rd and we are 400 metres past the harbour
on the right, corner of Wainui Rd and Harris St, opposite Video Easy.

By Bus/Shuttle:

1km from station. Stops at the information centre.

Taxi $8, or 15 to 20 minute walk.

Some Bus drivers will drop near the hostel if asked (politely) as they drive to wash and refuel near the hostel after main drop off.

By Plane:

6km from Gisborne Domestic Airport.

There is no shuttle service.

Taxi $20.

By Train:

600m from the station. 

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Take a Whale Rider tour to nearby Whangara village on the East Cape.
  • Visit the idyllic beaches of the East Cape and observe traditional Maori culture on the many Maraes.
  • Kaiti Hill offers the best walk for magnificent views over Gisborne and Poverty Bay and is right next to the YHA Gisborne hostel.
  • Watch the sunrise of the new day at Wainui beach – be the first in the world to do so.
  • Enter the shark cage if you dare, feed stingrays or just watch the penguins with Dive Tatapouri.

Events

  • (Jul 31st - Oct 4th) This exhibition features a selection of large vessels from the Museum’s ceramic collection by ceramicists of national and international acclaim. Local clay worker, Baye Riddell is legendary for his massive pots and ... Tairawhiti Museum
  • (Jul 3rd - Sep 13th) The Gisborne Artists Society and Pottery groups’ annual exhibition is a culmination of artistic indulgences, art sharing and art making. Earlier flyers from the Artist Society noted that their membership continues to ... Tairawhiti Museum
  • (Jul 17th - Oct 11th) Gisborne artist Ephraim Russell graduated with a Master's degree in Māori visual arts (Hons) in 2014 from Massey University, Palmerston North. In previous years he powered up his artistic skills attending locally ... Tairawhiti Museum
  • (Aug 28th - Nov 29th) Local art teacher Richard Rogers says his latest exhibition is a composite of different cultures and touches on the procedures of repatriation. His technique, which he calls ‘sculpture painting’, is an adaptation of ... Tairawhiti Museum
  • (Sep 9th - Sep 9th) From a time when harmony and vocals were king, our singers, Suzanne Lynch, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Pat Urlich and band delight you with great vocals and harmonies from legendary groups like the Drifters, Platters, ... War Memorial Theatre
  • (May 10th - Oct 11th) In the fifth of Dr Jack Richard’s Sunday afternoon concert series at Tairāwhiti Museum visitors will be treated to a concert by guitarist George Wills. George Wills is currently completing a Bachelor of Music with ... Tairawhiti Museum

YHA Gisborne welcomes group accommodation reservations. We are able to supply up to 28 multi-share beds and 6 private rooms,including one family ensuite room. All rooms are of a comfortable size and we are able to offer good parking facilities within the hostel grounds. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.

Capacity and Room Types.

 YHA Gisborne can cater for up to 38 people across 11 rooms.

 Room types available are:

  • 1 x 10 bed multi-share.
  • 2 x 6 bed multi-share.
  • 1 x 4 bed multi-share.
  • 1 x 2 bed multi-share.
  • 2 x twin private rooms.
  • 3 x double private rooms.
  • 1 x family ensuite room.

The accommodation

Bedding to all rooms is supplied including towels for private accommodation. If required extra towels can be hired for $1.00 per towel.

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including: Interislander and Bluebridge ferries, Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains, Intercity coach travel and local shuttle services.

Contact our Group Coordinators

Please contact YHA Gisborne directly on 06 8673269 or email yha.gisborne@clear.net.nz or ph 0800 278299 for YHA NZ customer services.