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

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

  • Gisborne Wine and Food Festival (Oct 26th - Oct 26th) New venue, new look, new feel! Spend Labour weekend in Gisborne and visit the cellar doors on Saturday then spend Sunday down by the beach at the Wine and Food festival with local wineries and foodies.
  • Cameraman With A Mission - Hakaraia Pahewa (Oct 25th - Mar 3rd 2015) Whaling in Te Kaha, native schools in Hawkes Bay, Marae in the early 1900s, Tokomaru Bay wharf and the cultivation of kūmara are subjects of interest to the camera of Hakaraia Pahewa. Following in the footsteps of his ...
  • Family Fun Day (Oct 26th - Oct 26th) Scratching your head what to do with the kids, visitors or grandma over the long weekend – scratch no more. For us there is no great accompainment to great food and wine than family. Come out and enjoy the fun. ...
  • Star of Canada (Mar 20th - Feb 27th 2015) The Te Moana Maritime Gallery offers a glimpse into 1000 years of maritime myths, legends, stories and development of the Tairawhiti East Coast region. Also included in this gallery is the arrival of Captain James Cook, ...
  • Watersheds | Ngâ Wai Pupû (Mar 20th - Jan 27th 2015) Watersheds | Ngâ Wai Pupû is the Tairawhiti Museum's latest semi-permanent exhibition. Opened in early 2009 it gives the visitor a snapshot of the history of the Gisborne/East Coast region. Our exhibition forms a ...
  • Toolbox - Tweens And Teens (12+) (Oct 28th - Oct 28th) Over six sessions, the Tweens and Teens Toolbox is designed to give you tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness, and to help you in your journey of letting ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.