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 4th - Jul 4th) Wellington blues musician Darren Watson and Dunedin alt-folk/country troubadour Matt Langley are teaming up to encourage people to 'shoot their televisions', get their thumbs off their smart phones, and check out some of ... Dome Cinema
  • (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 7th - Jul 15th) Take part in a fabulous creative experience at Tairāwhiti Museum this school holidays. Tour the galleries, fuel your imagination and let your ideas run wild in our fun, creative holiday programmes for all the ... Tairawhiti Museum
  • (Jul 2nd - Jul 15th) Members of the public are invited to take a walk down memory lane as the Blind Foundation celebrates 125 years of life changing service. Offices of the Blind Foundation will be holding a free exhibition showcasing the ... Blind Foundation Hall
  • (May 1st - Jul 12th) From the mid 1970s through to the late 1980s, printmaker Penny Ormerod was a local force to be reckoned with, just ask any of the Gisborne Printmakers who were around at the time. Penny breezed into Gisborne in 1976 with ... Tairawhiti Museum
  • (Jul 10th - Aug 23rd) Kuia Mau Moko is an exhibition of 29 black and white photographs taken by Marti Friedlander in the late 60’s and early 70’s and featured in the 1972 publication authored by the late Michael King, Moko – Māori ... 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.