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.

Quote

“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

  • Catching The Edge - Margeret Hansen (Aug 15th - Oct 12th) Have you watched a southerly front suck blue from the sea? Or considered the exact colours informing any simple sky? Have you traced paths of water on the beach making their way home? Those unique, calligraphic rills are ...
  • Uku Rere: Ngā Kaihanga Uku and Beyond (Aug 22nd - Nov 9th) This exhibition showcases the work of Baye Riddell, Manos Nathan, Colleen Urlich, Wi Taepa and Paerau Corneal all preeminent members of Ngā Kaihanga Uku: an organisation of Māori clay workers formed in 1986. Uku ...
  • The River Jesters: Project Runaway Tour (Sep 19th - Sep 19th) Tom Batchelor and his band The River Jesters are touring the north island following the release of their new video single Pony. The psychedelic blues rock 4 piece fronted by Batchelor (vocals, guitar) and backed by ...
  • Gisborne Photo News (Mar 20th - Nov 21st) This exhibition supports the recent launch of the Gisborne Photo News website: http://photonews.org.nz/gisborne/index.html The Gisborne Photo News was a local photographic news magazine, a monthly publication that ...
  • Victory Medal - Helen Pollock (Jul 25th - Sep 21st) "The sculptural work ‘Victory Medal’ is a memorial to the grievous losses of World War 1 and a reflection on the idea of ‘victory’ in war. A platoon of larger than life size pairs of feet are positioned ...
  • Artists' Society & Pottery Group (Sep 26th - Nov 16th) After two years in limbo while the museum extensions blossomed and finally opened in the grand manner expected, the Gisborne Artists' Society & Gisborne Pottery Group are once more gearing up to put their annual show ...

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.