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

  • SGCNZ East Coast Regional UOSW Shakespeare Festival (Apr 1st - Apr 1st) 5500 high school actors, directors and designers will present scenes and excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays in 23 regions throughout the country, from Northland to Southland! Performances are 5 minutes (student ...
  • Jan Shone - From Poverty Bay to Port Misery (Feb 13th - Apr 19th) Jan Shone is from Gisborne but has lived in Adelaide in the Port Adelaide area for the last 30 years. Port Adelaide was originally named Port Misery hence the subtitle. This exhibition comprises new works on paper using ...
  • Graeme Mudge QSM. 1932 – 2014 (Feb 20th - Apr 26th) Earlier in 2014 after the sudden death of artist Graeme Mudge many notable impressions archived away in the brain cells of the museum staff ballooned into reminiscing fervour. There were and are so many fond memories of ...
  • Winery Easter Saturday - 4kt Local Duo (Apr 4th - Apr 4th) Come and relax at our cellar door over Easter - Chillin' Saturday with 4TK, a talented local duo making their cellar door debut at Wrights, from 1.00pm. New on the local music scene with a 100% original repetoire. Think ...
  • Family Fun Day East Sunday - Easter Eggs and Pirate Castle (Apr 5th - Apr 5th) Come and relax with the family at our beautiful setting over Easter. Easter Sunday is a family fun day, we have the Pirate Ship Bouncy Castle booked, the Easter Eggs ready for hiding and other great activities for the ...
  • Bob Marley Collection - Smile Jamica (Jan 23rd - Apr 12th) “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), came from ...

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.