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

  • Jack C Richards Decorative Arts Gallery (May 17th - Jan 1st 2015) One of the major attractions at the long awaited grand opening of the museum extensions will be the purpose built and specifically designed gallery displaying Dr Jack C Richard’s eclectic collection. Taking centre ...
  • Nick - An Accidental Hero (Aug 1st - Aug 1st) Nick: An accidental hero is an inspiring and often hilarious true story about an ordinary man overcoming extraordinary challenges. Nick Chisholm was a typical kiwi bloke. In fact, better than typical. A successful ...
  • Te Ahikāroa - Home Fires Burning (Jul 11th - Aug 17th) Te Ahikāroa - Home Fires Burning merges photographs from two series created over the past 4 years. From the Mouth of the Port to the Beak of the River (2014) are landscapes that include fishing and kaimoana gathering ...
  • Take A Long View (May 17th - Oct 5th) View life through a wide angle and see your horizons broaden. From the photographic collection comes a selection of panoramic images. These wide photographs offer a field of view greater than the human eye can see at ...
  • European Romance (Aug 6th - Aug 6th) Imagine swirling through the ballrooms of Vienna, standing on the banks of the Volga River or the Rhine, wandering the cobbled streets of Europe or gazing on a moonlit sky immersing yourself in romantic European music ...
  • All Woman - Bev Short (Jul 2nd - Aug 10th) Self-taught Wellington-based photographer Bev Short grew up in the south of England, in Edinburgh. As soon as she was old enough she acquired her own camera and began photographing and developing her skills. She ...

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.