Located on the beachfront close to Napier city centre YHA Napier has character, fantastic sea views (all the way to South America!), spacious rooms, cheerful staff and a convivial atmosphere. Originally a waterfront hotel this rambling survivor of the 1931 Napier earthquake is now a top rated backpacker hostel by Hostelworld.com customers.
Backpacker accommodation at YHA Napier includes comfortable twin, double, shared and single rooms all with bedside lights and lots of power points. The Napier hostel has a well-equipped kitchen, attractive cobbled courtyard and BBQ area and a TV room with a DVD player and free DVD's. Take some time in the lounge to read the poems and messages fellow backpackers have left on stones collected from the beach.
There's plenty to do in Napier and around the Hawke’s Bay, YHA Napier staff are happy to help you plan art deco, wine, food, gannet or sightseeing tours. This backpackers is close to Napier’s seaside attractions: National Aquarium and Kiwi House, Ocean Spa, Mini Golf and Museum. The hostel is also very close to the city centre, shops and supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants and takeaways and the cinema.
Napier/Hastings area has almost 200kms of cycle way and walking path with coastal wetland, river, scenic, orchard and vinyard sections. The coastal section is just across the road from YHA Napier. Bring your bike or hire one locally for a "great day in the Bay".
YHA Napier is considered to be one of the best hostels in New Zealand due to its beachfront location, homely atmosphere and knowledgeable staff who are committed to ensuring you make the most from your stay in the Napier and Hawke’s Bay region.
"Lovely place to stay" - TripAdvisor review 2013
Coming from North and West: State Highway 2 from Taupo and Gisborne. Take the 1st turn left after Napier Airport, cross the bridge over the Ahuriri Lagoon, turn left at the first roundabout (onto Hyderabad road), follow this road for approx 3kms through the intersection with a railway line, around a bluff, past the container port (i.e. Bridge St, then Breakwater Rd) onto Marine Parade. The YHA is 2 blocks after the small roundabout at No. 277 Marine Parade on the corner with Vautier St.
Coming from South: State Highway 2 leads directly onto Marine Parade at the city limit. YHA is 4 blocks after the bypass road to Gisborne and Taupo at the intersection with Vautier St.
Coming from South: State Highway 50: take the Kennedy Rd off ramp and turn right under the flyover on to Kennedy Rd, turn right at 3rd set of traffic lights (approx 3 kms), turn right at the 2nd roundabout and take the first left into Vautier St. YHA is on the corner Vautier St and Marine Parade.
From the airport: follow directions for car coming from North and West.
Intercity: The bus stops on Dalton St between Station St and Dickens St. Go back the way the bus approached the stop to Vautier St (1.5 blocks) turn left 2 blocks to Marine Parade. The hostel is at the intersection only 5 minutes from stop.
Nakedbus: Stops at Napier I'Site on Marine Parade go south with the Ocean on your left for 2 blocks. The hostel is on the corner of Marine Parade and Vautier St.
5km from Napier Domestic Airport.
On the beachfront close to town, YHA Napier has character, fantastic sea views, spacious rooms, cheerful staff and a welcoming atmosphere. The hostel provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation for education, sports and tour groups. We offer multi share style accommodation and private rooms for tour leaders/teachers. Please contact us to discuss your requirements before making a booking.
Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.
YHA Napier can cater for up to 44 people across 19 rooms.
Room types available are:
All bedrooms require keys for access and a duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.
Group members are accommodated in comfortable 2, 3 or 4 bed rooms. Shared bathroom facilities are situated in close proximity. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $2 each.
Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels.
We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay.