YHA New Plymouth


YHA New Plymouth Egmont Eco Lodge is a centrally located hostel in a seven acre valley surrounded by three acres of New Zealand native forest and a bubbling stream. Wake to the chorus of birdsong in the modern  backpacker hostel accommodation after a perfect night’s sleep. Relax on YHA New Plymouth’s sunny decks or laze in hammocks under trees. Dare to feed the monster Egmont eels by hand.

The YHA New Plymouth hostel is within easy driving distance of Mt Taranaki / Mt Egmont or the hostel staff can provide a shuttle bus to Egmont National Park. 

YHA New Plymouth Egmont Eco Lodge has a large variety of backpacker accommodation (single, double, twin, shared and family) available as well as tent sites. In the evening sip a cappuccino, watch theatre and relax with a slice of the complimentary delicious Egmont Cake served nightly. At YHA New Plymouth Egmont Eco Lodge we aim to provide the very best friendly hostel atmosphere. 


"YHA New Plymouth Egmont Eco Lodge is a friendly and comfortable hostel set in a peaceful garden, reached along a gentle 15 minute streamside walking track from the city centre." –The Rough Guide to New Zealand


By Bus/Shuttle

15 mins walk from bus depot. Walk up to Devon St onto Dawson St onto Frankley Rd then turn right into Clawton Street.

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  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
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  • Visit the spectacular Mt Taranaki (Egmont) for an accessible trek for breathtaking views over the Taranaki coastline.
  • Get a bit cultural at the Puke Ariki Museum and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth.
  • Come in March for the magical WOMAD festival at New Plymouth’s Brookland Park. Be sure to book your accommodation at the YHA New Plymouth hostel nice and early.
  • Catch a cruise to the Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Reserve to view the seals and take a walk along Taranaki’s scenic coastal walkway.
  • Fun for the whole family can be had at the tranquil paradise of Puke Kura Park and New Plymouth’s Aquatic Centre.


  • Taranaki 48 Hour Film Finals (Apr 16th - Apr 16th) Open to everyone to experience a full evening of award winning New Zealand short films and the Live award presentations. This is the premier event of the year for all Local filmmakers and film lovers.
  • Billy Connolly - High Horse Tour 2014 (Apr 16th - Apr 16th) Wild man of comedy Billy Connolly will embark on an 12-city tour of New Zealand in April and May. Billy Connolly – or The Big Yin as he’s affectionately known in his native Scotland -- has been wowing NZ ...
  • Manpower Australia 'Thunder From Down Under' (Apr 16th - Apr 16th) Get you tickets before the night of the event and save!! Door Sale Prices will be $50.00 Manpower Australia heads to New Zealand for national tour Presented by MORE FM and Manpower Australia For the first ...
  • Animal Farm (Apr 9th - Apr 17th) Adapted for the stage by Ian Woolridge Directed by Bill Tate All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. When the animals take over the farm, they think it is the start of a better life. ...
  • Reiki Share Group (Apr 17th - Jun 19th) Come and join Leah Rowe one of our in store Reiki practitioners monthly for a Share group. Reiki practitioners are invited to attend and share Reiki experiences with others and practice your skills The Reiki Circle ...
  • NZ Home Loans Surf Festival (Apr 18th - May 4th) New line up of Sponsors and Events for New Zealand’s 2014 Surf Festival Key sponsors have signed up to support the 2014 NZ Surf Festival being staged in Taranaki from April 18 to May 4. New Zealand Home Loans has ...

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.