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.

Get directions on Google

  • Bicycle Storage
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • VISA
  • 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.


  • Oklahoma! (Aug 30th - Aug 30th) Oklahoma! by the masters of musicals Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, will tour New Zealand in August. Since its premiere on Broadway in 1943, Oklahoma! has been a box-office smash and is now considered the ...
  • Session Make Up, Hair & Fashion Event (Aug 30th - Aug 30th) Taking hairdressing off the competition floor and onto the stage. A showcase of current fashion trends mixed with the latest hair styling, colour and cuts and this seasons hottest Makeup look. Tickets $30.00 and ...
  • Hypnotherapy Afternoon presented by Karin Humblestone, D.Hyp (Aug 30th - Aug 30th) Interested in finding out what Hypnotherapy is all about? Then please join me for this fund raising event for NP Spiritualist Church: Presentation/Guided meditation in Hypnosis/Afternoon tea. A unique opportunity ...
  • Cooper's DIY Paint and Varnish Stripping Roadshow (Aug 30th - Aug 31st) Cooper's Paint and Varnish Stripping Roadshow. The Cooper's want to show you how easy paint and varnish stripping can be - without the need to sand. There will be many examples of what Cooper's can do. The Cooper ...
  • TenderLink Taranaki v Bay of Plenty Steamers (Aug 31st - Aug 31st) TenderLink Taranaki v Bay of Plenty Steamers Match brought to you by Total Control Drilling Game Day Information Gates open 12:30PM TSB Uncovered Adult Ticket Special $20 TSB Uncovered - Free Beanie Head ...
  • NZ International Film Festival (Sep 4th - Sep 21st) Every winter the NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF) brings the best and brightest of world cinema straight from the international circuit to the giant screens of New Zealand. NZIFF is run by charitable trust, NZ Film ...

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.