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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  • 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.


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  • The Doric String Quartet (Jul 27th - Jul 27th) “These are performances that make you fall in love with the music all over again” – Gramophone The quartet with the golden touch. The Doric String Quartet returns to New Zealand with Haydn’s ‘Emperor ...
  • Pottery Classes for Beginners (Jul 29th - Jul 29th) Come and learn to pot... our experienced tutors offer extensive techniques in our local clubrooms on a Tuesday evening between 7-9 pm. Options available for both hand building and wheelwork. For further information ...

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.