Waitomo has been entertaining guests for decades with its deep caverns, luminescent glowworms and dark waterways for generations. YHA Waitomo offers the perfect base to experience all this spectacular place has to offer. The hostel is situated on a farm and has stunning views and native forest as your backdrop. Relax in a hammock by our large swimming pool and unwind from the adrenalin activities on your doorstep.
"The most friendly and welcoming hostel in New Zealand. Sitting in front of the log fire in the evening sharing stories was great. Also we loved the pigs, calf, horses and deer around the hostel." -hihostels.com 2011
6km from State Highway 3 Waitomo Caves turn off
Busses stop outside entrance
2hours to Auckland International, 1.5 hours to Rotorua.
YHA Waitomo is the ideal facility to cater for groups wanting to explore the Waitomo Caves region. The hostel's farm location provides your group with options for activities in wide open spaces as well as being close to the multiple Waitome caves activities.
During the summer season we can comfortably cater for groups of 10 -15 people.
During the period post Easter through to pre Labour weekend we are able to host up to 40 people.
Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.
Capacity and Room Types
YHA Waitomo can cater for up to 40 people across 9 rooms.
Room types available are:
Group members are accommodated in comfortable bed rooms. Shared single sex bathroom facilities available. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.
Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with private or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.
Breakfast/basic food items can be purchased .
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.
A free booking service is provided for all local tourism adventures
Contact YHA Waitomo direct 07 8787649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or our national groups coordinator 0800 278 299.