YHA Whanganui

Description

YHA Whanganui, Braemar House hostel looks forward to welcoming you with the hospitality that Whanganui is famous for and to offer you a glimpse into the luxury accommodation of early New Zealand. Historic YHA Whanganui, Braemar House, built in 1895, is adjacent to the banks of the Whanganui River and close to Victoria Avenue, one of New Zealand’s most attractive high streets. We are also a short walk to the Whanganui city centre and the many tourist attractions that this charming river city holds.

The Whanganui hostel accommodation includes separate double, twin, family and multi-share rooms. These are all linked to a huge multi-function kitchen and dining room featuring everything necessary to make a feast or a small private meal. Leading through from the Wanganui backpacker kitchen is a large comfortable lounge with television, music centre, games, cards and small library. YHA Whanganui, Braemar House also has spacious sub tropical gardens.

Everything possible has been made to make your stay at the YHA Whanganui, Braemar House hostel a truly memorable experience. Go on the Mail Run tour of Whanganui River Valley (picks up from the hostel) or take a stroll to the high street to see the wealth of heritage that Whanganui offers. 

Your hosts Clive, with assistance from Robert, are very knowledgeable on local Whanganui activities and can book your accommodation throughout New Zealand. And if your backpack is giving you back pain the YHA Whanganui hostel can offer superb massage facilities as well as Reiki healing treatments, all available in-house by prior arrangement!

Quote

"Very restful and quiet; it felt more like a B&B than a hostel; a good place to rest and relax when you have reached that point in your holiday when you are ready to re-charge." -Hihostels.com 2010

Bus/Shuttle: 

Bus depot is 1.5km away, a taxi ride of approx $7.00.

Plane:

The airport is 3km away, taxi fare of approx $15.00.

Train:

The train station is 37km away at Marton Junc (InterCity buses connect to Whanganui).

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  • BBQ
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • WiFi
  • The ‘must do’ activity while in Whanganui is navigating up the Whanganui River. By rural mail tour, steam ship, jet boat or by canoe.
  • Stroll around the beautiful historical streets of Whanganui with the restored architectural facades of the shops, and beautiful parks and gardens. 
  • Visit the first-rate Sarjeant Gallery art gallery and Whanganui Regional Museum.
  • The Central Volcanic Region of the North Island is within driving distance from Whanganui. Here you can go skiing on Mt Ruapehu or traverse the famous Tongariro Crossing.
  • There are some great surfing breaks along the West Coast of the North Island near Whanganui city.

Events

  • Crimes of the Heart: CANCELLED (Jul 25th - Aug 2nd) Directed by Karen Craig 'Crimes of the Heart' is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Beth Henley which tells the tragi-comic story of the three MaGrath sisters; Lenny, Meg, and Babe, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's ...
  • Flora Photographica Aotearoa (Jun 20th - Aug 29th) Laurence Aberhart, Greta Anderson, Wayne Barrar, Janet Bayly, Andrew Beck, Gary Blackman, Rhondda Bosworth, Joyce Campbell, Ben Cauchi, Max Coolahan [1918–1985], Lisa Crowley, Derek Henderson, Frank Hofmann ...
  • Reggae Tunes & Other Covers (Aug 7th - Aug 7th) Come see the 2014 music students jam their reggae set, along with a few of their stand out covers from some other genres. Will be a great night featuring music by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Sons of Zion and more!
  • Get Started As a Real Estate Investor (Aug 8th - Aug 8th) This is a free real estate education event developed with the help of Doug Clark, TV star of Spike’s hit show Flip Men and ABCs hit show Big Money. This education event helps you discover how expert real estate ...
  • Dave Upfold - Comedy Stage Hypnotist (Aug 9th - Aug 9th) St Johns Hill School Fundraiser for a class set of portable ICT devices: Computers On Wheels (COW) Bar facilities available and complementary nibbles As seen on TV3's "Campbell Live" programme, Dave Upfold is known ...
  • African Drumming By the Sea (Jul 27th - Dec 14th) Community drumming group, meeting fortnightly in Wanganui. It’s fun, simple to get started and many people believe it’s beneficial for your health. Relaxing and yet energising, it is a great way to express yourself ...

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.