YHA Whangarei is a traditional kiwi-style backpacker accommodation set amongst tree-lined gardens. Located a short 2 minute walk to the beautiful Whangarei Waterfalls, this family-run backpacker provides an ideal base for exploring all Whangarei has to offer. There are a variety of room options available including 10 or 4 bed dorms as well as private cabins with or without kitchenettes. Shared facilities are a few strides away from the dorms and kitchenette cabins. Families are equally well catered for. Children love the pools onsite and at the Aqua Centre. The sports grounds are located across the road and provide a great area for ball games.
The hostel is within easy walking distance to A H Reed Memorial Park, the Parihaka Scenic Reserve and Abbey Caves, home to thousands of glow worms. Snorkelling, kayaking and diving at Poor Knights Islands can be booked through the hostel office daily.
After a fun day of exploring, harvest some herbs from the hostel garden and treat yourself to a BBQ. Finish off the day with a dip in the swimming pool or a relaxing soak in the hot tub.
"Loved the friendly staff and being given a tour of the property when I arrived. Would go out of their way to help, even remembering my name. Also really enjoyed the spa pool." -Guest review 2013
Four minutes to walk from the bus stop to YHA Whangarei. The fare is $3.
Take the number 3 or 3A CityLink Bus from Rose Street, Whangarei to Whangarei Falls. From the bus stop walk Boundary Road past the Waterfalls car park. At the main road, turn right. Cross the bridge. We are the third property on the right.
Airport Shuttle costs approximately $25 to the city centre & $35 to our door. Taxi is approximately $40.
YHA Whangarei offers a free pick-up from Whangarei Information Sites and Bus Stops at 3C Bank Street and the Hub Transport Centre on Dent Street.
Pick-ups are available by prior arrangement between the hours of 12 .30pm and 8pm daily.
To arrange a free pick up please freephone 0800 227 222 the day before arrival.
Free drop-backs run every morning to the city, usually at 8.30am or 9.30am. Please inform us on arrival if you would like a drop-back.
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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. YHA Whangarei has Tikipunga Sports Grounds across the road and Kensington Sports Stadium only 4 kilometres away, making YHA Whangarei an ideal base for school groups participating in sports tournaments.
Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.