We’re a not-for-profit organisation that exists to help people get out and about around New Zealand. We do that by providing a network of quality budget accommodation in some of New Zealand’s most epic spots. Hence, YHA: the Youth Hostel Association of New Zealand. Welcome!
- Not-for-profit, registered charity
- Incorporated society with 20,000+ members
- Values-driven organisation
- Dedicated to quality
- Committed to sustainability
- Member of Hostelling International
We have nearly 200 staff in our 13 YHA-managed hostels and National Office, Franchise and Associate Partnerships with over 20 independently owned and operated hostels around the country, and host over 350,000 guest-nights in our managed network each year. YHA today
You may not know that despite our modern hostels and facilities, we’ve actually been around for a long time.
We were founded in 1932 by a really awesome woman named Cora Wilding.
YHA’s history and heritage Our Mission and Values
Our Long-Term Members
We're lucky to have a proud history of dedicated members investing their time and energy into YHA hostels around the country.
Learn more about how you can stay connected with YHA and other members. Member Involvement
There's plenty more you might want to know about YHA right here. If you can't find what you're after, give us a bell!