About Us

You might know YHA as a great place to find an affordable bed. The truth is, there’s a bit more to us than that!

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 Hostels Association of New Zealand. Welcome!

Our Mission

To deliver quality budget accommodation and travel experiences which enrich people’s understanding of each other, the environment, and New Zealand.


Sign of the Packhorse YHA, 1949 Read more

Our Heritage

YHA through the years. From 1932 to Today

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AGM, National Board and Formal Documents.

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Member Involvement

How long term members can connect and engage.

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