Advertise With Us

YHA is the leading provider of backpacker accommodation in New Zealand with 40+ hostels nationwide. We provide over 700,000 overnights for backpackers each year. Our website alone reaches 450,000 people annually and we are the best known youth brand across New Zealand.

Advertising with YHA aligns your brand with New Zealand’s leading backpacker network and gains extensive national and international exposure.

So get your brand in front of thousands of experience-seeking travellers committed to enjoying the best of New Zealand.

Backpacker Map

Rack Cards

YHA New Zealand Backpacker Map

Published annually in October, the YHA Backpacker Map is a comprehensive map with all YHA New Zealand hostels and exclusive travel and activity discounts for YHA members.

120,000 copies are published annually and distributed to new YHA members, through 40+ New Zealand hostels, visitor information centres and independent tour operators. The map is also distributed in major YHA Australia hostels, to Australian agents and at international Travel Expos and roadshows. 

The map promotes some of YHA's key partners and special YHA member deals.


YHA New Zealand Rack Card

Published in October each year, the Hostel Rack Cards are specific and individualised DLE brochures profiling each YHA hostel and their local area. These brochures are distributed throughout the YHA network, in local visitor centres, attractions and airports for a minimum 12 months.

There is an initial print run of 7,000 in the main centres and 3,000 per other locations.

Invest in one advertisement on a Hostel Rack Card relevant to you and your business will not only reach a target market for 12 months but will enjoy the benefits of aligning with YHA, the industry leader.


The 2017 map is available digitally:
  North Island
   South Island

  2017 Media Kit  


Online Discount Listing

YHA HorizoNZ

Member benefits is YHA's online booking portal. Yearly, over 450,000 people with a high propensity to travel in New Zealand visit, looking for accommodation and travel information. The dedicated member discounts page specifically has 13,000 views per year.

YHA offers a FREE online discount listing on the member discounts page. Discounts offered are available to all YHA & HI (Hostelling International) members and are one of the key benefits to our membership programme.

Become a discount provider. Download the application and contact:


 Email preview YHA HorizoNZ


YHA HorizoNZ is YHA New Zealand's electronic newsletter and is distributed monthly to 13,000+ domestic and international subscribers.

Newsletters vary and include travel tips, guides, competitions and member updates. Promote your product or offer an exclusive discount to our members in YHA HorizoNZ. Contact the Marketing Coordinator - Digital.

 2017 Discount Agreement




Social Media

Chinese Social Media

Advertise on social media Chinese Social Media

YHA is active on social media, sharing content daily and running competitions on Facebook and Instagram. We promote great bargains, New Zealand destinations, and travel content on Twitter. 

Include your brand on YHA's social media platforms or provide a competition prize. Contact the Marketing Coordinator - Digital.

YHA is also active on Chinese social media, Weibo and WeChat. YHA shares inspiring content, including competitions, direct to our Chinese-speaking audience. 

Include your brand on YHA's Chinese social media platforms or provide a competition prize. Contact the Chinese social media manager. 




In hostels

  Advertise in our hostels  

Speak direct to independent travellers in New Zealand in one or more of YHA's 40+ hostels.

Contact the hostel direct if you're interested in having a brochure displayed, posters, video or other advertising.