YHA Managed & Associate Hostels

YHA New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest network of backpacker accommodation with over 35 hostels nationwide. We’re able to provide members and travellers with such an extensive network because, in addition to the 13 hostels that we manage, we also work alongside our Associate and Franchise partners – independently owned and run backpacker operators that meet YHA's quality standards.

YHA New Zealand’s managed and Associate hostels are diverse: from large facilities in Auckland, Wellington or Queenstown, to smaller cottage backpackers in Oamaru or Gisborne.

YHA-managed hostels

We manage 13 hostels throughout New Zealand including YHAs in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Some promotional activities are only undertaken at our YHA-managed hostels.

North Island
South Island

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YHA Associate hostels

These are privately run backpackers operating under the YHA brand. We work closely with our Associate partners to ensure the consistent quality budget accommodation you expect from YHA.

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North Island
South Island