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Managed, Associate, and Franchise Hostels

YHA New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest network of budget 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 directly manage 13 hostels throughout New Zealand with an emphasis on quality and sustainability. All of our YHA-Managed hostels are carboNZeroCertTM certified and several of them utilise renewable power sources, such as solar and geothermal energy. Please note that some promotional activities are only undertaken at our YHA-managed hostels.

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Associate and Franchise Hostels

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

We continue to develop our hostel network in support of our charitable objects.  Become an Associate

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