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Become a YHA Associate or Franchise Hostel

YHA New Zealand is comprised of a network of 35+ hostels throughout New Zealand. More than half of these are independently owned and operated hostels operating under the YHA brand. Associate and Franchise hostels are a part of our seamless network and follow YHA standards of quality and consistency.


  • Exclusive territory – your business will be the only YHA in that location  
  • Inclusion in YHA’s international and domestic marketing material
  • Inclusion in YHA’s seasonal and short term promotional offers
  • Live bookings on the website
  • Centrally-based customer services team capable of booking and answering questions about your hostel  
  • Access to YHA’s bulk supplies purchasing rates
  • Onward booking service – booking guests in advance from YHA hostels into YHA hostels
  • Access to operational expertise
  • Sustainability and Environmental advice
  • Human Resources advice

If you operate a GST registered accommodation business in a location where YHA does not currently operate and your business is operating correctly under accommodation legislation, then we’d like to hear from you. 

To be a part of the world’s biggest network of hostels, associated with a market-leading organisation and aligned with a world-renowned brand, please email our Hostels Operations Manager: Email us

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