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YHA is the leading provider of backpacker accommodation in New Zealand with 35+ 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.

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

Backpacker Map

Our comprehensive backpacker map featuring YHA hostels, partnerships, and exclusive travel and activity discounts for YHA members.

  • Distributed in October
  • 130,000 copies published annually
  • Distributed through 35+ New Zealand hostels, information centres, tour operators, YHA Australia hostels, and more

This key publication is picked up by a variety of travellers and is widely used in the travel community for itinerary planning. Contact: [email protected]

Check out the 2019 map

Discount Listings

YHA offers a FREE 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.

You can now also add a paid discount listing on our booking confirmation screens in addition to your free discount listing. is YHA's online booking portal. The dedicated member discounts pages specifically have 25,000 views per year.

Submit a discount


Email Newsletters

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 our Marketing Executive - Digital and Domestic.

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 our Marketing Executive - Digital and Domestic.


Are you a photographer, blogger, or social media influencer looking to work with us?
Information for influencers

Chinese Social Media

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 our North Asia Marketing Coordinator.

Are you a photographer, blogger, or social media influencer looking to work with us?
Information for influencers

In hostels

Speak direct to independent travellers in New Zealand in one or more of YHA's 35+ hostels.

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

If you would like to discuss placing collateral in more than one hostel, please contact our Marketing team.

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