YHA Whanganui Group Accommodation


YHA Whanganui, Braemar House hostel looks forward to welcoming your group with the hospitality that Whanganui is famous for. Stay in purpose built backpacker accommodation at the historic Braemar House, built in 1880, adjacent to the banks of the Whanganui River.

You will be close to Victoria Avenue, one of New Zealand’s most attractive high streets and only a short walk to the Whanganui city centre. We are an ideal choice for small groups wanting affordable, comfortable, and peaceful accommodation.

Free WiFi

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable. To help you stay connected YHA provides free high speed WiFi during your stay.

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities in and around Whanganui.

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Whanganui direct: phone 06 348 2301 or email [email protected].
To book group stays across multiple hostel locations please talk to our National Groups Coordinators: [email protected] | 0800 278 299

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Calvyn & Alice Jonker

Check in: 4:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 6 348 2301 Email this hostel

Reception: 8am - 12pm, 3:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: 2 Plymouth Street,


Beside the Whanganui River


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How to get here

We’re on the corner of Plymouth St and Somme Pde, next to the Whanganui River. There is plenty of free street parking available in front of the hostel.


Bus depot is 1.5km away. Free pick-ups by prior arrangement.


The airport is 3km away; taxis are available. Free pick-ups by prior arrangement.


The closest train station is 37km away at Marton Junction. An InterCity bus connects from there to Whanganui.

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Great for groups:

  • Free WiFi
  • Bed linen included
  • Free booking service
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • HI bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Bicycles available
  • Bicycle hire


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • HI bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycles available
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle storage
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hostel capacity

YHA Whanganui can accommodate 26 persons across 7 rooms. We can mix and match these rooms to suit your group.

Shared rooms

  • 1 x 6 bed multishare room
  • 1 x 5 bed multishare ensuite room
  • 1 x 4 bed multishare room
  • 1 x 3 bed multishare room (4 max)

Multishare rooms share bathroom facilities. Linen is provided (not towels), and all are centrally heated.

Private rooms for group leaders and supervisors

  • 3 x double rooms
  • 1 x twin room

These rooms include linen and towels and have shared bathroom facilities. The hostel offers central heating in winter.

Note: should additional accommodation be required for coaches and leaders, we do have a B&B area offering doubles and singles. Prices by negotiation; these will be above those of the hostel.

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