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YHA Whitianga Group Accommodation


YHA Whitianga has two large dorms and several smaller units that are self-contained. These units have multi share style accommodation and private rooms for tour leaders/teachers. The hostel provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation for education, sports and tour groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements before making a booking request.

Free WiFi

We know leading a group is tough work at the best of times. YHA Whitianga provides free WiFi to help you stay connected.

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all boating and local activities in our area. Spades for Hot Water Beach are free for use.  Free kayaks and boogie boards depending on weather conditions. Bike hire available.

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Whitianga direct: phone 07 866 5380 or email [email protected].
Or contact our National Groups Coordinator, Rod: phone 0800 278 299 or email [email protected].

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Sue & Sally

Check in: 02:00 PM Check out: 10:00 AM

Contact: +64 7 866 5380 Email this hostel

Reception: Summer: 7am - 7pm Winter: 7am - 6pm

Location: 46 Buffalo Beach Road,


Opposite Buffalo Beach


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How to get here

We’re just off the corner of Buffalo Beach Rd and Bruce St; our hostel is a bright blue building with yellow stripes that’s hard to miss. Street parking is available. All buses drop off at the main gate to the hostel.

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Great for groups:

  • Exclusive use options
  • Free WiFi
  • Bed linen included
  • Towel hire
  • Free booking service
  • Communal dining area
  • Luggage storage options
  • Secure bedrooms
  • Kayaks available

Shared facilities:

  • WiFi available
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Games available
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies
  • Book exchange
  • Kayaks available


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle storage
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hostel capacity

YHA Whitianga can cater for groups across 24 rooms. Please note that due to the layout of rooms, groups will be accommodated across the hostel in group units. All bedrooms require keys for access and a duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.

Shared rooms

  • 1 x 12 bed multishare room
  • 1 x 10 bed multishare room
  • 7 x 4 bed multishare room

Shared bathroom and kitchen facilities are situated in each group unit. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $2 each.

Private rooms

  • 1 x 1 single room
  • 5 x twin rooms
  • 5 x double rooms
  • 1 x double self-contained unit with ensuite facilities
  • 2 x self-contained family rooms

These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note we only have one private room with ensuite facilities, subject to availability. We have 3 fully self-contained units with a twin and a double room.

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