Organising Your Group

You don't have to be a member to bring your group to YHA New Zealand. We welcome groups of all sizes and for all reasons, sports groups, schools groups, arts groups and even small business conferences. 

We offer a Group Booking Service for groups bigger than 10 people. Groups under 10 people can book online now. 

What does our Group Booking Service include?

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We can help you with...

Meals & Catering

Well-equipped self-catering kitchens, a cost-effective way to feed your group and to tailor to any dietary needs. All of our kitchens are well stocked with cutlery, crockery and utensils so you just need to plan the menu and bring the groceries! Or if you’d prefer to eat out, we can recommend local group and child-friendly restaurants. In some locations caterers will even come to the hostel to cook for you. Some hostels offer continental breakfast options. Should you have any special catering requirements, our hostel managers will be happy to discuss and arrange this with you.

A continental breakfast can be arranged upon request for $10 per person at YHAs Franz Josef, Queenstown Lakefront, Auckland International, Wanaka, Te Anau, Wellington, Mt Cook, Taupo and Nelson. The breakfast includes a choice of cereals, fruit, toast and spreads, tea, coffee and fruit juice. Gluten free and dairy free options are available upon request. YHA Rotorua charge $12 per person.

Activity & Transport Bookings

We make your group travel easy and convenient with a range of services and hostels throughout New Zealand. Our dedicated Groups Coordinators will offer you a free booking service for activities and all land-based domestic travel,  including: Interislander and Bluebridge ferries, Tranzalpine, Coastal Pacific and Northern Explorer trains, Intercity coach travel and local shuttle services. 

Together with our partners, we’ll get you from Auckland to Rotorua or Nelson to Christchurch, or wherever your school group needs to be and we'll organise your bungees and zoo trips in each location.


If you are looking for a more exclusive experience for your group, we also offer the opportunity to book the whole hostel for the sole use of you and the members of your party. We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and your group – freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.

YHA is a popular venue for many groups so we normally require 3 months notice to arrange exclusive use of the hostel.

International Group Travel

YHA Endorsed Group status is useful for groups wanting to travel overseas as some countries require Group membership status and is issued on an annual basis. This is available to any bona-fide New Zealand based organisation; participants must be New Zealand residents. New Zealand Hostels don't require this to stay at NZ YHA's. To be considered as a group, there must be 10 or more members travelling. All group members are covered by a single group membership. Use this form to gain YHA Endorsed Group Membership.

YHA New Zealand is part of the global network called Hostelling International which connects Youth Hostel Associations from all over the world. A key part of this network is HI Groups which pulls together all the information you need when considering group travel overseas. Visit HI Groups for more information

Ready to Book?

Fill out our online enquiry form and one of our Groups Coordinators will be in touch.


YHA Group Hostels

Find out more about how your favourite hostels can cater for your group: 

Travelling with your School?

We understand that schools have special requirements for overnight trips. With that in mind we have put together school specific details for your stay with YHA.

  North Island

YHA Bay of Islands Paihia
YHA Bay of Islands The Rock
YHA Auckland
YHA Whitianga
YHA Opoutere
YHA Raglan
YHA Waitomo
YHA Rotorua
YHA National Park
YHA New Plymouth
YHA Ohakune
YHA Napier
YHA Whanganui
YHA Wellington

South Island
YHA Picton
YHA Nelson
YHA Westport
YHA Puankaiki
YHA Hanmer Springs
YHA Christchurch
YHA Springfield
YHA Franz Josef
YHA Lake Tekapo
YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
YHA Wanaka
YHA Queenstown Lakefront
YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy
YHA Te Anau

Have more Questions? 
We'd love to hear from you!

Email our Groups Coordinators, or 
Freephone us (within NZ): 0800 278 299