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Our Group Services

We offer a range of extra services to make your group accommodation easier.

Group Coordinators

Our team are on hand to arrange the best accommodation options for your group. We work with you to provide:

  • The best mix of dorm and private rooms, with or without ensuites, with all bedding provided
  • Exclusive use rooms
  • Rooms grouped as close together as possible for ease of supervision
  • Towel hire from just $1 per towel to lighten the packing
  • Planning assistance for school and youth groups

Our Group Coordinators


Our hostels have well-equipped self-catering kitchens stocked with cutlery, crockery and utensils. In some hostels, we have more than one kitchen or dining area - handy for helping keep your group together and on the move in the mornings.

This is a cost-effective way to feed your group and to tailor to any dietary needs, so you just need to plan the menu and bring the groceries! If you would prefer to eat out, we can recommend local group and child-friendly restaurants.

...Or Add Meals

A continental breakfast including a choice of cereals, fruit, toast and spreads, tea, coffee and fruit juice can be arranged at participating hostels. Gluten free and dairy free options are available upon request. 

Participating hostels: YHAs Auckland International, Rotorua, Paihia, Wellington, Nelson, Franz Josef, Christchurch, Christchurch Rolleston HouseAoraki Mt Cook, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakefront, Te Anau.

Activities & Transport

Our dedicated Groups Coordinators will offer you a free booking service for activities and all land-based domestic travel.

We can book:

  • Interislander and Bluebridge ferries
  • Tranzalpine, Coastal Pacific and Northern Explorer trains
  • Intercity coach travel and local shuttle services
  • Local activities like zoo trips, cultural experiences and more

Need ideas? Let us help out with some suggestions.

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If you are looking for a more exclusive experience, we offer the opportunity to book the whole hostel for the sole use of your party. We're happy to discuss the options available to – freephone our Customer Services team (within NZ) 0800 278 299 or email [email protected].

Our hostels are popular venues so we usually require 3 months notice to arrange exclusive use of the hostel.

YHA Rotorua has two purpose-built groups units separate from the main hostel which can be booked exclusively for your group.
YHA Rotorua for groups

International Group Travel

For New Zealand groups wanting to travel overseas, YHA Endorsed Group status is useful as some countries require Group membership status. Email [email protected] to learn more.

YHA New Zealand is part of Hostelling International (HI) which connects Youth Hostel Associations from all over the world. HI Groups which pulls together all the information you need when considering group travel overseas.

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School and Youth Groups

Our Group Coordinators are here to help you with extra planning required in taking students out of town.

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