Schools & Youth Groups

We understand organising a group trip can be time consuming and difficult, especially when travelling with under 18's and even more so if you're planning to stay in more than one location. As well as our usual group services we have policies and procedures in place for school and youth groups to make your planning and preparation easier. 

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"It was an excellent stay. I was impressed with the cleanliness and the very professional and helpful staff. Your hostel was perfect for an education-based group where there is a need to care for young people away from home."

Unicef NZ Youth Ambassadors, stayed at YHA Wellington


Don't miss out, plan ahead with our handy 2018 digital planner! We've loaded in national events which might impact your group stays and added monthly calendars which pre-populate from the full year planner! 

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Safety and Security

YHA’s commitment to your group safety:

Please note: While YHA takes the health, safety and welfare of everyone seriously, responsibility for the group rests with the Group Leaders. YHA staff cannot act ‘in loco parentis’ but will report inappropriate behaviour to Group Leaders for action.

To further understand our commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone in YHA's workplace our Health & Safety Policy is available to download

YHA New Zealand also employs a wide range of people, most of whom have contact with customers. To ensure YHA’s reputation, staff, and guests are protected all prospective employees are screened for previous criminal convictions, not including any concealed under the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004.


Risk Assessment Management Systems

To make your planning and preparation easier we have created a simple Health, Safety and Risk document for each key YHA groups hostel which you can easily place into your RAMs and use for board approval. This includes contact information, our groups safety commitment, evacuation procedures and our customer facing risk register. 

Group Health & Safety Information

YHA Bay of Islands, Paihia

YHA Auckland City

YHA Auckland International

YHA Rotorua

YHA Wellington




YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

YHA Christchurch

YHA Christchurch - Rolleston House

YHA Franz Josef 

YHA Queenstown Lakefront

YHA Te Anau

YHA Wanaka

 YHA Nelson by Accents

Each YHA managed hostel also has a ‘YHA Crisis Management Plan’ available on request from the hostel manager. The document identifies potential risks to all site areas along with measures in place to reduce or remove the risk. If required we can also supply copies of forms such as the policy statements, first aid details, recruitment and training policies, and access audit information.


LEOTC Locations

YHA hostels are ideally located near many Learning Experiences Outside of the Classroom (LEOTC) service providers.  If you are stuck for ideas of where to go and what to do visit our activities grid for LEOTC ideas and nearby YHA hostels. 


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