Affordable, comfortable rooms
It's not just shared dorms anymore! We've got a range of family rooms and private rooms, you can even book a whole dorm for small groups and larger families. No need to pay extra for filling up the beds either! When you pay for 4 person room the price is the same no matter if there's 2 people or 4 people of course.
Many of these rooms have ensuites too, so when your kids need to make that emergency night-time pit stop, they won’t have to leave the room.
Got an extra little one in the family? Talk to us about bringing your portacot or using one of ours!
Peace of mind with safety first
YHA takes the safety of our guests seriously, so you can sleep easy. All bedroom doors are lockable, and after hours access to the hostels require a key or passcode. Our staff are always on hand should you have any concerns at all, and with no bars on site it's a safe environment for the kids.
Because we're known for being safe and secure, you'll also find plenty of like-minded travellers to chat with. Help the little ones learn about different cultures and brush up on their French or Mandarin by chatting with guests from around the world.
Space and facilities for downtime together
Make yourselves at home in our comfortable lounges, gardens, barbecue areas, and kitchens. Our hostels even have a range of little extras like DVDs, board games, guitars and saunas!
Whip up your favourite home-cooked meals in our kitchens complete with all cooking facilities and utensils. You just need to bring the groceries and the kids will still get their 5+ a day.
No need to worry if your adventures get messy either - we've even got laundries and drying rooms too!
Friendly, helpful staff make it easy
You can always expect a warm welcome at YHA! Our staff are super friendly and love to share their local knowledge. They know all sorts of helpful tips for hidden gems, local walks, the best activities and their favourite restaurants.
If you have a question you'll see our staff at reception and around the hostel. Just ask away!
Explore without imposing on the rellies
No need to sleep on a pull-out couch anymore! With over 30 locations throughout New Zealand we've got you covered.
Our locations are top notch too, from city centres to lake fronts and the middle of the rainforest. You're bound to find the perfect location to try a different side of New Zealand.
And, you can rest assured you're supporting a not-for-profit New Zealand institution that's dedicated to help people explore our great outdoors. Sweet!
Bonus! We're a sustainable choice
We've been doing things like recycling, tree planting, and energy efficiency for years. We've also invested in the big things including solar energy, a geothermal bore and Electric Vehicle chargers in remote locations.
We're a great place to help demonstrate planet-saving initiatives in action with plenty of info about the little things we can all do for the environment.
So pack up your whānau and hit the road with YHA. Check into your private room, make yourself at home and do something new in our beautiful backyard! You’re not staying in a hotel. You’re staying at our place!
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