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Independently owned and operated

YHA Gisborne (Temporarily closed for renovations)


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Panmuk & Markus Szillat

Check in: 4:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 6 867 3269 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:00 am - 10:00 am, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: 32 Harris Street,

Kaiti, Gisborne

10 minutes' walk to beach


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How to get here

We're near the harbour area. Heading east from the harbour bridge on Wainui Rd (Hwy 35 to East Cape), turn right onto Harris St. Find us on the corner, opposite the Four Square. Free street and on-site parking available.

Bus: We're 1.5km from bus terminal at the information centre. Taxi, or walk 15-20 minutes. Some bus drivers will drop near the hostel if asked (politely!) on their way to refuel near the hostel.
Airport: We are 6km from Gisborne Domestic Airport. There are only taxis, no shuttles.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

This cosy and charming character hostel is nestled in spacious grounds in New Zealand's sunniest city. Unwind in the sunshine and enjoy the relaxed, warm atmosphere of YHA Gisborne.

We're just 15 minutes from the i-SITE and bus depot, well-located for popular surf beaches Wainui and Waikanae. Grab food or takeaways from just over the road, or make use of the well-equipped kitchen to whip up a meal to go with the great wines you’ve picked up from the Gisborne region.

We have accommodation options to suit any individual or group, with 24-hour access. The hostel also has a large common room with a 42 inch TV, laundry, free unlimited WiFi, and BBQ.

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Guests love:

  • Free WiFi
  • Surfboard hire
  • Free onsite parking

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Communal lounge
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Locker storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Communal TV
  • Free movies
  • Book exchange
  • Surfboard hire
  • Bodyboard hire
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Bicycle hire


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • HI bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycle storage

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our top picks for Gisborne:

  • Walk up Kaiti Hill for magnificent views over Gisborne and Poverty Bay, right next to YHA Gisborne 
  • Be the first in the world to see the sunrise at Wainui Beach
  • Visit the idyllic beaches and small settlements of the East Cape and observe traditional Maori culture on a marae
  • Enjoy our nearby national arboretum
  • Try the natural rockslide at Rere
  • Visit the local vineyards, cidery and brewery
  • Feed and pet stingrays with Dive Tatapouri

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