YHA Gisborne

Description

YHA Gisborne, a cosy and charming backpackers hostel, is set in spacious grounds within New Zealand’s sunniest city. Our backpacking guests love to relax in the sunshine or take in the many sights and activities that Gisborne has to offer. The hostel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and is a very easy place to just chill out and unwind or take a walk to the surfing beaches at Wainui and Waikanae. Hire a bike and make sure you get up early to be the first in the world to see the sunrise of the new day at Wainui beach. 


YHA Gisborne is located in central Gisborne, only 15 minutes from the i-site and bus depot. Food and takeaway shops are 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.

YHA Gisborne comprises a variety of accommodation to suit any individual or group, available with 24-hour access. The hostel also has a large common room with a 42 inch TV, internet access (free data allotment per night), laundry and BBQ.

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“Spacious and central associate YHA … with new carpets, a sunny deck and a cheery paint job.” –The Rough Guide to New Zealand

By Car:

Follow Gladstone Rd thru central CBD, over the bridge onto Wainui Rd and we are 400 metres past the harbour on the right, corner of Wainui Rd and Harris St, opposite Four Square. Street parking available.

By Bus/Shuttle:

1.5km from bus terminal at the information centre. 

Some Bus drivers will drop near the hostel if asked (politely) as they drive to wash and refuel near the hostel after main drop off.

Taxi $8, or 15 to 20 minute walk.

By Plane:

6km from Gisborne Domestic Airport.

There is no shuttle service.

Taxi $20.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • EFTPOS & credit cards
  • Garden & fresh herbs
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Street Parking
  • TV Room
  • Kaiti Hill offers the best walk for magnificent views over Gisborne and Poverty Bay and is right next to YHA Gisborne 
  • Hire a bicycle to watch the sunrise of the new day at Wainui beach – be the first in the world to see the sunrise
  • Visit the idyllic beaches and small settlements of the East Cape and observe traditional Maori culture on the many Maraes
  • Enjoy our nearby national arboretum, or for the adventurous, head a few kilometres further and try our natural rockslide
  • Visit the local vineyards, cidery and brewery
  • Feed  and pet stingrays with Dive Tatapouri if you dare

Events

  • (Jan 9th - Jan 26th) We offer a range of full day camps for 7 to 12 year olds, all of which nurture that boundless, unwavering curiosity of theirs. Whether it’s their first session or their fiftieth, they’ll be faced with new, engaging ... The Mind Lab by Unitec
  • (Jan 20th - Jan 20th) ManaLion & Tunes Of I - NZ Summer Tour! With special guests - Big Q & Izzy Bones. Doors open 8pm Presented by: Creation Relations Dome Cinema
  • (Jan 21st - Mar 19th) Preview: 20 January 2017, 5:30pm Exclamation. Nautical. ‘A’, an English particle and, ‘hoe’, a Māori term for ‘paddle’. Adapted from the English exclamation ‘ahoy’; a call used to greet someone or ... Tairawhiti Museum
  • (Jan 7th - Jan 28th) Come on out and enjoy some live music at our winery, cellar door in Gisborne. Inside and outside seating, with organic wines, gourmet pizza's, coffee, non-alcoholic drinks and beers. 15 minutes drive from town. I would ... Wrights Vineyard & Winery
  • (Jan 22nd - Jan 22nd) Hear Holy Trinity's historic organ played by English-trained Anthony Tattersall. Organ recital interspersed with vocal items - free refreshments to follow. Holy Trinity Church
  • (Dec 12th - Sep 3rd 2017) Family photographs are one of our greatest personal treasures. The family photo album is the one item people consider they would ‘grab’ in a fire. We see them as a collection of life’s memories rather than an ... Tairawhiti Museum

YHA Gisborne welcomes group accommodation reservations. We are able to supply up to 26 multi-share beds and 6 private rooms,including one family ensuite room. All rooms are of a comfortable size and we are able to offer good parking facilities within the hostel grounds. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.

Capacity and Room Types.

 YHA Gisborne can cater for up to 39 people across 10 rooms.

 Room types available are:

  • 1 x 10 bed multi-share.
  • 2 x 5 bed multi-share.
  • 1 x 6 bed multi-share.
  • 2 x twin private rooms.
  • 1 x single private room.
  • 2 x double private rooms.
  • 1 x family ensuite room.

The accommodation

Bedding to all rooms is supplied including towels for private accommodation. If required extra towels can be hired for $1.00 per towel.

Contact our Group Coordinators

Please contact YHA Gisborne directly on 06 8673269 or email gisborne@yha.co.nz or ph 0800 278299 for YHA NZ customer services.