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.

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
  • 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

  • (Sep 26th - Oct 7th) Every holiday The Mind Lab by Unitec morphs into a haven for young makers, doers, thinkers, and tinkerers. Here, they discover the importance of creativity, teamwork, and perseverance by experimenting with the very ... The Mind Lab by Unitec
  • (Sep 26th - Oct 4th) Pre-booking essential for all sessions, spaces are limited. Week one: Cost $5 per child/per session, accompanying adult free of charge, suitable ages 4 - 12. Tutors are Teressa Matthews, Hullabaloo Art Exploration and ... Tairawhiti Museum
  • (Oct 1st - Oct 1st) 7Days regular and star of What We Do In The Shadows, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer returns to Gisborne, after packing out RnV's inaugural Giggle And Vines stage in December. Since becoming a father, he's truly happy for the ... Soho Bar
  • (Aug 12th - Oct 9th) Everyone has something in their family that has been handed down from generation to generation, it’s often the stories that go with them that make them special. Here is an opportunity to have your family treasure on ... Tairawhiti Museum
  • (Oct 1st - Oct 2nd) The Original gypsy fair will be holding our second fair for the 2016-17 Season in the wonderful Surf CitY Gisborne as we have done for the past quarter century at the GBHS Rectory field, however please note this year we ... Gisborne Boys High School
  • (Jul 15th - Nov 6th) Celebrating Wood 16 July 2016 – 6 November 2016 Preview 5:30pm, 15 July 2016 Floor Talk 2pm, 16 July 2016 A touring collection of Laurence Aberhart photographs sit alongside objects from the museums ... 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.