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Independently owned and operated YHA Napier


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Marcus & Lisa Forsyth

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 6 835 7039 Email this hostel

Reception: 8.30am -10.30am, 1pm - 8.30pm

Location 277 Marine Parade,

Napier South, Napier

Opposite waterfront


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How to get here

We’re on the corner of Marine Pde and Vautier St, opposite the waterfront. Coming off SH2 will lead you onto Marine Pde. Drive for another 1.7km until you see Vautier St and the hostel on your left. Street parking available.

Bus/Shuttle: InterCity stops on Dalton St. Walk back to Vautier St (1.5 blocks), turn left, walk 2 blocks to Marine Pde. The hostel is at the intersection, 5 minutes from your stop. Nakedbus: From Napier i-SITE on Marine Pde, go south with the ocean on your left for 2 blocks. The hostel is on the corner of Marine Pde and Vautier St.
Airport: We’re 5km from Hawke’s Bay Domestic Airport. You can book a shuttle from here to our door.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

This waterfront character hostel offers a great location with fantastic ocean views, close to the town center and attrations. Our spacious rooms suit all travel types; our well-equipped kitchen, attractive cobbled courtyard BBQ area and free DVDs are all guest highlights.

Our heritage building was originally a hotel and lived to survive the 1931 earthquake. It makes a great base to explore everything the region has to offer; make the most of our friendly, knowledgeable staff who are happy to help you get the most from your stay.

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Guests love:

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Free movies
  • Free WiFi

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Communal TV
  • Free movies
  • Book exchange
  • Reading room


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

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Union Pay
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our top picks for Hawke's Bay:

  • Napier is the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand - check out the Gaiety de Luxe Cinema, Hotel Central and Daily Telegraph Building
  • Visit the Museum, Theatre and Gallery which has a 1931 earthquake memorial gallery, locally curated exhibitions and touring shows
  • Rent a bike and spend a day enjoying the scenery on your way to a local winery, like Mission Estate

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