YHA New Plymouth


YHA New Plymouth Egmont Eco Lodge is a centrally located hostel in a seven acre valley surrounded by three acres of New Zealand native forest and a bubbling stream. Wake to the chorus of birdsong in the modern  backpacker hostel accommodation after a perfect night’s sleep. Relax on YHA New Plymouth’s sunny decks or laze in hammocks under trees. Dare to feed the monster Egmont eels by hand.

The YHA New Plymouth hostel is within easy driving distance of Mt Taranaki / Mt Egmont or the hostel staff can provide a shuttle bus to Egmont National Park. 

YHA New Plymouth Egmont Eco Lodge has a large variety of backpacker accommodation (single, double, twin, shared and family) available as well as tent sites. In the evening sip a cappuccino, watch theatre and relax with a slice of the complimentary delicious Egmont Cake served nightly. At YHA New Plymouth Egmont Eco Lodge we aim to provide the very best friendly hostel atmosphere. 


"YHA New Plymouth Egmont Eco Lodge is a friendly and comfortable hostel set in a peaceful garden, reached along a gentle 15 minute streamside walking track from the city centre." –The Rough Guide to New Zealand


By Bus/Shuttle

15 mins walk from bus depot. Walk up to Devon St onto Dawson St onto Frankley Rd then turn right into Clawton Street.

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  • Luggage Storage
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  • Visit the spectacular Mt Taranaki (Egmont) for an accessible trek for breathtaking views over the Taranaki coastline.
  • Get a bit cultural at the Puke Ariki Museum and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth.
  • Come in March for the magical WOMAD festival at New Plymouth’s Brookland Park. Be sure to book your accommodation at the YHA New Plymouth hostel nice and early.
  • Catch a cruise to the Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Reserve to view the seals and take a walk along Taranaki’s scenic coastal walkway.
  • Fun for the whole family can be had at the tranquil paradise of Puke Kura Park and New Plymouth’s Aquatic Centre.


  • NZ Home Loans Surf Festival (Apr 18th - May 4th) New line up of Sponsors and Events for New Zealand’s 2014 Surf Festival Key sponsors have signed up to support the 2014 NZ Surf Festival being staged in Taranaki from April 18 to May 4. New Zealand Home Loans has ...
  • Vague de Cirque - Carousel and Clothesline (Apr 19th - Apr 19th) Direct from Montreal and created by two of Canada's foremost circus artists (Cirque Du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, TeatroZinzanni) - Vague de Cirque make their Australia and New Zealand debut! Balancinga an insatiable quest ...
  • Easter Egg Hunt (Apr 20th - Apr 20th) Join us on Easter Sunday for an Easter Egg Hunt int he grounds of Hurworth Cottage. Only 9km from downtown New Plymouth! Bring your picnic and enjoy the beautiful grounds! Activities include: Chocolate egg hunt; ...
  • Good Home Mountainairs v Waikato Pistons (Apr 24th - Apr 24th) Come and see the new teams for the 2014 season, with the Taranaki home game. Infants under 5 years are free, sit on lap. Patrons over 5 years to 17 years pay for a Child Pass. Fees & Charges: A payment processing ...
  • Rhys Darby: Mr Adventure (Apr 26th - Apr 26th) New Zealand's very own comedy super star returns with a brand new show for 2014. From the misty mountains of Rwanda to the eerie shores of Loch Ness, Rhys has seen it all. Join him as he regales you with tales so ...
  • The ABBA Show (Apr 27th - Apr 27th) ABBAsolutely fABBAulous is a theatrical recreation of the very best of ABBA live in concert. ABBAsolutely fABBAulous has captured the imagination of ABBA fans all over the world. With amazing costumes, superb harmony ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.