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Independently owned and operated YHA Whanganui, Braemar House


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Calvyn & Alice Jonker

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

Contact: +64 6 348 2301 Email this hostel

Reception: 8am - 12pm, 4pm - 8pm

Location 2 Plymouth Street,


Beside the Whanganui River


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How to get here

We’re on the corner of Plymouth St and Somme Pde, next to the Whanganui River. There is plenty of free street parking available in front of the hostel.

Bus/Shuttle: Bus depot is 1.5km away. Free pick-ups by prior arrangement. Shuttles operate door-to-door.
Airport: The airport is 3km away; taxis are available. Free pick-ups by prior arrangement.
Train: The closest train station is 37km away at Marton Junction. An InterCity bus connects from there to Whanganui.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

This historic hostel was built in 1880 and shows a taste of what the high life was like in early New Zealand. Enjoy our huge multi-function kitchen and dining, large comfortable lounge with television, music and games, and our free WiFi.

We're conveniently placed next to the Whanganui River and near charming high street Victoria Avenue. We're also known for our resident dogs and spacious sub tropical gardens. We love welcoming our guests and can assist with activity bookings and travel tips to make your stay easy.

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Guests love:

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Bicycles available
  • Bicycle hire
  • HI bookings
  • Hair dryers


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

In-hostel payment options

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

  • Our #1 ‘must do’ activity: navigating up the Whanganui River by rural mail tour, steam ship, jet boat or canoe
  • Stroll around the charming historical streets of Whanganui with restored architectural facades, beautiful parks and gardens
  • Visit the excellent Sarjeant Gallery art gallery and Whanganui Regional Museum

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