YHA Whitianga

Description

YHA Whitianga, On the Beach Backpackers is a friendly beachfront hostel with huge bay windows with stunning views over Mercury Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula, a holiday spot loved by New Zealanders. YHA Whitianga has backpacker accommodation of multi-share rooms (some are en-suite) as well as double and twin rooms in self-contained units. Relax in our clean, comfortable home-like accommodation with all the necessary hostel facilities – well-equipped self catering kitchen, common areas and outside BBQ. 

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

"The best hostel in town, right by the bay with great views and ten minutes walk from the centre. Also offered are bikes for rent, and free use of kayaks, boogie boards and courtesy transport." -The Rough Guide to New Zealand

Bus/Shuttle:

All buses drop off at the main gate to the hostel.

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  • 24 Hour Guest Access
  • BBQ
  • Bedding Provided
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Dining Area
  • Communal Lounge
  • Cot Available On Request
  • EFTPOS, Visa & Mastercard
  • Food Storage
  • Free Movies
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Free WiFi (Limited)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garden or Outdoor Area
  • Hair Dryers
  • Kayaks Available
  • Late Check-In On Request
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Recycling Stations
  • Secure Bedrooms
  • Street Parking
  • Towel Hire
  • Travel & Activity Bookings
  • TV Room
  • Dig your own natural spa at Hot Water Beach, using free spades from the YHA Whitianga hostel.
  • Cathedral Cove is one of the most unspoilt marine reserves in New Zealand, with clear water, excellent scuba diving and snorkeling and unique rock formations.
  • Become a New Zealand ‘beach bum’ at the many wonderful beaches surrounding Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula. Surf, swim, fish or relax.
  • The Coromandel is also known for its scenic native forests, with lots of outdoors activities like horse riding, adventure ropes and hiking.
  • Just take it easy; chill out in the Coromandel sunshine and watch the world go by in the charming beach town of Whitianga. 

Events

  • (Apr 25th - Apr 29th) Heartbeat Is a retreat of Movement - Sound - Breathing sessions. During this retreat, we'll find our way to move with freedom and joy, to connect our voices with our bodies and to breathe into our hidden layers. We ... Kuaotunu Centennial Memorial Hall
  • (Apr 24th - Sep 29th 2018) Since the spring of 1995, Thames Market is going stronger than ever every Saturday, it has been and will be operating come rain or shine. And on Saturday, 17th March we support the 150 years of Thames Celebrations ... Grahamstown
  • (Apr 28th - Apr 28th) Auckland archaeologist Tom Barker is a fifth generation Thames boy and is a well regarded archaeologist. He is very active within the Thames community although he is now based at the Auckland Museum. For more ... Thames School of Mines
  • (Apr 29th - Apr 29th) Part of New Zealand Archaeology Week 2018. Move by own vehicle to the other three wharf sites, finishing at Burke St around low tide (approx 12:30pm). Guides will be David Wilton and Graeme Robinson. Gold coin ... Shortland Wharf
  • (May 1st - May 1st) After their successful 2016 nationwide tour Hammers & Horsehair (Rowena Simpson - soprano, Douglas Mews - square piano, & Robert Ibell - cello) present a rich and varied programme of music from the first half of the ... Whangamata Memorial Hall
  • (May 3rd - May 3rd) After their successful 2016 nationwide tour Hammers & Horsehair (Rowena Simpson - soprano, Douglas Mews - square piano, & Robert Ibell - cello) present a rich and varied programme of music from the first half of the ... The Club

YHA Whitianga has two large dorms and several smaller units that are self-contained. These units have multi share style accommodation and private rooms for tour leaders/teachers. The hostel provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation for education, sports and tour groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements before making a booking.

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Whitianga can cater for up to 70 people across 24 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 1 x 12 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 10 bed multi-share
  • 7 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 1 single room multi-share
  • 5 x twin multi-share
  • 5 x double multi-share
  • 1x double self-contained with ensuite facilities
  • 2x self-contained family room
The accommodation

Please note that due to the layout of rooms, groups will be accommodated across the hostel in group units. All bedrooms require keys for access and a duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.

Shared rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable 4 bed rooms, larger dorms if required.  Shared bathroom and kitchen facilities are situated in each group unit. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Private rooms

Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note that we only have one private room with ensuite facilities and that is subject to availability.  Alternatively we have 3 fully self-contained units with a twin and a double room.

Group Breakfast

Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $11 per person. It includes a choice of cereals, yogurt, fruit, toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey and peanut butter), tea, coffee and fruit juice.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA Whitianga offers provides group leaders with free WiFi during their stay. 

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all boating and local activities in our area.  Spades for hot water beach are free for use.  Free Kayaks and boogie boards depending on weather conditions.  Bike hire available.

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Whitianga direct 07 866 5380 or email corobkpk@wave.co.nz, or contact our national Groups Coordinator on 0800 278 299