Qualmark is New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance organisation.

Qualmark is owned by Tourism New Zealand and the New Zealand Automobile Association and is strongly supported by leading industry organisations. 

All of YHA New Zealand managed hostels bear the Qualmark symbol of quality. Our hostels range from 5 star qualmark ratings to 3 star.

"Only tourism businesses that maintain the highest standards in all aspects of business practices and meet Qualmark's comprehensive assessment criteria have earned the right to carry the Qualmark - New Zealand tourism's official quality mark." (qualmark.co.nz)

The following table shows the Qualmark Ratings:

 Qualmark Ratings table









Qualmark also run an enviro award, these awards recognise the environmental and socially responsible practices in place at a property:

Qualmark Ratings table