Inspire Me

Are you a Great Walker? Snow bunny? YHA New Zealand hostels are for Kiwis and travellers alike who want to get out and enjoy their passions throughout New Zealand.

Explore below to see which of our 35+ hostels will suit your New Zealand adventures.

Routeburn Track

Great Walks Hostels

Surfing at Opoutere Beach

Surf Hostels

Aoraki National Park Walking

Te Araroa

YHA Ohakune is located near Turoa Skifield

Snow Hostels

Routeburn track

Walking + Hiking Hostels

Nelson, biking Dun Mountain trail

Mountain Biking Hostels

YHA Wellington Rugby Sevens

Summer Festivals


Adrenaline Activities

Horse Riding

5 Hobbies to Try in NZ

You can also check out articles from previous editions of Backpacker Essentials travel magazine.

Or, pick your destination...
YHA Ahipara scenic Te Paki Sand Dunes

Northland Road Trip

Maori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo

Central North Road Trip

New Regent Street

Christchurch on Foot


Auckland Guide

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Rotorua Guide

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Taupo Guide

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Christchurch Guide

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Queenstown Guide

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Wanaka Guide

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