Our Achievements

We're proud to consider ourselves industry leaders in responsible tourism and environmental sustainability. We're pleased as punch that some of the people below think so as well!

carboNZero certified organisation logo

carboNZero Certified

Our managed hostels are the first accommodation network worldwide to become carboNZeroCertTM certified. This means we've committed to measuring, reducing, and offsetting our greenhouse gas emissions to ensure that our national office and managed hostels are carbon neutral. Exciting stuff!

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We all recognise Qualmark as an indicator of quality, but they also have specific Responsible Tourism standards to judge whether your accommodation provider is committed to the environment. All of our eligible managed hostels have received a Qualmark Enviro Award. Fancy!

 Our Enviro Awards 

Green Accommodation Initiative Winner Badge

Global Youth Travel Awards

YHA New Zealand were the proud winners of the Green Accommodation Initiative 2016. This was awarded at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference, which celebrates outstanding performers within the international youth, student and educational travel industry. We were finalists in 2015 and 2017.

 Green Accommodation Winners    Our Sustainability Policy    Our Initiatives    How You Can Help