Qualmark Enviro Awards

In Qualmark’s Backpacker category, only 6 backpackers have been awarded an Enviro-Gold in New Zealand. All 6 of these are a YHA.

It’s not just about fancy shampoos and a mint on your pillow – what’s really important is whether your accommodation provider is committed to the environment.

Qualmark operates responsible tourism standards as part of its assessment processes. High performers are eligible to apply for the use of a logo that represents three levels of environmental performance: Enviro-Gold, Enviro-Silver and Enviro-Bronze.

All eligible YHA-managed hostels have achieved an Enviro Award.

Below is the full and current list of Qualmark Responsible Tourism ratings for our hostels:
Enviro Award Gold logo


Enviro Award Silver logo

Enviro Award Bronze logo

  • YHA Queenstown Central
  • YHA Queenstown Lakefront
  • YHA Mt Cook
  • YHA Te Anau
  • YHA Wanaka
  • YHA Wellington

  • YHA Auckland City
  • YHA Auckland International
  • YHA Bay of Island the Rock Cruise
  • YHA Christchurch Rolleston House
  • YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy
  • YHA Franz Josef
  • YHA Lake Tekapo
  • YHA Napier
  • YHA Nelson
  • YHA Opoutere
  • YHA Rotorua
  • YHA Springfield
  • YHA Bay Of Islands Paihia
  • YHA Christchurch