Managed, Associate, and Franchise Hostels

We provide members and travellers with a network of quality budget accommodation nationwide alongside our Associate and Franchise partners – privately owned and run backpacker operators that meet YHA quality standards.

Associate and Franchise Hostels

These are independent, privately run hostels operating under the YHA brand. We work closely with our Associate and Franchise partners to ensure the consistent quality budget accommodation you expect from YHA.

YHA-managed Hostels

Until December 2021 we directly managed 11 hostels throughout New Zealand with an emphasis on quality and sustainability. Unfortunately these properties ceased trading 15 December 2021 due to the impacts of the COVID 19 global pandemic. The closed properties are: 

We continue to develop our hostel network in support of our charitable objects.  Become an Associate