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YHA Napier

277 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand

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Located on the beachfront close to Napier city centre in New Zealand, this property has character, fantastic sea views and spacious rooms.

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Napier Hostel

Hostel Napier

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This quirky beachfront hostel overlooking the Pacific Ocean is an old hotel built in 1921. We have a homely lounge, well equipped kitchen and a garden courtyard; add cheerful staff with a dedication to cleanliness and you have a hostel with character, atmosphere and it is not full of seasonal workers like many Hawke Bay backpackers.

Sparkling sunny Napier is a stylish city surrounded by fine vineyards and looking out to Cape Kidnappers, home of the beautiful dynamic gannet seabird.

Destroyed by earthquake and fire in 1931 Napier was quickly rebuilt and is now a world recognised Art Deco architectural gem.

• We can help you plan local tours of the Art Deco area, wineries and gannet colonies.
• We are less than 10 minutes walk from all the following amenities and attractions

o National Aquarium and Kiwi House,

o Ocean Spa (hot salt water pools)

o Mini golf and children’s playground.

o War Memorial Conference Centre.

o City centre shops and supermarkets

o Restaurants, cafes, bars and takeaways

o Intercity, Nakedbus and local bus stops.

• 180 kms of bicycle trail follows the coast, rivers, estuaries and wetlands of Hawkes Bay then meander through the vineyards and orchards of the Herataunga plains. Pan Pac Eskdale Mountain Bike Park is rated number 2 in New Zealand. Bike hire is easy to arrange.

• If you want something a little more adventurous there is para-sailing, ballooning, windsurfing, kayaking or rafting in the locality and in nearby Hastings there is Splash Planet water theme park.

Bob, Carole, Vaughan, Olive, Vikki and Masha the cat look forward to seeing you in this relaxing sunny seaside town.

Show your YHA / Hostelling International membership card when checking in or join YHA on arrival and receive at least a 10% discount off the standard (displayed) rate. Members, ask for your free mobile SIM at the hostel!


Prices are non-member prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:30 to 10:30
From 13:00 to 20:30
From 14:00 to 20:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 64-6-8357039

Fax. 64-6-8354641

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Vineyards (5 to 10km)
  • National Aquarium of New Zealand (500m to 1km)
  • Gannet Colony (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Small rooms with too hot and too cold as the options. Run down but the kitchen was well equipped. No shortage of informational brochures. Go to the RSA around the corner for inexpensive good eats. The town museum and aquarium are good for a few hours as is a town stroll. I was not overwhelmed by the friendliness or helpfulness of the staff. I was locked out of my room and castigated by the staff on how "it was my fault" when the locksmith arrived...Nope, old door locks.


Avatar for Raymond


Thu 25 May 2017

Good location


Avatar for Raymond


Wed 17 May 2017

Very nice location. Needs updating.


Avatar for Raymond


Tue 16 May 2017

Fantastische Lage, alt aber urig und gemütlich


Avatar for Silke


Fri 26 Feb 2016

Wonderful oceanfront location, comfortable beds, cean ktchen. Great for recycling, there was even a compost bin.


Avatar for Gaynell


Mon 23 Mar 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

6km from Napier domestic airport.
200m from hostel.
Alternate Transport
200m from City Centre Plenty of street parking immediately adjacent to the hostel.
Plenty of street parking immediately adjacent to the hostel.

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water-wise garden

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