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Welcome to our hostel
Around the hostel
Become a member!
Being a HI member means you get 10% discount on your overnight bookings - but we're so much more than a bed: we offer HI members a whole range of great deals and offers through our partnerships worldwide. From museums and tours, to adventure activities and national parks, enjoy the benefits of the real hostelling experience.
Join the HI Community
At HI, we want everybody to be able to enjoy the real hostelling experience: more than a place to stay, this is about opening minds, meeting new people, cultural immersion and getting travellers involved in our global activities. We love travelling as much as you do, so we have high hostel standards wherever we expand on the planet, but more than where you rest your head, this is about taking something unforgettable away with you – wherever you come from, or are going next.
Ohakune & National Park: Ski/board an active volcano
Carving up the freshies down the side of a volcanic cone is an exercise in unadulterated adrenaline. Welcome to Mt Ruapehu, host to not one, but three ski fields! From beginner slopes to snow-filled basins, steep chutes, powder stashes and long runs to backcountry, bumps, bowls and drop-offs, few places in the world give snow enthusiasts their fix on an active volcano. Amp up the adrenaline? Trudge to the crater rim and saddle and put your legs to the test with Australasia's longest vertical descent at 2,000 metres. Kick back at YHA Ohakune with an on-site ski and board rental shop and drying rooms, or at YHA National Park with drying room, tuning bench and plenty of storage for gear.