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YHA Wanganui

2 Plymouth St, Wanganui, New Zealand

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YHA Whanganui, Braemar House looks forward to welcoming you with the hospitality that New Zealand is famous for!

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Wanganui Hostel

Hostel Wanganui

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

YHA Whanganui, Braemar House hostel with comfortable homely ambience is situated on the banks of the Whanganui River and is a short step to Victoria Avenue, one of New Zealand’s most attractive high streets.

This hostel has great facilities including a self-catering kitchen and spacious sub-tropical grounds. It also offers free pick up service (subject to staff availability). And if your backpack is giving you back pain the YHA Whanganui hostel can offer superb massage facilities as well as Reiki healing treatments, all available in-house by prior arrangement!

Go on the Mail Run Tour of the River Valley (pick up daily from hostel, walk the famous Tongariro crossing or take a stroll to the high street to see the wealth of heritage that Whanganui offers. The hostel is just over an hour drive to the volcanic plateau and the ski fields.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

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

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

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

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

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

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 64-6-3482301

Fax. 64-6-3482301

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Whanganui river and the old paddle steamer (Less than 500 m)
  • Arts centre Museum, Art gallery, Glass blowing (500m to 1km)
  • Southern entrance to volcanic skiing plateau (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



More like a hotel than hostel, very good.


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David R,

Thu 13 Mar 2014

Impossible de payer le bon prix de la chambre avec notre carte de membre qui nous permet de bénèficier de 10% sur le prix affiché. En réservant avec le site HI nous payons un accompte et le solde ainsi que la réduction sont appliqués à l'arrivée. Le gérant n'a pas voulu prendre en compte l'accompte déjà payer car il affirmé que c'était la commission du site internet HI. Après un appel auprès de la hotline YHA New Zeland il nous dit que nous avons raison mais nous fait payer un prix incorrecte par rapport à la somme dû. Bien entendu la personne a été trés désagréable en nous disans qu'il était depuis 25 ans dans le métier et donc que nous n'avions rien a lui apprendre. De plus la ville en elle-même ne vos pas le détour mais pratique pour faire une escale sur la route de Wellington.


Avatar for Aymeric


Thu 05 Sep 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (More than 10km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport is 3km from the hostel.
The Bus Intercity Station is located approx 1km from the hostel.
Port Wanganui is approx 4km from the hostel.
Parking available at the hostel.
The rail link is approx 37km from the hostel in the village of Marton.

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