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YHA Whitianga

46 Buffalo Beach Rd, Whitianga, New Zealand

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YHA Whitianga is a friendly beachfront property, has huge bay windows with stunning views over Mercury Bay in New Zealand.

10 or more people?

Whitianga Hostel

Hostel Whitianga

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This friendly beachfront hostel has huge bay windows with stunning views over Mercury Bay. Let us help you discover the surrounding paradise, the best beaches, surf spots, bush walks, art galleries, bars, restaurants and cafés. This adventure territory is a holiday spot loved by New Zealanders. You’re welcome to use the free kayaks and boogie boards or hire a bike to explore., All buses stop and pickup at hostel gate.


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
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 19:00
From 14:00 to 19:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 64-7-8665380

Fax. 64-7-8665320

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Hot Water Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cathedral Cove (More than 10km)
  • Relaxing on the beach at Mecury Bay (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



All was very professional. And very very clean. Thank's a lot. But I was in a very small room with 3 others people. Very trop small.


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Sun 22 Dec 2013

WE actually stayed for 4 nights and it was excellent. The best hostel we have stayed in whilst in NZ


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Sun 10 Nov 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (5 to 10km)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

5km from Airport. Free pick up and drop off.
All services stop at hostel entrance.
Alternate Transport
1km from City Centre At or near hostel
Parking at or near the hostel.

Sustainability initiatives


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


  • Energy saving lights
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in toilet

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