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YHA Global Winners of Environmental Award

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:12 pm | YHA NZ

New Zealand: YHA New Zealand is the global winner of the Green Accommodation Initiative for the WYSE Global Youth Travel Awards 2016. The awards celebrate outstanding performers within the international youth, student and educational travel industry and act as ... More >>

Virtually Sold on YHA

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:57 am | YHA NZ

New Zealand – YHA New Zealand puts its commitment to their tech-smart audience into practice by offering 360 tours across multiple platforms. More than Google Street View Tours, YHA New Zealand’s 360 tours and website tours are available ... More >>

Applications Open for YHA Youth Development Award

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 11:13 am | Youth Hostel Association

New Zealand: YHA New Zealand puts their commitment to youth personal development into action through the organisation’s annual Cora Wilding Memorial Award. The award comprises a subsidy of up to $4,000 toward the cost of participation in a personal ... More >>

55 New Zealanders need our help!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 10:37 am | YHA NZ

New Zealand – YHA New Zealand supports the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Challenge 55 to help protect the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin. Māui dolphins are only found in New Zealand and with 55 left off the shores of the North Island, ... More >>

Going Solar on the Coast

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 10:36 am | YHA NZ

Franz Josef – YHA Franz Josef put their commitment to sustainability into action with the installation of solar panels on their West Coast property. More >>

YHA New Zealand Meets the Demands of the Modern Backpacker

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 12:15 pm | YHA NZ

Queenstown – YHA New Zealand reopened its YHA Queenstown Lakefront hostel today after several months of refurbishment and upgrades to meet the rising expectations of modern backpackers.* The hostel accommodates 35,000 customers every year and is ... More >>

YHA Commits to Auckland Youth Employment

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:25 am | Youth Hostel Association

Auckland – YHA Auckland recently signed the Mayor’s Youth Employer Pledge Scheme as a show of faith in the talent and potential of Auckland’s youth. More >>

YHA Adds New Backpacker to Its North Island Network

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 10:24 am | YHA NZ

Taupo – YHA New Zealand welcomes Finlay Jack’s to its network of 45 of New Zealand’s best backpacker hostels. More >>

YHA NZ celebrates sustainability successes

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 11:52 am | YHA NZ

Rotorua and New Zealand – YHA New Zealand put their commitment to sustainability into action through two recent successes: tapping into a geothermal down-bore heat exchanger at YHA Rotorua and placing second in the 2015 Global Youth Travel Awards. More >>

$50,000 up for grabs

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:58 am | YHA NZ

Rotorua – YHA New Zealand is in the running for a £25,000 ($50,000NZD) grant from London-based Hostelling International’s Sustainability Fund (HISF) to fund a renewable energy project at its Rotorua hostel. More >>

YHA New Zealand Heads to China

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 3:14 pm | Youth Hostel Association

A few years ago the tourism industry dismissed China as a potential source of backpacker and free independent travellers. Today the reality couldn't be farther off the mark with Chinese travellers ranking fifth in overall source markets for YHA New Zealand. More >>

YHA Website Offers New Booking Functionality

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 10:52 am | Youth Hostel Association

The Youth Hostel Association New Zealand, YHA, have just launched their new website with innovative travel package functionality. The site shines with a fresh and clear design, making it easier for the user to find what they’re looking for. More >>

The First Backpacker Network in the World

Wednesday, 18 August 2010, 4:55 pm | Youth Hostel Association

YHA New Zealand has become the first backpacker hostel network in the world to achieve CEMARS® (Carbon Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) certification. More >>

YHA Rotorua Treks judged best hostel in Oceania

Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 4:55 pm | Youth Hostel Association

Online feedback from 800,000 backpackers on 18,000 hostels has seen the YHA New Zealand’s Treks hostel in Rotorua rated best in the Oceania region. More >>

YHA NZ Expanding Despite Gloomy Predictions

Friday, 14 November 2008, 10:42 am | Youth Hostel Association

In a mark of confidence for the backpacking and budget travel sectors, YHA New Zealand has purchased five star Rotorua property Treks Backpackers from the Scapens family. The acquisition of the 187 bed facility enables YHA New Zealand to manage its own ... More >>

First NZer Appointed to International Hostel Board

Friday, 6 June 2008, 12:09 am | Youth Hostel Association

Clive Croy, a Board Member and past Chairman of YHA New Zealand has been elected to the Board of the International Youth Hostel Federation. More >>

Kiwi Families Seek Budget-Friendly Holidays

Wednesday, 14 May 2008, 9:19 am | Youth Hostel Association

YHA New Zealand believes the recent increase in occupancy for the hostelling industry is a positive sign of an injection from the domestic market. The New Zealand backpacker and hostel sector experienced its highest guest nights total in March 2008 for any ... More >>

YHA Wellington City Wins Second Hoscar

Tuesday, 5 February 2008, 9:36 am | Youth Hostel Association

YHA’s Wellington City Hostel has been named Oceania’s top backpacker hostel for the second year running, in the 6th Annual ‘Hoscar’ Awards held by international backpacking website Hostelworld.com. More >>

YHA Applauds New Tourism Strategy

Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 2:40 pm | Youth Hostel Association

YHA New Zealand welcomes the newly released New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2015, believing that the strategy recognises not only the challenges associated with quality and sustainable tourism, but also the opportunities. More >>

YHA Wellington City wins National Award

Friday, 26 October 2007, 5:12 pm | Youth Hostel Association

YHA has been recognised for leading real sustainability in business, with its Wellington City hostel winning top honours at the NZI National Sustainable Business Awards. This was announced last night in Auckland by the Sustainable Business Network. More >>