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YHA, Bay of Islands, Paihia

Just 250 metres from Paihia’s beautiful beach, this hostel offers backpacker and family-friendly accommodation in a central Bay of Islands location.


YHA Paihia Hostel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Paihia town center and ferry terminal. It is a 5-minute drive to Waitangi Treaty Grounds and a 25-minute drive to Kerikeri Airport.


Special features that guests love about this hostel include:

Free onsite parking

Well-equipped communal kitchen

Covered outdoor area which includes heaters and a guest BBQ

Nearby tennis court

Comfortable guest lounge which includes a flat-screen TV, movies and a book exchange

Shared laundry facilities

Secure lockers and luggage storage facilities


Guests have a choice of either private or dormitory accommodations. Private rooms feature private bathrooms with shower, while dormitory rooms offer access to shared bathroom and toilet facilities.


The tour desk can book local activities such as Bay of Islands cruises, kayaking trips, helicopter flights, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, jet boating, sky diving and trips to Cape Reinga.

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