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friendly owner, spacious and clean rooms
Review of YHA Gisborne
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 Dec 2016
We had a 5 bed dorm. It was quite spacious and very clean. The owners were very friendly and helped in every situation. During a big power out they made sure everything is alright. The garden is nice and a great place to meet people.
Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We walked in at 10.30am and we're shown straight to a clean, hood sized double room complete with sofa.

Staff were incredibly friend. Social/shared areas were large and well looked after. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, lots of hobs for cooking. Showers hot with good pressure.

Plenty of info on the boards about the area and what to do. 10minute walk from main town, very good location.

The hostel seems to attract a good set of people, all very friendly and respectful of each other's space. Quiet on an evening.

Only downside, wifi wasn't very good.

Would recommend and stay again, reasonably priced

Date of stay: November 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Little did I know that Gisborne is a surf hangout & virtually everyone in the hostel was a surfer. The hostel seemed pretty basic with terrible limited wifi that lasted ten minutes.

The town was closed as was public holiday. Only thing open was museum which actually was very good.

I had a double room was ok I guess ok size.

It's an average hostel in an average town. Don't rush if you're not surfing dude!

Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Muk & Marcus are the best hostesses and housemates! We felt very much at home in sunny Gisborne and decided to stay for the long term. It is very very clean and the staff (M&M and sumi) are so friendly and helpful! The deck outside is great for those warm summer nights and share a beer with new friends. Surfboards, sandboards, bikes, rackets and multiple games will ensure all day entertainment. The rere rockslide is not too far away and feeding the wild stingrays at tatapouri was amazing! Thanks for all the home cooked meals, the game nights, face painting and many more loveable memories!

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank LisetteH116
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Stayed here and wasn't overly impressed. I should have chosen another hostel. As a YHA member I thought I was being sensible by staying here. It's a little way out of town and a bit of a walk from the i-Site. The rooms were average, bathroom wasn't great and the wifi signal would only stretch to the lounge - not great when you want to call home and there is a group of people watching tv.

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

There is not much choice of hostels in Gisborne, but definitely would recommend the YHA. It is very quiet if you want to just relax in piece for a day or two. Rooms are spacious and clean, same goes for the bathrooms. Very well equipped and large kitchen. Cozy living room area with tv and free choice of dvds. Nice outside area with lawn (only downside here is the loud street right next to it). Very friendly and helpful staff. Free WiFi included (with limited data though and poor reception in rooms, good in common areas though). About 10 minute walk to beach or downtown. Parking available.

Date of stay: February 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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