our story

Kia Ora!

Haka House is a collection of design-driven hostels that combine conviviality, laid-back vibes, convenience and affordability, without skimping on style and comfort.

We’re proud to uphold Māori values and pay homage to the melting pot of cultures that shape our local communities. Our purpose lies in creating genuine connections between our Manuhiri (guests), our Manaki (hosts), our land and our culture through exceptional travel experiences.

Each Haka House goes beyond giving you a comfy bed to sleep in before setting off to explore, or after coming back from a full day of adventures. We’re here to be your welcome refuge and home away from home, where you’ll be surrounded by a friendly community of like-minded curious travellers – all in the heart of bucket list-worthy destinations.

Our values

We trust one another, treat each other well, and put
equality and honesty at the heart of all we do.

We care deeply about this land, and we share its unique culture, geography and history by respecting it. From encouraging you to recycle to continuously learning and sharing our knowledge of culture, history & geography to our community.

We owe our success to our small company roots, and to the genuine and humble attitude that keeps us grounded and relevant.

Combining our collective expertise, paying attention to detail and aiming sky-high is our winning recipe and the secret to our success.

We always strive to deliver the best experiences and great customer service. Whether you’re 18 or 80, we want you to feel special, included and cared for, by providing personalised products and services.

Boundary-pushing isn’t just for our adventure tourists – it’s our key to innovation and staying ahead of the pack. If it can be done better, we’ll always find a way.

We take pride in our sense of place and celebrate the alignment between our brand and every location a Haka House calls home.

Our values


Tiaki Promise | Haka House

At Haka House, we proudly embrace the Tiaki Promise as a commitment to Aotearoa New Zealand, our cherished home.

As dedicated guardians, we pledge to protect and preserve the beauty and cultural heritage that defines this incredible land. To all who step into our space as manuhiri (guests), we extend a heartfelt challenge, inviting you to stand with us in this shared commitment to care for Aotearoa New Zealand. By embracing the Tiaki Promise, you join us in the collective endeavor to honour and sustain the unique wonders that make our home so special. Together, let’s foster a deep sense of respect and responsibility for the treasures of Aotearoa New Zealand.


At Haka House, we’re all about showing love to Aotearoa New Zealand – the land, the culture, and the people. We believe it’s our responsibility to take care of the world around us, and that means being socially, culturally, and environmentally responsible in everything we do. By doing our part to protect this beautiful place, we’re making sure that both current and future generations can enjoy an Aotearoa New Zealand that we can all be proud of. Let’s make a difference together!

Our commitment is tangible, from installing solar power panels at various properties, to implementing bed sheets and duvet inserts across our properties that have been created from over 160,000 recycled plastic bottles. Even our staff uniforms, such as the vest, incorporates 1,000 recycled bottles. Our bathroom amenities are made from post-consumer plastic waste, and are not just environmentally conscious but also showcase quality TOI bath products, proudly 100% New Zealand made with locally-sourced ingredients. These products are free from genetic engineering, petrochemicals, and parabens, reflecting our unwavering dedication to cruelty-free practices.


Our Haka family is growing fast, and we're hunting for hustlers who know how to have a good time!

We fill our houses with passionate people who are full of unmatched insights, because we believe that having the most knowledgeable hosts means you’re sure to be on your way for the experience of a lifetime. Join us at Haka House and take on an exciting “workcation” experience! We’re looking for passionate people who can be a part of our friendly hostels in some of the most beautiful spots in New Zealand. While a resume is essential, we also want to know who you are as a person – are you detail-oriented, have a positive mindset, and are you a great team player? If you’re ready to bring your A-game and have a blast with our awesome team, let’s connect! Fill out our form, and let’s get the ball rolling!



    We believe actions speak louder than words, and we’ve got the badges of honour to prove it! These are just a few of the accolades and certificates that we’re proud to have achieved.

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