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The Gazebo Backpackers

Group of 15 or more?

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

The Gazebo Backpackers is New Zealand's clothing-optional hostel and is a great place to stay for the traveler looking for the smaller, quieter experience while enjoying all that Golden Bay has to offer.

Gazebo Golden Bay Backpackers has been welcoming visitors for over 19 years and this year we will be open for the month of September for the first time and offering a special spring discount. In Spring, you can avoid the summer crowds and experience the local culture.

We are centrally located in Golden Bay so that most attractions are easily reachable by foot, bike or a short car ride. Most guests without their own transportation can use our free bicycles or hitch-hike easily to get around.

The hostel has two gardens. The front is a grassy area with a large outdoor table for eating and a comfortable gazebo great for meditation or playing an instrument. (A gazebo is a shady retreat where one can sit out of the sun in a garden.)

The private back garden is made for lounging and includes an open solar shower. It is ideal for afternoon sunbathing au naturel. (Yes it can be warm enough for that in eptember.) There is also an area for yoga - mats and blocks are provided.

Currently there are mandarin oranges, some grapefruit and lemons available right off the garden trees.

The facilities are clothing-optional. This means that nudity is acceptable although not required by any means. Very handy for taking a shower, enjoying the sun or practicing yoga. We have guests that stay clothed all the time or remain nude all the time. Many go from one to the other throughout the day. Others find this a good place to experiment with their first public nudity experience. Wear what makes you comfortable and respect others' choices.

Takaka itself is known for its live musicians, artists and organic produce. It is a small town but has excellent restaurants just a few minutes walk from the hostel. Most popular spot is the Tea Infusion - a German/Swiss bakery. Next is the Mussell Inn with its homemade beer and musical entertainment.
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Thu 21 Sep 2017 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 Change

Room Summary

Thu 21st September 2017 - Sun 24th September 2017

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  • Linen Included
  • Free Parking
  • Free City Maps
  • Towels Included
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Common Room
  • Bicycle Parking
  • BBQ
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Utensils
  • Cable TV
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • PlayStation
  • DVD's
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Things to Note

Sorry no children under 9 years old
Clothing-optional - we respect all modes of dress or undress.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

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" Had a lovely time at Paul's place everyone was lovely and inviting and I felt really at home. "

- Anonymous
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