Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Almond House Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

As world travellers ourselves we know what makes a great stay - whatever the season. Almond House summers are all about sunny garden BBQs, the outdoor pizza oven and hammocks while in winter our log fire gatherings are the place to be. All year round you can go exploring on our bikes, plan your next adventure (we'll help!), unwind with a book, stay connected with free fibre fast WiFi everywhere, or simply throw down your bags and relax in our sunny lounge or private garden.

'Thank you very much for the fantastic stay. The warm and friendly family atmosphere made Almond House my home away from home. I'll always remember the very comfy beds, the nice clean kitchen and the absolutely lovely backyard. I definitely will recommend this place to everyone I meet!' Petra, Germany View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Apr 2017
    We had a great stay here. Defianatly the comfiest beds we have had! The hosts called me to check we were still coming as so many flights had been delayed that day which I was grateful for. We also arrived quite late because of the 'cyclone' delays but they were very helpful in sorting us out : ) Would definitely recommend to others. Some of the rooms are a little tight for space if the rooms are full but the hosts were kind enough to keep our group together. Thanks again : )
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Mar 2018
    We were 3 in a triple room and stayed in Nelson for the night. We were welcomed and showed the location and facilities. The place was really nice and clean with a garden and table to eat outside. I will be back.
    France, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Dec 2018
    The Almond House is a charming Hostel with a great atmosphere and good location. A quick walk into town and less than 10 minute walk from the grocery store. The owners and staff are super friendly and very helpful. Defiantly use their homemade pizza oven it’s a great addition to the hostel and is a ton of fun!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Feb 2018
    Good location 10 minutes from centre. Mix up with bookings on both occasions we stayed there but sorted out by friendly staff.
    Australia, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4


    03 Feb 2018
    I stayed with 3 friends for just 1 night. We had a 3 person room which was very clean, tidy and comfortable. The bathrooms were nice and clean and the facilities in the kitchen were great. Would definitely recommend staying here when in Nelson.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    23 Mar 2017
    A really cozy, quiet, relaxed place in a nice residential neighborhood. I recommend it for the nice, quiet, relaxed traveller, of any age. I enjoy meeting similar friendly people, and this place has delivered them two years in a row. The young, charming owners live in the adjacent house with small children. It is small, clean, in a very safe area, very convenient to the center and also the parks surrounding the city. It does not have heavy security, but there is no sense of needing it.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    02 Dec 2018
    I loved this place, it is a little oasis to rest after being on the road.
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    31 Mar 2017
    I stayed at Haka 3 times, over the course of 2 weeks. I'm a bit uncertain of my opinion of Haka, I didn't love the location as its on a road with strip joints, and I even bumped into 2 prostitute, but saying that, really close walking to Ponsonby for great bars, cafes and shopping. Within 10-15 min walk to the City centre, and really liked the Britomart area. I recommend Brothers, or restaurants at City Works Depot. The Hostel was clean, and staff Ok. Modern, clean hostel.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Jul 2018
    Decent hostel in a good location for the centre of Nelson. Nice rooms with good heating. Showers and kitchen could have been cleaner but OK for a short stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Dec 2017
    Only stayed here for a night but was lucky enough to be alone in my dorm. Facilities are good enough and it’s very calm (which I needed before a 3day kayaking adventure) Staff was nice. Couldn’t get WiFi in my room, just in the garden. Showers and room were clean. Didn’t have a locker in my room. I’d recommend if you need a quiet nice and you’re not concerned with Having to walk s bit to go to town.
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi