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.


Bay Adventurer Backpackers & Apartments

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the Bay Adventurer, Paihia's only backpackers resort, hostel and apartments in one complex. Located in Paihia, the heart of the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand

We are more than just a hostel - with our extensive range of facilities we are a true backpackers resort.

We offer a range of accommodation options including dorms, private rooms, fully self-contained studio rooms and apartments.

The Bay Adventurer provides great value accommodation for backpackers, independent travelers, couples, small and large groups.

Facilities include - free unlimited WiFi, swimming pool and hot spa, Netflix, tennis courts, BBQ area, outside dining in our communal courtyard, kitchens, laundry, spacious lounge, off-street parking all in welcoming social environment!

We also have a discount booking service on local excursions and our friendly, knowledgeable staff can advise and book all of your tours and activities for you.

Group bookings are required to contact us before booking. Please note we do not accept stag/hen parties.

All bookings must be confirmed with a credit card number, valid at the time of the reservation.

No shows will be charged the full amount booked. If your likely to arrive after hours please advise us in advance.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2019
    I would really recommend it!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2019
    Bay Adventurer was cool, I felt safe there and met some cool people and its i a really central location. I ended up staying an extra night.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    Best hostel we stayed at in NZ!! Great location, fantastic staff and amazing value.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Dec 2019
    Kitchen slightly under-stocked on pans and bowls, but otherwise great! Had the room to ourselves which was awesome
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Dec 2019
    Good spot, 1 block from the beach. Young crowd who like to party til 10 during the week and up to 1 am on the weekends so sleep is difficult if your are an old fart and want to sleep earlier. Good kitchen with lots of room, maintenance fixed a curtain problem quickly however other small problems remain, like hole in shower wall which is still getting used so I assume water is going into the wall. Lots of refrigeration space for your food but I suspect a lot of stuff in the freezers is old.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    24 Dec 2019
    All in all a nice hostel.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Oct 2019
    Thanks for the awesome stay, great room! Only disappointment was the spa was not open in the morning.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    04 Dec 2019
    Really good facilities here- very large kitchen, pool and separate lounge area. Showers need updating but we think this is planned. Seemed to be a lot of long term guests living at the hostel but you can go next door for the bar and bbq.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Jan 2020
    Good hostel, the wifi in the rooms was really bad though. It was fine in the common areas.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Nov 2019
    not really a social hostel, most people live there and don’t include backpackers, base down the street has a way better atmosphere! the rooms , pool and tennis court were all great, the bathroom was another story, no where to put your things when you shower and the drain is horrible and just floods everywhere, toilets and sinks pretty dirty and distrusting as well! location and staff were pretty great
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi