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 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

50% of the total amount must be pay in order to confirm the booking.
No refunds
If the number of people changes there will be not refund

Additional Terms and Conditions

Not hens/stag parties
$200 bond upon arrival in case of damage to the property

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 If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Special conditions apply
For groups of more than 12 please contact us directly

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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Under New Ownership

Our hostel is located in an iconic Taupo building, slap bang in the centre of town. We are opposite the bus station and I-site and one block back from the Lake. The massive outdoor sun deck has views out over the park and of course the world famous Lake Taupo itself. Take advantage of our barbie, grab your mates and enjoy some sundowners looking out out across the Lake.

We have en-suite double and twin rooms as well as en-suite dorms and dorms with shared facilities. There is a large communal kitchen and free WIFI throughout the hostel.

With bed prices starting from $18, we are the best value and best located hostel in town. We have a booking office and access to the best rates for all the most do activities in the region.

The sun deck is ready and waiting, we look forward to helping you have the best time in one of NZ's best destinations. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Dec 2019
    Good cheap place to stay close to city centre.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Jan 2020
    Great location, lucky to be part of the only group that socialised. Staff are lovely (socialised with us, played cards and drinking)
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    28 Dec 2019
    The hostel is located on top of a bar, so it is getting realy noisy til late hours. The kitchen is big and clean. And they have a big roof top area for eating and chill out. Brakfast is cereals, milk, toast, marmalade, peanut butter.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    29 Jan 2020
    Private bathrooms in the rooms, free breakfast, so good for what you pay, obviously the music from the bar isn’t ideal but for that price just put your earplugs in and sleep
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    23 Jan 2020
    Right in the Center of town, perfect place for anyone who wants to see the heart of Taupo for a few nights. Right on the waterfront and surrounded by restaurants and shops, perfect for any adventurer!
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 Nov 2019
    Good location and dorm rooms were basic but clean and safe. Not really much of a sociable atmosphere but I did visit at a quiet time. Staff were helpful and friendly enough.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2020
    It’s not amazing but it’s no terrible either, for the price it’s worth to stay here for 1 or 2 nights :-) staff were very friendly and helpful.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    12 Mar 2020
    Good value for money but I don’t recommend staying at the weekends as we could feel the vibrations in our bed from the bar below! Hard to sleep but if you want to party and stay out late you’ll be okay. Otherwise, kitchen is okay and location is great!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3


    04 Jul 2020
    Quiet basic
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    17 Jan 2020
    Overall the hostel midweek, I think would be fine. If you stay there on a Friday or Saturday night be prepared. I knew this was above a 'bar' so I expected some music and potentially some loud customers. This is more like it's above a full nightclub. The floor and walls literally shake with bass until about 2 am, the music is so loud you can hear every song word for word. Honestly, I was shocked. If you plan on staying out partying til then anyway, then it's fine.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi