Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.


Bobs Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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 8.1

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2019
    Lovely stay at Bob's Hostel. Friendly staff, great location and nice deck area for food and drinks. Kitchen had everything you needed (even though it's slightly on the small side) and was lovely and clean! From the reviews I was worried about the noise from the bars below, but we had no trouble sleeping! Overall, great stay in Taupo and at the hostel!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Mar 2019
    Great hostel and really friendly staff. Really clean and has a nice outside area. 2 minute walk to lake Taupo. It’s important to know that it’s Beds Over Bar (Bobs). If you’re in a dorm room it’s directly above the bar so very loud over the weekend (the bar is good fun though). But we stayed in a double room and couldn’t hear it at all.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 May 2019
    Room is really basic and dated, but had everything you could want and need. Really great WiFi too!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Apr 2019
    Really nice hostel ! ¨Perfect location near the lac. The terrace and the common room are big and nice as well! We really enjoyed our stay and we recommend a lot, the only thing we missed was the free stuff for cooking (salt, pepper, oil) which is usually available in hostel. Otherwise so far so good.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 May 2019
    clean, tidy, comfortable - too noisy for me
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    07 Jun 2019
    Bob's is good value for the money. It is over a bar so know that it is loud. They offer free ear plugs, which is nice.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 May 2019
    For a ‘bed over bar’ hostel this was great! I visited during the week, so I had no problem with noise from the bar below but I can imagine over the weekend would be a bit noisier. Comfy bed, good kitchen, good value for money.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    19 Apr 2019
    Staff was friendly, the sundeck is pretty nice and the beds are comfy. Apart from that our stay was unfortunately not very pleasant. There were no lockers in the room and the door is not automatically looked when people leave the room. There was mold on the ceiling in the bathroom and in general everything is pretty run-down. The worst part was the music which kept us up half the night. No earplugs in the world can diminish the base that makes the walls shake.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    10 Jul 2019
    The private room was very simple and not so special. No view and the sound of chiller outside can wake you up anytime. The private room was very simple and not so special. No view and the sound of chiller outside can wake you up anytime. The private room was very simple and not so special. No view and the sound of chiller outside can wake you up anytime.
    Iran, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    16 Apr 2019
    Room was dingy and very cold -- I had to take a second duvet off another bed to keep warm as the reception was already closed. Hostel is directly over a bar with no sound proofing (not just muffled music; I could hear conversations). Poor lighting in the bathroom. Kitchen was clean. Showers were hot.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • 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
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi