Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.


Bobs Hostel

Book more than 7 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 7.8

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2019
    Great place to stay! Will stay again.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2019
    Staff were friendly and accommodating and the rooms, bedding and bathrooms were all clean and well maintained. A few minor amenities could use improving such as a missing sink plug in the kitchen and a power point in the common area that did not work.
    New Zealand, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Oct 2019
    Overall I enjoyed my time here. The staff were great and offered flexibility to my schedule. The business is in an excellent location. I only have 3 concerns. 1. The location above a bar can make it noisy during the evenings. The hostel offers free earplugs which is an excellent idea. Fortunately I usually carry my own. 2. The men's bathroom near Room 5 needs some renovation. There was good water pressure here. 3. The Tv area/ lounge area is not in a great location. Thanks.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    31 Aug 2019
    Great location, and good value for money.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 8.6


    18 Oct 2019
    didn't realise that BOB's hostel meant Bed over Bar.....very noisy until 2am when the bar closed (Friday night)....
    New Zealand, Female, 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
  • 6.0


    21 Sep 2019
    Note that this is a Beds above a Bar hostel so can be quite noisy with the Irish bar below. The twin room itself was dingy & dark, with the walls painted a dark grey, it wasn’t very welcoming. Seemed clean enough. Had a sink & toilet in room which was handy, showers were down the other end of hostel with not many showers to use. Kitchen was really small with two hobs and only one sink so was pretty chaotic, not much seating space either. Good location, only a few mins walk from the bus.
    England, 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
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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