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 ???? 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.


Brown Kiwi Travellers Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Brown Kiwi is a Beautiful Victorian villa in the heart of Ponsonby Auckland's trendiest inner city suburb, offering a home away from home.

Come and enjoy our cosy and friendly atmosphere or relax in our tropical garden setting! There are full kitchen facilities including an oven and plenty of spices and condiments to help you prepare your favorite meal. We also have a large farm house style dining table for a friendly dining experience.
We have shared bathroom facilities.

Stay in one of our highly sought after garden double or twin rooms or dormitory style purpose-built adult bunk beds.

You will find all our doubles and dorms are fully made up with sheets and duvets.

Our reception is open daily from 8am to 12noon and from 2:30pm-7pm.
Check in from 10:30am, you can drop off your bags after 8am and come back for the check in time, hostel facilities aren't available before check in time.
We have a night duty manager available till 10pm. Check in outside these times can be arranged ( self check in) by contacting us directly via email.
Any cancellation within 24 hours before check in will be charged their first night of stay. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    Booked for 4 nights, stayed for 2 weeks. Wonderful place.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Dec 2019
    I had such a fantastic time staying at the Brown Kiwi Hostel. I originally booked for 3 days but ended up extending and spending more time because it was so great. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. It feels like home. Would absolutely recommend.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostel. Like a family ! Bunk beds have space above and below and some place to tidy your stuff. Definitely come back here if I have to
    France, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2019
    Great place to stay, it's a great area and a good walk to the city
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2019
    A really comfy and tidy place. Would stay again when I go back to Auckland. The staff was very helpful and nice.
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Absolutely loved my stay at Brown Kiwi. Hannes is the absolute best, and it was such a cozy, beautiful little place. I would recommend it to anyone! Also the cat is an added plus, she is the sweetest.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2019
    Great hospitality and very friendly! Easy access to restaurants, grocery store and downtown. Would definitely stay again!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    09 Nov 2019
    Stayed in private double room with shared bathroom. Didn't have to wait for the bathroom at any point. Good kitchen facilities.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 8.6


    20 Nov 2019
    Pretty nice hostel. Good lounge areas and kitchen setup. Staff was friendly and kind. Would've given a glowing review but left with a million bug bites from God knows what so you might be risking it staying here. Besides that issue, it was a really nice place to stay and in a pretty convenient location.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    15 Feb 2020
    Really enjoyed the vibe here and friendly atmosphere, relaxed, great location and helpful staff. What I was not impressed with were the number of flies about the place and no traps!! Rooms were dirty and hot!! I got bitten by bed bugs, Had to leave windows open because rooms were too hot this allowed mosquitoes in. Then also getting bitten by these.
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi