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 ???? 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 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+
  • 10.0


    06 Apr 2019
    This hostel is just really awesome. Great staff, location and facilities. Awesome people too. Highly recommend staying here. Ponsonby is a really neat area, and it’s not a far walk to the city centre.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2019
    This was the best Hostel we stayed in! Good location, nice manager and the rooms and facilities were tidy and clean. They have a little garden and a nice lounge. The best thing about the brown kiwi is the atmosphere. Its a small hostel so it's super easy to make new friends. Would totally recommend!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2019
    Great location, great facilities. Out of the CBD but in a really fun neighbourhood with good bars and restaurants
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2019
    It was very convenient and easy to get around.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Jan 2019
    Little bit out of town, but easy to get a bus into the city centre. Really nice place, cosy and very friendly.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Mar 2019
    Great hostel. Amazing garden and common space. A little bit outside respect to the centre, which is good if you are looking for a quite place. Only thing: mattress could be more comfortable.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Dec 2018
    Great hostel vibe, really easy to meet friendly fellow travelers. Small, but nice kitchen. Staff were not that accommodating, made a big deal about how nice they were being for printing a ferry ticket for $1/page.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Feb 2019
    Great location on buses that go throughout Auckland. Easy shuttle from airport. Small kitchen, friendly people and friendlier flies(unfortunately). Charming patio and garden. Booked a private room, top floor separate from main house. Cold Shower in main house. Staff said price I booked on website for one person had 2 beds, so I was supposed to pay double for the room. We negotiated a price but it hit my budget a bit. No problem anywhere else. Make sure if you're solo, the price is for one!
    USA, Female, 41+
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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