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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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.

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

A warm welcome awaits you at Ducks & Drakes. We love it when our guests tell us it is more like staying in a large house than staying in a hostel. Ducks & Drakes started its life as a private hotel in the 1920s. Today it is a colourful, vibrant, fun place to stay. We are minutes away from the city centre; coastal walkway; Pukekura Park; museums; galleries and a great base to explore further afield.

All our doubles, twins, singles and dorms have fully made beds with sheets, duvets and pillows supplied. The private rooms also have towels. We have a tent site in our sunny garden as well as laundry facilities, free and fast wifi, bike storage; and a choice of three supermarkets close by.

Our fully equipped kitchen is a great place to make new friends; eat at our fabulous, and very long, dining room table; curl up with a good book in our sunroom; watch a DVD or one of the 50+ Sky channels in the guest lounge; or totally recharge your batteries in our sauna after a day in the sun, surf or conquering Mt Taranaki. When your travels bring you to New Plymouth Ducks & Drakes is a great place to stay

Our Office hours are:
Sunday to Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday to Saturday 8am - 9pm
If you think you will be arriving outside of these hours please let us know so we can arrange a late check in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Mar 2020
    Beautiful, homely and clean. Good atmosphere, easy to meet people. The owners, Brett and Paula were just lovely! Thank you so much
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Feb 2020
    Ducks & Drakes was a wonderful stay before we hiked Mount Taranaki. Brit the owner was so wonderful and made our trip so easy and our stay enjoyable. It was a plus that the place was so cute and had everything we needed before our long hike.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Feb 2020
    Terrific value for such a great space where everyone was friendly and cleaned up after themselves. Owner/managers were usually present or contactable to answer any question. Thank you Brett for setting the tone! Also, Cycle Inn is close and rents fine bicycles: $20 for a full day.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Feb 2020
    Absolutely wonderful stay. Staff is really friendly and the facilities are top notch! Shuttle to the Mt Taranaki was uncomplicated and well organized.
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Feb 2020
    Great athmospere. Good common spaces. Friendly and helpfull staff. Good laundry possibles.
    Finland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jan 2020
    Awesome hostel with nice rooms and a huge kitchen for preparing meals with food bought from the Pak'n'Save that was super close. Cool hangout area where it was really easy to meet new people. Brett was really nice and super helpful with setting up transportation to Mt. Taranaki. Definitely recommend staying here if you're planning on doing any of the nearby hikes!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Mar 2020
    It was very nice to stay there, very nice common areas!
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    28 Feb 2020
    SO cute! Very friendly staff! Great environment! Cute dog!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Feb 2020
    We were in town to hike at Mt. Taranaki - the shuttle service they offer was great! They stored our excess gear while we went overnight and even picked us up early when all the hikers were done! The owners were very friendly and helpful. Good location close to downtown (10-15 minute walk) and very close to grocery stores. Good kitchen and common areas, beds were decent. Everything was very clean and plenty of bathrooms & showers for the number of guests. Well worth the few extra bucks!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    23 Feb 2020
    Parking available. Hostel building very spacious - more like a large house than hostel (and cleaner than you would expect from a hostel). Good location close to food venues and supermarket.
    England, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


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