Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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.

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  • Perfect 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 8.8

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2021
    Really great spot! It was close to town, so an easy walk down to the water. Really clean and tidy, and provided a heater in the room which was nice!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2020
    Lovely and welcoming hostel!
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2020
    Lovely place, we got a free upgrade and the cottage was very homely and spacious. Good location only 10min walk into centre of town. Would recommend
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Feb 2021
    A little on the more expensive side for a backpackers, but worth the money. Comfortable, clean, cosy spaces, nice beds, helpful, friendly owners, super homely feel. A touch out of the centre of town, but very close to supermarkets, and only a ten minute walk into the centre.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Nov 2020
    We had a short but great stay at ducks and drakes while tramping in the region. Incredibly welcoming and helpful staff, and overall a beautiful old house. Would love to have had more time to make the most of the place.
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Jun 2020
    Great hostel in New plymouth, awesome staff, nice location, good atmosphere !
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    06 Feb 2021
    Good friendly hostel, only negative was sauna was out of order. Nice garden area for social atmosphere.
    Northern Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Nov 2020
    Spotlessly clean, excellent location, decent sized room, friendly staff. One small request to the management ... a couple more hooks or places to put soap etc in the smaller shower would be really helpful!
    New Zealand, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1


    09 Aug 2020
    Great hostel, relaxed vibe. Would stay again
    New Zealand, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 6.6


    16 Oct 2020
    Booked this because of the good reviews and was a bit surprised. Bunk beds don't have ladders, sometimes I wonder if they think I'm spiderman? Bed was also super noisy and the mattress way too short for the bed. The atmosphere was very odd to me and I felt like the staffs were kinda always in my face... Honestly I was glad when I left.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi