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.

Book more than 7 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 8.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2019
    I needed a place to stay before hiking up Mount Taranaki and they were able to accommodate on short notice. I was pleased as soon as I arrived: plenty of free parking on the street, great location, and nicely appointed and ample space. The owner, Brett, was very kind, welcoming, helpful and relaxed and there are two lovely dogs. Bed was comfortable, water for showers was hot and there's even a sauna I didn't have time to try out. Wonderful place to stay!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Dec 2019
    Hostel is run by a lovely couple. Atmosphere is beyond welcoming. Feels like a home a way from home. Cheers!
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    Awesome stay - only downside was watching the All Blacks bee dumped by the Poms. Met some great people and will be back for some more great hospitality in 2020.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Fun time with excellent host think his name was Rob? Aussie dude ! Really fun atmosphere and cool vibe , attractive colors ! Great kitchen and really comfortable spaces to relax
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay here, staff were very friendly and accommodating 🤓
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2019
    Great hostel, clean, friendly owner.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    Great hostel. Right in the center of the city. Staff was very nice and welcoming, and the atmosphere was great. Everything was clean and nice.
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Dec 2019
    Very clean and nice hostel! Comfortable bed big room's.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Jan 2020
    My stay was nice and the location very good to have easy access to the city but also getting in and out of town. My single room was cozy and clean, had all I needed and the house is like one big patchwork-family and really cozy and relaxing (it rained one day and was super nice to stay home). Might even see Taranaki on good days. There is even a Sauna!! Absolutely cool.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Sep 2019
    I stayed 3 nights over two different stays. I was in the main building but took a look in the windows of the separate apartments and they look rather nice. It's rather old and run down, not very well heated (sweaters a must, heaters in rooms, cold throughout the building) but its very clean and otherwise well maintained for such an old building. A comfortable livingroom w/ a fireplace that keeps it warm. The two house doggies are sweet. The manager is a good guy & very accommodating.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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