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 8.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    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


    28 Feb 2020
    Ducks and Drakes is the best hostel in all of New Zealand, New Plymouth is beautiful and this hostel is only a short walk to the Beach, grocery stores, downtown strip,many restaurants and the beautiful Pukekura Park. The owners Brett and Paula are the most kind and generous people, you will love your stay here, you have my word :)
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    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


    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


    24 Feb 2020
    Fabulous place. Plenty of space. Very friendly owners. Loved my stay here
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


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


    22 Jun 2020
    Great hostel in New plymouth, awesome staff, nice location, good atmosphere !
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Feb 2020
    SO cute! Very friendly staff! Great environment! Cute dog!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    31 May 2020
    I don't understand how this has such a good rating. Its"serviceable" but compared to other hostels it's very average. No individual lights or outlets for dorm beds. Toilet rooms have no sinks, sinks are in shower rooms, so if someone is showering & locks door,you can't wash your hands, no lockers in rooms. Very squeeky bed frame, everytime I moved it was deafening. Parking is for cottage renters so you park on the street. It was fine for what I needed, but i don't understand the "superb" rating.
    Canada, Female, 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