Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 3 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No show will result in one nights room rate being debited to guests credit card.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Fat Camel Hostel is in the perfect location right in the hub of Auckland City. We are just minutes away from pubs, clubs, the Skytower and the famous Viaduct Harbour; the base for the Americas Cup Yacht race.

The hostel itself is unique in it's apartment style layout, each area with it's own kitchen, lounge area and more than enough showers and bathrooms to go around. We have rooms to cater for anyone's needs, including doubles, twins, quads, 6 share, and 8 share dorms. We even have an entire apartment exclusively for girls.

We care about you and safety is a priority for us. Our reception is staffed 24 hours and the building is also protected with video cameras.

If you feel like getting out of your apartment the hostel has a massive communal room with a big screen TV, a chillout area and another communal kitchen.

If you're after things to do in Auckland or it's time to move on, our experienced staff at the travel desk can book all your tours, trips and accommodation. We only recommend what we have done so you know that you're getting the best quality experience.

If you are after a little socializing the Camel Bar is the place to be. We have loads of drink specials available and a jam packed entertainment schedule. You will also get a free entree sized meal with each nights stay!

Other features also include free linen, luggage storage, lockers and guest laundry facilities.

Come and stay with us in the central city from as little as $22!
*Please note no long term stays are allowed in $22 dorm and a 2 weeks maximum applies. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.4

  • Security 6.4

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 5.3

  • Cleanliness 5.2

  • Facilities 5.8

Latest Reviews

  • 8.3


    02 Oct 2019
    I had a good stay! The staff are very friendly but the organisation could be better - sometimes overbooking and leaving customers without beds (but this appears to be an issue with most hostels). There are good kitchen facilities and enough showers to get the job done, but these were cold on occasion, again, not the hostels fault really. The hostel walls etc are in need of a little TLC but my bed was comfortable, ready to use on arrival and with clean sheets. Thus great value 😁 thanks guys 😁
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Mar 2020
    I chose the Fat Camel because it was the cheapest hostel, and all I needed was a place to rest my head for a few hours before catching the airport bus early in the morning. In this regard, it was very suitable, as the bed was clean and comfortable and the bus stop was just a minute's walk away. However, there was no sense of community or even friendliness, and I was glad I didn't have to shower. The facilities were passable but the rooms were stuffy and stank of perfumed cleaning products.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Oct 2019
    Good for price =)
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    27 Feb 2020
    Good Location and price. Facilities aren't the best but it's alright for a night.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    05 Feb 2020
    Good central location but with a strange atmosphere, the rooms were very hot, at least in my case, with most not even having a window, comfy beds and decent amount of space.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    08 Jan 2020
    It's in a good location and safe enough but it's so disgusting & dirty. No windows in kitchen area and some of the rooms. Kitchen is grubby and worst of all is the bathroom! Clearly never gets cleaned, shower floods and it is so hot & stuffy. Definitely wouldn't stay here again I'm afraid.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    14 Feb 2020
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    27 Jan 2020
    Didn’t really enjoy my stay, left after one night instead of seven. They couldn’t find my booking when I arrived and I got put in a larger share room that expected, however I wasn’t given any great gastos about receiving a refund. The hostel is set up into “apartments’’ but has no lockers, two showers between countless rooms, a tiny kitchenette, no windows (!!!) or windows that only open a crack, and the vibe is pretty s*** too. Too many laminated signs with instructions on them, hated it.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    01 Jan 2020
    Lady at the reception clearly just tired of her job and so annoying. Bathroom and showers are dirty as hell not. For 25 dollar i have stayed in better hostels
    Turkey, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    30 Oct 2019
    When we arrive we found out that they had over booked us and that we have been booked in at another hostel 10mins away. We choose the Fat Camel for its proximity to bars and restaurants which took us away from those. We weren't offered any transport and had to ask for directions instead of them being offered. When arrived at the 'other' place, found we were only booked in for one night instead of two. Thankfully they could fit us in but meant we were in separate rooms.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
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  • Linen Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar