Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 2 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

Bookings cancelled between 14 Days and 7 Days prior to arrival will incur a 50% charge.
Bookings cancelled between 7 days and the day of arrival will be liable for the full charge.
Any change in the booking numbers must be communicated directly with the hostel and may incur cancellation charges.

Additional Terms and Conditions

All guests are excpected to behave respectfully and mindfull that other guests may require space and peacefulness to enjoy their stay.
Any members of a group found behaving unnaceptably will be immediatly asked to leave to ensure the other guests enjoy thier stay.
The group may also be asked to leave if in the opinion of the management the booking ws not made in good faith or the beahaviour of members of the group is deemed unnaceptable, illegal or puts other guests at risk from illegal activities inlcudng alcohol consumption in excess,any use of illegal drugs and threatening or aggressive bahaviours.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

All Group bookings must make contact to discuss the suitability and availability of the room configurations for your group.
Failure to do so may lead to the booking being cancelled and a loss of your deposit.

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


Flying Kiwi Backpackers

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

The Flying Kiwi Backpackers offers budget friendly accommodation to individuals, couples, small groups and small families.

We are the perfect base for your stay in Wanaka whether it is an action packed adventure stop over, a laid-back get away, or simply a night or two in this beautiful part of New Zealand. We provide a laid back kiwi experience with Scottish hospitality, a friendly welcome, traveller friendly affordable accommodation that is tailored to suit your plans and travel requirements.
We are happy to assist you in your travels from helping with your touring bike issues to arranging taxis for your early morning hikes or storing your gear so you can do the Sunrise Roy’s Peak trek.
We have a Ski/Snowboard servicing area in the winter as well as a bike maintenance stand and tools (and a handy Ski/Bike mechanic -Brooner) if you need to do some maintenance on the go.

The reason’s to visit Wanaka are endless and we’d like to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons!

Our friendly staff and owners are all seasoned travellers and love to hear and share their adventures with you so allow yourself enough time to enjoy Wanaka to the full. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    Can’t stress enough what a good guy Dave is. Hostel has a great vibe, very good amenities, communal areas and rooms. Amidst everything going on in the world with Covid-19 Dave had a very positive and sensible attitude, speaking to everyone and in one evening even ordered Dominos pizza to all. Hostel also has a late checkout option for a small amount if pre arranged beforehand! Top notch 10/10
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    For 3 Canadians who didn’t plan our trip ahead, we had a great time! Dave was so knowledgeable and gave us great advice for food, attractions, and specific directions. He knew what we wanted before we even knew. We wanted to extend for another night but the hostel was just so popular, so make sure you take the time to thoroughly explore the lovely town of Wanaka! Wanaka definitely found us.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    Got back to the hostel for 4 times, best hostel in Wanaka
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Mar 2020
    A great place to stay, social atmosphere yet quiet night of sleep. Best welcome I've ever had at a hostel, chilled out and friendly vibe. I felt so at home, thoroughly recommend this hostel
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Mar 2020
    I LOVED this hostel - from the welcoming owner to the hammocks in the garden, and everything in between. I got one of the cubby rooms, which are fantastic and have black out curtains (perfect for coming off a long hike). Everyone was friendly, the space was great and I really enjoyed my time here. Only downside is the kitchen is kind of small so I’d recommend cooking before/after the dinner rush. Definitely stay here!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Mar 2020
    Had a great two night stay! Perfect location in Wanaka! Staff was lovely and even bought Pizza for everyone (a rare occasion) due to a situation that arose, which was also handled amazingly. Would recommend and stay again if I ever come back to Wanaka!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    03 Mar 2020
    Great hostel in beaut location. Dave made us feel very welcome and was amazing for recommendations, he gave very genuine, honest reviews of places and did not try to sell us anything which was a refreshing change. Dave's wife was also lovely! The hostel also provides really cheap mountain bike hire for high quality bikes which was great for getting around. Overall a great stay and wish it had been longer.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Mar 2020
    We stayed at the double room and had a comfortable stay. Since we were late and couldn't inform the hostel due to no network, the owner went out of the way to check us in late and gave us reccos. The room was clean and tidy. The bathroom was clean too. However the toilets were little dirty at night maybe due to other guests littering toilet paper on the floor. Our room door couldn't be locked so we were concerned about security. The kitchen is small but well equipped.
    India, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Mar 2020
    Friendly staff and good location for town. Kitchen quite small and unfortunately like so many backpackers and hostels, selfish people who use the kitchen facilities don't wash up or clean up after themselves. On arrival kitchen was messy and much the same throughout our two night stay. Budget facility means reasonable value for money, if alternative choices available would choose another accommodation provider. We picked a particularly busy weekend to visit, accommodation choices where limited.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 3.1


    03 Mar 2020
    DO NOT STAY HERE. Plenty of issues and terrible responses to requests for help with them. Too many problems to list. Avoid.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi