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

Our guesthouse Halfmoon Cottage is a 5 bedroom villa from 1896, homelike decorated and self catering. The room is cosy and made up with linen, pillows, duvets and hot-water bottle (if needed) are provided.

Halfmoon Cottage can accommodate maximum 14 guest and is self catering, Guests provide their own breakfast and meals. Shared fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathrooms.
There is coffee, tea, cereals, muesli available for the guests. Guest can go into the garden and use the fresh herbs they can find. In the fruit season there will be some fresh fruit from the garden.

We live on site of halfmoon cottage and will be available for any questions that our guests may have about most things, or about activities in the surrounding area as walks, swimming with dolphins, nature cruise etc..

Bikes are available at Halfmoon Cottage. It is also possible to go for a kayak trip ( $30.00 per person) in early morning. Kayaks not available on day of check out. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 May 2019
    Loved this place! Cornelius and Margo were so friendly and made sure we had the best stay. The hostel was very clean and cozy.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2019
    This was our favourite place to stay during our trip! We loved it!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2019
    Super Nice!! Would recommend
    Norway, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Apr 2019
    Really lovely home stay, hosts are so passionate about their hostel and the Akaroa area. Their recommendations were fantastic. Would absolutely recommend!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Apr 2019
    Fabulous example of great NZ homestays! The cottage is located on the harbor, close to Akaroa and all the other activities of the region. The cottage is very clean, the owners are really friendly and put in a lot of effort to make the place comfortable. Can't recommend it highly enough.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Mar 2019
    What a lovely place to spend a few days. Margo and Cornelius are great, friensly hosts with good advice and a beautiful property. Would definitely recommend and would be happy to stay there again!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2019
    Had a wonderful stay, beautiful house and gardens. it's a short drive from town. Plenty of areas inside and outside to relax, hosts were very helpful.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 Apr 2019
    Only stayed here for a night but had a lovely time. Cornelius and Margaux were fabulous hosts, very friendly and informative about the surrounding area! The bedroom was great and they provided lots of extras that you don’t get at other places- including a hairdryer, herbs and spices, salt and pepper and oil. The kitchen was good and there was a nice dining and living area. Only a short drive to Akaroa. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, would definitely recommend if you are heading to Akaroa.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 Oct 2019
    Lovely friendly staff and plenty to do in the area.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    28 Mar 2019
    Sooo cute and sweet place !! And the owner is really nice but a little bit over-present, always checking after you in the kitchen or in the lounge or elsewhere .. making sure eveyrthing is perfect A little bit intrusive but the guy is really kind though
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's