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

Hanmer Backpackers is the most centrally located hostel in beautiful Hanmer Springs. Our hostel is a small, cozy, friendly and warm Swiss chalet style backpackers providing excellent accommodation and service at low prices. We are the most affordable accommodation provider in Hanmer Springs for the independent traveller.

The main attraction in Hanmer Springs are the Thermal Pools, which are located a 3-4 minute walk from our hostel! But there's more, Hanmer Springs is a fabulous place for mountain biking, hiking / tramping, skiing, rafting, bungy jumping, quad biking, golf, fishing, shopping and many more things.

Our kitchen is well stocked with all the essential cooking equipment, fridges / freezers, free tea, plunger coffee, instant coffee, milk for the hot drinks and a complete spice rack.

There is a nice outside patio with comfortable garden furniture and a gas BBQ and utensils.

The lounge has some comfy sofas, extensive book exchange, board games, guitar and a massage chair to take care of you sore muscles after a day full of activities.

Downstairs there is a big log burner that will keep the place cozy and warm, even in the winter.

All beds come with bed linen, extra blankets, hot water bottles and are fully made up.

We have 6 different rooms sleeping up to 22 people, varying from dorm (5beds) to private en suite rooms.

Check in between 14:00 and 21:00, check out 10:00. All bed linen included / beds are fully made up. Free coffee, tea, milk (for the hot drinks), BBQ and massage chair.

Minimum noise policy after 22:30.
Alcohol is allowed in moderation, intoxication is not. Smoking is not allowed inside. No under aged persons in dorm rooms unless supervised by an adult. Families are welcome though kids will have to be supervised by an adult at all times. Wireless internet only. No TV View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 May 2022
    Great wee spot! Cozy fire going in the evening and great service throughout, will definitely be back!
    New Zealand, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2021
    A class backpackers with a real "homely" feel. Small, comfortable, warm with the wood fire going all the time, a great kitchen, and a wonderful free massage chair! Run by a couple who know how to connect and run a home away from home.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 May 2021
    Great place to stay, wonderful relaxing feel and kind and friendly owner. I was impressed with the cleanliness as well. Thank you for a great place to stay in my time, I will use your place again in the future.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2021
    A really great place to stay. Cooking facilities are outstanding, the beds are really comfortable and the hostel has a laidback atmosphere.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    06 Apr 2022
    Extremely cozy little lodge. Will definitely be staying again
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Jun 2021
    A fabulous small homely place, great location, very warm in winter with woodburner on and very very comfortable single beds in dorm, including an extra duvet and a hot water bottle if u want it. One of the best if not the best with an atmosphere which makes u think u are staying in a private home. Thoroughly recommend and great price compared to other Hanmer hotel rooms etc.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Nov 2020
    Good hostel, very quiet when I visited. Have awesome Massage chair
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2020
    Lovely, warm, cosy hostel with a supremely friendly manager, nice dorm room, comfy bed, good facilities. Shame I was only there for one night. Only marked down on atmosphere as it was so quiet following Covid lockdown.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2021
    Great place, great location and great friendly service 👌
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    06 Aug 2022
    Great little cosy backpackers
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games