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 1 week 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

7 Days Before Arrival Date.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
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Property Description

For independent travellers on a budget you cannot beat Lakeside Backpackers. We offer inexpensive shared facilities in dormitory-style and twin rooms.

Our reception is open from 8am until 8pm. If you are arriving outside of these hours please let us know in advance and we can arrange a key collection. There is an out of hours phone number available for use in emergencies. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 5.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 6.5

  • Atmosphere 5.0

  • Cleanliness 5.5

  • Facilities 5.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    17 Sep 2019
    I was a bit nervous after reading some of the older reviews, but they have apparently changed hands recently. The accommodation wasn't flash, but you don't expect that at a backpackers. The room was clean, quiet and felt safe and the place had all the facilities needed. If you're looking for somewhere with a large flat-screen tv and the duvet matches the curtains then Rydges is just down the road. However, if you're looking for decent, affordable accommodation then this place ticks the boxes
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2021
    Very convenient, nice price, relaxed atmosphere...
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    31 Jul 2019
    Location was great. Staff was friendly and helpful. View of the lake from the lounge area was awesome. Only problem is had to carry my 18kilos of luggage through the stairs.
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    03 Jan 2020
    Fantastic location. Difficult to park for free if you arrive during the day. Lots of steps if you have heavy luggage. Old building needed a good paint job but it was clean. We had a twin room which smelled very damp and musty. It made it feel unclean. There was a plastic bag that partly covered the window which was in the door. The light shone in at night from the hallway. A simple fix would be to put a curtain up at the door it would help with privacy. Shower very small. Would not stay again.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 6.3


    31 Dec 2019
    Ehh- that’s the best way to describe this hostel. If you can stay somewhere else I would, but also a bed and a shower means something.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    30 Nov 2019
    We were not especially happy staying at this hostel, we got a double room in hopes of it being quieter so we could rest before our flight the next day, but the walls were paper thin and there were some very rowdy guests making noise until 1am. Additionally the my duvet cover was tatty and really in need of replacement, there was water all over the bathroom floors, and no kettle in the kitchen. Quick walk into Queenstown though.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    11 Feb 2021
    The low price comes with a low standard of facility and service.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 4.9


    07 Dec 2019
    No jug had to use a pot to boil water, microwave didn't work. Placed hadn't been painted in 30 years. Nothing had been done to make it a nice place to stay. Reception staff treated me badly as I didn't have photo ID and spent 20 mins pleading with them to let me stay after prepaying deposit etc. Travelling from Auckland for two nights on holiday with my 7 year old son. NOT IMPRESSED. Great location however.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 4.6


    25 Dec 2019
    It is what it is. A motel that also has backpackers. A little far away from town, and just not the nicest bathrooms. Beds were extremely flat and uncomfortable, it felt like a sheet over wood panels.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 3.4


    03 Jan 2021
    The whole backpackers was unclean. We watched the lady hoover about 4 spots of the carpet then leave the rest with wires everywhere from the many heaters. The service at the front desk was borderlining on rude. I asked three times for the bed I was meant to be staying in to be made up and when we came back at about 10.30pm it still wasn't made. I had to hunt for a made bed that no one was using. There was no privacy at all with all the doors being open, nothing felt safe and it was very noisy.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines