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 ???? 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.


Matamata Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Matamata Backpackers is a cosy/quirky hostel set in the small town of Matamata. Great for solo travellers wanting to meet with like-minded individuals or small groups alike. Hire a bike, Play some table tennis, chill out in the courtyard and bunk down in a cabin. An eco conscious way of travelling.
Must stop Accommodation on your way to Hobbiton Movie Set. We are central to Rotorua, Hamilton and Tauranga so make a great base for you travels.

Check in from 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm, check out 9.00 am - 11.00 am. If you are arriving before 2 pm we are happy to store your luggage free of charge.
Please note our reception hours may vary through these difficult times (June-November 2020)

After hour arrival or Late check-in's must be arranged directly with hostel prior to your arrival date.

Cancellation must be made at least 24 hours before arrival date, in the case of a no-show or late cancellation there will be a charge equal to the first nights accommodation and the whole deposit. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 5.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 7.0

  • Atmosphere 5.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2020
    This is seriously one of the best hostels I’ve been in. The location is perfect, just a 5 minute walk from the bus station. The hostel is really clean, and cozy, and most importantly the staff is amazing. The owner is one of chillest people I’ve talked to. She makes an amazing place to be.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2020
    Lovely hostel and staff. Perfect place to relax between tough travel days.
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Jan 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in !!!! Lovely atmosphere and great people :) Great outside area... staff is really friendly and everything is made with love! Would highly recommend!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Mar 2020
    This was the cleanest hostel I have stayed at. Friendly staff, met the owners, loved them. Really welcoming atmosphere that encourages guests to socialize.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Feb 2020
    Excellent hostel! One of the best in new Zealand! The lady that checked us in I think owned the place. She was so helpful with advice. Would 100 percent recommend
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Jan 2020
    Thank you for the good friendly staff and atmosphere was great
    Mongolia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    06 Mar 2020
    Loved this place. Great facilities, friendly staff, very clean. Cool outdoor space. Access to a lot of things to do. Would highly recommend.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    30 Jan 2020
    It would be perfect but the shower system is terrible.. you have to press a button every few second to have some water at an unique (OK) temperature. I like the idea in terms of being eco-friendly but it's really annoying, the should at least leave some more time running the water. Rooms are small but enough. Good value for money. They rent bikes which is cool.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Jun 2021
    Our family had a room with 2 bunkbeds which was just fine for budget accommodation. The atmosphere is friendly and we enjoyed the cosy little lounge with a fireplace. Kitchen was well equipped and bathrooms clean. The pretty garden plants really add a nice ambience to the whole place. Would definitely recommend to other travelers!
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 3.7


    03 Jul 2021
    Our night was dreadful in this Hostel. We stayed for one night and we had to leave early the next morning. We couldn't sleep because people were too noisy until very late. The next morning when I got out of my bedroom, the people from the next bedroom said to me smiling and laughing "hey good morning, hope we didn't keep u up too late last night". The beds were very uncomfortable even for the price of the room. I would never recommend this place to anyone.
    Argentina, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi