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 ???? 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are a small hostel in the Heart of Matamata.
15 minutes drive to the Hobbiton Movie set or a 5 minute walk to the information center (Hobbiton pick-up/drop off point).
Close to supermarkets, cafes and shops what more could you want?!

Matamata Backpackers is a chill little hostel with great facilities and a cozy, quirky interior.
We offer a fully equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining, BBQ facilities, large lounge with a range of free movies.
Free Wifi. Book exchange. Bikes for Hire.Coin operated laundry facilities.
Linen and small valuable lockers supplied in all rooms. Please bring your own padlock.

All our rooms are four bed max. We offer two private rooms that come with a double on the bottom and a single on top.
We do not take large bus group bookings so its perfect for solo like-minded travelers to meet each other.
Locally owned and operated we are here to help you with all your bookings and planning your route around our beautiful country! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at! The owner is so nice and accommodating, and the people that stay there are so nice and very friendly. It’s extremely clean and very close to food and the supermarket. Highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    Great Hostel, amazing ambiance, great people working there and a lovely owner. Strongly recommended.
    Andorra, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2019
    Great hostel with lovely staff and chilled atmosphere. Felt like home the moment I arrived. They have a ping pong table and Netflix , the rooms + facilities are clean and it's close to town (5min walk) and Hobbington. Only danger is that you might stay longer than anticipated because you don't want to leave :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Apr 2019
    Very good hostel and helpful staff
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    21 Apr 2019
    Loved my stay here, was chilled and had a good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Apr 2019
    Great place and location. The owner/operator was very friendly and helpful with tips for things to do in the area. Would go back in a heartbeat!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    30 Mar 2019
    Really great hostel, perfect for if you’re looking for somewhere to stay to visit Hobbiton. Close to a supermarket and other food places.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 May 2019
    Small quirky hostel. Good atmosphere for what it was. A lot of long-termers there working at Hobbiton. Great place if you just need a place to crash the night before or after visiting Hobbiton
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 May 2019
    Veryyyyy clean. Reception isn't 24 hours. have to go outside to get to main building where the facilities are. Pretty nice overall though and very close if ddoing Hobbiton
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    04 Jun 2019
    Newer place so nice facilities, however, I stayed in the all girls "dorm", which was basically a large shed with 2 sets of bunk beds. Floor was basically finished plywood, and it was detached from the building, so you had to walk outside in the middle of the night to use the restroom. Upside, lots of outlets in the room, clean place, and convenient for staying overnight after the night tour at Hobbiton.
    USA, Female, 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
  • Card Phones
  • 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