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 on 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

48 hours cancellation - 20% non refund.
20 Deposit for booking

Additional Terms and Conditions

Schools and group bookings can get discounts on any activitys provided onsite of surf n stay.
Please after booking inform number of people joining the activity of choice then we will inform the total price with discounted rate.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School 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

Surf n Stay Beach Guest house is with a 1 minute walk to the beach, set up for all travelers looking for a comfortable accommodation, to enjoy and socialize at. Sunny front outside area with Barbecues and bean bags to lounge on.
Together with experienced friendly Staff, providing you with an affordable, clean and comfy experience in the best spot in town.
Seeing the places to see and doing the fun adventurous activities to do, you won’t miss a thing on your stay with us.

Onsite is a Travel Green booking desk for a ECO fun to do in the area, with daily surf lessons- private or groups, Yoga classes at our town studio,
Board hire from our wide selection of boards and wetsuits., Kayak or Sup Tours to Whenukura Island or River to Sea Paddle Experience.

Our visiting guests will have easy access and knowledge of Waterfalls and pristine beaches within the area, all in walking distance to explore on your stay.
Learn to Surf n Yoga packages can be a upgrade on arrival just query us at reception.

Reception is open from 8.30am to 6pm. If you intend to arrive after hours, we will leave after hour check in forms in the blue post box situated out the front of the office. If you know you'll arrive after office hours please let us know and we will make arrangements to receive you.
Breakfast hours are from 8:30am to 9:30am.
Check in is at 2pm and Check out at 10am. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2020
    My three nights at Surf n Stay were both adventurous and relaxing; my activities varied from chill walks on the beach to exciting kayak & surf escapades. Hosts immediately made me feel welcome and were happy to offer tips on what to do in Whangamata or simply chat. I also had a great time getting to know fellow guests from around the world. Surf n Stay has a really laidback & friendly atmosphere that was just what I needed during my travels.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2019
    This was a sweet hostel, wish I stayed longer. The facilities are tight, smallish kitchen and one bathroom and one shower for all staying- at least what I saw. Homie feel, bad because small quarters everyone gets to know each other. Pleasant interactions with staff
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Oct 2019
    Really welcoming, friendly hostel with a great location. Nice areas around the hostel and the team were really helpful with advice on activities!
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Jun 2019
    This hostel was really nice. We went in low season so shared one bit of the hostel with one other person (there was 3 of us). The room was small but that was okay because it was just me and my friends, had I been there with people I didn't know it would have been a little more uncomfortable. It felt like we had our own little house whilst being there though which was really nice. Only complaint is the fact there is no proper hob to cook on, there were two plug in ones, only one of which worked.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Dec 2019
    Loved this place and the people! Super close to the beach. Felt like family and was sad to leave
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 Mar 2020
    Great chill hostel. Host are very lovely and friendly. Rooms were small and the rooms and hostel weren't locked and no lockers. Offer yoga for $15 on the beach and surf board hire and lessons which is great of your thing. Some nights have extra activities too which created a good atmosphere. Parking is on the street nearby. Great location right near beach and short walk to town.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    05 Feb 2020
    good place value for money shower was abit small and the water pressure was bad.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    12 Jan 2020
    1st problem was that I booked 2 beds in 4 bed dorm but was given 1 in 4 bed and 1 in 6 bed dorm. Then a guest swapped beds so mine was occupied and there wasn’t another clean one available. Tried calling the emergency number from 7-11pm then had to strip a dirty bed and sleep in my own sleeping bag liner. The staff were very apologetic and offered a full refund plus breakfast but all could have been solved if the office had been staffed til 8pm as advertised or if the phone had been answered.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    05 Jun 2019
    Small and cute space - we found it quite easy to make friends. Staff were very nice but not always around and difficult to contact. Security could be improved as we had no room key, the room didn't lock and nor did the outside door as far as we were aware. Nice beds and shower. Perfect location for beachy activities and town centre isn't far. Cathedral cove and hot water beach are also a great day trip away. Would stay again!!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    14 Oct 2020
    Security was pretty average but I didn’t feel like I needed security there as it was really safe and the hostel was so quiet when I stayed, only one shower, that I saw? But it was a good shower, cute little place to stay and good if you want to surf/kayak or SUP, or even just swim as it’s so close to the beach! Lovely hosts!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi