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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Property Description

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at our beach front hostel with its huge bay windows and stunning views over Mercury Bay.

Relax in clean, comfortable home like surroundings.

Let us help you to discover our paradise. We know the best beaches, bush walks, artist’s galleries, bars, restaurants and cafes.

We have 20 beaches within 20km where you can dive, snorkel, and fish, windsurf, cruise or walk the unspoiled bush clad coastline. Visit our Kauri grove and waterfall. For the more adventurous there is kayaking, horse riding, skate boarding, and adventure ropes. Or you can do nothing at all…….

On the Beach Backpackers is perfectly situated for visiting world famous Hot Water Beach and stunning Cathedral Cove, easily accessed by car, bus or bicycle.

You’re welcome to use our free kayaks and boogie boards or hire our bikes to explore.

Bed and Room Movements

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2019
    Great spot, sweet owners
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2019
    Super friendly and helpful staff, great facilities, very clean, free hire of shovels for hot water beach, dvds for a rainy quiet night in, would stay here again any day.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Feb 2019
    Value for money. Friendly manager. Would stay again.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Jan 2019
    Super nice hostel. Wonderful dorms in appartements with deck and huge living- dining room and kitchen. Just in opposite of the beach
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    20 Jun 2019
    I really liked this place. We went in low season so it was very quite, there was 3 of us and we booked a 12 bed dorm and only had to share it with one other person. The rooms were really lovely it didn't feel like we were in a hostel at all. The facilities were good and staff were really friendly. It is right by the beach, would definitely recommend.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Oct 2019
    Such a fun hostel! There were multiple kitchens which was really nice. You can rent kayaks and shovels (for hot water beach) for free and bikes for $25 per day! Only negative is that the bathrooms were really small.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Jan 2019
    4 of us travelling together in a rental car. The room we had was nice - had the 4 person dorm. Beds were a bit uncomfortable, cutting boards supporting the mattress in some spots. If you have access to a car Whitianga is a great spot to stay as you are close to Cathedral Cove, Newchums beach, and the town of Coromandel. The hostel is right across the street from the beach for chill days. Lots of friendly people when we were there.
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    13 Nov 2018
    one of the best hostels in my time here in NZ so far. I loved the location right at the beach, the small appartements sharing the facilities only with a few rooms and the whole atmosphere. Staff is super nice and helpful in planning activities in/ around Whititanga. You can rent kayaks for free and get 1 GB of free Wifi for every 2 nights you're staying. Shops, Restaurants etc. are only a short walk away. Negative: missing lockers and Wifi is only really working at reception. Recommend it!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 Mar 2019
    Very calm and cosy feeling. Set out like houses so you get to know the people in your 'flat' well but less so for other areas. Very well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and one of the best showers I've had whilst travelling!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Feb 2019
    The hostel was pretty laid back and quiet) when I was there at least). Not super secure, as doors and windows were left open, but there weren’t a ton of people around and it seemed like a safe area. Short walk into town (few cafes and supermarkets and beach shops), and right across the street from the beach 👌
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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