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 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A 50% security deposit is required to confirm booking.
We have a strict after 10pm quiet policy.
We are not a party type backpackers and reserve the right to request people to leave the property if they behave inappropriately.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

We do not cater for stag or hensgroups.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Pickled Parrot Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Pickled Parrot’s Boutique hostel offers twin, double, 2-6 person dormitories, a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious dining and lounge area.

We are a A NON PARTY hostel & have a 10pm quiet policy.
We cater for Te Araroa Walkers / NOMADS
2 minutes walk from the bars, cafes & beach
10 minutes walk from the intercity or Stray buses
2 minutes walk from the Kiwi bus stop in Kings Rd
Free pick up from late buses
Off street parking
We are 2nd generation hostel owners and we have been inspired by our own travels and experiences to offer others a sanctuary to take some time out from travelling to rest & rejuvenate. We have specifically designed the hostel environment for you feel nurtured and enveloped by nature and the peaceful surroundings which also includes a guest veggie garden and fruit trees. We are perfectly situated in a quiet residential setting, yet only 2 minutes walk to Paihia’s magnificent beach, cafes and bars. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2021
    Brilliant hostel and very friendly staff. Absolutely nothing to complain about.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2021
    The best and most beautiful hostel I've ever stayed in! So friendly and so safe.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2020
    Had a great few nights at the Pickled Parrot. The setting is very private, despite being near the beach and town - this is mostly due to the wonderful plants around the grounds. Veggie plots and lovely outdoor space that gets sun most of the day. Cherry and her husband are friendly and always up for a chat and are happy to give advice about the area and activities. The bathrooms were spotless. Kitchen area well set out and lounge area very comfortable and welcoming. Highly recommend!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    Really lovely hostel, good location, lovely outside space including a small veggie garden. The host Cherry is wonderful, cannot praise her enough during a difficult period for all her guests (the dreaded covid-19 crisis) she went above and beyond.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2020
    Clean friendly hostel.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    This is the perfect place for people who are wanting a relaxing time away. The owner is so friendly and helpful and the hostel is so peaceful and chilled. Great living room and kitchen area!
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    20 Mar 2021
    Such a cute hostel. It was just after lockdown so there weren’t many people around but I was happy to have a room to myself. The owner was lovely and made me feel at home. Plenty of free parking right outside the door.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 Dec 2020
    Such a wonderful hostel. Great facilities, super nice and friendly staff, very clean.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Nov 2020
    Awesome relaxing home away from home. Extremely clean and comfortable. Short Walk away from the beach. Enjoyed meeting other travellers. The garden has fresh vegetables which can be used. I really enjoyed my time here, I would recommend it without hesitation.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Oct 2020
    The atmosphere was great and the owners are really kindly and friendly as well. Also people who stayed there were really friendly. The location is perfect!
    Japan, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi