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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ponsonby Backpackers is perfectly located in one of the most historical, funky and central areas of Auckland. We are a small & friendly little travellers haven, run by backpackers for backpackers. Our managers and staff have travelled extensively and so know what it is that travellers want and desire; a place to call home.

We invite our fellow travellers to relax in our tv lounge (Sky TV), surf our fast internet (desktop & WiFi, chargeable) or have a BBQ in our sunny outdoor area. Enjoy the cleanliness and serenity of a small family atmosphere with various activities weekly.

Our facilities boast 4 bathrooms with hot showers 24 hours a day, comfortable lounge room, dining room, laundry and well equipped kitchen with free tea and coffee. Full linen is also provided.

Whether you are starting your N.Z adventure or want to finish it off with peace and quiet, Ponsonby Backpackers is the place to be. Why not come and see for yourself?

Free Vodafone NZ visitor Sim card, collect on check-in! (subject to availability)
Over 18's only.
No group bookings for 4 or more. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Good location, only 3 bus stops from city center. Amazing atmosphere for backpackers. Staff very nice however not very knowledgeable about city or tours but other travelers helped out a lot. Will definately be coming back to hostel.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2019
    AMAZING! Clean, comfortable, quiet, spacious rooms with lockers. The neighborhood is beautiful and the staff was great. HIGHLY recommend. Fast WiFi, clean bathrooms and rooms, comfy beds. Great for groups or solo travelers. Would stay again instantly
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2019
    the most amazing hostel 💕💖💕
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Mar 2019
    I loved my stay at PB. The staff were super lovely and helpful. The checkin/checkout process easy. Fantastic location with lots of things to do and great local food options. Clean, tidy and great facilities. Overall super pleased with PB!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2019
    Very pleased with my stay here, the staff is amazingly helpful!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    06 Mar 2019
    Nice staff, clean facilities and rooms. Our only recommendation would be to open the window and close the curtains before guests arrive. Our room felt like an oven when we showed up.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    05 Mar 2019
    Loved my stay at Ponsonby
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    04 Mar 2019
    Hostel and staff were really nice, also the neighborhood has lots of opportunities for eating and shopping. We especially liked the garden. Bathrooms were really tiny though, they were hardly large enough to drown a mouse.
    Austria, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Mar 2019
    Everything fine, as you’d expect from a hostel, amazing location too, close to lots of bars/restaurants/shops. However a random guy who was not a resident was allowed in with his dog and wandered around, his dog even went in our room.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 3.7


    07 Mar 2019
    All around terrible hostel. No A/C which means you need to sleep with the window open and get eaten alive by mosquitos. Hostel advertises parking but they only have two spaces - if they're taken, you're screwed. No where to securely leave your bags during the day. Showers and toilets were filthy. The person working at reception knew nothing about what to do/see in Auckland.
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games