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.


Rusty Nail Backpackers

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

Very homely and cosy space with a rustic timber appearance.
There are private & shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms, a common lounge and kitchen. Outside deck with 2 picnic tables
We welcome guests & are available for any information they may want to know - if we know the answers.
Getting Around:
Bus services will drop you in Taihape and if you want a ride to the Backpackers - a phone call will do it, otherwise it is a 10min walk from the centre of town. If in your own car there is onsite parking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2019
    Best place to stay. They had the fire going so the place was very warm and cosy. I loved staying there and will stay again. Denise
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2019
    Nice place to stay , perfect location.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2019
    Excellent service, owner was friendly and helpful. You won't be disappointed.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Jan 2019
    Great place, luckily I am the only one guest that day. It is clean, has all the facilities needed, has a warm welcome from owner. Strongly recommend this hostel in the small town of Taihape, comparing those big town or cities.
    China, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2018
    Really great hostel! Lovely hosts and such a good atmosphere! Would love to stay there again!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Feb 2019
    This place was great, just minutes off the highway, friendly host, super clean, and lovely garden to refresh the soul. Only downside was the bunk bed. It was a lightweight aluminium set with a thin mattress. So every time I or the girl on the bottom bunk shifted, the whole thing rocked. Next time, get there early enough to claim the single bed.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 Aug 2019
    Great location, amazing views. Wonderful host. What more could you wish for. But they were also able to provide tools for me to fix a flat tire. Love the people love the location.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    29 Mar 2018
    My girlfriend and I just stayed one night on our way from Wellington to do the Tongariro. The owner is really nice and welcoming, the place is gorgeous, the lobby is a nice play to hang and the kitchen is very well equipped. We stayed in the dorm and the beds were comfy and the linen very clean. Showers/bathroom very nice too! We drove in a rainy night and finding the place was a bit tricky as the marker in google maps is a few meters misplaced.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Dec 2018
    Lovely little hostel with amazing owners. We had just done the Tongariro Crossing so stayed just the one night but were kindly offered the use of the owners’ hot tub to sooth our legs. Bed was incredibly comfortable and property clean. Dated but that is part of its charm. I believe we were the only ones there as Taihape isn’t a buzzing place, but a quiet, well rested night. Would happily stay again and recommend if in the area.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    23 Feb 2019
    Stopped in for the night. Good hostel, good facilities. Would stay again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball