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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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Saltwater Lodge is Paihia's only Qualmark five star rated backpackers lodge. Year-round comfort, affordability and luxury make us the accommodation choice of travelers, families and groups from all over the world.

Saltwater Lodge is situated 50 metres from the beach. It is close to cafs & bars and is only 5 minutes walk to the wharf, town centre, shops and bus terminal.

All rooms have their own en-suite bathroom, are heated and situated off a large balcony.
Daily FREE WiFi
Large fully equipped kitchen with free tea and coffee, herbs and spices.
Spacious lounge and dining area with Internet facilities and
Free videos.
Guest laundry.
Disabled facilities.
Booking agent for all tours.
Bag storage is provided free of charge.
Free bikes, tennis & use of barbeque.
Free car parking available. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2019
    We stayed in Winter and virtually had the place to ourselves. Very friendly staff, clean and large facilities with off road parking and great views.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2019
    Perfect location! Only a few steps from a beautiful beach and a 5min walk into the center of town. Extremely clean with very nice facilities. Highly recommend!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2019
    Great hostel
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2019
    Great hostel! Plenty of parking, in-room bathrooms, nice common area, and super close to the Main Street. Beds are a bit squeaky.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2019
    Great place to stay. Loved the BBQ and common area.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    31 Mar 2019
    Great hostel with friendly staff. It has good sized dorms with a spacious en suite shower room. There are lights above the beds and large lockers. The kitchen is really well equipped too!
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2019
    Place was real nice and clean, although the place was fine it didn't have much of an atmosphere, wouldn't mind staying again though
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Apr 2019
    Good hostel in good location. Our double room with en-suite was excellent. Everything you need, nice shower and very clean. Kitchen was clean and not crowded when we wanted to cook. The guy in the room next to us (room 17) was very loud on the phone late at night and into the morning (2am!) walls seemed to be paper thin. Ironically I think he actually worked at the hostel 😂 hopefully the staff read this review!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    26 May 2019
    Bit of a ghost town when we were there.. could see its potential though. Good communal space. Rooms a touch too cold
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Apr 2019
    Good hostel for a good price. Large enough kitchen, free parking and table tennis. Tv needs fixing as doesn’t work.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room