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 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Dec 2019
    Best hostel ever stayed in, it does not feel like a hostel. Had a private room for myself and it was basically like having your own little appartement. Super clean also, great location and atomsphere!
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 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+
  • 9.7


    27 Jan 2020
    Great hostel! Super close to restaurants, bars and a quick walk to the beach! The staff are super friendly! Very clean and the shower in my room was awesome! Would 10/10 recommend to a friend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    31 Dec 2020
    The only negative thing is that it gets very loud as the deck is located straight outside the rooms. I know you should not be expecting much peace/privacy in a hostel but just something to think about, especially if you prefer to go to bed early.
    Lithuania, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Mar 2020
    A really lovely hostel with comfy dorms, clean bathrooms and a large kitchen/dining area. Highly recommend staying here!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Jan 2020
    Nice clean quiet hostel with bars nearby. Very close walk to the beach and great parking.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Dec 2020
    Saltwater Lodge is in an excellent central location, feels very clean and all rooms have private bathrooms. My roommates were really friendly and quiet but as our room was by the dining area it was very noisy outside, other people were up partying and drinking right outside our room until very late at night (1 or 2am) which didn't enable the early night I hoped for!
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    29 Dec 2019
    Pretty standard, which makes the price a little hard to understand. Found a box of doughnuts under my bed that were so mouldy they had nearly disintegrated, so I question the rest of the cleanliness. Good hot showers though, good location, parking underneath, comfy beds.
    England, Male, 31-40
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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