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
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Your Hosts Aaron and Carol Joy along with daughters Pauline and Michaela WELCOME you to this unique and beautiful part of the world.
From the 1 October 2016 the opportunity to run the backpackers became available, a decision we quickly accepted.
Whether you are here to walk, fish, hunt, see the wildlife or just relax, we're open 365 days a year, any help you need; just ask!

We offer:
Crisp, fresh sheets on every bed along with a pillow, duvet and blanket
No bunk beds and a maximum of 4 people per dorm room
Well-stocked kitchen
Great sunny, flat tent sites (although we can't always guarantee the sun!) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2019
    Great spot, storage for my extra bag while tramping, good WiFi, nice kitchen with lots of supplies, loved that there was a cabinet for half-used fuel canisters to leave or take
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2018
    My partner and I shared a double room after completing the Great Walk. Staff were friendly, bathrooms were clean and kitchen/lounge was spacious. Lots of outdoor space and in a good location. We would stay here again.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Sep 2019
    I spent a week at Stewart Island backpackers and the staff and facilities were amazing. The location is also awesome for all walks and both bays for boat trips. I really cant recommend this place enough. Thank you for an epic stay :)
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Apr 2019
    We had an absolutely lovely time at this hostel, such wonderful facilities and so well positioned. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Mar 2019
    Hostel close to everything in oban. Rooms were clean and had regular beds! No bunk beds. There was a heater in each room which was well needed as it got cold during my stay. They also provide extra blankets and hot water bottles. Bathrooms and showers are outside the rooms. They get cleaned everyday. Rooms and chill area were very cozy. Felt like home. The reception lady was super kind as well. Highly recommend staying here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Apr 2019
    An excellent hostel, well worth the value. Cozy lounge with all the kitchen you need. Stocked with books, movies, games, and comfortable couches. Close to the pier. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. No complaints. Its even close to the ideal location for kiwi spotting. We saw one!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Feb 2019
    Really cute hostel! We only stayed for one night before doing the Great Walk, and the staff made us feel very welcome. There’s a really nice vibe about the place, the facilities are spot on, and the outside areas are great. Would 100% stay here again in the future!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Dec 2018
    Very friendly staff, clean kitchen and bathrooms, nice common room with lots of sofas. WiFi was fast but not available in the cabin. Great location for exploring Stuart Island, close to ferry terminal, walks, ferry to Ulva Island. Only negative was that the plug sockets in our room didn't work so we had to charge our things in the lounge.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    18 Nov 2018
    Friendly staff who were incredibly helpful
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    24 Apr 2019
    Had a great time here ! Perfect for trampers and excellent service
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table