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 on arrival. 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: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

The size of the gropup is dependent a lot on the time of year. We can accommodate up to 25 people in the shoulder and winter seasons

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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

FREE WIFI. The Tamara Riverside Lodge strives to offer a superior standard within the World Traveller category of accommodation.

A warm welcome is only the start as you enjoy our spacious Edwardian Lodge overlooking the majestic Whanganui River.

The Lodge has views of Mt Ruapehu and it is just 5 mins walk to the city. We regard our space as an oasis of relaxation! The large garden is enticing and the hammocks welcoming with lots of other garden furniture so you can find your perfect spot. With decent sized lounge areas inside the house there is plenty of room there too. Piano and guitar are also available. We provide lots of information on activities and take pride in our service delivery. Heated rooms (some ensuites), wireless internet, BBQ, TV, and free bikes!

Your Hosts; Rory and Barbara. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2019
    Trish is amazing very welcoming and provides a lovely hostel. A very friendly atmosphere. I loved my room looking over river. I highly recommend Tamara Lodge.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 Mar 2019
    Really really lovely hostel. The perfect place to relax with great living areas and kitchen. Nothing bad to say at all.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2019
    Me and 6 of my friends booked this place last minute and we are glad we did! Everything was comfortable and the staff was amazing.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 May 2019
    Only spent one night in the lodge but loved the atmosphere of the heritage building. We had a view of the river and enjoyed the very friendly staff and cleanliness of the place.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2019
    Fantastic old building and helpful staff enjoyed my stay and am sorry I hadn’t organized to stay longer in this cute town
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    31 Jan 2019
    Really clean, cosy and well equipped with a lovely backyard. The free bike rentals are also very helpful. The staff is just amazing, the owner gave me some tips what places to visit, they even tended to me when I injured myself and drove me to the hospital and were in general really approachable.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Jan 2020
    We have stayed at Tamara a few times, and find the facilities great, clean and roomy to the common rooms and outside area. People who run this, both the old and new owners have welcomed us and been so friendly. Thank you for the lovely situated views, and comfortable stay.
    New Zealand, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1


    01 Jan 2019
    Lovely house situated on the river, and a short walk out of town. Really great homey vibe, and wonderful large back courtyard area. I stayed in the private room and it was great.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    23 Apr 2019
    had an absolutely amazing stay, was made to feel very welcome and i really liked how rory took an active interest in what we were doing, offering helpful advice and asking us how our day went. would definitely stay here again.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    23 Feb 2019
    Only here for a night but was lovely and well equipped. Would deffo stay again :)
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's