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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Gazebo Backpackers is a home hostel offering the smaller, quieter experience while enjoying all that Golden Bay has to offer. We will open for the 2019-2020 season December 1st.

We are centrally located in Golden Bay so that most attractions are easily reachable by foot, bike or a short car ride. Most guests without their own transportation can use our free bicycles or hitch-hike easily to get around.

The hostel has two gardens. The front is a grassy area with a large outdoor table for eating and an outdoor living room with sofa and tv (netflix and amazon are options to watch.) In addition, one can place a tent in the front garden if they prefer to sleep outdoors.

The private back garden is made for lounging and includes an open air solar shower and open veranda with comfortable lounge sofas.

Takaka itself is known for its live musicians, artists and organic produce while situated between two national parks - Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park. Takaka is a small town but has excellent restaurants just a few minutes walk from the hostel. The closest beach is about 4 kms away from the backpackers but easy to get to using one of our free bicycles. Other close attractions include caves, rock climbing, short and long walks, beaches and cliff diving.

Sorry no children under 9 years old
Clothing-optional - we respect all modes of dress or undress.. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2018
    This place left me feeling I’d like to stay longer. Convenient to town, and easy parking made it a perfect location. The double bed was new and comfortable. A beautiful new patio area with decking and plush chairs made the house special. The owner was very friendly and helpful as was his assistant. I left feeling sorry I had booked elsewhere in the area for the rest of our trip.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Feb 2018
    The Hostel, the owner and the atmosphere are so relaxed. I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay again. The storm made me stay for longer then I thought but I would have stayed longer anyway. Paul the owner is really helpful and open. The people are very friendly and relaxed and it felt like a little family gathering. Thank you so much for this unique experience.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2018
    This hostel was extremely inviting and relaxed, the owner welcomed me by name from my booking and made me feel at home right away. There was always someone interesting around to have a chat with and Paul gave priceless advice about the surrounding area and abel tasman walks. Would 100% stay here again if I returned to Takaka.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Mar 2019
    Stayed here for a week in the Queen size room.Paul was a great host with tons of useful knowledge.We had a lovely holiday and really nice to be able to goclothes free.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    14 Feb 2019
    Paul is a great man and super interesting to talk to . Will help you with anything
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Feb 2019
    Fantastic stay at Gazebo! Paul the owner is incredibly accomodating and other guests were friendly, too. Very chilled out atmosphere that gives you the best of Golden Bay, including fresh fruit from the garden to share on the kitchen table. Would definitely recommend.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Jan 2018
    Really enjoyed my stay.. great owner, very friendly and helpful.. Will be back.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Feb 2018
    Super friendly atmosphere
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Jan 2018
    First of all: It is a naked hostel (clothes optional - read the description ;-) No lockers / Dog is living on the property / Great location for Golden Bay
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Jan 2018
    Although we were slightly surprised to find that clothing was optional (we had not really read the description so that was totally on us) we still had a great time here. The people were very friendly and it is a very chill place to spend a couple of days, we would have liked to stay longer!
    Netherlands, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi