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
  • Excellent 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. Note from January 18th throughout April, the hostel offers a clothing-optional experience allowing guests to wear whatever level of clothing they prefer. Nudity is acceptable for those guests who prefer that lifestyle.

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 where 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, kayaking and cliff diving.

Sorry no children under 9 years old View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2021
    Everything is very good. The place is very clean. The kitchen has everything you need. And Paul is a nice and funny guy.
    Hong Kong China, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2021
    Awesome place! And awesome host 😊
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Jan 2021
    This is the most loving hostel I've ever stayed at. Paul, the owner, talks to everyone and makes us all feel welcome. People are encouraged to connect with each other and Rachel, the cutest dog in the world, lives there too. I met some magical people there and my heart warms whenever I think of the gazebo. Lots of comfy chill out space too, fascinating murals, a beautiful garden, an outdoor shower! Two clean bathrooms a big kitchen and comfy beds to sleep in with extra blankets.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Dec 2020
    The owner after receiving my money took me out the beach and tried to ditch me in the tracks, then he led me to anahuta hut told me this way to the airport. took a 3 day hike over the mountains and i still aint there, all in all owners a good guy, good with local information and accomodating, wont lead you astray like he did me haha
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Jan 2020
    Wonderful stay. More of a home than a hostel. The owner is friendly, knowledgeable about NZ, and makes you feel right at home. I mentioned practicing yoga and he gave me a mat, blocks, and straps. Attracts kind guests who get together to see the sights, have dinner, watch movies, enjoy good conversation. It really felt like a home where you could relax, be yourself, and enjoy good company. I extended my stay. Best stocked, clean kitchen. Two giant TVs, Netflix. Woofers clean the house daily
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    11 Jan 2020
    My daughter and I stayed at the Gazebo Backpackers for 3 nights and had a very relaxing time. Paul is very welcoming and offers a wealth of information to help you sort out your vacation plans. The vibe is very easy going, with all guests respectful of one another. There are comfortable couches and chairs, both in and outside, to relax or watch a movie with surround sound performance. Paul works hard to make everyone feel at home, and he does a good job at it.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    30 Jan 2021
    Excellent location in the centre of Takaka. Very welcoming friendly host and awesome Hostel dog Rachel. All good.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    28 May 2020
    Great place - spent wonderful time in this cozy bnb with a true backpacker spirit. The host Paul is just an angel. He takes super care of the guests and is of great support when it comes to things to do in the region (hikes etc). You really feel home there... However carful if you are looking for a romantic bnb with jacuzzi etc to spend relaxing time with your partner that’s maybe not the right place for you, again true backpacker spirit...
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    07 Jan 2021
    Thanks for recommending us the good place to go. Paul is very sociable and helpful. However the room could be better if the bed and pillows could be more cleaner.
    China, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    07 Jan 2020
    Owner was really nice and property was nice. Cleanliness could definitely be improved
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi