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.


The Mousetrap Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Mousetraps famous balcony with views of the Bay, opens into two large sunny lounges with roaring fires on those cold winter nights. Books, games, free tennis, internet, wireless, Bikes for hire and 3 well equipped kitchens with a relaxing outdoor BBQ area make for a perfect stay.

All bed linen is included, all Rooms & Dorms are heated and all Dorm rooms have personal luggage lockers.

Well travelled hosts Nikki & Jake can provide helpful tips and information on local attractions & sights in and around the Bay, all tour bookings can be made from the Mousetrap office. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay, really chilled and a lovely atmosphere in the common rooms. Jake was really helpful and the place was very clean and tidy. Would definitely stay here again, thank you!
    British Virgin Islands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Lovely hostel, which provides beautiful views from the balcony. Great atmosphere, hosts, and awesome location!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2019
    Really nice hostel, felt more like a house than hostel. Although the kitchens are small, there’s lots of them and they never got busy. Free really fast WiFi and also free tennis! Staff are lovely too.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Mar 2019
    One of my absolute favorite hostels I’ve ever stayed at- and trust me, I’ve stayed at a lot! Nice and quiet and lots of areas to just chill out and enjoy the views. Lots of kitchens and and adequate amount of bathrooms. The guys in my room talked really loudly each night to each other, but that’s not the hostels fault.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Feb 2019
    I had a great time staying here. The hostle was great and the staff were really helpful and friendly. Great location, can go over the road to the party hostel/Base to have some cheap drinks and then enjoy a nice quiet bedroom to sleep in. Bedroom did get hot the first night. Good upstairs area to socialise. WiFi was good Would definitely recommend
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 May 2019
    Best hostel I stayed in during my time in NZ. Very clean, great facilities. WiFi is great and available all around the hostel. Great value for money.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Jun 2019
    This hostel is a more traditional style hostel with an interesting floorplan and good common spaces. Was very social in my experience. The 500mb of wifi for each person was better than nothing. Would recommend.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Mar 2019
    Great stay! Very welcoming and clean.
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Feb 2019
    Lots of character, the whole house looks like a boat. It also has a great view on the bay. It could be cleaner tho. The owners are nice, but a little short with guests. They also could recommend better deals than the ones from their friends in town.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    06 Mar 2019
    We had a great stay at the Mousetrap Backpackers in Paihia. Lots of space, great atmosphere and very friendly staff!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities