Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.


The Mousetrap Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2019
    this place is incredible!! so so cute and home-y and has so much character. not to mention killer views of the water!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    Perfect place if you want to feel like at home. There are 3 kitchens and 2 big leaving rooms! Then a balcony with a nice view. Lot of sofa to chill.. The beds are confortable and it's clean. I had a really nice time there.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2019
    Excellent stay. Most helpful. Clean and tidy. Willing to go the extra mile for you.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2019
    Great place to stay 👍👌 Highly recommended...💜
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2019
    Beautiful & warm place, awesome staff & cool managers. This is the hostel where you want to stay if you are staying some days in Paihia.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.4


    09 Sep 2019
    Stayed there for 5 nites, it was one of my favourite hostel! The location is good just a short walk to the bus station. The room is spacious, clean areas, a few beautiful lounges and I can say everything is well equipped, specially in the kitchen. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Thank u Jake : ) thanks for everything!! Highly recommend to everyone and definitely I must come back again!
    Hong Kong China, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Aug 2019
    This hostel is the most homely welcoming place and I wish I could have stayed longer. Nikki on reception was really helpful giving a run down on what’s to do in the area. Bed was super comfy and fires made the hostel feel so cozy. Clean too
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    26 Aug 2019
    Toilets were a bit too far away from the room i was in and there’s no heater on the way nor inside them. Except for this everything is good.
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0


    26 Oct 2019
    Too many rules, really old, everything smells like a retirement home. We didn't had a pleasant stay here, it was like staying with super strict parents. A friend came over to say hi and he wasn't even allowed in the driveway.
    Netherlands, Female, 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