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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.
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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 2 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 9.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2020
    We enjoyed our night stay at the mousetrap. We were lucky enough to have a dorm to ourselves. Jake kindly gave us towels to use for free. I would defintley stay here again
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed in so far in New Zealand. Super clean and plenty of areas to chill out or socialise with other backpackers. Staff are really friendly and helpful planning trips to the bay of islands. Highly recommended
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    Lovely, quiet, friendly hostel in a great location - beautifully decorated with collectables, found objects and art. Really great atmosphere and very comfortable inside and out.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2020
    This is the best hostel in New Zealand if not the world! The atmosphere is so welcoming, Jake and Nikki are brilliant hosts, the facilities are great, and the building itself is beautiful. I loved it so much that I ended up staying for 3 extra nights and met some great friends whilst I was there. Thanks a lot guys!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    31 May 2020
    Great hostel, with informative host who walked us around the hostel. Nice and warm during winter. : )
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Mar 2020
    Great atmosphere at this hostel. Loads of kitchens, people mainly hangout outside though. Opposite very loud bar, just to warn you
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Feb 2020
    This hostel really feels like a home away from home. Everyone is friendly and it was easy to connect with others. Room was comfortable and there were lots of common areas to sit in as well, and I appreciated the large lockers in the room (bring your own lock). My host Jake was very welcoming. The only setback I encountered was that the bar across the street was very loud at night, this is of course not the fault of the hostel but light sleepers should keep that in consideration. Would recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Feb 2020
    Was a great stay, quick and easy. Great facilities, walking distance to town
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Feb 2020
    Great location and atmosphere, beautiful views of the area and ocean, lots of outdoor deck and patio seating, very clean, and lots of character. Would highly recommend!!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 Mar 2020
    8 bed room was very hot at night and the wooden bunks all creak quite loudly. It was very hard for me to sleep. Drunk people coming in late and making noise/not caring if the hall light shined in on people was annoying. The staff and common areas were really nice. However, the kitchens were really only suitable for one person or 2 close friends to cook in as they're very tiny. Overall it was a good stay. Would book a private room if I were to go back and do it again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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