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 on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

We will honor the Hostelworld cancellation policies

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

We can source quotes at discounted rates for activities excursions meals and meeting room space
We can provide continental breakfasts packed lunch and dining options at nearby restaurants and prices to suit your needs and budget

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


YHA Bay of Islands Paihia

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Just 100 metres from a beautiful beach YHA Bay of Islands Paihia offers a high standard of accommodation in a central location in the Bay of Islands town of Paihia.

This comfortable backpacker hostel is right in the hub of the buzzing Paihia night life but you'll leave the noise as soon as you step into your room. Relax in a peaceful and comfortable environment and dine in our covered outdoor area. A variety of backpacker accommodation is available, most including ensuites.

Paihia hostel facilities include a TV lounge with free movies to watch, outdoor BBQ area, well-equipped kitchen and WiFi internet access.

The YHA Bay of Islands Paihia backpacker hostel caters for everyone including family friendly affordable accommodation. We have a travel desk with all the information you could need for your travels around Paihia and the Bay of Islands. Our hostel staff will help to organize a boat trip on the beautiful Bay of Islands, a tour to Waitangi Treaty grounds or up to Cape Reinga.  

YHA Bay of Islands Paihia now has a fully self contained apartment which sleeps up to 6 people with its own bathroom and fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and laundry. For more info on this accommodation option contact the YHA Bay of Islands Paihia hostel directly.

YHA Bay of Islands Paihia gets consistently high ratings on online hostel review sites, one of the best backpacker hostels in the Bay of Islands. You will feel right at home at YHA Bay of Islands Paihia.

Bed and Room Movements

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2021
    A very fabulous hostel to stay in as it is a quiet area at night and only 10 minutes from the centre of town. The host is a very helpful and cheerful person.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2020
    Friendly host, clean and comfortable. Good value for money.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2019
    Very reasonable and friendly staff. Stayed for 4 nights. Would recommend.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2019
    Cant rate this hostel highly enough. Really nice atmosphere, good staff, v quiet! I even woke up and took my earplugs out!!!! Not needed. Very clean, nice communal kitchen
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    25 Jan 2020
    Nice place, close to everything you need in Paihia. En-suite bathrooms are a big plus. Staff were very kind.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Apr 2019
    Kitchen can get crowded and only one big table inside but plenty outside. Cheap brekkies at cafe down the road.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Sep 2019
    Great location, hostel was very cosy and bonus of the ensuite. Hostel didn't have much of an atmosphere but must have been the time of year, the other hostels in the neighbourhood seemed lively however only good if you want a party hostel. I had a great stay thank you 😀
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Mar 2019
    Phone unanswered all day when we tried to call multiple times. Bell on reception unanswered for ten minutes upon arrival.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Mar 2019
    The bed was horrendous. So creaky and sunk in I really thought it would break and it was so loud it kept the whole room up at night. Sinks in the room are also tiny. Other than that the staff are 10/10 friendly and helpful, really nice social and eating areas and kitchen was clean and well stocked. Location good.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    12 Apr 2019
    The staff is very cool. The 4 bed female dorm is very small and there are no locker for your stuff so everything was laying around. The bathroom was sufficient. Kitchen is okay but had very old cutlery and stuff. After laundry my clothes smelled moldy.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi