Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Kakapo Lodge YHA is central located, only a 2 minute walk form the famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa.

Relaxing inside the property is easy during winter with a Log Fire and Under-floor Heating as well as extra blankets on request. Cook up a storm in our large Communal Kitchen and Dining room.

Enjoy your time outside up on the sunny decks or down in the peaceful Garden and BBQ area, with lots of mountain views from all angles.

We have a range of DVD,s for hire which can be watched upstairs in the lounge. Or you can grab a book from our book exchange to read during your stay.

Downstairs are the computer terminals which offer internet as well as a place to upload all of your holiday snaps. WiFi is available throughout the property.

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 9.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Jul 2021
    Clean, tidy, quiet. YHA never disappoints
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2021
    The staff were friendly and accommodating. The room had everything we needed - linen, towels, beverages etc - and the whole place was clean and well equipped. Very convenient location, 5 minutes walk from the hot pools and shops but still not too noisy.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 Jun 2021
    Kakapo Lodge was a real surprise, given the very reasonable price for a double room with an en suite bathroom. We had a great stay, even though it was short, and definitely plan to go back
    New Zealand, Couple, 41+
  • 9.7


    13 May 2021
    Go and stay
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    31 Oct 2020
    Great stay very clean bedrooms and cosy tv lounge includes netflix etc with a balcony , 2 min walk to hot pools great stay thanks
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Oct 2020
    Very friendly people, a clean and tidy place close to the SPA in Hanmer Springs. I very much enjoyed my stay. Thank you, Jane
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    30 Sep 2020
    The en-suite queen size bedroom suited us well! Thank you
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    09 Feb 2021
    Great place to stay. Friendly people.
    New Zealand, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3


    03 Jan 2021
    Good hostel 5mins walk from main shops and bars. Very clean and tidy. To improve the staff could make more effort chatting with stayers. Also maybe bring people together on a night via activities or free food etc. But I highly recommend staying here.
    Northern Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Aug 2021
    Easy to walk into town for dinner or to get to the hot pools. Standard facilities, clean rooms.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • DVD's