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 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.

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."

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

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

All welcome, groups, travellers and longstay available. We are friendly and helpful with extensive knowledge of the Taranaki Region Sunflower Timandra offers a quiet safe and peaceful environment in a central location to all of New Plymouth's major venues and a short walking distance to the city.

Our facilities include a fully equipped communal kitchen with open plan dinning room and large screen TV in the lounge area which also has a piano and guitar, 2 GB free WiFi available per guest per night, free and safe parking, free lockers, free herb garden for all your cooking needs and a beautifully relaxing outdoor area.

Our warm and friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to our stunning location set amongst New Zealand native bush.

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 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    19 Apr 2019
    This place was great! Had a very communal feeling and meet some great people after making dinner here. The view and back patio are beautiful and the room had a sink which was nice. The bathrooms were also very clean and had hair dryers... I didn't use it but it was a nice touch. The staff was also very helpful and friendly. The only downfall was the kitchen was a bit small when everyone was cooking dinner at the same time but it worked out ok.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 Nov 2019
    Great location with amazing staff. I had a number of large valuables in my car at the time and the manager allowed me to park in her spot for the week, as most guest parking is up on street level. They even allowed me to use a large locker to store items inside of the hostel. The place has a very open airy feeling, with lots of sunlight in the lounge. I setup my computer monitor here and was able to work without issue (fast internet) for several days. Thanks!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Nov 2019
    We stayed for two nights and had an amazing stay. We had a room to ourselves which was really nice with some privacy for a change. The hostel is really homely and cozy. There was a piano (keyboard) - cool! We enjoyed everything about our stay.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Feb 2019
    I always stay at Sunflower when in New Plymouth. Chill atmosphere, easy access to Pukekura Park, and to East Beach area without going through town via Te Henui walkway. It's a bit of a walk from downtown, but the #7 bus runs nearby. Good facilities, great staff, and fresh herbs for your cooking.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    29 Oct 2019
    I stayed here for one night, it's a nice quiet hostel that works if you want a place to relax. The walls between bedrooms are pretty thin though
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    07 May 2019
    Although quiet this time of year, the hostel was so cosy and welcoming. Bit of a trek out of town but great views in the morning.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Mar 2018
    Awesome hostel. Very quiet and perfect for after and before hiking. A little out of the city but walking distance. Nice staff and clean !
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    24 Feb 2018
    Groovy spot!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 Dec 2019
    Staff was really really great and helpfull. 5/5 for them ! The (private) rooms were ok. The kitchen is not convenient at all. It was dirty, and it need a lot more ustensils. Also, there is only 1 bathroom for the private rooms. Thus, we had to go to the shared bathrooms. That was not clean at all, nor usefull. We were just coming from YHA Rotorua, which was perfect, and we were expecting the same quality's accomodation.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    05 Aug 2018
    The reception/owner kicked me out at 10:50am, If you are planning on staying longer than 11am after you check out don't stay here as you are not allowed to use the common area. I can see how this could be an issue for those waiting for later buses.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games