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Christmas and New Year 21/22

​Christmas and New Year can be crazy and very unsettling for guests and staff alike. We are a pretty chilled hostel and want all of our guests and staff to enjoy the festive period.

With this at the forefront we have a minimum 3 night stay requirement from the 24th of December and from the 30th of December. There will be no check outs or check-ins on the 25th or 26th or the 31st or 1st but you are welcome to leave early if this suits you better without a refund.

Any groups of 3 or more must have approval before your booking is confirmed or be subject to immediate cancellation.

Please rememeber we are not a day care for under 18 guests wanting to party and a standard $450 charge for wet or damaged matresses is strictyly applied if you are unable to make it to the facilities we provide in time.

All Hosteworld bookings need to be confirmed directly with hostel management as they are unabale to apply the restrictions above and your booking will be cancelled if you do not contact us.

Why book direct?

  • All monies you pay stay in New Zealand which helps us recover from the impact of COVID 19 and it keeps the costs down allowing local investment and employment to continue.

  • We are able to tailor any requests you have and ensure you are in the right room with any friends you are traveling with.

  • Any change of plans or refunds can be dealt with directly if applicable.

  • We can apply upgrades or any specials to your booking at the time of booking.

Freedom Hub Day Guest 

We have a day guest option for Freedom Campers and travelers who do not have access to facilities normally. For a small charge, you can access the facilities including:

  • Unlimited Wifi

  • Laundry, Kitchen and bathroom facilities all available

  • Full lounge access includes movies and television

  • Maps and local knowledge of activities and hikes

The Freedom Hub day guest system is available from 1130 and closes at 1700 to allow cleaning and the overnight guests the space to use the facilities. At times the Day Guest option may not be available due to numbers and fire regulations that we must comply with. If you decide to book in for the evening the Day guest fee will be deducted from your total bill.

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