Soak up the cosy atmosphere of this character house with sub-tropical gardens. Clean, small, friendly and just 70 metres to the beach, bars and cafes and 5 minutes to the town centre. Relaxing balcony with sea views, 2 sun filled lounges with roaring fires in winter.

Books, games and laundry. 3 well-equipped kitchens and BBQs. All rooms heated. Dorms with luggage lockers. FREE… WiFi, tea & coffee, off street parking, tennis and petanque, bag storage & tour bookings service. Well-travelled hosts: Nikki & Jake.

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Hostel Amenities

Alongside the facilities and balcony with beautiful seaviews and seating area, the Mousetrap Backpackers provides you with the following amenities:
  • WiFi - Free 1 GB internet per day available throughout hostel.
  • Smoking - Smoking is only permitted in outdoor areas.
  • Kitchen - Three well equipped kitchens with free tea and coffee.
  • Laundry - Coin operated washing machines, dryer and washing lines available.
  • Storage - Free bag storage before check in and after check out.
  • Heating - Enjoy our roaring fires in our comfy lounges during those winter evenings and the heating in all rooms.
  • Tour Bookings - Helpful recommendations and free tour bookings with some discounts available.
  • BBQ - Enjoy a few drinks around the outdoor BBQ area whilst grilling your favourite foods.
  • Lounges - Two large comfortable lounges with warm fires in winter.
  • Parking - We have free off-street and on-street parking.
  • Tennis - Free entry for our guests to our local tennis court, free rackets and balls included.


  • What time is check in?
    We check guests in between 13.00 and 20.00 hours.
  • How do I check in after hours?
    Please contact the hostel in advance to arrange a late check in after 20.00 hours, but no later than 22.00 hours.
  • What time are the reception hours?
    Our office is open from 8.00 to 20.00 hours.
  • What time is check out?
    Check out is between 8.00 to 10.00 hours. An early check out can be arranged with reception in advance.
  • Is it possible to book trips and be given local information at the hostel?
    Yes we offer free tour bookings and provide guests with a free local map and explanation of the local area. If you are a TBG member you must book any TBG activities direct .
  • Is there a luggage storage?
    Yes we offer free luggage storage before check in and after check out.
  • Do you offer female-only dorms?
    We can ONLY offer female share dorms in the quiet winter months.
  • How do I pay for my room?
    All payment is on arrival and you can pay by NZ dollars, Eftpos cards and VIsa or Mastercard. Credit cards must be present for payment (2.5% fee on credit card transactions). We also request a $20 cash key deposit.