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By: Yha New Zealand Backpacker Hostel Accommodation  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Accommodation, Hostel Accommodation, Backpacker Hostel

Accommodation and Rental Car packages

We work with Omega Rental Cars to offer rental car packages for independent travellers. Omega operate a fleet of modern vehicles and have depots in Auckland City, Auckland Airport, Wellington, Picton, Nelson, Christchurch Airport and Queenstown.

  • Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 4 door, 1500cc
  • Automatic or manual transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Radio/tape
  • 2008 - 2009 Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
  • 4 door sedan, 1800cc
  • Automatic transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Radio/CD
  • Subaru Legacy 4WD or similar
  • 5 door Station Wagon, 2000cc
  • Automatic 3 Speed or Manual 5 Speed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Radio/CD
Each package includes:

1. Rental Car

  • Choose from the vehicle type that suits you and the number of hire days you require (we are able to add additional days car hire to the package if required)
  • Unlimited kilometres plus comprehensive insurance
  • Please note - 7 & 10 day hires can only be used in 1 Island, ie the North or South Island only

2. YHA Accommodation Vouchers

  • Choose from 5, 7, 10, 15 or 20 nights accommodation. We have included less accommodation nights than car hire days to give you greater freedom. If you wish to spend additional nights at YHA hostels, just pay the hostel upon check in
  • Package prices are based on multi-share accommodation. You can upgrade to a twin or double room based on the cost of the room using our room upgrade model
  • YHA Accommodation Vouchers are valid for 6 months
  • If you wish for us to pre-book all your accommodation, an additional booking fee of $25.00 applies

3. Free Stuff!

  • Free Discount Travel Guide
  • Free MP3 connector with cassette players
  • Free GPS Navigation System (only available March – September and subject to availability)

4. Transport from airport to your first night's accommodation

5. A YHA Backpackers Map, including an extensive range of discounts for sightseeing and adventure activities throughout New Zealand

Rates and Insurance

The rental car package price includes unlimited kilometres, Goods & Services tax (GST at 15%) and comprehensive insurance. The insurance is subject to a NZ$1500.00 excess in the event of any accident. If you wish to purchase full car rental insurance this is available for an additional NZ$12.00 per day, this will reduce your liability to zero. This is payable direct to Omega Car Rentals when the hire begins. 

Please note - a bond is also required at the start of your car hire. You can pay for this using cash or a debit card, the money will be refunded when the car is returned provided there is no damage. Alternatively, you can leave your credit card details with Omega and they will only charge your card in case of an accident.


You must be over 21 years of age and hold either a full international, national or overseas driver's licence. This needs to be presented when you pick up your vehicle. There is no extra charge for additional drivers.

Membership requirement

Please note - as our packages are only available for YHA/Hostelling International members you will need to supply your membership number to purchase this package. If you don't have a current membership, you can request membership to be including with your package.

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations received at least 7 days prior to the proposed date of arrival in New Zealand will be entitled to a refund less a cancellation fee of NZ$50 per person.
  • Cancellations received in the period which is between 2 and 7 days prior to the proposed date of arrival in New Zealand shall be entitled to a refund less a cancellation fee of NZ$100 per person.
  • Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the proposed date of arrival in New Zealand shall not be entitled to a refund.
  • Once the package has commenced, no portion of the package is refundable for whatever reason.

Please note: we require 48 hours notice for our packages to be booked.

The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012

Keywords: Accommodation, Backpacker Hostel, Hostel Accommodation

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