YHA Hokitika

Description

YHA Hokitika Birdsong is a friendly family-run backpacker hostel that earns its excellent reputation for its welcoming ambiance, modern  facilities and high standard of cleanliness. The impressive communal facilities are well-organized and neatly presented. You are guaranteed relaxation at this family-friendly two-storey house with stunning ocean views and unique native bird-themed artwork throughout. YHA Hokitika is warm, comfortable, quiet and charming.

An extra touch that make this hostel accommodation feel like home is the two outdoor baths beneath the stars. Access to the beach is a 2 minute walk from the hostel and the free Glow Worm Dell and town centre are a 2 minute drive by car. Enjoy stunning sunsets, ocean views and a native garden at YHA Hokitika. Native birds such as tui, bellbird, weka and fantail are frequent visitors to the garden.

Hokitika is the Jade Capital of New Zealand and brims with arts, crafts and natural West Coast beauty. YHA Hokitika’s hosts are happy to share their local knowledge and suggestions on local activities including walking tracks, New Zealand’s only Treetop Walkway, the stunning Hokitika Gorge, views of Mount Cook and the Southern Alps, lakes, bushwalks, fishing and kayaking. YHA Hokitika is situated 2.5km north of Hokitika town on Highway 6, enroute to Greymouth.

Shuttle/Bus:

Buses and shuttles arrive and depart from the I-Site or Travel Centre in town. Free hostel pick-ups by arrangement.

Airport:

The hostel is a 3 minute taxi ride from the airport.

Train:

The Intercity bus collects passengers from the Tranz Alpine Train in Greymouth, 40 minutes south of Hokitika.

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  • Communal dining area
  • Disabled Facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Free bike hire
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Herb garden
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • VISA
  • WiFi
  • Visit the stunning blue waters of Hokitika Gorge
  • See the free Glow Worms after dark
  • Search for greenstone on the beach
  • Try fishing at the river or the two beautiful scenic lakes
  • Borrow our gold-pan and try your luck at Goldsborough
  • Carve your own jade pendant
  • Visit New Zealands’ only Treetop Walkway
  • Explore the abundance of cafes and craft shops.

Events

  • David Cook: Meet Me In the Square (Jan 31st - May 24th) Where were you in 1980s Christchurch? (Or if you weren’t born yet, where was your Mum?) Dishing out generous servings of nostalgia and retro, Meet Me in the Square shows central Christchurch as we’ll never see it ...
  • Spectrum Street Art Festival (Feb 20th - May 10th) Hot on the heels of the unprecedented success of the Rise festival last summer, Oi you!, in partnership with the YMCA and Canterbury Museum, will present Spectrum, its latest street art extravaganza. With 2 venues, 8 ...
  • Adult Ballet (Jan 20th - Nov 20th) Ballet and dance classes for all ages including jazz hip hop and musical theatre. Enquire about class times.
  • Heritage Village (Mar 4th - May 1st) Ferrymead Heritage Park features an Edwardian township complete with picture theatre, school house, church, bakery, jail and railway station. There are a fascinating array of museum and heritage collections. A tram runs ...
  • Original Skin - Billy Wilson (Apr 6th - May 2nd) Original Skin Billy Wilson 6th April - 2nd May 2015 Painter-decorator Billy Wilson has exhibited extensively in houses throughout quake-stricken Christchurch over the past 4 years. His walls are held in many ...
  • Halswell Toastmasters - Public Speaking & Leadership Skills (Apr 13th - Apr 20th) Halswell Toastmasters meet every Monday to practice our public speaking and leadership skills in a fun friendly atmosphere. Members give regular prepared speeches, as well as shorter on the spot speeches to practice ...