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

  • Chch City Mission presents "Robbie's Return" (Oct 23rd - Oct 23rd) Just as Robbie chose the Mission to be recipient charity for his farewell from Canterbury, we are the chosen charity again - for his return. This is sure to be another interesting and entertaining evening, with ...
  • Aik 'n' Sides - A Fringe Fest Comedy Show (Oct 23rd - Oct 23rd) Aik 'n' Sides | A Fringe Fest Comedy Show Experience all that is Aiken Hutcheson, in his first ever show in Chch. Aiken is making the journey south as part of the Chch Fringe Fest, and has roped in local new comers, ...
  • Fitness Classes (Jul 31st - Oct 28th) Community based high intensity fitness cross training in Christchurch no fees to join no contracts to sign. High intensity fitness cross training is the new craze that is sweeping the fitness world Body and Soul ...
  • Cape Hallett Station and Ice Lab (Aug 30th - Feb 8th 2015) The Great White Continent of Antarctica reveals more of its secrets from September 2014. The Cape Hallett Station was a joint scientific base for the United States and New Zealand, built during the first International ...
  • Justin Townes Earle (Oct 23rd - Oct 23rd) Justin Townes Earle returns to NZ in October for Christchurch & Wellington shows. American troubadour Justin Townes Earle and band will perform Christchurch and Wellington shows in October . The Christchurch show will ...
  • Geography of Loss (Oct 15th - Oct 25th) Written by Karen Zelas Director Martin Howells (The Secret Lives of Henry & Alice) Stuart Hoar (The Great Art War) has called Geography of Loss “a fascinating & beautifully written play.” Geography of Loss ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.