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

  • 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 ...
  • Empire (Oct 21st - Nov 2nd) Direct from its world premiere smash-hit season at Times Square in New York City and sold-out seasons across Australia, Empire is the most jaw-dropping show ever seen on a spiegeltent stage. Smashing through the borders ...
  • Halloween Quiz Night (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) Calling all spooks for a Halloween quiz night. Fundraising Quiz Night for the Scottish Society of NZ Pipe Band. Teams of 4 to 6 people. Great prizes, plus raffles, coin toss, and spot prizes. Dressing up is ...
  • Closer (Oct 30th - Nov 7th) One of Christchurch’s newest independent theatre companies is back with another dramatic installment – Closer. A Little Box At The Top Of The Stairs – under the direction of founder Garry Thomas - presents the ...
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein and Friends (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) The hills of New Zealand will be alive with the sound of music on our national tour as we present the best of Rodgers & Hammerstein and other great music theatre composers of the 60s and 70s. Re-live those wonderful ...
  • Last Night of the Proms (Oct 31st - Nov 1st) This year's annual Proms presentation is making a musical nod to the colourful partnership of the most successful writers in the history of light music - Gilbert & Sullivan. Their wit, turn of phrase and brilliant ...

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.