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

  • Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker (Feb 15th - Sep 28th) Powered by the excitement of seeing ordinary things transformed in unexpected ways, Christchurch Art Gallery’s latest exhibition explores the shape-shifting, experimental and seriously playful work of making art. ...
  • Beyond the Cordon – Through the Eyes of the NZ Police (May 3rd - Aug 3rd) The 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake triggered the largest emergency response operation ever seen in New Zealand. The task of visually documenting the rescue and victim recovery operation in the weeks following the ...
  • NZ Archaeological Association Exhibition: Resurface (May 24th - Aug 10th) Didn’t you want to be an archaeologist when you were little? Visit this exhibition to learn about what archaeology really is in New Zealand. It does not always involve Egypt and it really does happen in our own ...
  • Ache (Jul 19th - Aug 9th) By Pip Hall Directed by Daniel Pengelly Featuring Amy Straker and Jono Kenyon (from Step Dave) Love doesn't run to a timetable Summer. A wedding. The smokers deck. He’s trapped in a modern day ...
  • Maum Meditation Founder Woo Myung's World Lecture Tour (Jul 31st - Jul 31st) Woo Myung is the creator of the subtraction method taught in Maum Meditation, which he founded in 1996. He is also the author of bestselling books about the Truth, and spends much of his time teaching all over the world ...
  • 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 ...

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.