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

  • Social Painting (Jan 6th - Jan 31st 2015) Paint 'n' Sip Studio is a night out like no other! Start with a blank canvas and sip your way to a one of a kind masterpiece! A local artist guides you step by step to create the featured painting of the night. ...
  • Elite6 Business Networking (Jul 1st - May 7th 2015) Hi, I’m Maria Gold the facilitator of the Tower Junction Elite6 group since October 2009. Day: Every Thursday Time: 7:30am - 8:30am (Arrive 7.20am to order a drink and/or breakfast) Venue: Spectators Bar & ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fantasing: Stars Rocked (Dec 13th - Feb 14th 2015) Stars Rocked Fantasing - Bek Coogan, Claire Harris, Sarah Jane Parton, Gemma Syme 13 December 2014 - 15 February 2015 Artist talk Saturday 13 December, 2pm Blending grandiose dreams and the heroically mundane, ...
  • Social Media 101 - Taking Your Business Social (Jan 29th - Jan 29th) How to use Social Media Effectively for Business. Event Fee $45.00. Limited free seats! Enter the Discount Code: free Fee includes 2-hour Seminar, and refreshments Who Is It For? Business Owners, Managers, ...
  • Community Market (Jan 16th - Feb 4th 2016) Held every Thursday unless wet. New and used goods includes preloved clothing, toys and baby wear, , plants, books, bric a brac hot food and coffee and much much more, something for everyone or pop in for a browse you ...