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

  • New Zealand Bachata Festival 2014 (Aug 29th - Aug 29th) The New Zealand Bachata Festival has already proven to be a huge success for the last 2 years running! With the popularity of Bachata growing in New Zealand, again this year is going to be a blast!! 3 exciting days and ...
  • 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. ...
  • Monster Wars (Aug 31st - Sep 28th) NO Productions Theatre (Ukraine/New Zealand) and La Errante Troupe (Colombia/New Zealand) present Monster Wars - a joyful and adventurous theatrical fantasy tale with a touch of circus, aimed at all ages! The kingdom ...
  • New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year Exhibition (Aug 9th - Aug 31st) A spectacular free, outdoor public exhibition featuring the best images entered in the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year competition is on in central Christchurch throughout August (opening August ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lyrical Writing - Kristin Hersh & Aldous Harding (Aug 31st - Aug 31st) Influential indie songwriter Kristin Hersh has recently spoken of ‘receiving’ songs rather than writing them, but words are clearly important to her: the last two Throwing Muses albums have been released with ...

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.