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

  • (May 6th - May 6th) Paper Plus Northlands and Bootleg BBQ Co invite you to an Evening with Tim Read, winner of MasterChef 2015. Come along and enjoy a some food and maybe even a sneaky Craft Beer or Fine Wine with MasterChef winner Tim ... Bootleg BBQ
  • (Mar 6th - Dec 16th 2016) Hi, I’m Murray Carter the facilitator of the Sydenham Elite6 group since March 2015. Day: Every Friday Time: 7:30am – 8:45am (Arrive 7.30am to order a drink and/or breakfast) Venue: Just Desserts Location: 33 ... Just Desserts
  • (Apr 16th - May 7th) From the team that brought you sold out shows Battle of the Bastards and Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics, The Dunstan Creek Séance stars 2016 Le Tigre Bleu hosts David Ladderman and Lizzie ... Court Theatre
  • (Apr 7th - Jul 24th) ANZAC, a unique insight into the memorialisation of war by acclaimed photographer Laurence Aberhart, opens at Canterbury Museum on 7 April. Laurence Aberhart has been photographing World War One memorials that include ... Canterbury Museum
  • (May 5th - May 8th) The Last Season Pop Up Roadshow is hitting Christchurch! $Million of new stock! With up to 90% off a massive range of top brands, there will be something for everyone. You don't want to miss out on this! Head on down to ... Christchurch
  • (Feb 6th - Dec 16th 2016) Bowl and Jack