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

  • Sola Rosa Magnetics Tour (Oct 24th - Oct 24th) Sola Rosa celebrate the release of their 6th studio album Magnetics. Due out 26th September. With very special guest Kevin Mark Trail 'The Streets' vocalist / UK singer songwriter.
  • Titanium #TakeUsBack Tour (Oct 24th - Oct 24th) New Zealand's number 1 boyband are hitting the road nationwide to celebrate their 2 year anniversary and the release of brand new single 'Take Us Back'. The talented six-piece will be bringing a brand new show to crowds ...
  • 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 ...
  • Geography of Loss (Oct 15th - Oct 25th) Written by Karen Zelas Director Martin Howells (The Secret Lives of Henry & Alice) Stuart Hoar (The Great Art War) has called Geography of Loss “a fascinating & beautifully written play.” Geography of Loss ...
  • 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 ...
  • FESTA 2014: The Present State (Oct 24th - Oct 27th) Plant Gang Supported by COCA 200 High St (access from 161 Manchester St) Friday 24 October–Monday 27 October, 8pm-late Experience the current state of our re-growing city. Plant Gang has created a contemplative ...

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.