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.
There are extra touches that make this hostel accommodation feel like home – including a pet dog, Sid, and 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.
“Jewel in Hokitika's Crown” - TripAdvisor guest review, 2013
Buses and shuttles arrive and depart from the I-Site or Travel Centre in town. Free hostel pick-ups by arrangement.
The hostel is a 3 minute taxi ride from the airport.
The Intercity bus collects passengers from the Tranz Alpine Train in Greymouth, 40 minutes south of Hokitika.
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.
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