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YHA Hokitika, Birdsong


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Kerry & Neil Weston

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 3 755 7179 Email this hostel

Reception: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: 124 Kumara Junction Highway,

Two Mile, Hokitika

Near Glow Worm Dell


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How to get here

We’re located on Kumara Junction Hwy, 2km north of Hokitika on the inland side of the road. Free on-site parking is available.


Bus/Shuttle: Buses and shuttles arrive and depart from the Hokitika i-SITE, 2.5km from the hostel. Free pickups can be arranged prior to arrival. InterCity Bus travellers can be dropped at the door upon request; ask your driver on boarding for drop off at Birdsong Accommodation.
Airport: The hostel is a 5 minutes' drive from the airport.
Train: The InterCity Bus collects passengers from the TranzAlpine train in Greymouth, 40 minutes north of Hokitika.

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This friendly, family-run backpacker hostel earns its excellent reputation for its welcoming ambiance, modern facilities and high standard of cleanliness. YHA Hokitika is warm, comfortable, homely, quiet, and charming.

Our communal facilities are well-organized and neatly presented - guests love relaxing in our lounge with an ocean view, and our unique native bird-themed artwork throughout by our own resident artist. Guests also love our Bushman's Baths, outdoors under the glorious NZ stars. Enjoy stunning sunsets, ocean views, and a native garden with frequent visits from tui, bellbird, weka and fantails.

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. We're happy to share our 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.

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Guests love:

  • Bushman's baths
  • Free onsite parking
  • Fully-equipped kitchen

Shared facilities:

  • WiFi available
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bushman's baths
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Book exchange
  • Games available


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycles available
  • Bicycle storage

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • New Zealand Dollars

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Some of our top picks in and around Hokitika:

  • Visit the stunning blue waters of Hokitika Gorge
  • Explore the free Glow Worm Dell after dark
  • Experience the local arts and crafts scene in the home of New Zealand Pounamu (Jade)

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