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

  • (Aug 4th - Aug 4th) Join us for a very special workshop at this awesome interactive creative space. We will be celebrating NZ Film Festival (7th - 23rd Aug) by creating our own stop motion mini films using the medium of Lego! ... Imagination Station
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  • (Apr 7th - Dec 1st) Come join us for some mighty fine craft ale and food - and of course, poetry! First Tuesday of every month. Entry by koha. The Twisted Hop
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