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
  • Free bike hire
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Herb garden
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Street Parking
  • 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

  • (Nov 12th - Dec 10th) This modern rock band will get you moving. Becks Southern Alehouse
  • (Mar 25th - Mar 25th) Do you like the Beatles, we like the Beatles too! A grand night out with Christchurch's own Psychedelic Wizard Funk Band. After an original set, the second half will feature over an hour of well known songs from ... Wunderbar
  • (Mar 25th - Mar 25th) Where were you in the 70s? A reunion catch-up for those of us who used to drink at The Grenadier back in the day. Bring any memorabilia with you and we'll remember the good times. Ticket price covers first drink ... Pegasus Arms Restaurant & Bar
  • (Jun 25th - Apr 15th 2017) Salsa Night Fever Party: Starting off with a Free Dance class or "Intro", anyone can join (see details below) then afterwards we will play slow music to start off the party for beginners and then comes great music all ... Salsa Latina Dance Centre
  • (Mar 24th - Apr 2nd) Catch this bus... because it is all kinds of fabulous! Priscilla, Queen of the Desert has been captivating audiences worldwide since it debuted in 2006. It has played sold out seasons in Sydney, London’s West End ... Isaac Theatre Royal
  • (Mar 9th - Mar 26th) The Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following more than a seven-fold increase in attendance ... Hoyts Northlands