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
  • (Oct 5th - Dec 20th 2017) Seats fill up quick so get in early! Show starts at 8pm. You can now see Strange Comedy every week! Strange Comedy is one of Chch's premier open mic comedy nights! Come see the freshest talent giving it a go and ... Strange & Co
  • (Apr 26th - Apr 26th) Following their debut New Zealand shows in September, the cast of The Next Step is returning to Australia and New Zealand in April 2017 for what will be one of the most anticipated tours of the year. The Next Step is ... Horncastle Arena
  • (Apr 26th - May 6th) Raylene and her family live in a close-knit community on the West Coast. The love of her life is a "night cart operator" - Wayne, but her parents think she can do better. Snooty Aunt Lillian in Christchurch agrees to ... Opawa School
  • (Apr 26th - Apr 26th) Christchurch's dedicated live music bar with seven nights of live entertainment! Open from 5pm till late every night with pizza by the slice after 10pm. Rockstar Pizza
  • (Apr 26th - Apr 28th) Here's a great opportunity to make a short film, music video or a documentary over the holiday break! You will learn about planning, storyboarding, filming, directing and editing a short clip using Adobe Premiere Pro, ... University of Canterbury College of Education