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

  • Nappy Lady Workshop (Mar 5th - Mar 5th) Christchurch Waste Free Parenting Workshops With: The Nappy Lady - Kate Meads It is not just about nappies! During this 2 hour seminar you will get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you ...
  • Ocean Film Festival World Tour (Mar 4th - Mar 5th) Featuring two hours of award winning films from around the world, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour will entertain, amaze and fuel your passion for the aquatic world. Check out the trailer here: ...
  • Gish vs. Mincer (Mar 5th - Mar 7th) The Bro's are on the run in the South Island and heading to Christchurch for a 3 night run during the Te Matatini festival. Gish: The Rockstar of New Zealand Comedy is without doubt one of the funniest bro-fessional ...
  • BioBlitz for Seaweek 2015 (Mar 2nd - Mar 6th) The CoastBlitz event will be Blitzing Sumner Beach for Seaweek this year. The two main activities are a BioBlitz (all week) and a Beach clean-up and BBQ (March 4th, 4-6pm). The BioBlitz is something any school or ...
  • Elite6 Business Networking (Jul 1st - Jun 25th 2015) Hi, I’m Maria Gold the facilitator of the Tower Junction Elite6 group since October 2009. Day: Every Thursday Time: 7:30am - 8:30am (Arrive 7.20am to order a drink and/or breakfast) Venue: Spectators Bar & ...
  • Sol3 Mio (Mar 5th - Mar 5th) Following the unprecedented success of their album tour earlier this year and a whirlwind of international releases, Civic Events is proud to present the return of opera sensations Sol3 Mio to New Zealand. Sol3 Mio ...