YHA Hokitika

Description

Please note: YHA Hokitika will be closed from the 3rd of July 2017 and reopen on the 28th of August 2017 while hosts Kerry and Neil take a well deserved holiday.

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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  • 24 Hour Guest Access
  • BBQ
  • Bedding Provided
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Bicycles Available
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Dining Area
  • Communal Lounge
  • EFTPOS, Visa & Mastercard
  • Food Storage
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Free WiFi (Limited)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garden or Outdoor Area
  • Hair Dryers
  • Herb Garden
  • Hot Water Bottles Available
  • Late Check-In On Request
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Recycling Stations
  • Secure Bedrooms
  • Street Parking
  • Towel Hire
  • Travel & Activity Bookings
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • 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
  • (Jul 10th - Jul 21st) Brick School is back! Drop off your children for a day of LEGO fun with our experienced team! This is a day programme for children aged 5 to 13 years of age (recommended age 6 to 11). There will be a variety of ... Imagination Station
  • (Jul 13th - Jul 22nd) An enduringly popular opera, Carmen is a parade of hit tunes set in an exotic locale with a fearless heroine. Vital and dangerous, Carmen will be free at any cost, setting the path to the opera’s gripping conclusion. ... Isaac Theatre Royal
  • (Jul 14th - Jul 20th) Are you confident programming for LEGO Mindstorms motors and feel ready to take your programming skills to another level? Did you know that if you add an infrared sensor to your robot, you can programme a remote control ... Imagination Station
  • (Jul 13th - Jul 20th) Have you already completed a couple of our other classes and feel ready to step it up a notch and build a battle-ready robot? This two hour session is the one for you. Here you will have the opportunity to completely ... Imagination Station
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