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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  • 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
  • (Feb 13th - Nov 27th) Belly dance fundamentals class with Tracey of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company. Learn core belly dance moves and technique - classes will include an introduction to relevant music and culture. Joining a belly dance ... TribalDiva Studios
  • (Sep 6th - Oct 14th) …And we’re live! The oven’s caught fire, David is drinking and Peter has bad news… long before Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules there was Hudson & Halls. In the closet with the door wide open, Peter Hudson and ... Court Theatre
  • (May 15th - Dec 18th) A weekly quiz hosted by Ben with questions by Carlos. It's free to enter and starts at 7pm. It's always an entertaining night out and you have a great choice of food and drink to keep you going all evening. There are ... The Twisted Hop
  • (Jun 20th - Dec 18th) Classes are generally run weekly but are closed for public and school holidays. To register or for more information please contact Arthritis New Zealand 0800 663 463. Burwood Hospital
  • (Sep 25th - Sep 25th) A hospital full of sleeping soldiers is haunted by matters both historical and intensely personal in this gentle and entrancingly beautiful enigma from Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul. “A film whose ... Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu