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 4th - Jun 1st 2017) The Woodcraft gallery showcases and sells the artworks of about 46 wood artists sourced both locally and from throughout New Zealand. Individually worked sculptural pieces, hand carved by the local artist Andrew ... Woodcraft Gallery
  • (Oct 4th - Jun 1st 2017) An artisans market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Held on Monday to Sunday, across the road from The Arts Centre. The market makes up part ... Worcester Boulevard
  • (Feb 20th - Feb 20th) Learn how to run a successful team and how to make the transition from buddy to boss! Becoming a manager is hard enough and making the transition from buddy to boss is even tougher and comes with its own set of unique ... Heartland Hotel Cotswold
  • (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
  • (Jan 23rd - Feb 27th) Oaklands Toastmasters club meet every Monday in Halswell to practice our public speaking and leadership skills in a fun friendly atmosphere. We also take turns filling the different roles at each meeting, from making ... Halswell Bowling Club