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

  • Richard III by William Shakespeare (Mar 13th - Mar 28th) Canterbury Repertory Theatre’s 2015 production of William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of King Richard the Third coincides with the ceremonial burial of the remains of the real King Richard III, which were found ...
  • David Cook: Meet Me In the Square (Jan 31st - May 24th) Where were you in 1980s Christchurch? (Or if you weren’t born yet, where was your Mum?) Dishing out generous servings of nostalgia and retro, Meet Me in the Square shows central Christchurch as we’ll never see it ...
  • Matt Withers Classical Guitar Concert (Mar 27th - Mar 27th) A great concert by Australian guitarist Matt Withers presented by the Christchurch Guitar Society. Matt will be playing a selection of fovourites from Tarrega, Albeniz, Barrios, R. Edwards, Koshkin, Piazzolla, and ...
  • Elite6 Business Networking (Mar 6th - Oct 9th) Hi, I’m Murray Carter the facilitator of the Sydenham Elite6 group since March 2015. Day: Every Friday Time: 7:30am – 8:45am (Arrive 7.30am to order a drink and/or breakfast) Venue: Just Desserts Address: 33 ...
  • Spectrum Street Art Festival (Feb 20th - May 10th) Hot on the heels of the unprecedented success of the Rise festival last summer, Oi you!, in partnership with the YMCA and Canterbury Museum, will present Spectrum, its latest street art extravaganza. With 2 venues, 8 ...
  • Selling the Dream - Classic New Zealand Tourism Posters (Dec 24th - Apr 19th 2015) Before television and colour photography, poster art was the most popular advertising mechanism. Selling the Dream is the first dedicated and extensive celebration of tourism posters and other publicity that helped ...