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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is right across the road from the beach and has great bird themed rooms. Very friendly owners who are extremely helpful. Great bathrooms and superb kitchen/lounge area. Very well equipped. The bushmans bath outside is a must do experience. A couple kilometers from the main CBD but doesnt really matter. Glowworm dell is a short walk away too.... More 

Thank Adrian D
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Many thanks for the excellent review. we are pleased you found the place pleasant! More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a great place to stay! It exudes imagination and artistic humor at every turn. Wonderful, funny and helpful staff. Its really close to town and they provide bicycles if you feel energetic. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank Allison H
Taupo, New Zealand
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61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff & well equipped kitchen. U can fill up a water bottle. Plenty of space to store food. Along SH6 and close enough to walk to the glow worm dell. Take a torch! If u don't have a car, it's far from beach & town center.

Thank Ta J
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The free Glow Worms are pretty special! More 

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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a fantastic, cute, and clean hostel. I stayed in the private room overlooking the ocean my very first night of my two month NZ trip. The owner and his wife are very nice and helpful. I needed a ride to the city center in the morning and they easily arranged it for me. I did not realize how... More 

Thank Kayla S
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments. We are only too happy to help. More 

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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

On the highway as you near Hokitika so not exactly in the middle of the action, but you can walk to the beach. The Oystercatcher room (double bed) has a great view across the highway to the rolling waves of the ocean, and you can watch the rain come across the water. From the Oystercatcher room you need to walk... More 

Thank normgraem
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and the scones are on the table again tonight for all to sample. More 

Gurmels, Switzerland
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Birdsong hostel is about 2 km out of town. But with a car you are in the center of Hokitika within two minutes. We had a room with a double bed and a bunk bed for the kids. The kitchen - lounge is cozy, has large windows facing the beach and it is a dream sitting next to the wood... More 

Thank AnjaHF
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Our family has very fond memories of spending time with you and your family! Thanks for your kind words and here's hoping that you are all well xxx More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016

A friend and myself arrived late in the day, looking for a twin room with an ensuite for the night on a cool night with rain threatening. We were offered a double room downstairs, and I indicated I'd be happy with the bench seat, so we settled in. The friendly owner very thoughtfully arrived with a large duvet as padding... More 

Thank Pam P
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

We look forward to hosting you again. Please send us an email when you are planning to re-visit! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

About 3km from town which can be walked to along the beach or road (not a path all the way). It took us ages via the beach as we kept looking for (didn't find any) jade. Lovely views from kitchen/ dining area over the coast & sunset & definitely recommend a short wander to (free) Glow worm del. 2 person... More 

Thank Mechanogirl
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. You will be pleased to know that we have reconfigured the room you stayed in to allow more floor space.... this was my winter project and is now being enjoyed as the summer season looms. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Was in pretty small 2-bed dorm. Not bunk beds but crossing at separate levels. Seemed more pricey than most Bathroom was smallish and used by plenty Friendly, relaxed owners Kitchen well-equipped and clean Couple complained to me of traffic noise during night (is next to main road). Great sunset views Tried to turn off very irritating background music, but couldn't... More 

Thank sunnydays0664
Birdsongbackpackers, Manager at Birdsong, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback....will look into improving the music, which is usually turned off by reception staff at 7pm. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Dropped in after being told there was a rally in town and there was no accomodation. I remembered passing the backpackers just as we had come into hokitika and was sure I had seen vacancy. We went back and got the last room, double with lovely mountain view for $85. It was very clean as we're all the facilities. Friendly... More 

Thank Jan C
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

It's great that you were fortunate to find a room with us and we are really pleased that you enjoyed it so much. More 

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Birdsong backpacker is a family run native bird themed backpackers 2 kms north of Hokitika. Enjoy sea views and sunsets we look forward to meeting you so come relax and enjoy. ... more   less 

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Address: 124 Kumara Junction Highway | Two Mile, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range: £54 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Choose the seaside rooms”
 of 5 bubbles , 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We only know the Oystercather which looks out to the coast. In winter it's nice and cosy, but the large window might make it hot in summer?”
 of 5 bubbles normgraem, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Our room was under the house but we were not troubled by any noise above. We were able to drive up to the ranchslider at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms at back away from the main road”
 of 5 bubbles Whistledown, 6 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Spoonbill was the name of our double room looking out over the sea”
 of 5 bubbles ndcasey, 27 Oct 2013 | Read review
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