We arrived at the Birdsong hostel in the dark and pouring rain after a tiring drive from Kaikoura and were warmly welcomed by the owner Neil. We stayed in the penguin room which was a spacious ensuite room with a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The kitchen/communal room were well equipped and warm with a cosy wood stove and rack of hot water bottles for use by guests! However without doubt the best feature of this hostel was climbing into bed and realising there was an electric blanket on the bed! We stayed in 7 YHA hostels during our time on the South Island and our best nights sleep was definitely had in hokitika! Wifi would have been a bonus but no harm in a quiet evening spent playing cards and chatting rather than on Facebook! Great cosy stopover between the en route to the glaciers, the hostel is a credit to you Neil!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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