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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How to describe the birdsong backpackers - it's like stepping back in time to staying over at an old surf shack but with everything that you need to make this a relaxing stopover. Awesome view from the main common area, perfect for having a cold beer and playing a board game or 2 with the kids. Loved the fact they...

Thank Wishiownedacombi
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our usual sort of place to stay but after failing to book, backpackers was the only choice. Our upstairs room was fine, facing the main highway but didn't notice the traffic. Even had our own balcony! Didn't like to share the bathroom but even though the place was full there was no pressure on it. Communal kitchen/dining room was...

Thank vjpaul
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a marvel of a hostel. I am usually not into budget stays like this, but my daughter booked it for us. We had one of the private rooms with an amazing view on the ocean. There are two bathrooms and showers in the hostel, which are very clean and functional. Kitchen is well stocked for preparing meals, and...

Thank Gerbrand C
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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....

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!

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 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
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!

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...

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

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

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...

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.

Gurmels, Switzerland
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...

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

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...

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!

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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 

Additional Information about Birdsong

Address: 124 Kumara Junction Highway | Two Mile, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range: ₹ 3,743 - ₹ 5,931 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“If possible get a room away from the highway if you are concerned about possible road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles vjpaul, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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