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Beijing, China
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is probably an awesome place to stay if you are in your 20's and wanting to hang out at night, but not the best for anyone who wants to go to sleep early or needs to use a toilet during the night. Our double beds were pretty good and the room clean, but we were upstairs from the toilets...

Thank Nainai27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival I was met by Joe who checked me in and gave me lots of information about the surrounding area. The 6-bed dorm I stayed in was spacious and very comfortable; with the bed being wooden and built against the wall, I had 2 very pleasant nights sleep! The kitchen was well equipped and always clean and tidy, the...

Thank LMezza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had scheduled late arrival to Punakaiki and were a little worried that there will be no one to do the check in for us. The owners were so great that they have left us note with all the instructions and wifi codes. The beach is so close that you could hear waves all night long. Unfortunately we didn't...

Thank Kristína H
Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best hostel location of our entire trip, despite the rain and fog. It's right on the beach!. The glass wall of the common room/kitchen that faces the ocean gives you a stunning view at all times. There's a nice covered porch with a picnic table so you can sit outside to soak in the view and the...

Thank cnsturm
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to stay at this hostel instead of camping, as a storm was coming to Punakaiki,and I'm happy that this change of plans made us discovering this place! The dorms are tidy, clean and with enough space,and the beds are confortable, but the best is probably the lounge and kitchen, offering a stunning view over the beach and costline!The...

Thank Agathe T
Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 3 days in this hostel last year. From arrival to departure I couldn't fault the place; the owners are friendly, cook fresh bread and cakes which are scrumptious. The hostel is right beside the beach so you can hear the waves and watch the beautiful sunset. There is a pub nearby which is well worth the visit and...

Thank mothernature81
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Unlimited fast free wifi for all of your devises fab views of the sea and friendly,pleasant staff. Greeted on arrival and kindly advised of activities to do in the area. Local to the well known pancake rocks and blowholes. Car un needed for local activities. Lifts offered to the bus station. Great for back packers but also family's and people...

Thank Mike K
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Only stopped one night - great location - well appointed with kitchen and lounge - plenty of public areas inside and out Limited and overpriced eating out options in the area - so bring food and cook for yourselves Recommend

Thank kiwi-traveller-PS
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights here as during a trip through glacier country and up the west coast. We absolutely loved our stay! This is an adorable beach house with a cosy common area and balcony with amazing sunset views. We felt like we were at a family beach shack! Perfectly located to explore the beautiful walks in the area. There is...

Thank Melissa L
Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The Hostel is pretty much directly on the beach. Stunning views all over. Very close to Pancake rocks and other walks. Free and fast Wifi. Good Kitchen. Was clean overall. Definatly a place not to be missed.

Thank Lionheart92

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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
High Standard accommodation for budget travelers. Enjoy our friendly atmosphere and relax to the sound of the sea. You won't get any closer to the beach! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Punakaiki Beach Hostel

Address: 4 Webb Street | West Coast, Punakaiki, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: ₹ 1,613 - ₹ 6,654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Punakaiki Beach Hostel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“For couples, choose Sunset Cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles Petite-frenchy, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“best views, stunning sunsets”
 of 5 bubbles Mic_Born, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 - fab views of the beach, double bed, and air conditioning!”
 of 5 bubbles BrooklynRubix, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 1 (a private double) which has a private balcony overlooking the beach and sunsets.”
 of 5 bubbles AussieJono, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Sunset Cottage is a wee secluded room away from the hostel. Very romantic!”
 of 5 bubbles 27suzik, 2 Dec 2015 | Read review
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