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Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation

197 Revell St, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hokitika B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed four nights at drifting sands and I slept like a queen. Beds, amenities, atmosphere are just really lovely !! Do not hesitate you won't regret. Last but not least, you would get free yummy fresh home made apricot &dates bred in the morning to start your day :) Definitely would go back there if I come back to... More

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Run at a lower capacity, this hostel would be lovely! We camped in the garden on our first night (the staff erected the tent for us, provided mattresses, pillows and duvets) but our second night was spent indoors. The bed was better than my bed at home! Proper downy duvet and fluffy pillows. Clean rooms and common areas, lovely stove... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had a three night stay in Drifting Sands whilst I was recovering from an ankle injury, and I could have spent much more time there! Claire is a very welcoming host who has obviously put a lot of love and care into updating the place. I immediately felt at home, cozy in front of the coal fire and listening... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed here for a night on my way to Franz Josef. Cute house. Warm room. The bed was super comfy. Hokitika is a nice town to stop over in for the night. The gorge is beautiful. Claire was a good host, available to answer questions. Added bonus of hot fruit toast in the AM!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I stayed at drifting sands for 2 nights and it was the best hostel I have seen in NZ. It has a very homey and comfortable vibe. Very clean and modern kitchen and living area. The rooms are very nice too and the beds are super comfy. There's a cute garden with a path right on to the beach. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Clean, cosy rooms and common areas, the staff make you feel at home and welcome. Comfortable beds and newly baked bread in the morning was a huge plus. This place for everything a backpacker is looking for and walking distance to what's important! Definitly regret not spending more than one night here!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

In fact it doesn't feel like a Hostel, it's rather like staying at a friends place, you feel comfy right away. This is definitely one of the nicest Hostels I've stayed in so far and I recommended it to a lot of people :)

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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Drifting Sands is a totally fantastic hostel. I really enjoyed staying there. The location is great, it takes you only a few seconds to the beach, a few minutes to the city centre and the supermarket is nearby. The hostel itself is super lovely. The rooms are cozy and the beds quite comfortable. The common area with kitchen, dining and... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Having only stayed at Drifting Sands for one night, I so wish I'd have stayed much longer! Lovely welcoming hostess and rooms were top notch; comfortable bed, new linen, peaceful - a lovely sleep. With the beach literally at the back of the garden, it was the first bit of beach R&R in long time. Hokitika was not the obvious... More

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I planed to stay 2 nights but extended, as the place feels very comfortable and has a nice beach just in front of the house. The place itself looks very clean and very well managed. The best thing about it, if it is cold and rainy outside you just can sit in the lounge area in front of a fire... More

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Drifting_Sands_Hoki, Manager at Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay as we try to make it the best wee spot to chill out, relax, catch up on your travel plans and leave feeling refreshed and ready to adventure our fabulous country again. Safe travels :) More

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Address: 197 Revell St, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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