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124 Kumara Junction Highway | Two Mile, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed for 1 night while driving from Christchurch to Franz Josef. This place is just outside hokitika town on the Kumara highway. You can't miss it! Its 5 mins drive to town and 1 mins drive to the glow worm dell. We were welcomed warmly by the owner Neil who showed us around the hostel. We... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel - it's clean with a homely touch to it, the view of the sunset from the dining area is amazing and the hosts are extremely friendly. Enough reasons for me to stay a night longer than planned!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a very enjoyable stay at this hostel. Really nice and clean, charmingly furnished with bird-themed artwork throughout. After a week of camping and long day's drive from Golden Bay, this hostel really was just the ticket! I only wish that we'd stayed more than one night because I would have loved to have had a 'Bushman's Bath' but... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Many thanks for the positive review. We hope that you will stay longer next time to explore the local walks and bike trails before finally relaxing in the outdoor baths..... they seem to be very popular since the new Wilderness Cycle Trail! More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Neil, our host, was lovely. The backpackers is in a great location, a bit noisy because it's on the highway. We got the last room available as we had not booked ahead so were grateful for the bed although didn't appreciate having to go outside to get to the loo. I was unfortunate enough to get attacked by a feral... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

We are sorry to learn about the kitten episode and will certainly be keeping an eye out... Next time you visit please call us ahead and we will happily accommodate you in your first choice of room type (minus any real animals!) More

DT
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This place is worth going to.Very relaxed and friendly owner,nice interior with self-made art pieces,well equipped and large kitchen.dining area with panorama view of the ocean.We stayed in a double with balcony facing SH6 and though it was pretty noisy when the trucks passed by we were happy with a closed window(does not get too hot at night).Credit Card payment... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Thanks for your very helpful review. When you next visit you will see we fitted a new double-glazed glass door, with opening window. Hope you will return one day to enjoy the sunset! More

Goshen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Birdsong was a homey, comfortable place with a large clean kitchen and dining area overlooking the Tasman Sea. The individually-themed rooms added to the experience. Ours was Penguin with a stuffed penguin waiting for us on our bed. The owner was friendly and very helpful. She makes wonderful scones and wholemeal bread! With a beach just across the road, we... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Your comments are heart-warming.... time for me to bake some more scones! Many thanks! More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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106 reviews 106 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Just north of Hokitika, across the road from the beach is a beaut backpackers. I had a double room with balcony and a view to the sea. Didn't worry about the traffic noise as others have done - it isn't bothersome. Great kitchen, clean, good number of tables and chars and a couple of couches. Limited bathroom/toilet spaces but very... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Thanks for being a top notch guest! We hope to see you again! More

Franz Josef, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed here a month ago or so and it was absolutely awesome. This place is exactly what I look for in backpacker accommodation. We stayed in a double room that looked out over the Tasman Sea and it was beautiful. Each room is unique in its own way from what I saw and they all seem to have their own... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

It is awesome that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will come back another time. Thanks for sharing your feedback on our special place! More

Cornwall
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Stayed here a couple of years ago and always remember those couple of days in Hokitika.. Birdsong was like a gift from heaven after a few days travelling and a couple of inferior stop overs elsewhere! The hosts were really friendly and helpful - it felt like staying with old friends - not intrusive but nothing was too much trouble.... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Hello "old friend" and thanks for remembering us and our little hostel on NZ West Coast. For some reason I'm sure I remember you, email me and plan your next trip! Come back to the creative persons little haven! More

Ipoh
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The name says it all, Birdsong, you can hear birds singing in the morning and it's really good to wake up in such beautiful scenic! The sunset beach just opposite the road, big kitchen, cozy room, comfy beds. We are lucky to stay here during low peak season and there's only us with a few other travellers. Owner was helpful... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

We are so happy to read your feedback and know that you enjoyed our hostel. The birds are still singing! Only a 3 hour journey from Christchurch so we hope you will return one day. We would like to pass your positive comments on to YHA and BBH head office : ) More

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Additional Information about Birdsong

Address: 124 Kumara Junction Highway | Two Mile, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Hokitika
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 Specialty lodging in Hokitika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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