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Birdsong

124 Kumara Junction Highway | Two Mile, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Manzanillo
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us stayed here for just one night. Kerry met us at reception and made sure we were comfortably settled in. The accommodation and facilities were great. Kerry is a wonderful hostess and made our stay even more comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pantry area was very cosy. It makes small talks and interaction with other backpackers very comfortable. This place is small, with limited shower rooms and cooking area. Nevertheless, it is clean and well equipped. It was raining heavily on that day. Luckily, this is a hostel comfortable enough to just stay indoors and let time pass by :)

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

With a name like birdsong how could you go wrong? Rooms are named after indigenous birds. It's on the main road about 2 miles n of Hokitika. This in itself is a gem of a town worthy of a visit. Centre of the soapstone (jade) industry. Birdsong is run by Kerry and Neil who have definitely put their own mark... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

this was a lovely hostel to stay in, the owners have gone to a lot of effort to make sure it definitely has a kiwi feel! the kitchen and lounge were clean and cosy, with great facilities. the only downside was that we were given the room right at the front of the house, which was practically right on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We really enjoyed the stay in Birdsong. Our room was awesome! We had a double bed with a balcony with ocean view. The bed was freshly made and everything was clean. Also the bathroom was clean and there was a hairdryer you could use. The Hostel was quiet. Also you could walk to the glowworms, it's not far away. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed a night here and it was a very nice stopover. The bathrooms were probably the only draw back on the stay. They were ok, but kind of felt a bit strangely put together. The toilet and the shower are in the same room with a partition separating them. So, with one person in the shower and one in... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We arrived quite tired and it was such a nice relief to find a very clean and tidy place with a room that had a little balcony with ocean views. The owners have really put effort into making you feel welcome and the place has real character. The kitchen was nice to cook in, and being just out of town... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The hosts of the Birdsong Backpackers were amazing hosts. They provided all types of information about what to see and do in and around the area. As well they provided plates of homemade cake or scones in the evening for all the guests to partake of. The rooms, bathrooms and especially the kitchen were spotless and this only encouraged guests... More 

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New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

really well run hostel with a friendly and very helpful owner, clean and lots of kitchen and storage space. On the night we were there it was poor weather but all staying had plenty of either peronsal space or an opportunity to swap travel stories.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had such a lovely stay here - Neil, the owner, is so friendly and makes a point of showing you around and suggesting things to do in the area which we haven't found at every hostel. The kitchen is very well equipped and the living/dining area has such a charming set up, with a roaring fire on a cold... More 

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