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124 Kumara Junction Highway | Two Mile, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Laura B Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the Birdsong hostel in the dark and pouring rain after a tiring drive from Kaikoura and were warmly welcomed by the owner Neil. We stayed in the penguin room which was a spacious ensuite room with a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The kitchen/communal room were well equipped and warm with a cosy wood stove... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Manager at Birdsong, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your time here. Hope to see you again soon. More

Oulu, Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayded in a double room, which had its own kitchen. Room was clean and nice and we were able to park the car right next to our room. Only downside was that we had reservation for a sea view-room, but the sea was behind a tall bushfence, big road and about 100 meters of grass, so we were nowhere... More

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Birdsongbackpackers, Manager at Birdsong, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did not get the upstairs room which you booked. Please email or telephone us in advance next trip, we will ensure you get the room with private balcony and ocean views, hopefully with a beautiful sunset and a complimentary fresh baked afternoon tea! More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

- Far from the city - No free wifi - Friendly staff - Free bikes - Good beds - Clean - Small hostel - Enough equipement in the kitchen - A bit boring for the young travelers, good for the older ones - Stayed 1 night - I won't be here again

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Thanks for your review which though mixed, made me smile : ) More

Hong Kong, China
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

It is heart-warming to read your positve feedback. we are pleased you really enjoyed our hostel! More

Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

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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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We have been treated to some really amazing sunsets this autumn! Hope you can return some day! More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
29 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

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Address: 124 Kumara Junction Highway | Two Mile, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
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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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