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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
  • 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here in 2012 and this time was just as good if not better, we had a double room, "spoonbill", which has a balcony overlooking the ocean. Neil and Kerry are fantastic hosts who cannot do enough for you. The kitchen is great with everything you could need. The artwork makes for a lovely environment and cosy feel. All... More

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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the very few times our experience is completely different from the TA.com consensus. we stayed at Birdsong mainly because of the high rating by TA.com reviewers - one review in fact from the same room we stayed in. First the positive - nice location across the main road (SH 6) from the beach; nice big shared kitchen that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Comfy beds and cosy dining area. Lucky to be there and someone was baking muffins to share! Friendly people. The walk to the Glow Worms Dell is short and it was a memorable experience. Happy to stay here for a night after hours of driving from the lower South. I actually missed spotting and turning into the hostel initially. Do... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautiful hostel, perfectly decorated with the bird theme (each room has the name of a bird and is decorated accordingly, the salt and pepper are birds, etc), everything is tidy and cozy, in winter the fireplace is on every night, in summer you can hang out on the few decks or in the garden. There is even a bushman bath!!... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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
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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
44 helpful votes 44 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
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Address: 124 Kumara Junction Highway | Two Mile, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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