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Punakaiki Beach Hostel

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   4 Webb Street, Punakaiki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
60 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hostel in the Sunset Cottage which was aptly described as it faces due west into the setting sun. The room is studio style with its own facilities, newly decorated, very warm and comfortable. Punakaiki Beach Hostel is first and foremost backpackers accommodation with dorm rooms, some private rooms and shared facilities and cooking. It is all... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Though it is small hostel which is less than 10rooms ( I guess), it supply everything! Kitchen clean, living room! Rooms are clean and big too! The living and kitchen are facing to the sea! The toilets are over supply which is benefits to the guess !

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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed a night in the Sunset cottage, and definitely had front row seats for the sunset! The room was spacious and comfortable and the shower was amazing!!! The walk along the beach is beautiful too, and sitting in bed we watched the waves roll in as the sun come up. Worth the drive!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We rented the individual en-suite cabin on the beach - only wish we could have stayed longer. The view from our own private porch was incredible. The room was like new and very comfortable. Sounds of the sea at night just completed the visit.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great kitchen AND clean. Beaut little hostel, fantastic location, friendly owner who sells his own bread. Yum yum. Quirky things all around the place. Interesting. There is also another cottage on the next street with dorms or shared rooms and double room with ensuite which is run by the same guy. Very clean bathrooms which is a nice change from... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We rented the individual cabin with the ensuite - it faced the ocean and was wonderful. It had a comfortable queen bed, a flat screen TV, free WIFI, coffee, sink and small fridge, the bathroom was gorgeous.. a rainshower that lit up in blue, that looked out to the beach.. this was one of our most favorite stays in NZ.... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Had a nice stay here. Large and well-equipped kitchen, bright and cheery vibe and great location just a few minutes drive from the pancake rocks. Loved the fresh herbs in the garden. We stayed in room #1 of what I think is the newer building. The only drawbacks were common to any hostel -- loud guests hanging out in the... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed in a separate double bedded unit adjacent to the main hostel building in what was a converted truck body with our own private seating area with chairs overlooking the ocean added on the front. This was comfy and homely. The communal kitchen is well equipped and has great views The owner makes and sells delicious homemade bread and... More

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Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed in Te Hui House, the second unit of this hostel. We have stayed in Punakaiki Beach Hostel before, and wanted to stay again on our way down the West Coast. To us the Te Hui House lacks the charm and homely feel of the main builiding that is Punakaiki Beach Hostel. Yes, it was fairly clean and had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Lovely chacterful backpackers by the sea. Colourful and clean, a great place to relax for a couple of days, see the pancakes and do the beautiful river walks. Friendly atmosphere and communal spaces are upstairs giving view over the sea. Nice garden too.

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Address: 4 Webb Street, Punakaiki, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Punakaiki Beach Hostel 3.5*
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