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Punakaiki Beach Hostel

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4 Webb Street, Punakaiki, New Zealand
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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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Saint Ouen, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For backpackers : Such a beautiful place close to the pancakes rocks, amazing sunset. Clean and original accomodation, the tui house as well. One of the best place to enjoy NZ, along the wild west coast. You can go trekking by crossing the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took the Sunset Cottage which is a cottage separate from the main hostel building. The cottage was clean and spacious with tea and coffee making facilities. There is a table with 2 benches outside, making it a perfect place to have a meal and enjoy the view of the beautiful sea, a view where you can spend hours looking... More 

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Rai Valley, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My Husband and I just spent 2 nights at Sunset cottage..A gorgeous wee place, just perfect for a getaway..Joe is a lovely host and we were impressed with the hostel well presented and tidy..Would definitely go back again someday.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed here just one night but wished to stay longer!!! Joe was a really nice guy very helpful the bread and the cakes are very yummy sun set and blow holes grate along with true man trail was very clean and good facilities :) think you should try to spend more than one night here as there is so... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Got a grab one deal for up to 6 people stay at Te hui house which was on a different street to the main hostel. Had the whole place to ourselves. May not have been quite so good if had had to share. Nicely set up. Great showers. Had 2 great walks. Truman track 5k round trip in 1 direction.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We travelled the South Island for a month and this unasuming little hostel was one of the best we stayed in while in NZ. The location is fantastic with some amazing walks nearby and the pancake rocks only a 7min walk away (try to visit at high tide). The hostel is really thought through, covering all the things I missed... More 

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Ardglass, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

To be honest after coming up the west coast from wanaka i wasnt expecting much of the road ahead. I heard about pancake rocks and decided to stay the night there which turned into 3 days. I loved the closeness to such a roaring sea. With stunning balcony views in the evening across the sea to the sunset. The wooden... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had high expectations regarding this hostel after finding their website with the beautiful video, and what can I say? My expectations were surpassed! This place has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere, it is situated in a most beautiful place directly at the beach with front seats for the sunset spectacle each evening, and the premises are very clean and lovingly... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was happy that I chose this hostel, the dorm room I got was spacious and bunks were away from each other. Host was friendly and helpful. And by the beach is the best thing, i enjoyed my evening walk by the beach, the waves was huge! The only downside is the toilets have lots and lots of sand flies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

After 2 good hostels, I didn't expect to find a better one but that was it! Punakaiki beach hostel is sonfar the best one I had. It is really cosy with a nice kitchen and dining room with woods. Toilets & showers are very clean and good. The view on the beach is also really nice especially as the hostel... More 

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