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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 May 24, 2014
RMETGK Wellington, 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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29 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed in their the hui house which is located the next road over from the hostel- still only a minutes walk from the beach and the only eatery around. The house was impeccably clean, spacious and surprisingly sound proof. Not the most comfortable to sleep in and the ranch slider door to our room let in a lot of... More

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Address: 4 Webb Street, Punakaiki, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Punakaiki Beach Hostel 3.5*
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High Standard accommodation for budget travelers. Enjoy our friendly atmosphere and relax to the sound of the ocean. You won't get any closer to the beach! ... more   less 
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