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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Woodstock
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We couldn't have asked for a better location ( and incredible view) when choosing the Punakaiki Beach Hostel. We chose to stay in the one room private cottage. It is a self contained studio, completely private, and has the most incredible view! We felt like we had our own private walking beach. My only request would be for screens for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed in a double room in this hostel. In the main it was clean and comfortable with views to knock your socks off. Nothing quite like dropping off to sleep to the sound of crashing weaves. Good value for money but keep in mind this is a backpacker's hostel. Nothing wrong with that by the way....just telling you!

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

PROS Three words: location, location, location. This hostel is right on the water and within walking distance of the famous "pancake" rocks. We had a standard double room with a balcony, but our ocean view was partly blocked by other parts of the property, so my friend and I grabbed our bottle of wine and sat on the adirondack chairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

I really really liked this hostel. The owner was super friendly and came to pick me up at the bus stop, he speaks also Italian! The location is just amazing, right in front of the sea. Bathrooms are clean, is better to take a shower in the afternoon/evening cause in the morning is quite busy. There is a very nice... More 

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