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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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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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
8 hotel reviews
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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New York NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Umeå
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Arrived very late in stormy weather, the staff was waiting up to greet us. The hostel is right by the sea and the rains and ocean were very dramatic that night. When we arrived we got a complementary upgrade from our standard double (which the staff deemed to cold for the night) to the Sunset cottage. The cottage was nothing... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Hey my name is Ben and i traveled 7 months through New Zealand so i saw a lot of hostels. Punakaiki Beach Hostel with the friendly owner let you feel welcome at the first minute. Very friendly people, clean and a very nice location next to the beach. The owners are coming every evening to tell you the time of... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed here Jan 2015 it was great. First time at staying in a hostel, it had a big kitchen with huge tables had some games for the kids to play inside. There were a few showers and a few toilets as well located down stairs I recommend staying upstairs on the beach side. We stayed in room 1 it... More 

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