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Punakaiki Beach Hostel

3.5 of 5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The hostel is at a ideal location at 10 meters walk to the sea. A very cozy place to stay, clean facilities, and the showers are high enough to stand under it, really great hostel. Furthermore the kitchen is not that big but very well equiped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This hostel is truly the place to be! The staff are so friendly and accommodating, they really go head over heels to please you. There is fresh bread and cookies available for purchase as soon as you walk in the door which is a real treat! The atmosphere itself is remarkable! The place has a lot of character and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Best hostel I stayed in so far, from the ridiculous sea view for breakfast on the veranda, to the cozy living/kitchen area, comfy beds, clean showers, super helpful owners, self baked bread!, to the activities you can do around there (make sure you go kayaking for only $40 on this magical river). They love their attention to detail and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

One of the best hostels we stayed at in NZ and it is on our return to list. Extremely friendly, helpful and amicable staff/owners. Patrick even brought us an umbrella when it was raining as we stayed in the cozy shed beside the main building. That shed was a dream accommodation with a big comfy bed, service from it, a... 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*
Number of rooms: 2
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