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Hanoi
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the highway as you near Hokitika so not exactly in the middle of the action, but you can walk to the beach. The Oystercatcher room (double bed) has a great view across the highway to the rolling waves of the ocean, and you can watch the rain come across the water. From the Oystercatcher room you need to walk... More 

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Gurmels, Switzerland
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birdsong hostel is about 2 km out of town. But with a car you are in the center of Hokitika within two minutes. We had a room with a double bed and a bunk bed for the kids. The kitchen - lounge is cozy, has large windows facing the beach and it is a dream sitting next to the wood... More 

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Thank AnjaHF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

A friend and myself arrived late in the day, looking for a twin room with an ensuite for the night on a cool night with rain threatening. We were offered a double room downstairs, and I indicated I'd be happy with the bench seat, so we settled in. The friendly owner very thoughtfully arrived with a large duvet as padding... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

About 3km from town which can be walked to along the beach or road (not a path all the way). It took us ages via the beach as we kept looking for (didn't find any) jade. Lovely views from kitchen/ dining area over the coast & sunset & definitely recommend a short wander to (free) Glow worm del. 2 person... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Was in pretty small 2-bed dorm. Not bunk beds but crossing at separate levels. Seemed more pricey than most Bathroom was smallish and used by plenty Friendly, relaxed owners Kitchen well-equipped and clean Couple complained to me of traffic noise during night (is next to main road). Great sunset views Tried to turn off very irritating background music, but couldn't... More 

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Thank sunnydays0664
Birdsongbackpackers, Manager at Birdsong, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback....will look into improving the music, which is usually turned off by reception staff at 7pm. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Dropped in after being told there was a rally in town and there was no accomodation. I remembered passing the backpackers just as we had come into hokitika and was sure I had seen vacancy. We went back and got the last room, double with lovely mountain view for $85. It was very clean as we're all the facilities. Friendly... More 

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Thank Jan C
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

It's great that you were fortunate to find a room with us and we are really pleased that you enjoyed it so much. More 

Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

The only drawback is that this hostel is about 3km out of town, and this can be quite a walk if you are a solo traveller catching the bus. This hostel is wonderfully run and very neat and tidy. The rooms are bird-themed and nicely kept. The view from the kitchen and dining is spectacular, and the beach can be... More 

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Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

It's fabulous to know that you were happy with everything. Thank you! More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Located right along the highway about 5-10 minutes outside of hokitika with a beautiful view of the ocean from the rooms. Nice open kitchen, clean rooms and clean bathrooms. Would go back if I was in the area again. Service was great as well and accommodated to our groups needs.

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Thank Daniel S
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Brilliant to hear that you would re-visit. Thanks! More 

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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A welcome and cosy respite from the rain, with a great view onto the ocean. Nice, homely atmosphere with a lovely dining area. Would love to return again. Didn't get to see the glowworms, which are a 2 minute walk away.

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Thank soh h
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

Wonderful that you would consider a return visit. Next time we will make sure you see the Glow Worm Dell..... the most easily accessible, impressive and free glow worms in the country! We get amazing feedback on the glow worms.... some say superior to Waitomo! We look forward to accommodating you next time. More 

Leeds
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The chap on reception was extremely friendly and talkative. Very comfy bed (had a twin room) and good heating. The shared bathroom facilities were very clean and the shower had excellent pressure and hot water. The kitchen and living area are large and very well stocked with utensils you may need. Tip: get your food to takeaway or prepare in... More 

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Thank Duncan M
Birdsongbackpackers, Owner at Birdsong, responded to this review

A heart-warming review.... Thanks for sharing your feedback! We will endeavor to keep up the good work! More 

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Birdsong backpacker is a family run native bird themed backpackers 2 kms north of Hokitika. Enjoy sea views and sunsets we look forward to meeting you so come relax and enjoy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birdsong

Address: 124 Kumara Junction Highway | Two Mile, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range: $68 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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