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  • Excellent59%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the kitchen”(34 reviews)
“double room”(6 reviews)
“cool town”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I stayed at Birdsong...I went because it was the cheapest private room I could find in Hokitika and it had a great family welcome on their website. I can honestly say that I loved my winter stay. Cute room with kiwi bird themes, well equipped...More

Thank DanieWigzell
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Double room shared bathroom, small room but bed was comfortable. The place has a bird theme which was well done and made a nice touch. Shared kitchen and lounge upstairs had all the necessary amenities and the most amazing views. Parking on site. Wifi works...More

Thank bellaQld
Response from BirdsongHokitikaYHA, Owner at BirdsongResponded April 10, 2018

Many thanks for your positive comments. We are pleased you enjoyed the ambiance!

Reviewed April 4, 2018

What a lovely hostel! So far on my trip around New Zealand it was the best hostel because Kelly and Neil welcomed me so much to their hostel and had always have a minute to talk to you. The kitchen has really good equipment. You...More

Thank boekerelisabeth
Response from BirdsongHokitikaYHA, Owner at BirdsongResponded April 10, 2018

You really made the most of exploring the area by bicycle, getting close to nature. It was a pleasure to host you and we will welcome you back one day! Lastnight we had our first frost and the fire was roaring. Today we are blessed...More

Reviewed March 25, 2018

We are an active retired couple, and we do mostly day hiking. We enjoyed Birdsong very much! Our room was small, but clean and comfortable. The kitchen area was nice, clean and well stocked. I loved the water view from the dining room, and the...More

Thank Janet_D_11_11
Response from BirdsongHokitikaYHA, Owner at BirdsongResponded March 28, 2018

That's lovely to read that you enjoyed it here at our small hostel. On your next visit, brave the off-season in winter and you will be rewarded with a quieter house almost entirely to yourself, calmer traffic, and the Tuis and Bellbirds will be present...More

Reviewed February 8, 2018

What a lovely place - so welcoming. I felt the owners had thought of everything: the manager was super helpful with recommendations for exploring, my room was clean and cosy with a radiator for cold nights, and the kitchen was really well stocked. Found true...More

Thank bluecastle
Response from BirdsongHokitikaYHA, Owner at BirdsongResponded March 18, 2018

That is really kind of you to notice. Having spent time traveling ourselves, we know the importance of a great kitchen and have enjoyed welcoming guests here for the past 14 years. Thanks for the great feedback which motivates us!

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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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$66 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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$66 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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