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Punakaiki Beach Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Punakaiki beach hostel is the place to stay! Ocean view, warm and open kitchen/living area, you instantly feel the good vibes of the place! The rooms/bathrooms/kitchen are clean and well arranged. The staff is extremely nice and welcoming. Even though the price is a bit expensive, it's worth it! Plus, you get free and unlimited internet! I loved my stay... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice receptionist. we tried to applied for bbg member at this hostel but they were running out of membership card but the staff offer us bbh member price even though we are not. nice and warm living room and kitchen. they have this couple room transformed from campervan, very interesting! wifi was weak in our room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Te Hui House and, being well beyond Backpackers' age, had a room with own shower room. It was clean, comfy and well- equipped and we'd have no hesitation in recommending it. It was a short walk to the amazing Pancake Rocks and we were glad we did walk or we would have missed the Punakaiki Caves at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I loved this hostel. With a good price, the room was spacious even for 6 beds and there was even enough room for a sink and a small seating area too. I loved each bunk. They had their own power sockets, a small lamp and a shelf for your belongings. All very handy!! The other facilities were great too and... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

It has been many years since we have stayed in a hostel, but this was a very good experience. We actually stayed in Te Hui House, which is part of the hostel, but located about 200m from the main hostel. As expected, the room was quite spartan – no furniture save the beds and one bed side table – and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

This is the place that you want to stay in- cosy and relax, clean and extremely comfortable. The location is worthy of a 5 star hotel status, with it being right on the beach. You can sleep with sounds of waves crashing. Rooms are spacious with ample charging points. Wifi is free, fast and unlimited. One of the best places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Great little find this one... We slept in a converted truck with double bed literally 20 metres from the ocean where waves were crashing into the ripraps. Hostel was clean friendly and well equipped. Lovely little beach front garden, a great base for exploring the very charming Punakaiki

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Very nice little bungalows, very comfortable, private bathroom, front of the sea. You can access the shared kitchen, very cleaned. We really enjoyed to stay there, the hosts are very amazing persons. Strongly recommended. Private TV with Netflix.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

This was an awesome spot right on the beach. The building and rooms were well looked after and very clean. The only thing that could have been better was more work surfaces in the kitchen as it got very crowded and there was just not enough room to prepare meals easily. The owners were lovely and helpful. Would recommend

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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed only 2 nights but really enjoyed it. Nice stuff, comfortable beds with own shelves and plug sockets. Everything clean, nice common area and kitchen. Directly at the beach, so you can enjoy your meal with ocean view or during sunset. Only thing: close to beach -> lots of sandflies if you're outside on the veranda etc.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
High Standard accommodation for budget travelers. Enjoy our friendly atmosphere and relax to the sound of the sea. You won't get any closer to the beach! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Punakaiki Beach Hostel

Address: 4 Webb Street | West Coast, Punakaiki, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: $54 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Punakaiki Beach Hostel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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