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2 Webb Street West Coast, Punakaiki 7873 New Zealand
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#3 of 9 Specialty lodging in Punakaiki
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4.6
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4.2
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4.2
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!
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Free parking
Wifi
Beach
Board games / puzzles
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
Street parking
Shared kitchen
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Ocean view
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rosiebak wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom21 contributions14 helpful votes
I stayed in the house bus whilst my parents stayed in the sunset cottage. Both really great, clean and pleasant. Bus is really cosy and just something a bit different, cottage has great views and a lovely little patio. Highly recommend either.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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evey500 wrote a review Nov 2020
Nelson, New Zealand19 contributions7 helpful votes
Very welcoming place! Everything was well organised, tidy & clean. Gorgeous view of the sea. Handy to the local tavern. We were given useful information about places to visit. Our host, Lutz, went out of his way to assist us when we discovered we had a flat tyre & worse still, that we had no spare tyre! Without his assistance, I don't know what we would have done: he lent us his own car to take the damaged tyre to Greymouth to be replaced.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Teruminz wrote a review Apr 2020
Wellington, New Zealand181 contributions12 helpful votes
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We picked Sunset Cottage for us to stay and we were pleased we picked that room. It was located away from the main hostel and the room had private view to the ocean. The room was big enough for two of us. Has a small fridge, a kettle, coffee/tea, some plates and cutlery. You don't get milk though (was for sale at the reception). TV with Netflix and free internet. Some people think it might be pricey but we thought it was a good deal. I would go back again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: If you want privacy,pick Sunset Cottage. If you want budget, go to hostel room.
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lesnoless wrote a review Mar 2020
St Ives, United Kingdom404 contributions108 helpful votes
We were staying in sunset Cottage and it was lovely. Nothing in front of us just the sea. We were only staying one night but we were able to make a meal on 2 rings. The view was stunning and it was very quiet. There was a communal kitchen and lounge but we didn't use them. The owner preferred cash as payment. It was very close to the Pancake Rocks which were well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Jessamine E wrote a review Dec 2019
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Do not book at this place; they have no compassion. We were unable to fulfil our booking, due to the recent storm damage to the roads around the West Coast Glaciers, trapping our family of four and 1000 other tourists for an unforeseen amount of time. I immediately called the staff directly at this property and they said I needed to appeal the “no cancellation” with Booking.com as the decision was “out of their hands”.... I then spoke to a lovely girl at Booking.com who understood our situation, and said she would open a case of appeal with the property, due to the unforeseen circumstance of this natural disaster. Booking.com then explained that the final decision would lie solely with the property, and any evidence supporting our situation (proof of being stranded in Franz Josef) would help my case. I emailed through screen shots of our location as well as the road closures on the journeys.nzta website...... Foolproof proof. After asking Booking.com to chase this up, they quickly followed up with the property and were told that they would not refund our booking costs due to the "no cancellation" terms, regardless of our situation. Shame on them. I had to cancel other accommodation due to being stranded (also booked through booking.com) and they ALL graciously refunded our money.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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FoxyWM wrote a review Dec 2019
Andover, United Kingdom36 contributions27 helpful votes
I stayed in the House Truck for one night as part of a solo motorbike tour around the island. I was really looking forward to staying somewhere so quirky and I was not disappointed with the truck, except to find out that I wasn't allowed to cook in it. I had become used to making an evening meal and had bought some soup with me but there is a note saying to use the kitchen. Unfortunately it was extremely heavy rain and I didn't want to go out in that so that didn't work for me. Fortunately I also had a sandwich in my bag from visiting the cafe earlier so that was dinner that night. I was also disappointed that the promised bakery items mentioned on the website weren't available. I asked about them on check in and the lady just looked confused till I explained what I had read and she shrugged and said she hadn't had time to do any of that for ages and instead just showed me the shelf with some packet rice on it. I hate saying anything negative but as it is quite remote I think it's best to not rely on the baked items and instead pick stuff up on the way. I have seen reviews since that mention bread and biscuits so perhaps I was unlucky and had a stand-in staff member. On the plus side, the location is awesome. The beach is right next to you and in the bad weather we were having it was just spectacular to lay in bed over the cab of the truck and watch the waves. Pancake rocks are absolutely worth a visit and the cafe next opposite it was lovely. I would absolutely go back but I'd just be a bit better prepared.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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KDubz88 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Stopped here during some dramatic weather on the West Coast. Extremely clean, I had a room on the first floor. It’s a 10 second walk to a massive and beautiful beach that feels remote and open. The Pancake Rocks are about a 10 minute walk away, there are other walks, and a glow worm cave nearby. When I got back after a long walk, there were freshly baked cookies for sale at reception, and loose leaf tea in the caddy in the kitchen. Perfect. The garden is beautiful and they have herbs you might wish to pilfer for your cooking. There are no supermarkets in Punakaiki, but the owners sell fresh baked bread fresh (and delicious) eggs and cake. Not overpriced like the Pancake Rocks cafe. The hostel faces the beach - and I slept so well to the sound of the sea. The owners are really nice, gave me a lift to the bus stop when I left because the weather was really wet.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Rock Z wrote a review May 2019
Wollongong, Australia191 contributions49 helpful votes
Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to cancel our booking and the hostel didn’t want a bar of it. Terrible to deal with, no compassion and we were forced to pay for a nights stay in which we didn’t end up staying. Never again!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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joeyt2018 wrote a review May 2019
Singapore, Singapore76 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at the Sunset Cottage, Beach Hostel. Our room was overlooking the sea and it was great to be able to sit outdoors and enjoy the weather and the sea views. The room has everything that you need during the stay including a small kitchenette with coffee and tea, towels and Netflix.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Amy wrote a review Apr 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
One of the cleanest hostel I have been to so far. Beatiful place, great to relax. The ocean is literally right next to the hostel, the view is amazing. We even saw dolphins! The staff is very helpful and always there for a chat. The surrounding area is also great, besides the pancake rocks and the beach there are also several beautiful walks to enjoy.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$54 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionPunakaiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Punakaiki Beach Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Punakaiki Beach Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk (0.6 miles), Truman Track (1.0 miles), and Pororari River Track (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Punakaiki Beach Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and internet access.
Is parking available at Punakaiki Beach Hostel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Punakaiki Beach Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pancake Rocks Cafe, Punakaiki Tavern, and Jacob's Grill.
Is Punakaiki Beach Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Punakaiki.
Are any cleaning services offered at Punakaiki Beach Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Punakaiki Beach Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.