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Punakaiki Beach Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location over looking the beach. Very chilled and laid back hostel. If you are staying in a double room try to get number 1 as it has a balcony and great view! The owners are really friendly and have a few items for sale in the office including home make bread and cake! Kitchen is quite small so sometimes...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All about setting...right on beach...beautiful 🌅...in sunset cottage!...own shower/toilet small kitchenette...bar fridge, kettle, tea coffee, awesome shower...hosts fantastic...welcoming, warm, helpful. Communal kitchen well equipped...fridge space..box for groceries individually labelled...pancake rocks awesome cafe across from rocks serves good food, coffee, cocktails..but hard pull self away from beach front setting...cooked our own food and sat watching glorious sunsets on our porch ...make...

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BeachHostel, Owner at Punakaiki Beach Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We always appreciate a good constructive review to make improvements at our facilities. Thank you and happy travels!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in the self contained truck, Husband loved it. Make sure you can climb into the bed, which is above the cab. Woke up to ocean views from our bed. Staff very friendly, amenities good, and very clean.

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Thank Amanda B
Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

In the last couple weeks I have stayed in at least 12 hostels across South Island and this was my favorite. This hostel gives you much more of a "homey" feel and less of a cookie cutter feel where there are 100 other travelers in and out. Yes, Punakaiki is out of the way but I am so glad we...

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Thank Harpers0512
London, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2017

You can't get any closer to the ocean than this! You can see the blow holes blow at Pancake Rocks from the beach in front of the hostel. Well equipped kitchens. good seating/lounge areas. Room 4 is right beside the toilet so recommend getting a different room. Joe and Patrick were excellent hosts.

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Thank Laura J
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Beach Hostel in a 6bed dorm for 3 nights. We had booked a 4bed dorm in Te Hui, but when we saw beach hostel, we wanted to stay there. The room was nice and quite big. Kitchen was one of the best and cleanest we seen during 6 weeks in NZ. You can buy good fresh bread...

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Thank Markus v
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were probably the oldest people here but we loved it. It was a very refreshing change! Joe greeted us on arrival and took us to our Sunset cabin right on the beach. It is basic but clean and well maintained. Great to sleep at night with the waves crashing right outside your door. Joe and Patrick make bread, muffins...

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Thank KAD15
Maryland
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay at the beach hostel! Emma checked us in and is delightful with answering questions about the area and making you feel welcome. The setting for this hostel is spectacular- right on the ocean where you can enjoy sunsets and stargazing nightly. We were in the Sunset Cottage and enjoyed having our meals and wine on the...

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Thank EmOnTheGo
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Located between Westport and Greymouth, Punakaiki Beach Hostel was a lovely surprise for my girlfriend and I. We just wanted to sleep one night there to get some rest after a long travel. But the thing is, this place is ridiculously clean and comfy. I didn't expect that at all. Kitchen, bathrooms, Lounge,... everything is neat and tidy. And there...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful owners, always around to help out, they make fresh home made bread,cakes and cookies. the place is great location, right in front of beach, my bed is nice and firm to the wall and room is spacious. Kitchen is always clean and well equipped, I certainly recommend to people and will go back again.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: $85 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Punakaiki Beach Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Bring all you need and enjoy surroundings...walks, pancake walks, sunsets...”
swallowtails1, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Would highly recommend the Sunset cabin!”
KAD15, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There is also tent sites if you wanna save some bucks.”
Ben Delautre, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For couples, choose Sunset Cottage!”
Petite-frenchy, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“best views, stunning sunsets”
Mic_Born, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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