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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
71 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included


Explore the area

Popular LocationPunakaiki Beach1 min walk
Popular LocationPororari River Track6 min walk
Popular LocationPancake Rocks16 min walk
AirportGreymouth (GMN)44 min drive

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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Courtyard View, Beachfront

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Courtyard View, Beachfront
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Sea View, Beachfront

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsBasic Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Sea View, Beachfront

About this area


Punakaiki Beach Hostel is located on the waterfront and in a walkable area with good shopping. Pororari River Track and Truman Track are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Paparoa National Park and Punakaiki Beach. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and surfing/boogie boarding nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and cave exploring.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Punakaiki Beach - 1 min walk
  • Pororari River Track - 6 min walk
  • Pancake Rocks - 16 min walk
  • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes - 19 min walk
  • Truman Track - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportWestport (WSZ) - 153 min drive

About this property

Punakaiki Beach Hostel

Beach hostel in Punakaiki with free parking
Coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area are available at this hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and free local calls. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as 3 bathrooms and dining areas, and other amenities include sitting areas and full-sized fridges/freezers. Bathrooms are shared.
Punakaiki Beach Hostel offers 9 forms of shared accommodation with shared/communal kitchens. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate dining areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Separate dining area

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob


  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Shared accommodations



Check-in between 12:30 PM and 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 12 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Punakaiki Beach Hostel
Punakaiki Hostel Punakaiki
Punakaiki Beach Hostel Punakaiki
Punakaiki Beach Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Punakaiki Beach Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Punakaiki

Frequently asked questions

Is Punakaiki Beach Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much does it cost to stay at Punakaiki Beach Hostel?
As of 23 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Punakaiki Beach Hostel on 25 Sep 2020 start from NZ$95, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at Punakaiki Beach Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Punakaiki Beach Hostel?
Check-in is from 12:30 PM to 8 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Punakaiki Beach Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 20.00 (subject to availability).
Where is Punakaiki Beach Hostel located?
Offering direct access to the beach, this Punakaiki hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Punakaiki Beach and Paparoa National Park. Pancake Rocks and Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Very good
71 reviews
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fun and quirky
Hostel is quiet, clean and comfortable. It has been designed and decorated in a fun and quirky way which is nice. It’s right on the beach and has great views of the sea. It’s quite isolated and there’s no supermarket nearby so it’s best suited to those with a car
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cute, great location and clean!
We arrived late due to a ferry delay and bad weather and the lady working was happy to accommodate us and allow us late checkin past the 8pm deadline! The room was nice, clean and had its own heater. The kitchen has all the things you need to make your meals and is well lit with a good view to the ocean in the day time. The property was gorgeous and located right on the beach! The bathrooms are all on the main floor (basement) so if you have a second floor room that can be a pain to navigate in the dark at night, and the single toilet rooms have a small sink so they're not the best for washing your face - you might be best to use a shower room. Overall i highly recommend this place to stay in Punakaiki!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice place. Quite living room. 1km walking distance to Pancake Rocks. During our stay, other quests are very quite in the living room. Super fast WIFI but no or very low mobile signal. Reception lady was great. If you need to check in late, please ring beforehand and they will wait for you.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was exactly as pictured, right on the beach. There was a pub about 2 minutes walk that had food and a warm fire. The Beach House itself was quite cozy!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Close to the beach and comfortable communal area. An ensuite would have improved the room.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

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