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4.2 / 5Very Good
70 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Punakaiki Beach
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pororari River Track
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pancake Rocks
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    Westport (WSZ)
    44 min drive

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Book online or call:

+64 9913 4658
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Courtyard View, Beachfront

    Room Amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Basic Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Sea View, Beachfront

    Room Amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
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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.

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

  • Westport (WSZ) - 44 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.

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
Separate dining area

Guest services

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

Languages spoken



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


Premium bedding


3 bathrooms

Food and drink

Dining room
Shared kitchen


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



Check-in between 12:30 PM - 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. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • 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 are 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 aged 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Punakaiki Beach Hostel

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Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: 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

  • Liked: 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

  • Liked: 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

  • Liked: 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

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Absolutely loved this place!

Stayed 1 night in May 2018

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