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Punakaiki Beach Hostel

Hotel Class
2 out of 5



4.2 / 5Very Good
69 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
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Sea View, Beachfront

    Room Amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Courtyard View, Beachfront

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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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.

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
  • Popular Location
    Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes - 19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Truman Track - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Westport (WSZ) - 44 min drive

About this property

Punakaiki Beach Hostel

Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this hostel has a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. 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.



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

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.


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

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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

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

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


  • 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
  • Hob


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

Nearby activities


  • Beach (direct access)
  • Cave exploring
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Very Good

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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

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

Close to the beach and comfortable communal area. An ensuite would have improved the room.

Stayed 1 night in Dec. 2018

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely loved this place!

Stayed 1 night in May 2018

5/5 Excellent

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