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YHA Punakaiki

Hartmount Pl, Punakaiki, New Zealand

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A unique location with all home comforts while in the native West Coast bush in New Zealand.

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Punakaiki Hostel

Hostel Punakaiki

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

YHA Punakaiki Te Nikau Retreat nestles in the native rainforest adjoining the Paparoa National Park in New Zealand.

YHA Punakaiki’s character lodges and units have good facilities with all the comforts of home - fully equipped kitchens, separate showers and toilets. Each unit enjoys its own privacy surrounded by the native bush. This hostel offers luggage storage, dining areas and comfortable lounges.

Te Nikau Retreat is an ideal rejuvenation centre or base for the active with its proximity to dynamic beaches, caves and dramatic walks through rainforest, rivers and coastline – relax - restore - explore! Discover stunning beaches, the blow holes and the Pancake Rocks. Go canoeing, horse trekking, bone or jade carving or walk the popular Inland Pack Track. Enjoy the cafes and crafts or sample the locally brewed Monteiths beer at our friendly tavern.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:30 to 20:00
From 14:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Pancake Rocks and Blow holes (2 to 3km)
  • Paparoa National Park (500m to 1km)
  • West Coast Beaches and Walking Tracks (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Awesome place! Should have stayed there a few more days!! Don't improve the wifi and keep it only in the main room.


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Wed 11 Feb 2015

A very different hostel! but very good. Several 'associated' hostels with one reception. I like it.It needed to supply stores and did it very well.


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David R,

Thu 13 Mar 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

3km. Free pick-up and drop-off on request
* We are located in Hartmount Place 3km north of the pancake rocks sign on mainroad Motel - Homestay- Backpackers indicates turn-off we are then 200m down the road on the left look for the Te Nikau Retreat sign.

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