Birdsong - YHA Hokitika
Overlooking the Tasman Sea, this cosy, family-run hostel is a 2-minute walk from the nearest beach, a 13-minute walk from Glow Worm Dell and 14 km from Lake Mahinapua.
Featuring bird-themed murals and garden or sea views, the colorful private rooms come with free Wi-Fi and linens, plus shared bathrooms. The 4-person dorms add bunk beds. Upgraded rooms have flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, dining tables and en suite bathrooms.
There's a guest kitchen, a dining area and a lounge with a fireplace and games, as well as a BBQ and a sea-view terrace. Other amenities include a coin-operated laundry and outdoor baths, plus free parking and bike rentals.