Punakaiki Beach Hostel

Punakaiki, New Zealand

Punakaiki Beach Hostel

Hostel, 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

gps 2 Webb Street, 7873 Punakaiki, New Zealand

Located in Punakaiki, 0.6 miles from Punakaiki Scenic Attraction, Punakaiki Beach Hostel has a garden and a terrace. Free WiFi is available. An array of activities are offered in the area, such as cycling and fishing. The nearest airport is Hokitika Airport, 45.4 miles from the property.


I loved everything about this place. I stayed for two nights but wish I could have stayed longer. First of all this is not a party backpacking place, it's more a place to relax. The location is exceptional with views on the beach and the sunset. t was raining most of the time I was there and I was actually happy to stay inside because it felt so cosy and lovely. It's 10 minutes walking distance to Pancake rocks and to the entrance of the Paparoa national park.

Great place, nice hostel, lovely owners, good energy and everything working properly. My best stay in Southern Island.


Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. The community lies on the edge of the Paparoa National Park. The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist destination at Dolomite Point south of the main village. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Together with the 'pancake'-layering of the limestone, these form the main attraction of the area. The Pancake Rocks are presently explorable by a number of walkways winding through the rock formations, parts of these wheelchair-accessible and others carved into stairways up and down the rock faces. State Highway 6, the only through road on the West Coast, passes through the town.