About us

The Birdsong Accommodation Family

Originally from the UK, we decided to travel around the world together which proved so much fun that it took two years… So we’ve had a fair share of backpacking experiences! The Coast has a very appealing chill-out factor and has a creative vibe.

In July 2003 we bought the building as a large, family house and saw it’s potential the moment we set foot inside. Most of the conversion to the hostel we did ourselves and see it very much as an on-going project!

Our two children Laura and Robbie are very sociable and love meeting people.

Kerry  has utilised her painting skills and passion for birds to create the unique interior décor throughout the rooms of the hostel. These funky, cheerful paintings help to set the warm and friendly ambiance. Artworks and small souvenirs are available through the gift-shop. You may be inspired to try your hand at something creative during your stay in Hokitika such as the Jade Carving at Bonz N Stonz.


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