Drifting Sands, Hokitika

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Drifting Sands Reviews

Can be Very Nice

Basically a house that is being used as a hostel. So bath and kitchen space can be a bit tight if its full up. But if not its more like a B&B where you make your own breakfast. Good and clean. Nice coal burner in the common area/living room. Host is great!


Summary Home away from home

A unique boutique hostel with an emphasis on friendly personal service. Owener managed and generally available for greenstone/Jade carving as well as a wealth of local information and advice


Good kitchen, clean toilet/shower facilities, large dining area and cosy relaxing area with a fire. Some rooms had no heating but generally clean and well mainatined. Outside area good for summer and very close proximity to the beach. Parking available


Small and intimate but busy with independent travellers looking for something away from the backpacker hords. Pets in the hostel but they are very tame and add a homely feel

sharon bell


Experience a real West Coast stay by the wild Tasman Sea.
Walk into a wild enchanting landscape of driftwood and sand.
Watch the sun disappear into the sea with brilliance and splendour.
A home away from home by the seaside.
Quiet peaceful location close to town.
Small and friendly with cozy warm atmosphere.

Location and Contact




Address: 197 Revell Street, Hokitika, New Zealand

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Website Drifting Sands Hokitika (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: 0064 3 755 7654
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller

Airport Pickup


Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box


Bike Rental ($25)

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons ($8)

Wi-Fi in Rooms ($8)

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible


Lockers in Rooms


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 9.00-12.30pm and 4.30 - 8.00pm

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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