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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for a couple nights in beautiful Wanaka. The hostel is in a good location just minutes from the lake and a short drive from most walks and lookouts. The kitchen area is decent, the wifi was poor and the room was very cramped. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was clearly only big enough for 4...

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good service. Reasonable size room with comfortable bed. Walking distance to lake. Kitchen facilities however were not the cleanest. Only one washing machine that can only be used from 9 to 9 which made it difficult to use it when you wanted.

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Thank Mishal M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my time at the Matterhorn. I stayed over the Christmas period and felt very at ease and welcome from the moment I arrived. Matt, on the front desk was very friendly and helpful. I'd def stay here again. Nice backyard area to chill out and read a book!

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Thank Jenni P
South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers is a minimalist establishment that provided accommodations for the group of 10 girls that I was traveling with. Upon arrival the staff seemed friendly and accommodating. However, the reception staff charged the credit card on hold prematurely due to the fact that we had been gone all day thinking that we had already left....

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1Thank Madeline P
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I'd say it's fine but nothing special. Rooms are clean and you get a bath towel which is nice, but 6 bed dorm pretty tight on storage space. Kitchen is well equipped but there isn't a lounge area, so the hostel lacked atmosphere. Reasonably priced though.

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Thank Caitlin M
MatterhornSouth, Manager at Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback Caitlin, Sorry i have just read this. Your en-suite dorm room was in the Lodge building where this is a communal TV Lounge upstairs and there is a lounge area in the backpacker building too. I'm sorry if these where not pointed out to you when you where shown around. I usually do make a point...

Nyon, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stayed at Matterhorn south for a total of 6 nights and had a good time there. We were a group of 5 and even though the room was a bit tight for us, it was clean and confortable. Staff was friendly and very nice when we had to move a night. Shared rooms are good and Kitchen is fully...

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Thank petrus95h
Gurmels, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We had initially booked ourselves in for only two nights but extended twice. We stayed in a room with twin beds and a bunk bed for the kids and an en suite bathroom. Bath towels were provided and after two nights changed without us asking for it. The hostel is mainly run by wwoofers, but we felt looked after and...

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night there and it was the worst hostel I've had in New Zealand in 4 weeks... When I arrived, the manager at the reception was not really friendly, but okay, that happens sometimes. Then, when I was in the kitchen, I talked with some woofers (who work for accommodation) and they seemed to be really unhappy with...

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2Thank Benjamin C
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The group leader booked us into this accommodation but had not used it before. Our recommendation is dont. The rooms are tired, with noisy heater and poor quality fittings. The shower had large open hole in base as the grate didn't fit. We stayed in an en-suite room upstairs and although it was good for viewing the lake that's about...

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Thank chrisnjack
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We stayed in a double room with ensuite.... sounds nice but it wasn't. For $111 we slept in the most uncomfortably hard bed ever, we ended up folding up a blanket and putting that underneath the sheet to get at least some sleep... The heater was too loud to leave on overnight, as was the bathroom heater. The shower head...

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We provide all travellers a home away from home to take a break from your break. So Climb on in! A homely relaxing atmosphere set in beautiful Wanaka with friendly kiwi’s and travellers from all around the world.We have log fires to warm you up in winter and sun decks with plenty of shade to chill out in summer.There are two fully equipped kitchens one each for Lodge and Backpacker Accommodations.This blend of affordable Backpacker and Lodge Accommodation with friendly management and superb location will give you a very enjoyable stay.Top floor of the lodge accommodation overlooks the lake and the mountains. We are located near the centre of the township, just a short walk from the Lake. There are separate areas for backpackers and Lodge guests but we encourage everyone to join in and get to know each other. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers

Address: 56 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $54 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Not sure if there are any.....”
 of 5 bubbles MurrayLucy, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Probably best not to stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles AmandaPressly, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the side of the road are actually a bit quieter (as I moved rooms during my stay). As there aren't people coming in and out of the Backpackers outside your door.”
 of 5 bubbles AndyR61, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Dorms are a good size”
 of 5 bubbles DMbackpacker, 6 Nov 2014 | Read review
“rooms on the street side are noisier”
 of 5 bubbles deb871, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
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