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Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers

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Biel, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

When we check-in and check-out, the receptionist was quite cold... The kitchen is dirty like the floor of the rooms. Who is, I think, never clean... Bathroom Ok. Location: Good Price : Standard Regards

1Thank Joris B
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Original style hostel with all you need. Clean, warm dry. Big kitchen and eating area. Probably been around longer than X base and YHA and it is cheaper. Its not got the kids feel of the other backpackers. Owner managed and run. Beds comfy. Bedding supplied. WiFi is good but you have to pay which seems to be the norm...

Thank DMbackpacker
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Perfect location, *lovely staff and quite comfortable rooms. We've stayed in different hostels throughout New Zealand and Matterhorn was the best one so far. We wish we could stay longer! We definitely recommend it.

Thank robertoelerojunior
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Great location, a minute to supermarket and pub. The front building is very clean and value for money. It was bit old but they kept it really clean and tidy.It was en suite and we paid comparatively cheap. Bed was comfy. If you were in a 4 star hotel you will be paying $100 plus for the same kind of...

Thank sarva2014
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2014

i have stayed here quite a few times over the years but never again.It was cheap but if you are planning on getting sleep forget it.There was a party in the backpackers partly arranged by the hosts which went on for ever with kids screaming,running back and forwards to the adjacent pub with no respect for the other guests.There are...

Thank deb871
Boston, MA
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This hostel really depends on what side you are on. There is the house which has home made bunk beds with lots if nooks and crannies to put your stuff. It is an old house so although it may not look it, it's clean. The kitchen is got everything you need. The common room is where everyone hangs out and...

Thank 07Boston
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Best hostel!! Came here to relax and chill out after most of the great walks and other hikes I went on. Stayed in the lodge, where we enjoyed our own kitchen. Amazing location, and extreamly friendly owners! We just liked coming back! We even had a few group dinners with other guests in the lodge which where so much fun....

Thank Tomer B
Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We decided to stay for a couple of nights in Wanaka at the Matterhorn South Backpackers. We did not consider the lodge since we usually stay in backpackers and they are good enough for us since we do not spend much time in the room. In their webpage looked like a place with some character and some of the reviews...

2Thank Eva F
Bandungan, Indonesia
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Well, we arrive late at 7pm without reservation. Most hostels were fully booked. The only room available we actually got was situated in ''love hut'' however dog hut would be more suitable for this type of accommodation.It was outside the building small hut 2X2 meteres hut that fitted only bed and sink ( no space for chair, table or shelf)...

2Thank cezaryfree
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I was hoping to stay all my days in Wanaka Bakpaka. I am glad that it did not happen. Majority of my stay in Wanaka was at Matterhorn. The place may not be top notch in cleanliness but it provides spacious rooms and bathrooms.The staff is helpful and the location is central. Pretty much what you want from your hostel....

Thank PArrorra

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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: $31 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Not sure if there are any.....”
MurrayLucy, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Probably best not to stay here.”
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.”
AndyR61, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Dorms are a good size”
DMbackpacker, 6 Nov 2014 | Read review
“rooms on the street side are noisier”
deb871, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
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