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Reviewed 27 July 2015

I arrived from a TranzAlpine ride to meet complete silence at YHA Mountain House. After spending about 15 minutes saying hello to the doors and windows all through inside the building, I just left my suitcase and backpack behind the front desk with a note on the table, because I wasn't going to forsake the blue sky -- which doesn't...

1Thank automidori
Bob V, Manager at Mountain House YHA, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Actually getting a 3 out of 5 was quite a good score considering you didn't have a great stay. Most of your points are fair enough. Sometimes there are just perfect storms of disaster It was me who was working and I remember that day quite clearly. In the morning I was cleaning in another building...

Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Nice clean hostel, good place to stay during winter time, wouldn't need any more than this. Only couldn't find the hostel on hostelworld world or book it from another YHA strangely. Ah yes Bob is a great guy thanks for the help! Would stay again any time.

Thank lars90nl
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Very nice and clean room & shared areas. The kitchen area was basically spotless. The night was quiet. Room and bathroom were nothing flash but convenient. There was a wee wait at arrival until the owner showed up to give us the key & it was pretty cold to wait outside but other than that no issues at all.

Thank APTY
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Remember those winter night cozy movies where the actors snuggle by the fireplace eating warm foods and drink a cup hot chocolate. Reminiscent that night reminds me of those movies. We checked in Mountain House YHA (Arthurs Pass) at dusk after a detour from Punakaiki. It was already dark when we checked in, and as usual, for the past week...

Thank Ejoe C
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Homey, comfortable, and clean hostel. Comfortable beds, nice and helpful staff, and clean bathrooms! Laundry is cheap and people are friendly. Could do with a tv room for rainy days. Kitchen is big and clean with a nice dining room. Hallway and bathroom space is a little cramped but it wasn't too busy when I was there.

Thank KSchweber
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 May 2015

My friend and I stayed one night here. It was her second time staying. I thought the place was great. The rooms were tidy and modern, the bathrooms clean with good shower pressure and the kitchen spacious and clean. I found Mountain House to be of excellent standard for a backpackers.

Thank GiddyUpHorsey
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We were pretty impressed with this place! It's very well kept and clean. Showers were warm! We stayed for 2 nights and the different people at the front desk were very helpful and friendly. Very convenient with the store next door and the visitor centre is only 100-200m away so very easy to find out more about Arthur's pass. The...

Thank jassmint
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I stayed in one of their cottages the first time I was there and it was lovely and warm. Great facilities and friendly service. The second I went back, I had a camper van and rental a powered site. The shared facilities ie kitchen - well equipped, bathroom/toilets are clean. The only critique is for the location of the powered...

1Thank Sharron T
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We stayed in Arthur's Pass for one night. Free wifi. Lovely room. Very welcoming. Close to a pub. We enjoyed our stay and relaxing in the warm room! The arthurs pass general store is busy in the mornings but closes at 5pm so be sure to stock up before you roll into town.

Thank Beth C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2015

I was here for one night on my way west. I arrived to find a sign on the door telling me to use the payphone across the road to call someone to come and open up to let me check in, which was a bit odd - and a tiny bit annoying because it was pouring with rain and pretty...

Thank AissaW

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Arthur’s Pass Mountain House is situated in the alpine village of Arthur's Pass, right on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, just two hours from Christchurch and ninety minutes from Greymouth. Accommodation consists of the main backpacker lodge set in the centre of town, a modern, heated, suntrap with great views, but still with a small hostel feel. Just opposite the Lodge is the historic YHA building with multi-share rooms perfect for backpacking groups. We also offer self contained cottages with log fires set in beautiful gardens and Motel units next door to our Lodges ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain House YHA

Address: PO Box 12, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Arthur's Pass National Park
Price Range: $43 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Better ask for a room inside the main building, especially in winter.”
 of 5 bubbles automidori, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If staying in a single room, do not stay in the one attached to the common area.”
 of 5 bubbles Shiri1130, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose School Terrace Cottages”
 of 5 bubbles Opinion-noted, 24 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The units are great”
 of 5 bubbles TheBaron62, 21 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Choose the unit with kitchen and private parking space.”
  • Compact & well equipped Kitchen
  • Dining & Kitchen area in the unit
  • Our unit with private parking space
 of 5 bubbles andys265, 17 Apr 2014 | Read review
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