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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
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I stayed here for a night and found the hostel itself an okay option, but the service really weird. I stayed in a single room, off the common area. The room itself was very clean and big, but unfortunately, shared a wall with the common area that made it very very noisy at night (you felt like you were in...

1Thank Shiri1130
Bob V, Manager at Mountain House YHA, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time for some feedback Glad that everything was clean and tidy for you. Just to the point about use of the facilities after check out time, yes it's quite true, we take the attitude that after 10am use of the facilities is at the discretion of the staff. What that really means is that once we've...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2015

this was a great hostel, and our first night in nz so were very happy with the standard set. great room, clean amenities, friendly staff. the only suggestion i could give (not about the hostel but the location) would be to take your own food - limited options for buying up there and not the cheapest. but such a fantastic...

1Thank ktrandall
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2015

I stopped here for 2 nights (but only really one day) to do some hiking in the area. The Canadian guy at the desk was good fun and welcoming. The kitchen area was clean and you never had to fight for space. The only thing about this place is that the bunk beds are at an awkward height so you...

Thank AndyR61
Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I love this hostel. The operators are really friendly. The rooms are nice. The kitchens are awesome. The entire place has a clean and friendly feel to it. We have stayed at this hostel twice and and will keep returning when in the area.

Thank Craig B

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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: $54 - $86 (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.”
automidori, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If staying in a single room, do not stay in the one attached to the common area.”
Shiri1130, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose School Terrace Cottages”
Opinion-noted, 24 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The units are great”
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
andys265, 17 Apr 2014 | Read review
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