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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was wary when I read my itinerary that my friends and I will be over nighting at a youth hostel. Understanding the circumstances that, all other hotel/motel facilities were completely and fully booked, staying at youth hostel was the only choice. Very pleasantly surprised at how efficient and clean the hostel was especially the big kitchen with 16 burner...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During our time in New Zealand, we stayed in a variety of baches and hostels. The YHA at Mt Cook was definitely a highlight of our trip! Obviously, the location was incredible, the views breathtaking, and the staff knowledgeable and friendly, but the rooms were clean, warm, and inviting. There were extra blankets if you need them, an enormous modern...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous YHA very clean, excellent facilities, bed very comfortable and staff friendly and helpful. Hostel has good parking and there is a reasonably priced restaurant a short walk away. Highly recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't beat this location. You can sit in or outside the bar looking up to Mount Cook. Stunning. We stayed in a mixed 4 bed with en suite. Roomy but the bunks were wobbly and made a bit of a noise when you moved. Big kitchen for cooking.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in a beautiful and convenient spot in the village; close to all the trails and also the main road. It has awesome views all around; and we had fun watching the milky way in all its glory right from outside the hostel. The common facilities are all good and the place is good value for money considering that it...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a female dorm and found the room to be pretty good, there was enough room for everyone's stuff and the USB ports in the lockers were nice so you could leave stuff charging while it was still secure. Check in was easy and the bathrooms were consistently pretty clean. The common area was kind of small and often...

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New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first experience at the YHA as most of the accomodation at Mt Cook was fully booked! It's a wooden building which gave it a warm feeling. However, this meant that the walls were not very sound proof and we got woken up by our neighbours closing the doors and walking outside our room. But overall, the facilities were great...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second YHA experience and I much preferred it to my first stay in Lake Tekapo. This hostel had a mountain lodge feel with wood beams all in the interior and of course there is the gorgeous view of the mountains right outside. The wifi was slow but reliable. The kitchen and sitting areas were decently sized and...

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Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was great! Lots of spaces to chill or eat. Lots of couches and tables. The sauna was great and wifi reached the rooms. The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms had lockers! The kitchen was also well organized.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are welcoming, warm and always ready to help. Beautiful building, cozy, clean, bright, convenient to trails. I stayed in a twin bunk with someone I met on the bus. It would have been tight with two large suitcases/backpacks but the other person was travelling light so it worked well. No closet or desk in the room so any time...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to YHA Mt Cook! Our beautiful alpine lodge in the Heart of Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park is the perfect base to explore and experience New Zealand's Southern Alps. Enjoy the natural beauty of the area by taking walks suitable for all ages and abilities. Kayaking, Skiing, Boating, Flying and Stargazing are all activities that can be enjoyed here in Aoraki / Mt Cook, as well as comfortable dining in the village's cafes and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

Address: 1 Bowen Drive | cnr Bowen & Kitchener, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 8770, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Mt. Cook Village
Price Range: $34 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Aoraki Mt Cook 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Yha Mt. Cook Hotel Mt. Cook Village
YHA Aoraki Mt Cook New Zealand/Mt. Cook Village
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“West wall rooms had great views of mountains, north facing rooms have views of northern ridge + maybe Mt Cook, but also the road + village.”
  • Standing just outside the hostel door facing north-east, this is the view.
 of 5 bubbles Y9361KNjenniferb, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Just luck.... there were two windows in my room with great views... not sure about downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles pjd001, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Views of snow topped mountains”
 of 5 bubbles Sadiedude, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Private room 15 had excellent views”
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 of 5 bubbles Roodlez, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Book early”
 of 5 bubbles 34graemes, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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