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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Me and two friends stayed here for two nights just before the ski season kicked off in NZ, and we had a gloriously comfy stay. We were in a private room with a double bed and a single with great views out over to the Hooker Valley (although every room has a great view from every angle). The double bed...

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Spent three nights there despite being considerably more geriatric than the "Youth" tag implies. Found it a very comfortable, friendly, well run hostel and a great base for exploring an exceptionally spectacular area. Was extremely satisfied.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your kind words. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here in Mt Cook Village, Our staff work hard to ensure your stay is a pleasant one. Nice to see you are staying young at heart! Best regards Jason Neave, Hostel Manager

Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in a 8 bed female dorm Dorm room - enough space for 8 in the room with our luggages - quite warm - comfortable bed but pillow too flat - no fleece blanket :( - only 4 powerpoint charging - some hooks and bars to hang stuff Kitchen and dining room - big, clean, has...

Thank Lee M
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hi Lee M. Thanks for your positive feedback .. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel. I can tell you that we are going to be installing new lockers in the majority of our rooms which will have individual sockets and USB charging points by the end of September. We have been stocking spare fleece blankets for...

Shah Alam, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 June 2016

On our way to the hostel, we were awed by the spectacular view from the snow-capped mountains. The location of the hostel is impressively splendid. The staffs are very helpful and friendly. They recommend us with activities that we could do around there. We stayed in an 8 bed dorm, which i think i slept soundly with -14 degrees outside,...

Thank Laili K
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Modern, bright, clean kitchen with two ovens and plenty of hobs. Sauna available (wear your shorts / swim suit underneath towels). Clean, hot, strong showers. Nice cosy fireplace area. Dining area had fantastic views. Separate TV area which was useful as large groups could use this space but still leave the fireplace area for others. Private double room was lovely...

Thank XavierZen
Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2016

My daughter and I stayed at YHA Aoraki prior to doing an overnight trek to Mueller Hut. We stayed in an 8 bed dorm. The dorm was spotless, the bathrooms very clean even though they were used a lot, the kitchen well stocked with equipment and the communal areas were very inviting and comfortable. The staff were also very helpful....

Thank mariada89
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The location itself was superb! Facilities were great..very big spaces of kitchen, hall, laundry etc. The hostel design were unique from other YHA hostel that I've been to. Even close distance with few hiking trails too. Upon check-in, the staff even recommend me the best time for hiking based on the current weather forecast. .so you will able to plan...

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

I only stayed one night but it was without a doubt the best backpackers of my trip around the South Island. It was really clean and tidy, with a huge kitchen and very big common areas. The bathrooms were nice too. The dorm I was in had enough place for everybody's backpacks and suitcases, and was warm at night. The...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hi Morgane, We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our hostel. Thanks for being kind enough to offer such a positive review. We share your concerns regarding the lack of electrical points in the rooms. Please be assured that that issue will be addressed next month. Then we're getting private lockers for the rooms with additional electrical points inside. Regards...

Reviewed 24 May 2016

I stayed in an 8 person female dorm for one night. There were only 3 other girls in the room. Overall it was very cozy and clean. I enjoyed the tv room with couches, blankets, a tv, and a fire place. I would most likely stay here again.

Thank Sadiedude
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hello Sadiedude So glad you enjoyed your stay here with us in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Thanks for recommending us. Regards Jason Neave, Hostel Manager

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and liked it more than the yha at tekapo. Got the 8 bed female dorms and the room is huge which give us ample space for our luggage. Room is warm as well and they have cozy TV room with a fireplace. However the walls are paper thin and it was quite noisy at times...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hi Joytq Many thanks for your constructive comments. I was concerned to hear about your experience regarding the noise levels. The nature of a wooden constructed building while beautiful aesthetically, generally flex, creak and can have poor noise insulation. We'll look at the bunk beds to ensure that all the connections are tight so you can be reassured of a...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 - $73 (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.
Y9361KNjenniferb, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Just luck.... there were two windows in my room with great views... not sure about downstairs”
pjd001, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Views of snow topped mountains”
Sadiedude, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Private room 15 had excellent views”
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Roodlez, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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