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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel is comfortable and clean. The room I stayed in doesn't have an any heating system so it gets pretty cold, apart from that everything is good. The lounge and dining area is a good place to hang out. One thing for Traveller to note is to stock up on food before heading to mount cook area as there...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Busy, well-organized hostel accommodation with friendly helpful staff. Amenities excellent. Facilities include: free sauna, BBQ area, gas fire, central heating, Sky TV, TV lounge, free videos and board games, internet access, car parking, bike storage and hire, luggage storage, lockers available, access facilities, on-site shop for basic grocery items. Book early!

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

This is a cozy hostel, but expensive to stay. Didn't feel very welcomed, there were lots of people checking in and only one person for two counters. Minimalistic kitchen equipment but nice common area, just enough space for the fully booked hostel.

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Thank Ta J
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Full disclosure: so far, I've only stayed at the Christchurch Rolleston and the Lake Tekapo YHA, and this was my third stop. Nevertheless, I could feel the difference as all the staff members were very helpful - Heike and Jono in particular were very friendly. The place is immaculately maintained and cleaned about twice or thrice a day. Since it...

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thai
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I' m solo travel, room is very big for 6 beds and view is really nice. Comfortable for transportation, intercity bus will pickup and drop you in front of hotel. You can walk from hotel to hooker valley glacier about 15 min.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Another well run hostel & the staff were so helpful, phoning around to find another lass somewhere to sleep (loads of travellers I've chatted to haven't been able to fit in at short notice). Make sure you bring groceries as no shop, just a very limited selection at the hostel & a nearby hotel. Limited selection of rooms & sharing...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

My favourite hostel of New Zealand! It's like a little log cabin oasis in the mountains. Friendly and extremely knowledgeable welcome from the staff with loads of info on local hiking. The kitchen was fine, though always busy. Sometimes it was hard to get a space! But it was pretty clean and well equipped. The rooms were comfy and warm,...

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

Hello Roger D.. Thanks very much for your positive review. Our staff work extremely hard to ensure that our guests stay is an enriching and enjoyable one. We love our characterful building and are pleased that we can accommodate so many travelers in comfort. Yes, the stunning location and dark skies provide amazing experiences that make the Aoraki Mt Cook...

Alameda, CA
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We are so glad we stayed here for our overnight at Mt. Cook. Super helpful staff with recommendations for activities and trails. Our room was a twin private (with 2 twin beds) with a view of the mountains. It is clean, comfortable, and cozy. Very good kitchen facilities. Front desk also offers sales of simple pantry ingredients, which we took...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 April 2016

although more expensive for a room to myself than other hostels, the comfortable bed and amazing view more than compensated. warm and sunny aspect with plenty of spaces in common areas to chill out. just being amongest those mountains was so awe inspiring i didn't want to leave, longer stay next time ! (thanks jonno at reception for helpful advice).

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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I come from Hong Kong, lived here for 3 nights in mid March. I like here the most in my 10 day trip in NZ! It gave me a home like feel in here:) sometimes I missed the life in here even when I am back to HK :P Shared Rooms: The rooms are lovely and tidy. Roommates are quite...

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

Hello fional365 .. Many thanks for your positive feedback, which I've shared with my team, I'm so glad that you found the small comforts, friendly staff and homely touches made your stay so enjoyable ... Hopefully you'll be able to pay us a visit again soon ! Regards Jason Neave Manager YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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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.”
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“Just luck.... there were two windows in my room with great views... not sure about downstairs”
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“Views of snow topped mountains”
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