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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We rented a cabin for 4 of us, it was a really great experience, nice kitchen, wood burning stove (which was lit and warm when we arrived), two bathrooms, one with a separate shower, a dining area and a gathering room. The beds were adequate if not spectacular and each bedroom had individual heat. It was a pleasant walk into...

Thank Lee Ann Z
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Comfortable bed. Good sleep. Very hygienic. I felt very much at home and looked forward to heading to the Mountain House for a rest after exploring the mountains. Bob and Nick know what hospitality is all about. Excellent communicators. Aroha to both of them :)

Thank Gayathree G
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The rooms are clean and so are the toilets. It was wet and windy when we got to Arthur's Pass and there wasn't a whole lot to do, so it was nice to be able to just chill out in their upstairs common room. The kitchen was spacious and had all the amenities you would need. It's never really busy...

Thank David Y
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went to the Mountain House on the first day of our trip in New Zealand. We booked the room with 2 bunk beds. It was so warm and cozy. The shared bathrooms also spotless clean. I was really impressed. The kitchen also very big and fully equipped.

Thank Phendao S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We love the Mountain House on School Terrace. Three bed rooms, well appointed kitchen, 2 showers and toilets, wood fire. It's so peaceful and feels like a restful retreat. I love hearing the trains rumble through the village. It's like fairy land if you're there when it snows!!

Thank jen0807
Amberley, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We ended up staying at Mountain House as there was a power outage at our original booking, but what a blessing! We stayed in a bunk room for four which was warm and comfortable. The facilities were great and very clean. As a family we thoroughly enjoyed using the lounge area with games and books as well as chatting to...

Thank Ruth685
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The mountain house is a great choice when you are visiting Arthurs Pass. The hostel is huge and has facilities to accommodate large groups and also solo travellers. The weekend that we stayed we had the whole 8 bed dorm room to ourselves. There is a tv room upstairs with a heap of books, magazines and board games that you...

Thank scottplume
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2016

In centre of village with off-road parking this hostel was kept clean, tidy & importantly (given the location) warm. Cosy communal area & large well equipped kitchen (bring own groceries) with good free wifi connection (not always a given on S Island). Tiny shower rooms a bit awkward as not everyone bothered to try & keep the floors dry. Lucky...

Thank Mechanogirl
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I called through 09/05 to check availability at this YHA for this week. I had explained that we were coming up from Chch to do some tramping and this was weather dependant so asked what the availability was like. The person I spoke to (I think was Bob) was very argumentative from the get go on the phone. He was...

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Bob V, Owner at Mountain House YHA, responded to this review

We get requests like this all the time. There is little point in coming to Arthur’s Pass if you know the weather is going to be bad and customers call in advance to find out what their accommodation options are, if any. This customer was focussed on our least expensive option and I advised her repeatedly that the room already...

Pune, India
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Reception located on highway, cottages are just nearby. Best stay in New Zealand we had. Very beautiful view. Cottages are so well maintained with all the amenities and nice quaint furniture and fireplace.

Thank Mrinal S

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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: ₹ 2,519 - ₹ 4,110 (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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