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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Timber built hostel on edge of "town". Surrounded by mountains. Large and busy place. Buses drop you off / pick up at front door. Staff friendly and helpfull. Rooms pleasant, clean and comfortable. Good bathroom facilities. Nice lounges (with TV), good kitchen and dining area. Free WiFi - good line speeds possible at quiet times. Small shop at hostel sells...

Thank Dean A
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We had a cosy room with our own window looking out to the wilderness. The shared bathroom and kitchen facilities were very good and kept clean. There is ample parking and an easy walk to The Hermitage and the beautiful information centre. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thank Debab_63
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I was here I worked out it has been 16 years since I last stayed in a hostel. Too long, if this fine establishment is a guide. Staff were super friendly. Bedding, shop, kitchen, lounge all so cosy. And the location ain't so bad! Thanks to the team for a great stay.

Thank Chrislewy
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time in a YHA hostel. I haven't had a lot of Hostelling experience, but this was the best by far. We arrived late, but had called ahead and got instructions from a friendly and helpful staff member. We stayed one night in an 8 bed female dorm room. I was very worried about the stay but...

Thank Sarah R
McKinleyville, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mt. Cook Village is not a huge area, but it does have plenty of places to stay and restaurants. We opted to stay at the hostel because of its availability and proximity to the Hooker Valley trail, which was our reason for being in the area. This was our first time staying in a hostel and it was very nice!...

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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...

Thank Jennifer B
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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.

Thank Auntylily2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017 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.

Thank 1macam
Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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...

Thank Anoop84

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 )
  • 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: ₹ 1,592 - ₹ 3,582 (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
“Book early”
34graemes, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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