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4.6 out of 5

"Unfortunately one of our rooms had been newly painted, definitely not pleasant and I think they should have warned us about this when I first made th ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 31 Jul 2016

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Hotel Description

At Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel, you'll be 13.1 km (8.2 mi) from Rakaia Gorge. Highlights at this Colonial hostel include free in-room WiFi.

This pet-friendly hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a computer station. Bring your pet along and take advantage of this property's pet-friendly amenities such as food and water bowls. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this Methven hostel include Rakaia Gorge Walkway and Awa Awa Rata Reserve.

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Twin Room)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$70* Per night/room 26 Jul. - 27 Jul.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bed in 5 Beds Mixed Dorm Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking (Private 4 Singles)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bed in 4 Bed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Private Room - 5 Beds

Bed Count 5 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel

Everyone (3) Couples (2)
3 out of 5

Location was ok

Pros: Wasnt there long enough to comment.
Cons: Yeah, dont expect people to go into a room when its been newly painted.
Location: No comment, wasnt there for that reason
Unfortunately one of our rooms had been newly painted, definitely not pleasant and I think they should have warned us about this when I first made the booking a month prior. No excuses, they should have let me know. That was very disappointing.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 31 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Lee...a fabulous enthusiastic host. Hard working and fastidious
Cons: Nothing...it's great

Posted by , from New Zealand - Canterbury on 13 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Friendly owner
Cons: No heater in cold night. But blanket is very warm.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 6 Dec. 2014

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from New Zealand - Wellington on 29 Mar. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Warm , cosy and everything we needed.
Cons: The weather but that couldn't be helped.
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Affordable; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Spotless; Only suggestion would be an information pack for the main lodge would be good especially re the DVD's etc. If there was one we didn't see it.

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2013

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About the Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel

Location 25 South Belt, Methven, 7730

Property Features

As a guest of Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel, you'll find a library, a terrace, and barbecue grills. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Methven hostel.

  • 1 floor
  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1905
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel offers 7 accommodations. Beds feature down comforters. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in May 2016.

  • Down blanket
  • Shower

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. The host will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 55 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Social distancing measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Host will greet you
  • Social distancing measures are in place

Hotel Names

  • Big Tree Lodge Methven Hostel
  • Big Tree Lodge Hostel
  • Big Tree Methven
  • Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel Methven
  • Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Big Tree Lodge Methven - Hostel.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.