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3.9 out of 5

"Fantastic location, friendly and helpful staff, good parking outside, great facilities, clean and tidy, great value. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 04 Jul 2020

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Hotel Description

At YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker you'll be within steps of Mount Cook National Park and Te Wahipounamu. Highlights at this hostel include free self parking and a sauna.

Free WiFi, living rooms, and dining areas are featured in all 16 shared rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 4.5-star Mount Cook hostel include Lake Pukaki and Aoraki / Mount Cook.

2 Bed Bunk Room Private

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$75* Per night/room 11 Mar. - 12 Mar.

Twin Bunk + Single

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Room, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed Private)

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Room, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Private)

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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

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Double + Bed Bunk Private

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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker

Everyone (3) Couples (4) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Fantastic location, friendly and helpful staff, good parking outside, great facilities, clean and tidy, great value.

Posted by , from Auckland on 4 Jul. 2020

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4 out of 5
Pros: Kicten
Location: Good views
Facilities: Good; Value: Moderate; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Messy;

Posted by on 10 Dec. 2013

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2 out of 5
Pros: The double rooms have a decent view up the valley to Mt. Cook
Cons: The price does not compare to competition around town, there are a lot nicer places to stay. The double room pricing really needs to be addressed
Facilities: Tired, Nothing special, Old; Value: Outrageous price, Rip-off, Unreasonable; Service: Below average, Lacking, Tardy; Cleanliness: Hygienic , Clean, Nice; Have a look around town for other accommodation as prices aren't too different but facilities are.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Canterbury on 5 Jun. 2013

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4 out of 5
Pros: Awesome view
Cons: There was no worst thing
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Above average; Value: Fantastic; Service: Respectful; Cleanliness: Lovely;

Posted by , from New Zealand on 4 Oct. 2012

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4 out of 5
Pros: Good guildline, good loaction to do many activities
Cons: Too hot to be dry in the room
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Reasonable; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by on 2 Sep. 2012

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location!!!
Cons: Nothing to complain about, a shame we didnt have longer!!
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: State of the art; Value: Great deal; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Immaculate;

Posted by , from England on 25 May 2012

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4 out of 5
Pros: Heating, large cooking and social areas
Cons: No free tea bags for the cost
good

Posted by , from New Zealand - Christchurch on 15 May 2012

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4 out of 5
Pros: Breath taking panoramas
Cons: The slipper monster stole my slippers
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Good; Value: Economical; Service: Helpful; Cleanliness: Pleasant; for my first time in a YHA a pleasant experience, but where are my slippers?

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Regional VIC on 28 Mar. 2012

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About the YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker

Location 4 Bowen Drive, Mount Cook, South Canterbury 7946

Property Features

As a guest of YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker, you'll find a sauna, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the eco-friendly YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Mount Cook hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1982
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch International Airport (CHC) (326.3 km / 202.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker offers 16 shared accommodations with air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Hair dryer available
  • Telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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 accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • Mount Cook YHA
  • YHA Hostel Mount Cook
  • YHA Aoraki Mt Cook Hostel
  • YHA Mt Cook Hostel
  • YHA Cook Hostel
  • YHA Aoraki Cook Hostel
  • YHA Cook
  • YHA Aoraki Cook
  • Yha Mt. Cook Hotel Village
  • YHA Aoraki Mt Cook New Zealand/Mt. Village
  • YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker Mount Cook
  • YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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