81.0% Based on 345 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 4.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

At YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Aoraki / Mount Cook Visitor Center and 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Aoraki / Mount Cook. Highlights at this hostel include free self parking and a sauna.

You can enjoy free WiFi, living rooms, and dining areas, featured in all 16 shared rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, a library and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecues and a picnic area.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Mount Cook hostel, you'll be 22.9 km (14.2 mi) from Lake Pukaki.

Double + Bed Bunk Private

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AU$153* Per night/room 20 Sep. - 21 Sep.

Twin Bunk + Single

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2 Bed Bunk Room Private

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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

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8 Bed Female Dorm

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81.0% of guests recommend out of 345 reviews


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 or ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. A BBQ, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the eco-friendly YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker. Self parking is free. 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 members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Corner/local shop
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


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

Room Amenities

YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker offers 16 forms of shared accommodations with air conditioning and blackout curtains. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. This Mount Cook hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms.

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

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


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 are 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. 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 programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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