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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker

Upscale hostel in national park in Mount Cook

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
S$72

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4 Bowen Drive, Mount Cook, 7946, South Canterbury, New Zealand
9.2.Superb.
  • Good stay with good price. Only thing is that the kitchen utensils needs some cleaning…

    Sep 8, 2019

  • I would like to stay there if I’m going to holiday around there again

    May 16, 2021

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Guests rated location

Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 16 shared guestrooms
  • Sauna
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Convenience store

Feel at home

  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Mount Cook National Park - 1 min walk
  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Aoraki / Mount Cook Visitor Center - 10 min walk
  • Red Tarns - 24 min walk
  • Kea Point Walk - 28 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • 2 Bed Bunk Room Private
  • 8 Bed Female Dorm
  • Double + Bed Bunk Private
  • Double + Single Private
  • Double Private
  • Twin Private
  • Twin Bunk + Single
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Private)
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed Private)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Mount Cook National Park - 1 min walk
  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Aoraki / Mount Cook Visitor Center - 10 min walk
  • Red Tarns - 24 min walk
  • Kea Point Walk - 28 min walk
  • Mueller Glacier - 40 min walk
  • Tasman Lake - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km
  • Tasman Glacier - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 123.1 miles/198.1 km
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4 Bowen Drive, Mount Cook, 7946, South Canterbury, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-7:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1982
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Shared accommodations

Special features

Awards and affiliations

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

Fees & policies

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Eurocard, Barclaycard, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

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FAQs

  • Yes, YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Chamois Bar & Grill (5-min walk), The Old Mountaineer (11-min walk), and The Panorama Room (13-min walk).
  • During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and return when the snow melts for hiking and rock climbing. Enjoy amenities like a sauna, a picnic area, and a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    All facilities were well maintained and much tidier than I expected, especially kitchen and dining area was excellent. The bed was hard enough to me unlike budget accommodation normally offer. Definitely keen to revisit. Thank you

    1 night romance trip, Jan 7, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An awesome budget-friendly place in the heart of a majestic place!

    G, 1 night trip with friends, Jul 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

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

    Amanda, 2 night family trip, Jul 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cozy place

    It's a very great hostel, probably the best one in New Zealand . The kitchen is very organized and clean. The reception was very helpful and professional. But sadly it’s a really cold hostel!! One one night I was so cold I needed to sleep with my hat and cloves on. The blankets are warm and nice but the rooms are freezing !! Same with the kitche, needed to sit with my jacket inside. We normally live in a car so we are use to cold but just booked the hostel to be warm at night, that was a bit disappointed, otherwise loved the visit.

    2 night trip with friends, May 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cozy

    It’s in a beautiful location. Great staff that is really friendly and helpful. Cozy hostel with a great kitchen.

    2 night trip with friends, May 26, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice, but HOT

    Easy location, nice hostel. Rooms were sooooo hot at night, made sleeping very difficult.

    1 night trip, Nov 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really loved the staff and people we met. This hostel has such a good energy: welcoming, friendly staff. We stayed an extra night and would have loved to stay longer. The staff also recommended staying at Wanaka IHA (YHA) which was also fantastic. We hope to come back again soon.

    2 night family trip, Oct 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good

    Perfect location, views on the mountains from the dining room, cosy little lounge area. Rooms and bathrooms were clean

    Laetitia, 1 night trip, Oct 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Staff are super-dooper helpful and friendly. The hostel is clean and well maintained.

    Sung Eun, 2 night trip, Sep 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice place to stay

    Nice place to stay with friendly service and social guests. Hot sauna after cold day doing walks

    david, 1 night trip, Aug 6, 2019

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