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Cosy log cabin nestled in Mt Cook Village with a relaxed atmosphere. Perfectly placed to explore the majesty of Aoraki National Park, or relax by the fire. Central heating, sauna, fully-equipped kitchen, convenience store and more available on site. After a busy day enjoying the majestic splendour of Aoraki National Park, come and relax in our welcoming hostel. This charming log cabin features a fully equipped kitchen, central heating, board games, a cosy fire, and even a guitar if you fancy serenading your new hostel buddies! The sauna is a serious drawcard for those coming in out of the cold, and 2GB free WiFi per day is a welcome feature. Our helpful staff can assist with anything from local weather reports and hiking tips, to onwards travel or activity bookings. A small convenience store is located onsite.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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If you want to stay in the Mt. Cook village, this is definitely the most affordable option. The hostel is older but well maintained. Rooms and washroom facilities are exceptionally clean. The communal kitchen and eating area gets quite crowded as everyone uses it as there's very
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This hostel is very well located up in the Mount Cook national park. The walks start just up the road (probably a bit of a walk but frankly all of the Aoraki accommodation is in the same place so if you don’t have a car you’ll be walking that first bit anyway) and it’s location
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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks very much for leaving us a review. So glad to hear you had a good stay here with us and enjoyed our location as much as we do. Enjoy the rest of your travels around beautiful Aotearoa :) Best Regards, Mikaela
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We had a great experience at this YHA. The staff were helpful (especially after we lost our motor vehicle key and had to wait for a replacement key for a long time). The kitchen was well equiped (would be great if they had a separate section for vegetarians/vegans).
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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there! Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope you all had/are having a great rest of your trip, and no more set backs! Good point about the vegetarian/vegan section, we will take that in to consideration :) Thanks and best wishes to you all, Mikaela
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We stayed in a 8 person dormitory. The room was surprisingly comfortable. The blocked out curtains worked really well. Each person has a closet with USB charging slots where you can fit a carry on luggage. The staff was helpful, and utilities were really clean. There was a power
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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
Responded 1 week ago
Hi cstseng86! Thanks so much for sending us your feedback, we've been putting a lot of effort into putting some extra features into our rooms to make them more useful to our guests so we're really happy you took advantage of them :) Hopefully you found the rest of your trip just as good and you'll be back to visit again someday. Happy new year! Richard
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The staff is super friendly. Thank you! The location is good. The facility clean and very nice. They had also a small "supermarket", which was very helpful. They had lockers. The kitchen is well equipped. It was the first hostel, which had spicery. Can definitly recommend this
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View of mountains behind the YHA at night, looking into the kitchen.
Is the internet network good using SIM card? Thanks
I used a Spark 4GB prepaid sim & it worked well here.There's WiFi here anyway so I won't be too worried :) Hope this helps with your planning!
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Is there any buses that ply the route from Frankston to Mt.Cook
"Book early especially in high season"
"try to book the private rooms"
"best views, comfortable, best facilities, clean, hygienic"
"upstairs good view."
"if you can request a view of the alps...and go outside to look at the stars at night!"
US$26 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
yha mt. cook hotel mt. cook village
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictAoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Mt. Cook Village
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