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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Clean, warm and great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

What a fantastic time we had at this YHA (my first one!!!).. The staff were very friendly and always smiling and helping with any questions we had... The dorm room we had was spotless, the showers were hot and powerful.. the kitchen facilities were very good (cleaned daily by the staff even if not needed), TV room was very comfortable.. Great central location and would certainly recommend to anybody..

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AMDukes
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Tassie
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

It was very cold outside but the building was lovely and warm in the living areas and the bedroom. We also had a heater in the room. We had a double room upstairs. The bed was comfortable and we slept well. Lovely views and fits beautifully into the environment. Make sure you have the towels as they forgot to put them in our room but realised after reception was closed but fortunately caught the lady before she went home. The bathrooms were very clean. Enjoyed our stay and wished we had the time to stay longer. A bit expensive but the cheapest available in the village at the time.
Was very happily surprised about how good it was there - much better than expected

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BCHarvs
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Ware, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

This hostel was very nice. It had a log cabin feel to it with a lovely warm fire in the TV lounge and a separate lounge if you wanted to chat or read away from the TV. There was also a sauna for warming up after a cold walk in the mountains. Very large kitchen but a lot of the pans were old and knackered. Good views of the mountains, friendly staff. The hostel also sells some food as there is no supermarket nearby, but be aware that if you're vegetarian, the choice is eggs or soup.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Russellosborne
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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554 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2011

This hostel was easy to find nestled down between grassed banks it blends well with it's environment....I like how they work hard to be sympathetic with the environment.....good recycling systems in place...Great care seems to have been taken in all relations to it's location.. It is a relaxed friendly environment with good facilities for all ages to visit.. Our double room on the upper floor was lovely and warm, very comfortable bed and matress, our room had also a single bed in, but no other furniture , accept 6 coat hooks. The shower on the upper floor was not working, and when I mentioned it to the staff was informed it had been out of use for 1 week...Shame they didn't take my suggestion of putting a ''out of order'' notice on the door, there must have been a lot of water wasted as at least 8 people had tried to take a shower there. I think also they were remiss on our arrival of not informing us this showers was out of use..Staff were generally helpful when approached about other issues , all communal area where clean and comfortable to a high standard..The kitchen and dining room are closed for cleaning from 2.30pm to 4pm...which is reasonable. I would highly recommend this YHA but be sure to book well in advance.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank babe33
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2010

Best hostel ever. Perfect for a cosy Winter getaway on the South Island. Well equipped kitchens and friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Calgary, Canada
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224 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2010

Clean, cozy, central heating, good large kitchen. The walls are thin and the metal bunks creak any time somebody rolls around, but overall the place is quiet and comfy (it was winter though, so nearly everywhere in NZ was quiet...). Biggest nit is the lack of power outlets for charging cameras, laptops, etc. I'd stay again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tch77
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long beach
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100 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2010

First let me say that our room had the most fantastic view in the world! We had a private double with a full view of the mountains, which really made the hostel a big treat for us. Our room was clean, the bed was firm and the location was upstairs with only 2 other rooms so it was pretty quiet (although one night it was noisy in the yard outside).
The communal facilities like the kitchen were just average and one night there was a big student group that totally took over the place so it was difficult to cook. Again, if we had not had that fantastic room, maybe I wouldn't rate it so highly. On the other hand, there's nowhere "affordable" to stay right in Mt. Cook so this is a good value for the money. We wish we could have stayed longer but they were totally booked.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sharibob
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Property: YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
Address: 1 Bowen Drive | cnr Bowen & Kitchener, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 8770, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Mt. Cook Village
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Mt. Cook Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Aoraki Mt Cook 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to YHA Mt Cook! Our beautiful alpine lodge in the Heart of Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park is the perfect base to explore and experience New Zealand's Southern Alps. Enjoy the natural beauty of the area by taking walks suitable for all ages and abilities. Kayaking, Skiing, Boating, Flying and Stargazing are all activities that can be enjoyed here in Aoraki / Mt Cook, as well as comfortable dining in the village's cafes and restaurants. ... more   less 
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Yha Mt. Cook Hotel Mt. Cook Village
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