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“Mountain Views”
Review of YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
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Perth
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22 reviews
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“Mountain Views”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Mt Cook YHA. Easy to find, clean, organised, comfortable bed, beautiful hot shower, large kitchen. Superb location, surrounded by mountains. Very helpful staff. I would definitely book again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Great location the spend a couple of nights surrounded by huge mountains. Very clean and friendly staff were able to assist you with any requirements you needed. A very homely feel. i have stayed there twice this year and will do again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Right in the middle of all the huge mountains. This hostel was in the perfect location. Easy to find and check in. The staff was nice and the facilities were clean. Beds were comfy. Short walk/drive to all of the trails. Definitely walk to the glaciers if you get the chance. I only got to stay here one night and didn't want to leave. Stay here as long as you can! It is a beautiful place to relax. Price was cheap and well worth it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed here in November 2011. There aren't many choices for accomodation in Mt Cook and while it is pricey for a YHA it was cheap in comparison to the other accomodation options. The communal areas were slightly cramped but it was great to meet fellow travellers. Amenities were clean and tidy. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The view from our room was very pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

There are only a couple of choices in Mt. Cook but this one is really pretty good. Clean and well located. A lot of car parks and the staff is amazingly friendly. The kitchen is great and its really well stocked.

Room Tip: Buy everything you need before coming up. there is no supermarket up here.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

This YHA is all wooden, super cute, warm, the view from our double room was worth just staying in the room. Even if we didn't do that. We wished we had booked for longer than one night.
It's expensive for a yha but the facilities are great. We were there in summer so didn't need everything but there is a sauna and a drying room. If we ever go back in winter, we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a 8 bed dorm for 3 nights. On check in there had been a power cut and the generator for the whole village had gone down. Fair enough, we stumbled to our room in the dark and hoped that at some point heating would return to the building.

The heater in our room was an electric heater with a timed button that stopped after about 2 minutes - others around the hostel did seem to last longer. This meant that our room never really heated up properly and it was alway a bit cold.

We had bad weather one day so spent our time reading in the common area. We requested the fire be out on as it was freezing cold but were told not until 3pm. This seems a bit strange. I understand if no one is in the room and using it but instead I sat wrapped in hat and scarf and was still cold!

Showers and bathrooms seemed pretty clean, as was the kitchen. Although the kitchen was fairly small for the amount of people trying to cook in there sometimes.


Would still recommend to stay here as the location is just amazing.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Additional Information about YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

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:4.5 star — YHA Aoraki Mt Cook 4.5*
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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Also Known As:
Yha Mt. Cook Hotel Mt. Cook Village
YHA Aoraki Mt Cook New Zealand/Mt. Cook Village

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