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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Cosy hostel in a truly exceptional location right by Mount Cook. Stunning views and beautiful walks nearby. Millions of stars overhead! Cosy hostel with log cabin style. Stayed in a twin private room with bunk beds. Clean room and nice shared bathrooms/toilets. Cosy shared kitchen and lounge area. Recommended!

Thank Jelfsy_1
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hi Jelfsy_1 Thanks for your positive review & recommendation :-) We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our hostel in the heart of the Southern Alps.. Enjoy the rest of your travels ! Regards Jason Neave, Hostel Manager

Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I like the feel of the hostel as it is log cabin type which is perfect atmosphere for Mt Cook area. I like the concept of the drying area as were were able to hang our wet clothes dry free of charge. The common area is also great with an area to lounge and play the guitar, Video/TV area where...

Thank Marc Steven C
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hi Marc Steven C Many thanks for your kind words .. I was sorry to hear about your experience with our showers. We do have plans to upgrade this facility in the near future to provide more hot water at a more consistent pressure. Kind Regards Jason Neave Manager YHA Aoraki Mt Cook

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Me and two friends stayed here for two nights just before the ski season kicked off in NZ, and we had a gloriously comfy stay. We were in a private room with a double bed and a single with great views out over to the Hooker Valley (although every room has a great view from every angle). The double bed...

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Spent three nights there despite being considerably more geriatric than the "Youth" tag implies. Found it a very comfortable, friendly, well run hostel and a great base for exploring an exceptionally spectacular area. Was extremely satisfied.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your kind words. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here in Mt Cook Village, Our staff work hard to ensure your stay is a pleasant one. Nice to see you are staying young at heart! Best regards Jason Neave, Hostel Manager

Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in a 8 bed female dorm Dorm room - enough space for 8 in the room with our luggages - quite warm - comfortable bed but pillow too flat - no fleece blanket :( - only 4 powerpoint charging - some hooks and bars to hang stuff Kitchen and dining room - big, clean, has...

Thank Lee M
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hi Lee M. Thanks for your positive feedback .. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel. I can tell you that we are going to be installing new lockers in the majority of our rooms which will have individual sockets and USB charging points by the end of September. We have been stocking spare fleece blankets for...

Shah Alam, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 June 2016

On our way to the hostel, we were awed by the spectacular view from the snow-capped mountains. The location of the hostel is impressively splendid. The staffs are very helpful and friendly. They recommend us with activities that we could do around there. We stayed in an 8 bed dorm, which i think i slept soundly with -14 degrees outside,...

Thank Laili K
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Modern, bright, clean kitchen with two ovens and plenty of hobs. Sauna available (wear your shorts / swim suit underneath towels). Clean, hot, strong showers. Nice cosy fireplace area. Dining area had fantastic views. Separate TV area which was useful as large groups could use this space but still leave the fireplace area for others. Private double room was lovely...

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Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 27 May 2016

My daughter and I stayed at YHA Aoraki prior to doing an overnight trek to Mueller Hut. We stayed in an 8 bed dorm. The dorm was spotless, the bathrooms very clean even though they were used a lot, the kitchen well stocked with equipment and the communal areas were very inviting and comfortable. The staff were also very helpful....

Thank mariada89
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The location itself was superb! Facilities were great..very big spaces of kitchen, hall, laundry etc. The hostel design were unique from other YHA hostel that I've been to. Even close distance with few hiking trails too. Upon check-in, the staff even recommend me the best time for hiking based on the current weather forecast. .so you will able to plan...

1Thank Sha R
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I only stayed one night but it was without a doubt the best backpackers of my trip around the South Island. It was really clean and tidy, with a huge kitchen and very big common areas. The bathrooms were nice too. The dorm I was in had enough place for everybody's backpacks and suitcases, and was warm at night. The...

Thank Morgane B
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, responded to this review

Hi Morgane, We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our hostel. Thanks for being kind enough to offer such a positive review. We share your concerns regarding the lack of electrical points in the rooms. Please be assured that that issue will be addressed next month. Then we're getting private lockers for the rooms with additional electrical points inside. Regards...

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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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: €24 - €52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — YHA Aoraki Mt Cook 4.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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