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Mountain House YHA

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PO Box 12, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Remember those winter night cozy movies where the actors snuggle by the fireplace eating warm foods and drink a cup hot chocolate. Reminiscent that night reminds me of those movies. We checked in Mountain House YHA (Arthurs Pass) at dusk after a detour from Punakaiki. It was already dark when we checked in, and as usual, for the past week... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Homey, comfortable, and clean hostel. Comfortable beds, nice and helpful staff, and clean bathrooms! Laundry is cheap and people are friendly. Could do with a tv room for rainy days. Kitchen is big and clean with a nice dining room. Hallway and bathroom space is a little cramped but it wasn't too busy when I was there.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed one night here. It was her second time staying. I thought the place was great. The rooms were tidy and modern, the bathrooms clean with good shower pressure and the kitchen spacious and clean. I found Mountain House to be of excellent standard for a backpackers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were pretty impressed with this place! It's very well kept and clean. Showers were warm! We stayed for 2 nights and the different people at the front desk were very helpful and friendly. Very convenient with the store next door and the visitor centre is only 100-200m away so very easy to find out more about Arthur's pass. The... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I stayed in one of their cottages the first time I was there and it was lovely and warm. Great facilities and friendly service. The second I went back, I had a camper van and rental a powered site. The shared facilities ie kitchen - well equipped, bathroom/toilets are clean. The only critique is for the location of the powered... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed in Arthur's Pass for one night. Free wifi. Lovely room. Very welcoming. Close to a pub. We enjoyed our stay and relaxing in the warm room! The arthurs pass general store is busy in the mornings but closes at 5pm so be sure to stock up before you roll into town.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was here for one night on my way west. I arrived to find a sign on the door telling me to use the payphone across the road to call someone to come and open up to let me check in, which was a bit odd - and a tiny bit annoying because it was pouring with rain and pretty... More 

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Perth, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I stayed here for a night and found the hostel itself an okay option, but the service really weird. I stayed in a single room, off the common area. The room itself was very clean and big, but unfortunately, shared a wall with the common area that made it very very noisy at night (you felt like you were in... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

this was a great hostel, and our first night in nz so were very happy with the standard set. great room, clean amenities, friendly staff. the only suggestion i could give (not about the hostel but the location) would be to take your own food - limited options for buying up there and not the cheapest. but such a fantastic... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I stopped here for 2 nights (but only really one day) to do some hiking in the area. The Canadian guy at the desk was good fun and welcoming. The kitchen area was clean and you never had to fight for space. The only thing about this place is that the bunk beds are at an awkward height so you... More 

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