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PO Box 12, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654, New Zealand
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Andy S Shanghai, China
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the one bedroom unit with kitchen in the Mountain House on 01 March this year. The hotel is only away from the "Arthur's Pass Walking Track" for 5 minutes of walking distance.The unit is clean and quiet though close to the main road. The reception is very polite and helpful during our stay.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a 3 bedroom house. Bedrooms good size. Beds all made up. Kitchen roomy with plenty of utensils. Comfortable living area. Plenty of wood for fire if wanted. A good bike shelter safe from attacking keas. An easy walk to village. Would stay there again.

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed in a 3 bed house. It was clean and comfy but quite old. Extremely impressed with the wifi connection given our location. Not many places to stay so we were overall happy with our choice. We stayed he for 2 nights but to be honest 1 night is more then enough unless you are a serious hiker...

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Oslo, Norway
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10 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The place is good in general. It's clean, has free WiFi for YHA members, good location, etc. Too bad they use bunk beds, but that's common for most hostels in New Zealand. The reason I give this place 2* is the weird behaviour of one of the owners / guys in the reception. I took a shower in the building... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay here. Loved the big and clean the kitchen - cooking food here was so easy. Very comfy beds and cosy/warm upstairs lounge area. Free wifi and helpful manager. Recommend the Avalanche Peak walk while in town: excellent views! Also if you plan on doing your own cooking I recommend bringing supplies as the only shop in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at the cottage in a double room. The evening was quite cool so we had the fireplace running which made it feel very cozy. The kitchen is well equipped so you can enjoy your dinner in front of the fire place.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We've stayed Christmas Eve and Christmas in a spacious Double Room with a very comfortable bed. It felt like we didn't only book a Double Room but a whole homey big cosy house to share with just 2 other Double Rooms.The wood-fire was lovely on the rainy days and good for a warm Christmas feeling and the well equipped kitchen... More

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Shanghai, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights with two children. First impressions were that the bedroom was small but in fact it worked very well as there were plenty of hooks and just enough space for our bags. Bunk beds were very comfortable. Communal areas were spotlessly clean. Amenities are good. Great cafe next door serves excellent coffee and the The wobbly Kea is... More

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26 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

To find accommodation like this, i.e. self contained motel style studio units in such a small and remote place, was very welcome - most of the other accommodation here caters for the many backpackers who walk the tracks in this region. They are very basic, but clean, bright and fresh. The bed was comfortable and the pillows soft - the... More

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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had one of the "motel" rooms which are in a separate building on the other side of the main road from the main hostel building. These are quite new and very well set up - completely self contained with private kitchen and bathroom. It was very clean and had complimentary tea/coffee - really more like a motel experience rather... More

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Address: PO Box 12, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Arthur's Pass National Park
Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty lodging in Arthur's Pass National Park
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YHA Arthur’s Pass Mountain House is situated in the alpine village of Arthur's Pass, right on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, just two hours from Christchurch and ninety minutes from Greymouth. Accommodation consists of the main backpacker lodge set in the centre of town, a modern, heated, suntrap with great views, but still with a small hostel feel. Just opposite the Lodge is the historic YHA building with multi-share rooms perfect for backpacking groups. We also offer self contained cottages with log fires set in beautiful gardens and Motel units next door to our Lodges ... more   less 
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