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“Loved Mountain House!” 5 of 5 stars
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Mountain House YHA
PO Box 12, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654, New Zealand   |  
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“Loved Mountain House!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

My partner and I stayed at Mountain House in January and were booked into House #2. The house had three bedroom and shared kitchen, toilet and living room. The house was spotless and well stocked with a CD player and a wood-burning stove. It was a nice place to cook a nice meal and relax by the fire. The two bathrooms were also spotless. Overall, this place exceeded our expectations and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2008

Choice of accommodation in Arthur's Pass is relatively limited, so we booked into the YHA as the easy option. We stayed in a double room that was part of Cottage No.4, located within easy walking distance of the main hostel.

The cottage consisted of 3 double-bedrooms with shared kitchen / bathroom. It was clean, tidy and comfortable - with reasonable facilities. The downside was the 1 bathroom for 6 people - which inevitably lead to queuing at peak periods. The bedroom also contained a number of black flies, however - they didn't add to our existing collection of bites.

A word of caution to those planning to stay in Arthur's Pass on a self-catering basis - it only has one food store, that does not have late opening hours. Arrive during the daytime, or come prepared.

Overall, although I cannot enthuse about the accommodation, I would consider staying here again as the fantastic location is worth a little sacrifice.

  • Liked — Fantastic Location
  • Disliked — Queuing for the bathroom
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Arthur's Pass National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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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