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Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers

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Nyon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Matterhorn south for a total of 6 nights and had a good time there. We were a group of 5 and even though the room was a bit tight for us, it was clean and confortable. Staff was friendly and very nice when we had to move a night. Shared rooms are good and Kitchen is fully... More 

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Gurmels, Switzerland
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We had initially booked ourselves in for only two nights but extended twice. We stayed in a room with twin beds and a bunk bed for the kids and an en suite bathroom. Bath towels were provided and after two nights changed without us asking for it. The hostel is mainly run by wwoofers, but we felt looked after and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night there and it was the worst hostel I've had in New Zealand in 4 weeks... When I arrived, the manager at the reception was not really friendly, but okay, that happens sometimes. Then, when I was in the kitchen, I talked with some woofers (who work for accommodation) and they seemed to be really unhappy with... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

The group leader booked us into this accommodation but had not used it before. Our recommendation is dont. The rooms are tired, with noisy heater and poor quality fittings. The shower had large open hole in base as the grate didn't fit. We stayed in an en-suite room upstairs and although it was good for viewing the lake that's about... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We stayed in a double room with ensuite.... sounds nice but it wasn't. For $111 we slept in the most uncomfortably hard bed ever, we ended up folding up a blanket and putting that underneath the sheet to get at least some sleep... The heater was too loud to leave on overnight, as was the bathroom heater. The shower head... More 

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Brockenhurst
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We had the misfortune of staying here for 10 days while working in Wanaka. We paid $80 for a double room in the hostel side of the property. The room was small, dirty and smelled of damp and not what we expected for $80 considering we had just come from a much nicer hostel where we had a very large... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

This backpackers/hostel is the 2nd most expensive one we have stayed in yet it was completely the least value for money! The most expensive place we stayed in we had our own room yet here we were put in separate 7 bed rooms and it was only slightly cheaper! It was also terrible in comparison to much cheaper hostels for... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The room was large enough for a quick stay and super big bathroom. The management were quite happy to slip in a fold up bed for my 8 year old, despite it being only bookable for a couple (my mistake). Right in town and short walk to lake. Very quiet at night.

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Markham, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Had a one week stay in this hostel and although it's not the largest or the busiest, it was most definitely my favourite. Upon arrival I was a little disappointed with the size of the shower but shortly afterwards I realised there were several other, bigger showers. The kitchen is well equipped, however, it could use more markers, paper, tape... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Matterhorn South is one of those places you arrive at expecting to stay one night and end up staying a week. Part of that is due to the charm of lovely, lakeside Wanaka, and part is due to the open garden, ski lodge feel and the friendly people who seem to be attracted to this place. Would definitely recommend staying... More 

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We provide all travellers a home away from home to take a break from your break. So Climb on in! A homely relaxing atmosphere set in beautiful Wanaka with friendly kiwi’s and travellers from all around the world.We have log fires to warm you up in winter and sun decks with plenty of shade to chill out in summer.There are two fully equipped kitchens one each for Lodge and Backpacker Accommodations.This blend of affordable Backpacker and Lodge Accommodation with friendly management and superb location will give you a very enjoyable stay.Top floor of the lodge accommodation overlooks the lake and the mountains. We are located near the centre of the township, just a short walk from the Lake. There are separate areas for backpackers and Lodge guests but we encourage everyone to join in and get to know each other. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers

Address: 56 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $45 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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