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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Mt. Cook Village
Certificate of Excellence
Cosy log cabin nestled in Mt Cook Village with a relaxed atmosphere. Perfectly placed to explore the majesty of Aoraki National Park, or relax by the fire. Central heating, sauna, fully-equipped kitchen, convenience store and more available on site. After a busy day enjoying the majestic splendour of Aoraki National Park, come and relax in our welcoming hostel. This charming log cabin features a fully equipped kitchen, central heating, board games, a cosy fire, and even a guitar if you fancy serenading your new hostel buddies! The sauna is a serious drawcard for those coming in out of the cold, and 2GB free WiFi per day is a welcome feature. Our helpful staff can assist with anything from local weather reports and hiking tips, to onwards travel or activity bookings. A small convenience store is located onsite.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Breakfast Available
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Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Stayed in a private room and found it very cosy and comfortable. Loved that you could climb out the window onto the balcony then go down the ladder to the outside area! Everything was clean and nice. Awesome big kitchen with plenty of utensils, etc. Amazing view of the
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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
Responded May 9, 2019
Hi there Sarvhlee, Thank you for the rave review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The balcony on the top floor is actually for emergency use only. There are signs on the windows stating this, however you are not the first guest to mistake this :) We do apologise about the lack of soundproofing, unfortunately it is one of the effects of our hostel being lovely and wooden, there is nowhere to put insulation. We are exploring other options to help with this moving forward though. We hope you the rest of your travels treat you well. Warmest regards, Mikaela
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we book a single bed and bunk bed room, it is rather small. kitchen is spacious, connecting to 2 common lounges. all is clean and tidy. there are only 3 bathroom and 2 toilets for all to share but some how there is one always available, so no hassle at all. hostel is made
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We were in a 8-man dorm which was clean and well maintained. Rained heavily on the second day so everyone stayed indoors but there was sufficient space in the lounge and good wifi connection. I had instant noodles bought off the counter for lunch. I did not bring stuff to cook
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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
Responded Apr 23, 2019
Hi KJHtravelstheworld! It's great you had such a good stay with us, and even better that the rain didn't dampen your spirits! Hopefully you can come back and visit again someday. Best wishes, Richard
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It's the first time I write a review but this time I think it's really worth it. I spent 3 nights in the Aoraki Mount Cook YHA and had an amazing stay there (so much so that I didn't want to leave anymore): the staff was super friendly, the big kitchen, free spices, free sauna,
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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
Responded Apr 23, 2019
Hi Sarah! We're really happy you had such a good time with us here, and we're sorry you had to leave, but hopefully you can make it back to visit again someday :) Hopefully the rest of your travels go just as well. Best wishes, Richard
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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the YHA Aoraki Mt Cook. Firstly, the staff were amazing. Mikaela, Lorna, and Kate were beyond helpful and friendly. They made the stay so enjoyable. Very approachable and funny. Secondly, the facilities are marvellous. It is the most well equipped
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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook
Responded Mar 26, 2019
Hi Peter! Wow! "Perfection" is definitely a review headline that we love to see! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a raving review for our hostel, and our staff. We really appreciate it. We enjoyed having yourself and Alex stay with us too. We are so glad that you had a blast staying here and its awesome to hear your positive feedback. We do have to agree with you about the stunning backdrop, we are incredibly lucky! Thanks again very much, we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Best regards, Mikaela
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$49 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
yha mt. cook hotel mt. cook village
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictAoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Mt. Cook Village
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