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Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers
Ranked #40 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Nothing extraordinary on account of furniture and equipment but for what it was worth it was perfect. Comfortable bed, clean room and a nice common kitchen equipped with everything!! For people like us who need a room only to have a good night sleep and have a nice shower it was ideal. We recommend it!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

I stayed in the Matterhorn South for 3 weeks and I just loved the place. A hostel with very nice atmosphere, in the hart of the town, helpful management and cosy rooms. You can see that the focus of the location is not the money-making, the manager really cares about quality, cleanness and order.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Clean, tidy, super friendly! Right in the centre, close to all amenities, Toby at reception was more than happy to advise us on activities and little town secrets as well as making sure we were comfortable. Reasonably priced. Good to have kitchen facilities available.

Room Tip: We stayed in the lodge not the backpackers and our room could sleep 4 people. Maybe more quiet and p...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

What a beautiful setting. Close to all the attractions of wanaka. Only a minute from the supermarket and bars. Its not cheap but in saying that it was the least expensive hostel in the town with other hostels quoting us prices ranging from $3~$5 more per person. Its small and clean and its got a hot tub. Awesome! Nice clean kitchen and great communal area to meet other travellers. No bar so if you want a few drinks you've gotta go out to town, but if you're like me grab a wine from new world, pick up some plastic glasses in the kitchen and hit the hot tub. Love Wanaka. Love the matterhorn!

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

My friend and I stayed in a room with facilities. It was nice enough although we thought it a bit expensive for what it was.

Room Tip: Don't stay at a motel near traffic lights or roundabouts - noisy with trucks braking
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

We just left this hostel after 3 nights in a double room. The hostel was easy to find and the manager Toby at check in was really helpful and gave us advice on what to do in Wanaka, and where the good restaurants were. He also gave us advice on the best places to see as we rented a car for a day.

The room was very clean and had a heater. There was no noise at night. The bathrooms and kitchen were also very clean. The kitchen was fully equipped and had plenty of storage space.

There was a spa pool and a nice area outside to relax. They had laundry facilities as well, and a clothes line outside. The kitchen has a dining area with a fire that is perfect to relax in.

The location is perfect, a 2 minute walk from the supermarket and a 5 minute walk to the lakefront.

We really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to anybody.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

Very nice hostel with a very friendly manager who helps whenever he can!
After an awesome day with skydive or snowboarding it's the best to relax in the hotpool!
The rooms are very clean and big enough for everyone!

This hostel is definitely not a party hostel! If you want party you have to go 3minutes to the center of the city!
The supermarket is only 2 minutes down the street!

Everyone will enjoy the stay at the Matterhorn!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Additional Information about Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers

Address: 56 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range: $43 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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! Free Wifi, homely relaxing atmosphere set in beautiful Wanaka We have Gas in two fires in Two lounges 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. Dorm and standard private room sin the Hostel and Private en-suite rooms in the Lodge building sleep 2-5 pax. This blend of affordable Backpacker and Lodge Accommodation with friendly management and superb location will give you a very enjoyable stay. Secure Ski drying room for use in winter. Free street aprkign nearby. 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. ... more   less 
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