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Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers
Ranked #38 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Very average”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Stayed in the backpackers on Feb 6th and disappointed with the messiness of the kitchen, lack of soap in the bathrooms and towels left lying on the floor of the shower rooms. Otherwise, well situated in the town and probably staying in the Lodge part would have been perfect. Staff were lovely and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Located right in the heart of Wanaka so is handy to the supermarket, bars, Cafes and the lake etc.
We stayed in a lodge room which was light and cosy but not the most comfortable as it was very basic.
Bathroom was clean but tired and the shower had terrible pressure.
Communal kitchen is well stocked on utensiles etc.
If your laid back and wanting a cheap place I would recommend it but if your looking for a romantic place or a girls weekend accomodation I would give it a miss.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Great little find in beautiful Wanaka. We stayed in the Lodge part and had our own bathroom which was clean and big. Shared kitchen and lounge areas were also clean and great to share a meal and chat with other travellers. Was really close to centre of town and shops. Owners were very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed in Wanaka for a week and we chose a Lodge room.
This turned out to be a great choice!
They have a lounge and computers and a big open kitchen to use so we were able to save money having somewhere clean to cook and eat.
The room was large with plenty of room for our snowboarding equipment and a big comfy double bed.
The staff at reception were all lovely and really eager to help us enjoy our time in Wanaka. They booked us a sky dive and helped us find local walks and were just so helpful, they really seemed to care whether or not we had a good day, and that's special when staying at a backpackers. The backpackers kitchen has a big cosy fireplace! perfect.
We'd recommend this Hostel!

Room Tip: The only time it was noisy was when the irish pub had a band playing... but that was only 1 night of...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Arrived late in the evening and left early the next day, but the room was clean and warm. The owner was very helpful and gave us some tips on where to eat. Would recommend if you're looking for an average, clean and budget option in Wanaka.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Stayed here with a large group and loved it. The facilities were perfect for us as we were able to fire up the BBQ and cook our own food. The rooms were big enough and the location in Wanaka couldn't have been better. Keen to stay at the Matterhorn again next year.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed only two nights at the Matterhorn in October 2011 but those were one of the nicest in the whole NZ trip. We made a reservation for pretty basic private room but when checking in they upgraded us to the Love Shack for free! Nice, very private cottage in the courtyard with very comfortable bed was something special after those dorms and very basic private rooms.

Hot outdoor tube, clean kitchen, awesome guests and very friendly staff. Will definitely come back when visiting NZ south island again!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers

Property: 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 #38 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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! 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 
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