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Mountain House YHA
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Apart from the dormitory and other accommodation Mountain House has 2 self contained cottages you can stay in. Check their website for accommodation options they are fantastic. No restrictions on the number of nights you have to stay and they are very flexible because they have a selection of options to choose from.

We stayed in Cottage number 4 with 3 double bed rooms. It had a fireplace with wood provided, an excellent kitchen, dining room and lounge. Tt was perfect for a group and excellent rates. Conveniently located right in town and very well maintained. We would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in town and would stay there again.

The beds and bedrooms were comfortable but not luxurious. The bathroom was a tiny bit dated with a shower curtain rather than enclosure and one of the NZ shower heads where the pressure can't be adjusted.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Had a dbl room in one of the cottages which was more like a shared self-catering place than youth hostel. Big lounge, dining room and kitchen with two showers and toilets between 6-perfect! Even had a fire for the winter. Lovely big room with high ceilings and oldsash window. V cute.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Thank Kate W
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

All facilities were spotless and the location is fantastic. If you're planning on cooking (in their well-appointed kitchen), consider bringing food from your previous destination as there are limited options to purchase groceries in town. Also, there will be flies in the summer, so don't forget the bug spray. Arthur's Pass has some great hiking and spectacular views, and is definitely worth a stop for any traveler on the South Island.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Stayed one night in this clean and comfortable hostel. Kitchen very orderly and well-equipped. Pleasant lounge upstairs. Location very picturesque and convenient for walks.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Thank M W
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

Arthur's Pass doesn't have much accommodation so we booked a whole cottage for 3 of us. This was good value and we had plenty of room. The decor is a bit institutional, but the cottage was clean and well equipped. Unfortunately we had appalling weather - it was bone dry on the Christchurch side of the mountains but bucketed for 24 hours at Arthur's Pass - absolute stair-rods the entire time. There was a wood-burning stove and plentiful supply of wood so the cottage was very cosy and warm. The plus side of the rain was that the Devil's Punchbowl waterfall was spectacular. There is some noise from the trains, but the rain just about drowned it out.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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