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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook for Groups


We offer secure, affordable, quality accommodation in a small log-cabin-style hostel in the heart of the Southern Alps. We're lucky to be in an area of fascinating geological and natural habitats and work in partnership with the LEOTC scheme to facilitate easy access to the National Park and surrounds.

We're committed to sustainable development in Aoraki Mt Cook; please help us preserve the environment by using our recycling stations and minimising energy use as part of our solar power system.


Continental breakfast can be provided upon request for $10 per person. It includes:

  • A choice of cereals
  • Toast and spreads
  • Tea, coffee or hot chocolate

Some convenience store items are available to purchase at reception.

Free booking service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including:

  • Interislander and Bluebridge ferries
  • Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains
  • InterCity coach travel and local shuttle services

Get in touch

Contact our Group Coordinator: email [email protected] or phone 03 435 1820. Or contact our National Group Coordinators, email [email protected] or phone 0800 278 299.

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Richard Girling

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 3 435 1820 Email this hostel

Reception: 8am – 7pm

Location: 4 Bowen Drive,

Mt Cook Village

In Mt Cook Village


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How to get here

YHA Aoraki Mt Cook is surrounded by the spectacular Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, a great base for alpine exploring. Walk the Hooker Valley track, kayak a glacier terminal lake, soak up history at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and take the time to go star gazing.

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!


All buses and shuttles drop off and pick up from the front door of the hostel.


During the winter months, it's highly recommended to carry snow chains at all times. There is plenty of parking at the hostel for cars, vans and buses.

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Great for groups:

  • Breakfast options
  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Towel hire
  • Bed linen included
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Free onsite parking
  • Communal dining area
  • Secure bedrooms
  • Free booking service
  • Solar powered

Shared facilities:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Communal dining area
  • Food storage area
  • Communal lounge
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Sauna
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Electric Vehicle charging

Entertainment and activities:

  • Guitar
  • Book exchange
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Convenience items for sale
  • Breakfast items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycle storage
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hostel capacity

YHA Aoraki Mt Cook can cater for up to 75 people across 16 rooms. Additionally, alongside our partners in Mt Cook Village, we can accommodate 150+ students and faculty.

Shared rooms

  • 5 x 8 bed multishare rooms
  • 1 x 7 bed multishare room
  • 2 x 4 bed multishare rooms

The hostel has shared single sex bathroom facilities conveniently located near the bedrooms. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1.

Private rooms

  • 8 x twin and double rooms

These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note we do not have ensuite facilities.

Safety & Security

Safety and security is a top priority at YHA. You can download our Group Health & Safety information for your planning resources or school board approvals. All rooms require keys for entry and the hostel is secure after reception hours.

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