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YHA Managed YHA Aoraki Mt Cook


Hostel Details & Location

Host: 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

We’re located on the corner of Kitchener Dr and Bowen Dr. There is free on-site parking available. It is highly advised to carry snow chains at all times during winter. All buses and shuttles pick up and drop off at the hostel door.

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This cosy, solar-powered alpine backpacker lodge is nestled among majestic mountains and natural beauty. Guests love our inviting log cabin feel and coming home to a warm fire in our comfortable lounge at the end of a day exploring.

Our fully-equipped kitchen and our bathrooms have been recently refurbished so you can enjoy top-notch shared facilities. Extras like our movie lounge, guitars, in-house convenience store (be warned, there's no supermarket here!), 2GB free WiFi and free sauna make us an exceptionally popular choice. Here you'll be among like-minded guests who tend to rise early to make the most of the epic walks and scenery on offer.

Check with reception for information on local weather and the best walks in the area; our friendly and knowledgeable staff can book tours and activities for you. A small selection of food items and necessities are available; you can also purchase breakfast. Relax at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook and we think you'll feel right at home.

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We recommend booking early as we're a very popular choice!


Guests love:

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Sauna
  • Free onsite parking

Shared facilities:

  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Sauna
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

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 hire
  • Bicycle storage

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Union Pay
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our top picks while you're visiting Aoraki:

  • Try the Hooker Valley Walk for an easy stroll to the bottom of a glacial lake and a premium view of Aoraki, or Sealy Tarns for a vertical ascent with a stunning view
  • Get scenic: take a boat ride to visit the Tasman Glacier, or a scenic flight over the Southern Alps and the West Coast with a glacier landing
  • Glacier kayaking – a totally unique adventure

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