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Independently owned and operated

YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy


Hostel Details & Location

Host: John & Toni Glover

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

Contact: +64 3 442 4900 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location: 862 Kinloch Road,


At the mouth of Lake Wakatipu


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How to get here

You’ll find us on Kinloch Rd not far from the lakefront. The last 9km to get to Kinloch isn’t sealed but is suitable for all vehicles. Free on-site parking is available. It is highly advised to carry snow chains at all times during winter.


Bus: There are buses all year round between Queenstown and Glenorchy, operating at a minimum of 2 persons. Please contact us for help with arranging it, especially if travelling alone.
Water Taxi: A water taxi is available from Glenorchy to Kinloch, advanced booking required. It is weather dependent; land transport provided if weather isn’t ideal.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

This charming lodge holds its own among the natural beauty of its lakefront surroundings. Enjoy our cosy on-site restaurant, fully-equipped kitchen, hot tub with a view, bikes and fishing rods for hire, kayak trips in the summer, and a TV room for those looking to relax.

We include fully made up beds with hot water bottles and spare blankets for the cooler winter nights, heaters, power outlets, sofas, mirrors and storage. 

Within easy reach of Queenstown and a 5 minute boat ride or 26km scenic drive from Glenorchy, YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy is a stone's throw from the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks. We offer track transfers and can help with transport and activity bookings. Our guests spend their days trekking, fishing, horse-trekking or simply enjoying the magnificent natural surroundings.

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Guests love:

  • Onsite food options
  • Hot tub
  • Free movies

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Onsite food options
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Hot tub
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room
  • 24 hour guest access
  • Free onsite parking

Entertainment and activities:

  • Book exchange
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies
  • Games available


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Convenience items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle storage

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Union Pay
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our Glenorchy highlights:

  • We're a perfect start or finish point for popular walks such as the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks
  • Book an outdoor adventure: horse trekking, kayaking, fishing and bike hire
  • Enjoy the amazing views of the lake and mountains from our hot tub!

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