YHA Mount Cook
 YHA Mount Cook
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8.6
Excellent
/10
(220 reviews)See what guests said
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9.0
Exceptional
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Exceptional location
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  • Mount Cook National Park590 m
  • Mount Cook Airport4 km
  • Tasman Glacier8.52 km
  • Glentanner Airport19.64 km
  • Richard Pearse Airport109.76 km
  • Wanaka Airport129.17 km
  • Hokitika Airport134.51 km
  • Ashburton Airport138.02 km
  • Greymouth Airport167.56 km
  • Queenstown Airport179.19 km
  • YHA Mount Cook

    1 Bowen Drive, Mount Cook, Mount Cook, New Zealand, 7946 - See map
    "The rooms and shared shower area were kept very clean and the reception staff was extremely friendly and helpful."
    poh K. - March 17, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 96% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    • Sauna

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

    • Safety deposit boxes

    • Non-smoking

    Value for money8.7
    Location rating9.0

    Rooms available at YHA Mount Cook

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    ...
    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    ...
    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 double bed
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    Budget Twin Room
    Budget Twin Room
    ...
    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Double Single
    Double Single
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    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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      Triple Room
      Triple Room
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      • 1 single bed and 2 bunk bed...
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      What people love about YHA Mount Cook

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Friendly staff as well."

        Azraa

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        December 24, 2018

      • 7.2
        Very good
        Cleanliness

        "a pleasant stay in a comfortable and clean place"

        ENG K.

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        February 17, 2017

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "All perfect & friendly staffs."

        AZMAHANI

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        August 30, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent

      "Clean room and toilet."

      Aishah

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      September 26, 2018

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      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Definetely we will come and stay here again."

      norsianti

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      September 28, 2018

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      Reviews of YHA Mount Cook from real guests

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      Agoda Reviews (220)Booking.com Reviews (975)
      8.6
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      10
      Cleanliness8.6
      Facilities8.6
      Location9.0
      Room comfort and quality8.0
      Service8.9
      Value for money8.7
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (53)
      8-9 Excellent (37)
      7-8 Very Good (30)
      6-7 Good (14)
      <6 Below Expectation (7)
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      Mar - May (36)
      Jun - Aug (33)
      Sep - Nov (41)
      Dec - Feb (31)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kesha from Philippines
      Group
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      MY 2ND TIME HERE AND I WILL ALWAYS COME BACK!!!!”

      the location is just perfect!!!! the rooms and the kitchen. it was snowing on the day of our checkout!! Mt. cook is 10 times more beautiful in winter!!! staff are all friendly. although, Lorna is not there anymore. :D

      Reviewed July 25, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ronnachai from Thailand
      Group
      Standard Family Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Great location and Cozy comfort”

      Very impressive for my trip, The location of this hotel is very nice which you can see the Mt.Cook from the hotel's area. The kitchen is very useful, there have a lot of stuff to do a cooking. Love this hostel.

      Reviewed July 11, 2019

      Hi Ronnachai, Thank you for such an amazing review! We're so happy you liked our little hostel out in the mountains, and hopefully you will get the chance to visit us again someday. Best wishes, Richard

      Responded July 25, 2019
      YHA Mount Cook
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Marcus from Singapore
      Couple
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Great trip”

      It's a real cozy hostel full made of wood. It's very warm and comfortable especially in winter when we were there. The kitchen is huge and well equipped for many people to use. The toilets were clean, tidy and neat, enough shower stalls and toilet cubicles to go about. Value for money,

      Reviewed February 25, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      kamontam from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      Exceptional”

      Highly recommended, great location, nice room, well equipped kitchen. It's a must for travelers who want to see the giant milky way right in front of the building.

      Reviewed July 21, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Jacky from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      Exceptional”

      It's a bit of distance apart from where the hiking paths start (about half hour walk), near where Hermitage Hotel is. But for it's seclusion, you get a lot of peace and quiet. Mt Cook national park itself is, of course, breath-taking... anywhere you look, you could just stare and stare, or walk and walk - whichever you prefer.

      Reviewed June 14, 2018

      Hi Jacky, We're really glad you liked our little mountain hideaway, and you got out to enjoy the amazing views and atmosphere here in the park. And hopefully you can come back for a top up on peace again someday Best wishes Richard

      Responded July 02, 2018
      YHA Mount Cook
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Man from Australia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Perfect home for backpacker”

      20-min walk to the visitor centre and The Hermitage. Very friendly and helpful staff. Useful info advised. Toilet is clean. No need to wait for toilet or shower. Bunkbed is nice and tidy. Big locker is provided but you need to bring your own lock. Kitchen is spacious. All utensils provided. The lounge and TV room are comfortable. Free WIFI with 2GB daily. Smooth and fast. Remember to bring some food uphill as there’s no supermarket. Snacks and canned food are sold at the reception in very reasonable price. You can order breakfast if you like. Highly recommend for backpacker or single traveler without a vehicle.

      Reviewed April 08, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      poh from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Clean and great facilities”

      The rooms and shared shower area were kept very clean and the reception staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Since there is limited restaurants at Mount Cook we end up cooking and was glad to find the kitchen well kitchen with everything we need. Great stay!

      Reviewed March 17, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      Kit from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Double Single
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Noisy stay”

      Poor sound insulation, room made of wood, always hear sound when people moving up and down via the wooden stairs.

      Reviewed May 21, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Azraa from Malaysia
      Group
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Cozy Hostel Near Mount Cook”

      Very easy to locate. Near Mount Cook. Very cozy and nice view. Friendly staff as well.

      Reviewed December 24, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      TEERAPHAT from Thailand
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Really amazing place”

      Staff is nice. Location and view is great.

      Reviewed October 29, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      norsianti from Malaysia
      Couple
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      very comfy”

      love to stay here because its warm and the staff was so kind to us thank you YHA..definetely we will come and stay here again..

      Reviewed September 28, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Aishah from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      Great stay!”

      Really good location. Near to hooker valley track. Nice view around it. clean room and toilet. A bit crowded in the kitchen. But the view from kitchen is great.

      Reviewed September 26, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      AZMAHANI from Malaysia
      Couple
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

      One of my best stay in NZ”

      One of my best stay in NZ...all perfect & friendly staffs.

      Reviewed August 30, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      chew from Malaysia
      Group
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018

      Excellent location ”

      Hostel location is very good and the central kitchen is well equipped.

      Reviewed August 18, 2018

      Hi Chew Thanks for writing us a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and you found our location to be very good. Our kitchen sure is well liked by our guests, so I'm happy you enjoyed it also. Best wishes for the rest of your travels throughout New Zealand. Kind regards, Kate.

      Responded August 24, 2018
      YHA Mount Cook
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Siti from Malaysia
      Group
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      Best location, helpful staff and value for money”

      We were greeted with an excellent and helpful staff. Checking in was quick and easy. We requested to extend another night and the staff helps to book us in the same room (rearranging really quick). Facilities were excellent, bed was clean and we feel really comfortable staying there.

      Reviewed April 23, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mindy from Malaysia
      Group
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in September 2017

      Cosy, clean, friendly staff, breathtaking views.”

      Theresa was a gem and was very patient in answering our queries during check-in. This place sets the bar high for all the hostels out there, I'd say. Facilities are well-maintained. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The views are magnificent outside the building. 5-star all the way for YHA Mount Cook!!!!

      Reviewed September 26, 2017

      Hi Mindy .. Wow, many thanks for your kind words & rating .. Yes, we are very pleased that all of our staff are passionate about making your stay a pleasant one .. I'll be sure to pass on your comments to Theresa and the rest of the staff .. Regards Jason Neave, Hostel Manager

      Responded October 02, 2017
      YHA Mount Cook
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ivo from Germany
      Couple
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

      ... back to the roots ...! ”

      we didn't stayed in hostels now for quite some years, so we thought: Hey, why not try it again, as so many decades before! Loved all, the location is just amazing, the view unbeatable! friendly staff and all the facilities you need! Well... and of course: Easy to meet cool people from all over the world! Would do it again!!!

      Reviewed June 21, 2017

      Hello Ivo .. Many thanks for your kind words. Yes, we often hear that story. A lot of times cool people will come back and discover that hostels have improved over the years . For instance we have just installed a brand new solar hot water and power system to further enhance our customers experience, and also upgraded some of our bathroom facilities .. Regards Jason Neave, Hostel Manager

      Responded July 04, 2017
      YHA Mount Cook
      7.2
      Very good
      ENG from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017

      Very good”

      Intention was to book a room for our family of3 but Agoda booking turn out to be ina mixed dorm with 5 other guys ! As it was only one night we rough it out. Otherwise a pleasant stay in a comfortable and clean place

      Reviewed February 17, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lilian from Brazil
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Nice bed and complete facilities”

      I had only problem to sleep because I was sharing a room with 7 more girls and some of them arrived at 1am and were making a lot of noises. I think the hostel need to remind the guests about 10pm silence policy.

      Reviewed December 29, 2016
      8.8
      Excellent
      Xinchun from China
      Group
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      Good location for viewing Mount Cook next morning in short distance”

      Even we stayed in the bunker beds due to no individual room avaiable, we quite statisfied withthe the experience that we all stayed in one dormitory room, just like we returned back to our college time 30 years ago.

      Reviewed May 03, 2016
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