Mount Cook Backpacker Lodge Reviews
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Doesn't worth the price. Moreover, it's written that there is a free wifi but it's not true, it's 4$ for 24hours. When you pay this price you expect having internet at least. The kitchen is very bad too : only 1 knife for all the backpacker and no salt, no coffee, no tea as you find in almost every backpackers.
The kitchen equipment is a practical joke. One single
We greatly enjoyed the hospitality and friendliness of the staff. The food was fantastic but it took a while to prepare. We will definitely come back. A little bit disappointed that the room was not ready on time.
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
Had a bath in the dorm ensuite which was a nice bonus. However the cafe was really slow had to wait an hour and a half for some bland expensive fish and chips! So be advised bring your own food too cook.
Great place to stay especially after long hikes and climbs. Food in the restaurant and bar was great! It's in a remote location so don't expect Atm machines or shops selling groceries etc in the vicinity, before you arrive. Highly recommend this place. Never woken up to such amazing views!
I liked the atmosphere of the restaurant, there's nothing better than sitting on a cozy couch, drinking hot chocolate and staring at the mountains. :)
The kitchen was very substandard. Hardly any cutlery or crockery. Some people had to eat their breakfast out of cooking pots because there were not many bowls. Location was great. Rooms are fine but in need of some work. I wouldn't stay here again.
For the price (38 dollars), you dont have for your money. The gy at the reception was absolutly not welcoming, i would say the opposite! The kitchen is just so dirty, nothing to cook (maybe they want us to buy food at their restaurant...) If you have the choice try something else
Good place. Probably has the most amazing view from common space of any hostel. The common space also has a fireplace, video game coin-ops, restaurant, pool tables etc. Dorm room even had a bath tub! Good base for hikes into the mountains. Staff wasn't the friendliest I've seen though...
the bar upstairs is a great place to hang out and meet other travelers / learn about walking tours around. with very (!) limited other options for food in town (no supermarket/restaurant apart from the heritage hotel) and sudden weather changes i was very happy about that. it's not a noisy bar so no worries. no free wifi but the regular global gossip deal. otherwise nice place with small balconies for each room. one girl behind the bar was socially incompetent, but all the others were fine.
The day we check out, the female staff is very unfriendly