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Mount Cook Backpacker Lodge Reviews

Bowen Drive, Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village, Mt Cook, New Zealand

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103 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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We had an amazing 4-bed dorm with ensuite and a balcony with a view of the spectacular mountains - absolute luxury! Only slight complaint is the lack of free wifi but you can buy some for 24 hours for fairly cheap. Worth it I would say if you need to make plans and book an onward trip. Also, if you order food in the restaurant, be prepared to wait a while!


No matter where you were there were amazing views all around, the staff were friendly and it was really close to the Hooker Glacier walking track

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel is generally good. The location is fantastic with great views if the landscape. The rooms are cosy and warm with good bedding and bathrooms. There's even a fridge in the room which is handy. The kitchen is a bit plain, with limited plates and bowls. No tea or coffee on offer. Bar is ok, good food but poor beer selection, not badly priced. Reception can be unattended at times but staff are good, very friendly and helpful. snacks and coffee from reception are overly expensive though. good.


Feels like an old hotel converted to a hostel. That said, the view is incredible and worth the price alone. Kitchen got new stove tops while I was there. Bar is incredibly pricey, but given the location of the hostel, that's not surprising. All in all, a good place to stay a few nights.


Very nice atmosphere.


The rooms and showers were clean and comfortable. The view was amazing and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The only things that let it down in my opinion were no free WiFi and the service in the restaurant. We ordered two meals but one person had eaten their meal before the other meal had been collected. And then we had to clear our own plates. I'm not against that but considering what we paid for the meal I would expect to be able to eat at the same


We loved the view! We had a big apartement, which we really appreciated. We didn't enjoy having cars parking right in front of us while sitting on the veranda. We also would have loved to have a little bit more equipment in the kitchen, e.g. sharp knives, a strainer for noodles. The dishes were not very clean as well. Secury: A small place to lock valuabels woudl be great!

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good backpackers with a good bike rental rate (comparatively speaking). Clean rooms with balcony view to mount cook. The front desk person was a little strange but helpful. Facilities are pretty good, except for paid wifi. (Note, there is no supermarket in town, be prepared.)


You Even have to pay 2% additional if you pay by card. Stone age?

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