Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Matterhorn South Lodge is located near the centre of Wanaka township and is just a short walk from the lake.

We offer you the option of either lodge or backpacker accommodation - you choose!

The backpackers' rooms are clean and cosy with easy access to all facilities and the sunny decks.

This is a small and friendly hostel with gas fires - come and take a look... View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 6.9

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    10 Feb 2020
    We stayed in a double room with en-suite for 1 night. Good size room, comfortable bed, good shower and the whole place was very clean including the kitchen facilities. We didn't cook in the kitchen but it appeared to be well equipped. There were also coin operated laundry facilities available but again, only being there 1 night we didn't make use of these. The tea/coffee making facilities in the room were a nice addition too. Location is great and plenty of street parking, would stay again.
    Scotland, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    07 Mar 2019
    Good, homelike hostel. Nice common area with sofas.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    01 Feb 2020
    Nice place, only complaint is the bunk bed in room 5 is wobbly and creaks loudly when you make the slightest movement, so i could not sleep properly. Plus the top bed ladder was loose and dangerous
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    17 Dec 2019
    My boyfriend and I had a great time staying at matterhorn South. The showers and toilets as well as the kitchen were clean and everyone else who stayed in the hostel was considerate of each other and the private room we occupied was cute and cozy.
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 Mar 2019
    This is a perfectly acceptable hostel to stay. There is room for improvement: Wifi is not working a lot of the time in the lounge area, or anywhere, or on mobile phones. The kitchen does not feature pans without damage to the teflon and frequently the few pots and pans that are available are either dirty or in use, which makes for a sad cooking experience. There is not much storage space in the dorm rooms. Typical hostel problems. Still, I had a pleasant stay there and would stay there again.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Jun 2020
    Cold in the kitchen and living room and the whole place stank of weed pretty strongly. Other than that great!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Wasn’t a fan of this hostel. It was absolutely freezing and the blanket on my bed smelt so bad I had to keep it below my waist. It’s pretty old and run down. I got a voucher for 3GB of wifi. I used it for about 20 minutes the first night, was out of the hostel from 3AM-11PM the next day and it suddenly said I had used 3GB already and cut me off... kitchen was good and location was great. Probably wouldn’t stay again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    25 Mar 2019
    This place is decent enough for a quick stopover but I wouldn't stay more than a night if you enjoy sleep. The beds are uncomfortable, our room wasn't clean and there's a bar right next door that you can hear until the early hours. The kitchen was cramped and messy with barely enough pans and utensils. The lounge areas were also too small for everyone to use which meant on a rainy day there was nowhere to sit down. Also there were no lockers in the rooms so it didn't feel very secure.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    29 Jan 2020
    Kitchen not very well equipped. The rooms were very cramped and not enough place to put your things.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.7


    21 Apr 2019
    The low rating is perhaps due to the fact i stayed in the lodge rather than the hostel as the main area was booked out. I found the staff quite cold & very unhelpful - didn't offer any help or advice about Wanaka, really just the bare minimum. The lodge was empty, cold, and smelt musty like it had just been opened. Luckily some other ppl checked in, otherwise it would have been a very lonely experience. I left after one night. Location was great.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi