Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel

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Living room
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel

Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel

2.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Babysitting
6 Bank Street, Methven, 7730

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRakaia Gorge14 min drive
  • Popular LocationRakaia Gorge Walkway15 min drive
  • Popular LocationAwa Awa Rata Reserve17 min drive
  • AirportAshburton (ASG)31 min drive

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About this area


Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel is located in Methven. Mount Hutt Skifield and Washpen Falls are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Rakaia Gorge and Awa Awa Rata Reserve. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing and a ski shuttle.

What's nearby

  • Rakaia Gorge - 14 min drive
  • Rakaia Gorge Walkway - 15 min drive
  • Awa Awa Rata Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Washpen Falls - 31 min drive
  • Mount Somers - 59 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 67 min drive


  • Cafe 131 - 3 min walk
  • Steel-Worx Bar and Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Lisah's Restaurant and Bar - 3 min walk
  • Green Parrot Bar & Grill - 3 min walk
  • Canterbury Hotel - 3 min walk

About this property

Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel

Property highlights
A round-trip airport shuttle, a garden and a library are just a few of the amenities provided at Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as laundry facilities and babysitting.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Bike hire, an area shuttle and luggage storage
  • Free newspapers, smoke-free property and barbecues
Room features
All guest rooms at Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel include amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Other amenities include:
  • Communal kitchens and limited housekeeping


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Things to do

  • Bike rentals

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: NZD 10.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 50 per person (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Snow Denn Lodge Methven
Snow Denn Lodge Hostel Methven
Snow Denn Methven
Snow Denn Lodge Hostel
Snow Denn Lodge Hostel Methven
Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel Methven
Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Methven

Frequently asked questions

Is Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 20 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 25 Aug 2022 start from NZ$98.00, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel?

Checkout is at 10:00 AM.

Does Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of NZD 50 per person applies.

Where is Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel located?

Situated in Methven, this hostel is 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from Rakaia Gorge and 16.4 mi (26.4 km) from Mount Hutt Skifield.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Warm and comfortable
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
So cosy my boys didn't want to go home!
My two young boys and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Snow Denn Lodge. It was a lovely warm and welcoming hostel, with comfy made up beds and a wood burning stove lit each evening in the kitchen/dining/common area. The kitchen was well equipped and clean and there was a lovely big dining table that was great for meeting other Lodge residents around. I loved that I could easily recycle our waste and even feed food scraps to the owners' chooks (via collection bucket). My boys loved hanging out in the comfortable lounge area upstairs, with great views over to Mount Hutt. We even met another family to ski with through staying here. They come back annually, apparently. Plus, when a favourite cuddly toy was accidentally left behind, Laura, one of the owners, located it and is couriering it home to us. Great, friendly service from her, partner Tim and baby Tessa!! I'm sure we'll be back...
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Favorite in Methven!
Excellent lodge, esp for before and after Mt Hutt ski days! Friendly hosts, comfy clean rooms, great kitchen & lounge area, & walking distance to everything!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021