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Neat and tidy hostel, good choice of accommodation. Close to local amenities. Ski bus stops at front door.
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Snow Denn Lodge - Hostel is located in Methven. Washpen Falls and Mount Hutt Skifield 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.Visit our Methven travel guide
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Please understand that the Snow Den is a youth hostel. This is certainly not a negative, in fact I see it as a positive. Don't expect room service, a catered dining room or fully stocked bar ... because you'll be disappointed. This is inexpensive accommodation - not a 'cheap' nights stay. The Snow Den has a community feel. There is always something happening that you can be part of. The owner - George - makes this place. He has two separate "lounge rooms" - one for sports and the other for movies. He's a wealth of local knowledge - always around to help or tell a good story. On the last night of our stay, he came into the dining room with a case and shouted the patrons. George makes this 'the' place to stay.
Pros: The community feel ... and the owner ... George ... sensational !!!
Cons: The beds needs to be replaced ... and perhaps better heating. Sound travels between the rooms ... so don't expect a quiet place.
Location: Mt Hutt ... best snowboard/ski field in the Southern Island.