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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains
Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains

Overview of YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker

YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker

4.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Laundry
4 Bowen Drive, Aoraki Mt. Cook Village, Mount Cook, South Canterbury, 7946

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAoraki / Mount Cook Visitor Center10 min walk
  • Popular LocationRed Tarns24 min walk
  • Popular LocationKea Point Walk7 min drive
  • AirportGlentanner (GTN)20 min drive

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About this area

Mount Cook

Located in Mount Cook, YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker is in the mountains and in a national park. While the natural beauty of Aoraki / Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Kea Point Walk. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like rock climbing and hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Aoraki / Mount Cook Visitor Center - 10 min walk
  • Red Tarns - 24 min walk
  • Mueller Glacier - 40 min walk
  • Kea Point Walk - 7 min drive
  • Tasman Lake - 9 min drive


  • Chamois Bar & Grill - 5 min walk
  • The Old Mountaineer - 11 min walk
  • The Panorama Room - 13 min walk
  • The Alpine Restaurant - 13 min walk

About this property

YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker

Eco-friendly hostel in Mount Cook with free parking
A sauna, laundry facilities and a library are available at this hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff and a corner/local shop are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and phones. Other amenities that guests will find include living rooms and dining areas. Bathrooms are shared.
YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker offers 16 forms of shared accommodations with air conditioning and blackout curtains. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. This Mount Cook hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room


  • Corner/local shop
  • Library

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German


  • 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)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom

Food and drink

  • Dining room


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

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, debit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 star plus, and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

Mount Cook YHA
YHA Hostel Mount Cook
YHA Aoraki Mt Cook Hostel
YHA Mt Cook Hostel
YHA Cook Hostel
YHA Aoraki Cook Hostel
YHA Cook
YHA Aoraki Cook
Yha Mt. Cook Hotel Village
YHA Aoraki Mt Cook New Zealand/Mt. Village
YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker Mount Cook
YHA Aoraki Mt Cook - Backpacker Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 68 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 28 out of 68 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 68 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 68 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 68 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
All facilities were well maintained and much tidier than I expected, especially kitchen and dining area was excellent. The bed was hard enough to me unlike budget accommodation normally offer. Definitely keen to revisit. Thank you
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
An awesome budget-friendly place in the heart of a majestic place!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020