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WiFi, linens, wheelchair access
WiFi, linens, wheelchair access

Guest reviews

3.6 out of 5 Good
146 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Parking included
Breakfast Available
Laundry
Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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Explore the area

Popular LocationTwizel Town Centre4 min walk
Popular LocationLake Ruataniwha7 min drive
Popular LocationLake Pukaki Information Center8 min drive
AirportGlentanner (GTN)33 min drive

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  • Studio

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStudio
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 7
    More detailsSuite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsFamily Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • House, 3 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 9
    More detailsHouse, 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedroom Carriage House

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 7
    More details3 Bedroom Carriage House
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDouble Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDouble Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

About this area

Twizel

High Country Motel and Backpackers is located in Twizel. Shoppers can check out Twizel Town Centre, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Pukaki and Lake Ruataniwha.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Twizel Town Centre - 4 min walk
  • Lake Ruataniwha - 7 min drive
  • Lake Pukaki Information Center - 8 min drive
  • Lake Pukaki - 9 min drive
  • Lake Ohau - 28 min drive

About this property

High Country Motel and Backpackers

Eco-friendly motel in Twizel with free parking
This motel features WiFi in public areas, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. Self parking is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a garden and barbecues are on-site. Rooms offer wireless Internet access (surcharge) and showers.
High Country Motel and Backpackers offers 104 forms of accommodation. This Twizel motel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 3.00 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 3.00 per 24-hour period)
  • In-room WiFi has a 4-device limit
  • WiFi in public areas has a 4-device limit

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: NZD 13.00 per person

Things to do

  • Bike rentals

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Shower

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 7:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (2 PM - 7:30 PM) and Monday - Sunday (8 PM - 10 PM)
If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 13.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 3.00 per 24-hour period (4-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 3.00 per 24-hour period (4-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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

High Backpackers Twizel
High Country Motel and Backpackers Motel
High Country Motel and Backpackers Twizel
High Country Motel and Backpackers Motel Twizel

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at High Country Motel and Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, High Country Motel and Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to High Country Motel and Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at High Country Motel and Backpackers?
As of 24 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at High Country Motel and Backpackers on 25 Sep 2020 start from NZ$64, 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.
Is High Country Motel and Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at High Country Motel and Backpackers?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at High Country Motel and Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 7:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at High Country Motel and Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is High Country Motel and Backpackers located?
Situated in Twizel, this eco-friendly motel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Twizel Town Centre and within 9 miles (15 km) of Lake Pukaki and Lake Ruataniwha. Lake Pukaki Information Center and Lake Benmore are also within 9 miles (15 km).
3.6
Good
146 reviews
5 - Excellent
36
4 - Good
57
3 - Okay
26
2 - Poor
17
1 - Terrible
10

3.8/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room is basic but very clean and quite adequate for my needs. The bed had crisp spotless sheets and bedding and was very comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice simple place to stay. Good value for money and warm in the winter. Happily stay here again
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
We were only there overnight so cannot comment on anything except that we all had a good sleep and were grateful for the hot showers.'Mant thanks
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Booked this Motel by phone one week prior to arrival for a one night stay,was, a little doubtful about the booking so rang the following day to check our booking was confirmed,and was advised by male person that booking was confirmed at $97 for the night.On arrival on the 15th I was advised by same male person that there was no booking,however he had a motel available for $130 .As we had spent all Day travelling we did not wish to look for another Motel and accepted reluctantly.We felt absolutely ripped off and would never recommend this Lodge to anyone.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Comfy beds, lovely linens and amazing showers...would recommend!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

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