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High Country Motel and Backpackers

Hotel Class
2.5 out of 5
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Reviews

3.5 / 5Good
92 reviews

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Twizel Town Centre
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mueller Ridge
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Lake Ruataniwha
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Glentanner (GTN)
    30 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms

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    • Sleeps 5
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  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms

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    • Sleeps 7
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  • 3 Bedroom Carriage House

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    • Sleeps 7
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  • Double Room, Private Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Studio

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

Twizel

Located in Twizel, High Country Motel and Backpackers is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Pukaki and Lake Ruataniwha, while Lake Pukaki Information Center and Totara Peak Gallery are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Twizel Town Centre - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mueller Ridge - 7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Lake Ruataniwha - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lake Pukaki Information Center - 8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lake Ohau - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) - 111 min drive

About this property

High Country Motel and Backpackers

Along with WiFi in public areas, this motel has 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. All 104 rooms provide wireless Internet access (surcharge), coffee/tea makers and satellite TV. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests.

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.

Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday-Sunday: 2 PM-7:30 PM
  • 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.

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

Mastercard
Visa

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 (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 3.00 per 24-hour period (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 are 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.

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)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: NZD 13.00 per person

Things to do

  • Bike hire

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

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

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

More

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
3.5
5 - Excellent
21
4 - Good
34
3 - Okay
17
2 - Mediocre
11
1 - Poor
9
3.8
Cleanliness
3.9
Service and Staff
3.4
Amenities
3.3
Property condition

2/5

I was not expecting to be in backpacker accommodation. It was like living in a shoebox! Definitely not up to NZ Motel standards.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

Good communication from staff Flexible and adaptable - willing to make it work.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jul. 2019

3/5

The room was great and the heater adequate to heat the area. Room 708 - the light coloured carpet was full of stains - colour of this carpet not suitable for a high traffic area. Left notes in the room about: 1. The bottom of the kettle was jampacked with slime and jucky stuff and we could not remove all of it by rinsing and boiling (this kettle need soaking in vinegar and serious scrubbing) 2. Corner of shower was full of black mould growth 3. The curtain rails had no stopper and was kept on the rail by BlueTac - instead of stoppers The Entrance lobby area to the rooms seriously need a matted carpet to wipe your wet feet! Overall enjoyed my stay!

Stayed 2 nights in Jul. 2019

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