My friends and I stayed at Kinloch in April ahead of completing the Routeburn Track. We were told that Kinloch was an "upscale backpackers" with higher quality rooms available as well. When we arrived, we were dismayed to find that Kinloch's cleanliness and rooms were of a far lower standard than any of the backpackers we had stayed at so far on the trip, despite charging considerably more per night. The main issues that we encountered here were: the kitchen (ovens would not light - it took an unenthused staff member close to 20 minutes to come light them for us), the faucets (the handle broke when we turned on the water and the manager had to come repair this), and the toilets/showers (the light turns out on you after 5 minutes, and were just generally dirty/unkept). There were positives too though. The hot tub under the stars was very nice, and the surrounding scenery was breathtaking. On the whole, the place was just generally none too clean, and quite cold. Ultimately, I would recommend staying in Glenorchy for the night if you are visiting the area rather than coming out to Kinloch.…
Glorious place to get away from it all! Stunning views over the lake and surrounded by mountains and birdsong! We had the pick of the backpacker accommodation, very clean facilities and the restaurant dining indoors and outdoors. Lovely hosts, great hot tub, and peace. Thank you!
The Kinloch lodge has life sorted for any budgets and is the perfectly located spot for launching your next adventure, undertaking small day hikes or just purely relaxing The restaurant provides perfect breakfast overlooking the lake prior to heading out for a day on the track, the facilities are clean and perfectly pitched for the relaxing environment surrounding you, to top it off the hot tub overlooking the lake is just magical
A short short stay before heading off on a four day tramp around the Greenstone & Caples track. Simple but comfortable room and good facilities for a good price. Chosen for location but highlight was the incredible music coming from an abundance of birdlife both in the late afternoon and early morning and such a peaceful place. The history also amazed us.
Kinloch is a beautiful tranquil location by the lake with many of the rooms overlooking these gorgeous surroundings, and heaps of birdsong throughout the day. Only have to walk a few minutes to be in the bush. All the facilities, including our room were very clean and ideal for our needs. Sitting in the hot tub viewing the lake and surrounds was a bonus! Having their own shuttle service to start/finish of walking tracks is ideal too. We’ll definitely come back and stay again!