Snow Denn Lodge
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Snow Denn Lodge

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4.0
#1 of 3 hostels in Methven
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
Snow Denn Lodge is the best accommodation in Methven, NZ. At Snow Denn, we have something for everybody. One wing for the backpacker, with dorms and lots of fun. Another wing with spacious private rooms, for those seeking more comfort and relax. Best position. Best price. Best place.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Massage
Parking
Wifi
Skiing
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English

Location

6, Bank Street, Methven 7730 New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 84 out of 100
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hat_carr wrote a review Jul 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom20 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Snow Denn is a great place to base yourself to go skiing at Mount Hutt. Laura and Tim are great hosts and were so helpful with organising ski hire (from Big Als) and lift passes for Mount Hutt, and when we couldn’t ski due to weather they gave lots of advice on which walks and bike rides to do in the area. The kitchen and bathroom are both kept really clean and the log burner is going 24/7 - a blessing on those cold days! Thanks for a lovely stay!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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CO15677 wrote a review Jul 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Called Laura and she was super accommodating with providing rooms that suited two families. The Lodge was kept in immaculate condition with all the facilities we needed for a family ski trip to Mt Hutt. The log burner was on early in the morning and when we got back from skiing in the afternoon. Totally recommend a stay at Snow Denn Lodge - thanks Laura and Tim.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Acineto wrote a review Oct 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,147 contributions825 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a room online and checked in on the day. It wasn't too difficult since we did come within operating hours of the reception. The lodge has a large kitchen and dining area as well as a loft upstairs for games and other entertainment. there was also a drying room under the stairs and a shed by the carpark for skis and boards.
The location is quite nice since it was a bit away from the main road so it wasn't particularly busy but the carpark was quite full. It was easy enough to walk around Methven from the lodge.
The rooms were cosy and tidy, as were the bathrooms. Even though it seemed to be full, it was really quiet, which was nice.
There are multiple entrances which require the key fob to enter after hours. There is an intercom as well for communication as well as a mobile number in case of emergencies. We did end up using it to be let back in after leaving the key in the room while packing the car the following day.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book online
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adele21212121 wrote a review Aug 2022
Port Macquarie, Australia40 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The couple that run this cute small lodge at methven are amazing. Attention to detail, spotlessly clean and so friendly. She (sorry can't remember her name) told us about the hot pools and off we went. We would never have looked for them. Such a great experience. I would definitely recommend staying at this great lodge and will be back
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Everard wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 5 nights, this is our third time staying at the snow Denn and won’t be our last. Lara and Tim are fantastic with great help from Lara’s parents. The place is clean, and on site parking included in price Excellent value.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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EGC wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great wee hostel. Clean and tidy, no extra for towels, great hot water. Easy to check in afterhours. Hosts were friendly and knew the local area well. Close to the supermarkets and eateries. Very helpful for Te Araroa walkers too.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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clburke wrote a review Feb 2008
Ireland1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I stayed at Snow Denn Lodge in Methven for one week last September and it was a terrible experience. I would not reccommend this hostel to anyone. I found this accomodation at www.methvenaccommodation.co.nz., which described it as only 30 mins from Mount hutt ski field which is where we planned to ski for 2 weeks, free breakfast, free internet, and double ensuite rooms. It sounded great so after some communication with the manager by e-mail, I again revisited www.methvenaccommodation.co.nz and gave over my Credit ard details in order to reserve a double room for 2 weeks. The nightmare began when immediately - without my prior permission the manager took payment of $840 NZD off my credit card over two months before we were due to arrive! When we finally arrived at Snow denn lodge in September, we found that the standards at this hostel were very poor. The so called 'free breakfast' comprised of a tray of cheap eggs and sliced bread left on the kitchen counter every morning for you to attempt to cook up in the crowded kitchen if you could manage to find space at the cooker or clean utensils. The walls of the rooms were paper thin so it was really hard to sleep at night with all the noise, and rooms were freezing cold most of the time as the manager took it upon himself to come in and turn the heat off when we were not in the room. For these reasons after a week we decided to move on from Snow Denn Lodge. The manager promised to refund the outstanding amount paid in advance to my credit card but this did not happen as promised. It took several phonecalls and e-mails, and eventually almost 6 weeks later he refunded the outstanding amount to my credit card. For all of these reasons I would advise any visitors to Methven & Mountt Hutt not to stay at Snow Denn Lodge. There are plenty of better value places to stay in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cecilia B wrote a review Sept 2017
28 contributions21 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the same experience as the past two reviewers, we were told we weren't booked in despite booking several months ago and ringing at least three times to confirm. The young foreign woman in the office was rude and dismissive, and completely unprofessional. In contrast, the young guy who did help us out (Dan? Ben?) couldn't have been more helpful, so big thanks to him. At least he found us a room and made us feel welcome. The accomodation itself was very average, and it doesn't pay to strip your bed if you don't want to see the state of the mattresses!! Still, you get what you pay for I guess. George (manager) seems to be running his business into the ground. Definitely wouldn't stay again and wouldn't recommend this place.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Asgar Shane Mamoe wrote a review Apr 2016
Auckland, New Zealand73 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sorry it's taken so long to leave this, but thank you for hosting my team at the 2016 National Dragon Boating event.

We had a brilliant time at Snow Denn Lodge with spacious, clean rooms, especially mine with its own ensuite!

The large kitchens and dining rooms were kept clean with everything we needed and made for a great relaxing area to debrief with the team and meet with down to earth tourists who came and cheered us on during our competitions.

Being a skip and a hop to the Methven shops and pubs meant we could walk to and back for a meal and a few drinks throughout out 3 nigh stay, and all your local recommendations were spot on!

We took away fond memories of our time at Snow Denn and will most definitely be booking back in next time we are back!

Thanks heaps
Shane
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from snowdennlodge2015, Manager at Snow Denn Lodge
Responded 26 Apr 2016
Thanks for leaving a review, its always welcome. I'm glad you had such a great stay with us here at SnowDenn and thanks for the kind words. It was fantastic to have you guys here and we hope to see you again in Methven soon.
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Matthew J wrote a review Feb 2015
12 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night, albeit reluctantly. Our room had a door bolted to the wall that lead to a private bathroom for the room next door. So we were exposed to all that comes with a paper thin wall next to a bathroom. We weren't told this when we arrived.
The facilities are ok but have an aire of grime and low maintenance. There really wasn't enough space in the kitchen and only one sink. The fridge and shelves were full of food from the resident drunk construction workers that inhabit the place.
The manager George is a real piece of work. Micromanages the customers and doesn't mind his own business. A genuine creep.
Stay away from this place. There are plenty of other places to stay in Methven for similar prices that are much nicer.
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Date of stay: February 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from snowdennlodge2015
Methven, New Zealand
Yes this is fine as we can leave a key out for you......don't know how we missed this question?
2furi0us asked a question Aug 2015
Tokyo, Japan
Will I be able to leave my luggage before the check in?
Answer from snowdennlodge2015
Methven, New Zealand
Absolutely, you're more than welcome to drop your luggage off before check-in; no charge!
Acineto wrote a tip Oct 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,147 contributions825 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book online"
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Pammage wrote a tip Jan 2018
Auckland, New Zealand126 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Away from the communal area would be quieter when the hotel is busy."
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mark e wrote a tip Sept 2017
Timaru, New Zealand4 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are nicer places in methven but unfortunately this was all we could get"
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JineteNZ wrote a tip Jul 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand57 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms not in the dorm area are quieter and the wall panel heaters aren't very useful so bring some warm PJs"
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Rhonda A wrote a tip Nov 2016
Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States361 contributions157 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I was in the back lodge. Quieter and cleaner kitchen but no internet."
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PRICE RANGE
$93 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMethven
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Snow Denn Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Snow Denn Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cinema Paradiso (0.1 km), New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Centre (0.3 km), and Smith Gallery (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Snow Denn Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Is parking available at Snow Denn Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Snow Denn Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dubliner, The Green Parrot, and Molecule Cafe.
Is Snow Denn Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Methven.
Are any cleaning services offered at Snow Denn Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Snow Denn Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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