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Mountain House YHA
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great fun house for the family.
Not cheep at nearly $400 a night for a 3 bedroom house but the place was clean, great fire, heaters in every room, good beds and the location and setting is beautiful.
Book the houses by the room if you can, if you don't "need" all three rooms the accom would be somewhat cheaper.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

There is not much accommodation in Arthur's Pass, so we were lucky to get a room. As a couple we got a room in a 'cottage' which had 3 other rooms. There is a wood heater and well equipped kitchen. (Bring your own food - local store is very small!) Lots of hot water. As there was only 1 other couple it felt like we had a house to ourselves.
By staying overnight we could do longer walks - Bealey's Spur was great (2 hours up, good walking shoes help as some mud and tree roots, 1.5 hrs down) Fantastic view of mountains and 2 river valleys.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Just stayed the 1 night here in the dorm. The bunks were made of wood, so didn't make noise like the metal ones. Room was warm and bed comfortable. Kitchen has everything you need and was large. Upstairs you can relax on the couch or outside facing the mountains. Bathrooms were clean. I think there was only 1 power point in the room, so I had to charge my phone in the hallway which was abit annoying but other than that it was a great stay. You have to pay for wifi, but if you have a NZ number you can hook up to the free spark wifi across the road. Would stay here again

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I arrived very late after driving from Christchurch, and the key to my Private Room (which was part of a lovely old house with shared kitchen, living and bathroom facilities) was waiting at the hostel office. A map had been left so it was easy to find, and my room was immaculate; spacious and warm. The shared facilities were clean and tidy. I wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

My husband and I stayed here for one night in a Private Double Cabin, sharing a kitchen, living space, and bathroom with three other rooms. The place is very remote, but there is a place to eat very close in town. Need to pay for wifi passes, but it works well. Would stay again if in the area!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: PO Box 12, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Arthur's Pass National Park
Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Arthur's Pass National Park
Price Range: $31 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YHA Arthur’s Pass Mountain House is situated in the alpine village of Arthur's Pass, right on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, just two hours from Christchurch and ninety minutes from Greymouth. Accommodation consists of the main backpacker lodge set in the centre of town, a modern, heated, suntrap with great views, but still with a small hostel feel. Just opposite the Lodge is the historic YHA building with multi-share rooms perfect for backpacking groups. We also offer self contained cottages with log fires set in beautiful gardens and Motel units next door to our Lodges ... more   less 
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