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YHA Aoraki Mt Cook, Haka House


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Daniel Clarke

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +6421 193 1150 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: 4 Kitchener Drive,

Aoraki Mount Cook Village

In Aoraki Mt Cook Village


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How to get here

Turn left at the end Mount Cook Road and we're just ahead of you on the corner of Kitchener Drive and Bowen Drive. There is free on-site parking available. It is highly advised to carry snow chains at all times during winter. All buses and shuttles pick up and drop off at the hostel door.


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Cosy, solar-powered alpine accommodation nestled among majestic mountains and natural beauty. Guests love the hostel's inviting log cabin feel and coming home to a warm fire in our comfortable lounge at the end of a day exploring Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.

Here you'll be among like-minded guests who tend to rise early to make the most of the epic walks and scenery on offer. (be warned, there's no supermarket here!), 5GB free WiFi and free sauna make us an exceptionally popular choice for both families and backpackers.

Check with reception for information on local weather and the best walks in the area. Relax at YHA Aoraki Mt Cook and we think you'll feel right at home.

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Guests love:

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Free onsite parking
  • Solar powered

Shared facilities:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Sauna
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Communal TV
  • Free movies


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Hair dryers
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycle storage

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
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Some of our top picks while you're visiting Aoraki:

  • Try the Hooker Valley Walk for an easy stroll to the bottom of a glacial lake and a premium view of Aoraki, or Sealy Tarns for a vertical ascent with a stunning view
  • Get scenic: take a boat ride to visit the Tasman Glacier, or a scenic flight over the Southern Alps and the West Coast with a glacier landing
  • Glacier kayaking – a totally unique adventure

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