Located in Castle Hill, Forest Lodge offers backpacker style accommodations with mountain views. It is 4.3 mi from Mount Cheeseman and features ski storage space, as well as a shared lounge. Porters is 14 mi away.

Skiing is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the hostel as well as mountain biking and hiking.

The nearest airport is Christchurch International Airport, 61 mi from the property.

Forest Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 26, 2018

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Forest Lodge

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi, if you have booked a twin room do you still need to bring a sleeping bag or is it only in the dormitory? Thanks Bryan
    Yes BYO bedding for all rooms, although you may hire bedding/linen for an extra $5.
    Answered on January 3, 2022
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Answered on September 30, 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?
    Answered on September 30, 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?
    Depending on how many people are staying in the lodge, it can be very quiet when there is just a few, but when full it can be noisier.
    Answered on August 18, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?
    We do not have lockable lockers. If you require certain things to be stored safely, staff can put items in a secure place for the time needed.
    Answered on September 30, 2019
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Amenities of Forest Lodge
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Ski storage
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Hiking
  • Skiing Off-site
No internet access available.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secure parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules Forest Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 9:00 PM


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos Debit card Forest Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about Forest Lodge

  • Forest Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Skiing

  • Check-in at Forest Lodge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Forest Lodge is 3.7 miles from the center of Castle Hill.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Forest Lodge by:

    • Car 1h 40min

  • The prices at Forest Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.