BBQ facilities
Free WiFi
Free parking
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Baggage storage
Parking on site
Facilities for disabled guests

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Located Among the Southern Alps, YHA Mt Cook features views of Mount Cook, and is 650 feet from Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center. It offers affordable accommodations with a seasonal barbecue area, a self-catering guest kitchen and free access to a sauna room.

Guests can choose to stay in a lively dormitory room or in the comfort of a private room. Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared. Up to 5GB of free WiFi is available for guests.

There is a lounge area with a fireplace where guests can enjoy TV programs/movies. Self-service laundry facilities are available.

Mt Cook YHA is a 2 minute drive from a variety of dining options in Mount Cook Township. Timaru Airport is a 2.5-hour drive away.

You can go walking, mountaineering, kayaking, skiing, boating, scenic flying and stargazing in the surrounding areas. A tour desk can help you plan your day.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Your stay will include:
Free WiFi Sauna

YHA Mt Cook has been welcoming guests since Jul 31, 2012
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Property questions and answers
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  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?
    We provide all bedding and sheets for our guests to use, and extra blankets are also available. We do not allow the use of guests own sleeping bags fo..
    Answered on November 23, 2020
  • Hi My left knee just operation on 10 Dec. So can I request lower bunk if i booking 4 bed Mixed dormitory room for 1 person. Thank you
    Hi there, Yes if you make a booking and just let us know either through the app or directly that you would like to reserve a lower bunk we can arrange..
    Answered on December 19, 2020
  • Is the communal bathroom shared between both genders or are there specifically for female and male?
    Our main communal bathrooms are seperated into male and female. We also have several individual showers and toilet rooms in the building which are unisex.
    Answered on November 23, 2020
  • Thus this room has a private bathroom.
    Sorry, but we do not have rooms with private bathrooms in our building and all of our rooms have shared facilities.
    Answered on June 16, 2021
  • Is it shared bathroom or private bathroom. Do you have private bathroom rooms available. Please let me know.
    Sorry, none of the rooms in our building have private bathrooms and we only have shared facilities here.
    Answered on June 16, 2021
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Amenities of YHA Mt Cook Great facilities! Review score, 9.0
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bicycle rental Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
  • Convenience store on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

YHA Mt Cook takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


6:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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 3 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

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card YHA Mt Cook accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests 17 years or younger are not permitted to stay in dormitory accommodations unless that dormitory is privatized, where all beds are booked in the room and a minimum of one adult is part of the booking party. All guests 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult for any booking and that adult is responsible for actions of all the youths within that booking party.

Please note for bookings of 10 or more guests, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information, please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform YHA Mt Cook of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about YHA Mt Cook

  • YHA Mt Cook is 650 feet from the center of Mount Cook Village.

  • Check-in at YHA Mt Cook is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

  • YHA Mt Cook offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bicycle rental