• Mountain view
  • Garden
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Baggage storage
  • Heating
  • Parking on site

Located Among the Southern Alps, Haka House Aoraki Mt Cook features views of Mount Cook, and is 656 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 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Mount Cook Village
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Zealand
    United States of America United States of America
    Great location. Perfect starting point for any mount cook activities. We stayed in a private room. Very comfortable and clean rooms. Has laundry for charge, a free sauna, and a spacious shared kitchen. Would 100% stay again! Thank you!!!
  • Rebecca
    United States of America United States of America
    Spacious hostel with decently equipped kitchen, SAUNA, and ample bathrooms. The proximity to Mount Cook made getting out on the trails fast and easy.
  • Dominick
    Philippines Philippines
    Didn’t want to share a room with strangers but did not realize that this was a hostel until we arrived- this is our fault. However the manager put us in an unoccupied staff room with only two bunks so we didn’t need to share.

Area info

Amenities of Haka House Aoraki Mt Cook
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • 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
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Haka House Aoraki Mt Cook takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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


Until 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 not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

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

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Cash Haka House Aoraki Mt Cook accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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.

Please note that there is a 2.5% charge when you pay with a credit card.

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 Haka House Aoraki 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.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about Haka House Aoraki Mt Cook

  • Haka House Aoraki Mt Cook is 650 feet from the center of Mount Cook Village. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Haka House Aoraki Mt Cook offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking

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

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