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Antwerpen, België
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Stayed here for a weekend, The hostel is old and could use a makeover. The rooms are very noisy and the kitchen is small and unconvenient. The showers and bathrooms were clean and with good waterpressure. No free Wifi

Thank DjangoDjango
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

The best The very best I met some amazing people I startet the trip of my life in this place! Come and see it, wanaka is amazing just go go go travle the worls and definitely travel new zealand and se wanaka

Thank Sebastian D
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Had the private double room in backpackers area. Walls paper thin and could hear everyone's conversations next door and in the hall. Could hear most of the noise from lots of drinking the the lounge area. Appeared to have no noise curfew time, unlike many other backpackers I've stayed in. Still really noisy at 2 am. So barely slept at...

1Thank Ellen A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The place has a really relaxed and nice vibe to it. A few long term stayers but they made us feel really welcome and invited us on a night out with them. Rooms, beds and facilities were all good as was the location. The only disappointing thing was paying for wifi that barely worked.

1Thank toni3279
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 7 April 2015

I did not book my stay at Matterhorn and I was not here by choice. My group of climbers and me had to get off Mt Cook earlier than planned and it seems this was the only place available due to the holiday weekend. I got to share a six bunk bed room with a fellow climber and four other...

Thank FredOH69
Lucerna, Luzern, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

We came with low expectations (all other hostels we called were fully booked) and left disappointed. Room was not clean (dirt on the floor), kitchen dirty, no free wifi, some staff unfriendly. Showers were all right but thats it...

Thank Nicole D
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2015

I used this as my base to go hiking in the areas that surround Lake Wanaka. It has everything you need for that, quiet and enough space for gear. The lady who ran the place was doing an amazing job of showing me around and taking care of a baby at the same time. There was never a struggle for...

Thank AndyR61
Biel, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

When we check-in and check-out, the receptionist was quite cold... The kitchen is dirty like the floor of the rooms. Who is, I think, never clean... Bathroom Ok. Location: Good Price : Standard Regards

1Thank Joris B
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Original style hostel with all you need. Clean, warm dry. Big kitchen and eating area. Probably been around longer than X base and YHA and it is cheaper. Its not got the kids feel of the other backpackers. Owner managed and run. Beds comfy. Bedding supplied. WiFi is good but you have to pay which seems to be the norm...

Thank DMbackpacker
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Perfect location, *lovely staff and quite comfortable rooms. We've stayed in different hostels throughout New Zealand and Matterhorn was the best one so far. We wish we could stay longer! We definitely recommend it.

Thank robertoelerojunior

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We provide all travellers a home away from home to take a break from your break. So Climb on in! A homely relaxing atmosphere set in beautiful Wanaka with friendly kiwi’s and travellers from all around the world.We have log fires to warm you up in winter and sun decks with plenty of shade to chill out in summer.There are two fully equipped kitchens one each for Lodge and Backpacker Accommodations.This blend of affordable Backpacker and Lodge Accommodation with friendly management and superb location will give you a very enjoyable stay.Top floor of the lodge accommodation overlooks the lake and the mountains. We are located near the centre of the township, just a short walk from the Lake. There are separate areas for backpackers and Lodge guests but we encourage everyone to join in and get to know each other. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers

Address: 56 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $38 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Not sure if there are any.....”
 of 5 bubbles MurrayLucy, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Probably best not to stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles AmandaPressly, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the side of the road are actually a bit quieter (as I moved rooms during my stay). As there aren't people coming in and out of the Backpackers outside your door.”
 of 5 bubbles AndyR61, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Dorms are a good size”
 of 5 bubbles DMbackpacker, 6 Nov 2014 | Read review
“rooms on the street side are noisier”
 of 5 bubbles deb871, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
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