Balconies or patios, living rooms, and dining areas are featured in all 13 individually decorated rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, rice cookers, free local calls, and hair dryers are available. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The restaurant, Kinloch Lodge Restaurant, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy the spa tub along with access to kayaking and bike rentals. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 8 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of an area shuttle.
Attractions in proximity to this 4-star Kinloch hostel include Skyline Gondola and Coronet Peak Ski Area.
25 Jan. 2019 by Portia
Our hostel rooms were built in the 1970s (long before our time here) and are regularly deep cleaned, checked and maintained e.g. fresh paint. The photos of our rooms online accurately reflect what we offer, outdated is a matter of opinion that we would disagree with given that we replace items often due to usage. Unfortunately we have no control over sandflies but do provide insect repellent for restaurant guests and sell it in our shop, as well as fly screens over windows, we do what we can. Our view has been called many things but nice would be an understatement for quite a few people...
1 Dec. 2018 by Portia
1 Dec. 2017 by Portia
Thanks for writing a review. Unfortunately while we do try to make clear where we are websites like this present our location as the crow flies and there's nothing we can do. Wotif feeds from Expedia and we have made clear there that rooms have shared bathrooms. Sorry we weren't what you were looking for.
5 Aug. 2017 by Portia
Apologies that wotif didn't make our location clear, we do try to make sure that everyone understands where we are as we appreciate that it's not what everyone's looking for.
2 Feb. 2017 by Kinloch Lodge
Thanks for your review, we're glad you had a good time!
There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hostel measures 215 square feet (20 square meters) and includes a meeting room. A spa tub, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the eco-friendly Kinloch Wilderness Retreat. The hostel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Kinloch Wilderness Retreat was completed in April 2020. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Kinloch hostel.
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking
Kinloch Wilderness Retreat offers 13 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and rice cookers are provided. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.
For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.
Kinloch Lodge Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.
Special check-in instructions:
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Guests will receive key retrieval information.
The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Guests will receive key retrieval information.
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.
Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.
Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®