Booking is for 1 bed in a 4 bed dorm room
Bunk in 4 bed dorm - Kinloch Lodge (YHA Glenorchy)
Bunk in 4 bed dorm - Kinloch Lodge (YHA Glenorchy)
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
4 baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
4 baths
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Your bed, in a 4 bed dorm, is part of a lodge nestled lakeside in nature with fantastic views. There are many activities in the area, including stunning walks, jet boat trips, scenic flights and more. If you're looking to relax we have a TV room, a book exchange and a hot tub, especially good for stargazing! If you don't feel like cooking up a feast take a break and dine in our cozy restaurant, we have something for everyone. It's great for couples, solo adventurers, families, and big groups.

The space

The lodge is set by the edge of Lake Wakatipu with stunning mountains for a backdrop, a quiet spot with only frogs and owls for noise after dark. There are many day walks and longer treks in the area as well as activities such as jet boat trips, scenic flights to glaciers or Milford Sound, kayaking in the summer months, fishing, horse treks, bike hire and more. If you're looking to relax we have a hot tub with views, a tv room with DVDs and a book exchange, plus a cozy restaurant offering delicious locally sourced food and drinks.

Guest access

You have access to your room, bathrooms, a communal kitchen, lounge and dining area, a tv room, the hot tub, our restaurant and small shop during opening hours, laundry facilities (not included in price), outdoor seating areas and of course the lakefront.

Interaction with guests

There are always staff on site and reception opens at 8am and generally closes at 6pm during winter and 8pm during summer. We're more than happy to offer advice about where to go and what to do around our area or the rest of the south island.

Other things to note

The last 9km of road to Kinloch is unsealed, however we've had different types of vehicle drive it with no problems. Phone reception is not guaranteed. The nearest big supermarket is in Queenstown, 75km down the road.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet
Hot Tub

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Eleanor User Profile
October 2016
Most beautiful location! Great hostel amenities and great food and drink on site!

Alex User Profile
August 2017
What an amazing place!! The whole experience was better than expected and I will definitely be coming back. The room was warm and the lodge on a whole was very well presented with great facilities. Keep it up!

Ashlyn User Profile
July 2017
Location is hard to get to. Don't recommend if you are wanting to travel around Queenstown area. Perfect for relaxing for a night but it's about 1.5 drive to Queenstown. The hostel itself is clean and open. Nice tv and kitchen area. The drive here is very lovely. Located around lots of movie scenes so it made it worth it!
Toni User Profile
Response from Toni:
Thank for your review Ashlyn. You are right we are in Kinloch, Glenorchy not Queenstown and are ideal for people wanting to explore the Glenorchy area and who are looking for a wilderness location. We are 74 kilometres from Queenstown and this is a one hour drive.
July 2017

Freja User Profile
July 2017
Great place! Very beautiful surroundings and nice staff!
Toni User Profile
Response from Toni:
Thanks Freja. Glad you loved it. Hope we see you again one day.
July 2017

Hana User Profile
July 2017
This places is amazing. If you are heading to Queenstown or Glenorchy, I recommend you to stay here. Yes, you have to drive longer, but it definitely worth the time. There's a lake right in front of your room, and you can even use fully equipped kitchen and the lounge with hundreds of DVDs. The best part is the hot tub with the lake view and stars and the brightest moon in the sky. If I could get another chance to travel Southern NZ, I'm definitely coming back here.

Oliver User Profile
July 2017
The location is amazing. Even tho I arrived late I was able to grab my room key. Toni and his team are really friendly and helpful.

Kevin User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely amazing. It was a beautiful location in the mountains with all amenities you need. Everyone was friendly and during my time the lodge was not busy so it was a great place to relax and recharge. The hot tub was a big plus and I highly recommend spending some time there at night - gorgeous view! Would definitely stay again.

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Glenorchy, New ZealandJoined in June 2016
Toni User Profile

Hi, I am Toni Glover,I am a busy mother of three gorgeous kids, James, Lucy and Sam aged between 13 and 10.  My husband John and I own and run Kinloch Lodge, Glenorchy Lake House and the Trading Post.  We live in the most beautiful part of the world in a tiny hamlet called Kinloch at the head of Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown.  My personal values are a healthy, happy, family centric life from where we and those that come into our life can nurture,  educate, explore and grow from.

Languages: English
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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