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YHA Kinloch - Glenorchy

Glenorchy, Kinloch, New Zealand

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This lakeside Wilderness Lodge is a stones throw from the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks in New Zealand.

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Kinloch Hostel

Hostel Kinloch

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Experience one of the world's most scenic drives to come and relax on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in this lakeside wilderness lodge, close to the Routeburn, Greenstone, Caples and Rees-Dart walking tracks.

Within easy reach of Queenstown and a 5 minute boat ride or 26km scenic drive from Glenorchy, YHA Kinloch offers a variety of accommodation options. You can self cater or enjoy a meal in the restaurant, and spend the days trekking, fishing, jetboating, horse-trekking, or simply enjoying the magnificent natural surroundings of New Zealand.

With an outdoor hot tub boasting spectacular lake and mountain views, and a cozy lounge with a wood burner, YHA Kinloch is the perfect getaway.


Prices are non-member prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 20:00
From 14:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Routeburn Track (More than 10km)
  • Greenstone / Caples Tracks (More than 10km)
  • Lake Wakatipu (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Best place to prepare for or relax after a tramp in the Glenorchy area.


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Thu 13 Feb 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Museums / Art galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Queenstown is our nearest airport. From there you can take a public bus or a taxi to the town to meet scheduled buses.
There are scheduled buses all year between Queenstown and Glenorchy. Some buses come to Kinloch but only if there's enough demand. From Glenorchy we provide boat transfers to the YHA for $15pp.
We offer boat transfers between Glenorchy and Kinloch for $15pp.
From Queenstown it's about $240 due to the distance and lack of return fare.
There's only one road from us to Queenstown and it's stunning! You will drive through Glenorchy on the way and then around the head of the lake. Please note that the last 9km is an unsealed gravel road.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

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