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Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

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Outdoor spa tub
Triple Room, Shared Bathroom | Terrace/patio
Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom | Terrace/patio
Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom, Mountain View
Individually decorated, individually furnished, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

4.0 star property
Mountain hostel with restaurant, near Lake Wakatipu

8.0/10 Very good

73 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Lounge area
  • Shared kitchen
  • Meeting Facilities
The price is NZ$250
Price available on 28/12/2022
Map
862 Kinloch Road, Kinloch, 9372

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) - 92 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Kinloch Cafe - 5 min walk

About this property

Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

Kinloch Wilderness Retreat is a great choice for a stay in Kinloch. Guests can enjoy local cuisine at Kinloch Lodge Restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. A bar/lounge and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upscale hostel include refrigerators and microwaves. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets stay free (dogs only)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (215 square feet)

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Umbrellas
  • Bicycle rentals

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1868
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Spa tub

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Window screens
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Rice cooker
  • Toaster oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Spices

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Dining

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.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 15 and NZD 32 for adults, and NZD 6 and NZD 9.5 for children (approximately)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kinloch Backpacker
Kinloch Lodge Hostel
Kinloch Lodge Hostel
Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kinloch Lodge - Hostel Kinloch
Kinloch Kinloch Lodge - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kinloch Lodge - Hostel
Kinloch Lodge - Hostel Kinloch
Kinloch Lodge Backpacker
Kinloch Lodge
Kinloch Lodge Hostel
Kinloch Wilderness Retreat Kinloch
Kinloch Wilderness Retreat Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat?
As of 30 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat on 2 December 2022 start from NZ$125, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat?
Yes, dogs stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes hunting. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kinloch Wilderness Retreat?
Yes, Kinloch Lodge Restaurant offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Kinloch Cafe (5-min walk).
Does Kinloch Wilderness Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Kinloch Wilderness Retreat like?
Kinloch Wilderness Retreat is located on the waterfront, a short 2-minute walk from Lake Wakatipu. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

8.0

Very good

7.8/10

Cleanliness

8.1/10

Staff & service

7.0/10

Amenities

7.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

MAUREEN, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable stay at Kinloch Lodge in a 4 person dorm. Had a nice kitchen and lounge. Good wifi. There is a restaurant at the lodge however really not much else in Kinloch from what I could tell. It is however a budget location close to a lot of hiking if you don't want to camp.
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location for Great Walks
Great location and fantastic way to start our trek up the Caples and Routeburn tracks. We loved that the hotel was close to the start and conclusion of both tracks. In addition, we were away from the noise of Queenstown. Well worth it.
J Stowe, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Trip down memory lane
Fantastic place to stay that has a range of accommodation to suit most budgets.I especially like the heritage lodge. Great location, especially if you are a keen walker. The Routeburn track and other hikes are close by. So nice to stay somewhere with plenty of character and history. Lovely meals and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Fabulous deck for enjoying a wine and the view. Do bring your sandfly repellent.
1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful place
Was great except for the sand flies
Wendy, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

What a cool, special place to be. A hidden gem with incredible views across the lake and of the mountains all around. Very enjoyable deck restaurant for full meal or just a relaxing beverage.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review