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Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

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Terrace/patio
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Individually decorated, individually furnished, WiFi, bed sheets
Individually decorated, individually furnished, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

4.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Map
862 Kinloch Road, Kinloch, 9372

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Wakatipu2 min walk
  • Popular LocationGlenorchy Waterfront Reserve38 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlenorchy Wharf38 min drive
  • AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.)92 min drive

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About this area

Kinloch

Located in Kinloch, Kinloch Wilderness Retreat is in a rural area and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Wakatipu and Routeburn Shelter. Discover the area's water adventures with rafting and boat tours nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Lake Wakatipu - 2 min walk
  • Routeburn Track - 34 min drive
  • Glenorchy Golf Club - 37 min drive
  • Glenorchy Waterfront Reserve - 38 min drive
  • Glenorchy Wharf - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 92 min drive

About this property

Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

4-star eco-friendly hostel near Lake Wakatipu
This hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a spa tub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area are on-site. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Kinloch Wilderness Retreat offers 13 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Full-sized fridge/freezers, microwaves and rice cookers are provided. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Languages spoken

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Check-in

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

Safety measures

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

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AMโ€“10 AM: NZD 12-25 for adults and NZD 6-9.5 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • Kinloch Lodge Restaurant

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room

Conveniences

  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (215 square feet)
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property โ€“ April 2020
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Rice cooker
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Spices
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laundry detergent
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Window screens

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval

Pets

Pets stay for free
Welcoming dogs only
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 12 and NZD 25 for adults, and NZD 6 and NZD 9.5 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

Qualmarkยฎ assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 4 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmarkยฎ

Property is 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

Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 28 out of 71 reviews
5 - Excellent 39%
Rating 4 - Good. 26 out of 71 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 71 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 71 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 71 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%

3.9/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

3.5/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Beautiful place
Was great except for the sand flies
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with family, Business traveller, Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service
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.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
A bit outdated, too many sandflies, stuff were ok, view was nice.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely Hostel
Amazing find. Brillant views. Mixed gender droms was a surprise but not a problem
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018