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Pinedale Lodge & Apartment

Hostel | 11 Alford Street, Methven, New Zealand 7730

94.0% Overall Rating

9 out of 9 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/07/2012)

Zeljko Pastuovic thinks…

"The atmosphere-I felt like at home. The living space (kitchen,dining and lounge) is beautiful, very cozy, clean, you can walk around in socks. The main fireplace and specially a sitting area around…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.73

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Pinedale is one of the most warmly recommended places to stay so come and see why. A spacious, warm and homely base for skiing in the Southern Alps or exploring the stunning lakes, rivers and mountains nearby. Read more

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About Pinedale Lodge & Apartment

Pinedale has a relaxed and friendly vibe with two spacious living areas. One living area has a sunken fire and surrounding “love-pit” (perfect for relaxing in), pool table, free movies, high-definition Freeview TV, book library, games and puzzles, couches, two long dining tables, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Bathrooms offer great, gas powered hot showers. Washing machine, drying racks, ski storage facilities and loads of information on all the 7 local ski areas, hiking trails and other cool things to do.

The sunny veranda is the ideal spot for a morning cup of tea or coffee while you look up to the mountains, or for an après-ski and a look at the clear, night sky.

Accommodation Information

Pinedale Lodge is a classic Kiwi Country villa offering holiday home accommodation with 5 bedrooms and space for up to 24 people. Flexible room configurations make it perfect for groups of between 8 - 24.
Room 1 - 5 single bunk beds
Room 2 & 3 - 1 double and 3 single bunk beds
Room 4 - 1 double and 5 single bunk beds
Room 5 - twin room with bunk beds

Or, if your group is 4 or less book into the Pinedale Apartment that has 2-bedrooms and is fully self-contained and family friendly - the ultimate home away from home. 1 queen bedroom and 1 twin bedroom.

All beds are fully made up and shared rooms are spacious, individually heated and have storage and wi-fi access.

Please note we have a 7 day cancellation policy, so if you don't show up or you cancel less than 7 days before your booked arrival we'll charge you for the total cost of your booking.

Location Information

Pinedale Lodge & Apartment
11 Alford Street, Methven, Mid-Canterbury

Methven is a popular summer and winter resort in the South Island heartland and Pinedale is the ideal place to stay to enjoy it all. Central and quiet, just 2 blocks from the shops and 10 minutes walk to the Methven bus stop (although some buses will pick you up/drop you off at our door).

Shops include book shop, 2 supermarkets, funky second hand store/cafe, Primo Cafe, gift shops, art gallery cafes, plus 3 ski/snowboard shops, plus a gym, art house movie theatre, Visitor information and loads of eateries.

During winter Methven's bars come alive with live music at the Blue Pub, jamming sessions at Steelworx (famous for Tuesday night "Jug n Curry"), pub quizzes, Sheep Shearing at the Brown Pub, Big Air competition etc.

There are loads of great outdoor activities nearby to keep you entertained all year round:
- Skiing/snowboarding
- Mountain biking
- Hot air ballooning
- Jet boating
- Lord of the Rings tours
- Tandem skydiving
- Hiking
- Golf
- White water rafting
- Fishing and hunting
- Horse-riding

Pinedale is 10 minutes drive from the base of Mt Hutt, 1 hour to Christchurch Airport, 3.5 hours to Dunedin, and 4.5 hours to Wanaka, 5.5 hours to Queenstown.

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