Alpenhorn Chalet

44 Allen St., Methven, Canterbury, 7730, New Zealand

This wonderfully pleasant backpacker lodge is in an old wooden villa built in the early 1900s, very typical of small-town Victorian architecture in New Zealand at the time. A log fire in the huge kitchen helps keep the place warm; the bedrooms are centrally heated. At the end of the day, relax in the hot tub or simply sit in the sun—even in winter it can be intense—to bask and read. It's popular with skiers, fishers, and "flashpackers" (well-off travelers who choose backpacker hostels). En suite king double or twin available.

PROS

  • homey feel is far removed from the usual backpackers-hostel vibe
  • conservatory garden
  • free Internet
  • superb free espresso coffee

CONS

  • a short walk from the center of Methven
  • no credit cards

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Family
Quiet, Casual
Near the mountain
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-302–8779

HOTEL DETAILS

1 room with en suite, 2 dorm rooms and 2 double rooms share a double bathroom
Rate Includes: No meals

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