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4.4 out of 5

"Stayed in a double room with ensuite and found both the bathroom and room very clean and comfortable. Great kitchen facilities and excellent location ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 14 Dec 2018

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Hotel Description

At YHA Wanaka - Hostel you'll be within steps of Pembroke Park and Picture Lounge. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Wanaka hostel, attractions include Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea.

Double Private

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$79* Per night/room 12 Jul. - 13 Jul.

6Bed Multishare Ensuite Internal Mixed

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Room, Ensuite (6 Bed Private)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Twin Single Private Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Single Private

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Private Ensuite LakeView

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

YHA Wanaka - Hostel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for YHA Wanaka - Hostel

Everyone (8) Couples (4) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Stayed in a double room with ensuite and found both the bathroom and room very clean and comfortable. Great kitchen facilities and excellent location in walking distance of everything. Staff were also helpful on where to go and what to do. Would definitely stay again!

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2018

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3 out of 5
Pros: Friendly staff.
Cons: The property needs a refurbish.
The room was clean enough, what you'd expect from this type of accommodation but the bathroom was a let down. It is so pokey and narrow that it is almost non functional. The property needs a bit of TLC as it looks a little tired but overall, it's ok. The staff however are awesome. They were very friendly and made the stay more enjoyable.

Posted by on 23 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5
Location: The location is excellent.
We had an ensuite room with a view of the lake. It was very comfortable.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 29 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Good; Value: Great deal; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Waikato on 11 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 5 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Studio twin room has own kitchenette. hostel has everything you need
Cons: Nothing
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Bargain; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 25 Aug. 2014

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 18 Aug. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Kitchen was amazing
Location: Outstanding, New Zealand
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: A steal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless; Great base for mountain biking

Posted by , from New Zealand - Southland on 25 Jun. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Not at all like the booking pictures
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Good; Value: Average price; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Tidy; We did not realise that the rooms were sharing a unit mixed. this could have been very difficult but the people we had to share with were very nice.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Otago on 6 Feb. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Very convenient
Cons: Rooms were small.
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Basic; Value: Affordable; Service: Courteous; Cleanliness: Faultless;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Canterbury on 29 Jan. 2014

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About the YHA Wanaka - Hostel

Location 94 Brownston Street, Wanaka, 9305

Property Features

YHA Wanaka - Hostel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The eco-friendly YHA Wanaka - Hostel also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and a television in a common area. Self parking is free. This 4-star Wanaka hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Lockers available

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Wanaka (WKA) (10.3 km / 6.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

YHA Wanaka - Hostel offers 32 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Heating

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • UnionPay
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Wanaka YHA
  • YHA Backpacker Hostel Wanaka
  • YHA Wanaka
  • YHA Wanaka Backpacker
  • YHA Wanaka Hostel
  • Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel
  • YHA Wanaka - Hostel Wanaka
  • YHA Wanaka - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • YHA Wanaka - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Wanaka

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Qualmark

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.