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YHA Wanaka

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Konstanz, Germany
Reviewed 18 April 2015

The hostel was exactly like exspected: simple but comfortable room, friendly staff and the lake nearby. Everything very professional. Wanaka is a really lovely town in a gorgeous landscape. We loved it.

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Thank Gert L
Devon, UK
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm with kitchenette & bathroom. The kitchenette set up didn't really work for us as it was very small & poorly equipped & cooking in the room just made the room cramped & smelly. It was much better to use the large, well equipped communal kitchen & dining areas which were lovely. It might...

Thank Harris81
Reviewed 13 April 2015

my friend and I had really enjoyed our 2 nights stay in YHA Wanaka. room is and spacious, clean, well orgainse (kitchen) and there is even a bread making machine available..good location..good view to the Lake while in the hostel

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

We had three nights here recently and were pleasantly surprised. The staff were considerate, the ensuite Room was clean and spacious, the beds comfortable , the shower hot, the kitchen reasonably equipped. ( a bit short on cutlery and crockery), but altogether a good stay. Bikes available at reasonable rates.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 31 March 2015

After staying in a few hostels around New Zealand, I would say that this was my least favourite. It wasn't that bad, just the least impressive. The location of the hostel was great - right opposite the lake and just outside the main town area. Walking to the main township and lake took a mere 3 minutes. We also went...

1Thank dunmetiel
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Stayed just for one very brief night on my way south to Te Anau. Perfectly positioned for a stop off as I was driving from Franz Josef. Situated well, amazing view of sunrise and the lake as I left in the morning. Really appreciated the free unlimited wifi and staff really helpful and friendly. Very chilled out atmosphere to the...

Thank Ceryn O
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 12 March 2015

I booked this hostel a couple nights before I stayed here. We got a twin room with ensuite, which was two twin beds and a private bathroom. The room was very spacious compared to the other ensuite hostel was stayed at. The room was clean. It was just a little noisy since our room was located right by the entrance...

Thank Joni O
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Only stayed one night, but wish I could have stayed for longer. We stayed in a 4 bed female dorm- clean bathroom attached. Comfortable beds with great kitchen and communal area. And only 2 minutes from the lake!

Thank kiwiexpl0rer88
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This hostel is great except it doesn't have enough common area space during meal time. They have a whole row of outside tables but no sun umbrellas to protect you from the harsh NZ sun. One thing I have noticed with all the YHA hostels is they have great fast free Internet access.

Reviewed 24 February 2015

Big and clean hostel, kind staff, lots of free parking, located close to supermarket (new world) and lake. Icecream shop on the corner of the road towards the lake is excellent. But the wifi!! It keeps on disconnecting and connecting, so annoying!

Thank Arja11

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our central Wanaka location offers uninterrupted views of Lake Wanaka and New Zealand's famed Southern Alps, with a range of warm and comfortable budget accommodation and great communal facilities. Our relaxed, welcoming vibe has generated rave reviews in the Lonely Planet. YHA Wanaka, Purple Cow offers an ideal retreat for the independent traveller looking to discover the exciting activities on offer in Lake Wanaka New Zealand. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Wanaka

Address: 94 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly Wanaka YHA The Purple Cow)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: £31 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Book well Ahead, avoid school holiday perhaps to avoid the masses. Always bring earplugs if you are taking a dorm room.”
, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cabins behind the main building give more privacy and has separate parking”
Anoop84, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Good central location....friendly youth hostel”
helenw776, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the dorm with the ensuite!”
kiwique, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book the front room with ensuite bathroom overlooking the lake.”
invisible999, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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