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mathewra
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great staff, excellent facilities, showers, bathrooms, clean, great kitchen, plenty fridge and freezer, great location, spectacular dining room and outside dining views over the lake. Perfect.Adequate wifi, more to buy is cheap and free PCs in common area

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother and I stayed at Wanaka Bakpaka a couple of weeks ago and it was such a pleasure. We had a twin room and for $32 each per night it was so great to have our own space. The owners were super friendly and helpful, the place really chilled and in a great location. Rooms, showers, shared spaces etc...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed staying here. Staff was very nice, amazing (dare to say best in town!) view over the town and lake. Clean and well equipped kitchen, very comfortable common areas, and free parking on the premises. As well as really good value for money. Only problem is they are generally fully booked, so you need to book them well in...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Andra Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Your comments are so kind, we do also agree that right now is a very busy time in Wanaka. Summer in general is a busy time so pre-booking is a great idea which allows you spend enough time in Beautiful Wanaka! Wanaka Bakpaka :...

Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been travelling for 4 months now and this has to be one of the best places we have stayed in. Period. Iregardless of whether that was a hotel, hostel or camp site room. Our room - double with shared facilities - was enormous, comfortable, bright, clean..... and although we hadn't paid any extra for a lake view we...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for your lovely comments, to say that we are one of your favourite places to stay is amazing! We are so pleased to here that you found your room, kitchen and general facilites clean and well equipped. We hope you had an amazing time in Wanaka. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a private room. I was surprised how comfortable the bed was, better than in a lot of hotels I have stayed at. The common rooms were very spacious and there was also a lot of tables outside the hostel where you could sit and eat breakfast, lunch or dinner. Very good kitchen with lots of space and...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Its great to haer that you found the bed comfy and enjoyed the kitchen and common spaces. The kitchen can become quite busy at peak times but posetive to hear that you didnt feel it was to busy. We agree that Roy's Peak is a must in Wanaka as well as Diamond Lake and Mt Iron. We hope...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in Wanaka for New Years Eve and it was the best decision as Wanaka is such a beautiful place surrounded with breathtaking views. Unfortunately all private double rooms were sold out (obviously because the holiday season) but we were lucky to get the share dorm (4 people) we had a great Lake view and great value. The...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Kristina We would agree with you that Wanaka is an amazing place with stunning views! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to other travellers. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Bern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hostel - dorms are ok and clean, but you anyway feel like staying all the time in the communal facilities. The living room is really big and has panoramic windows with stunning views and plenty of place to relax, read, eat, talk to other travelers. Kitchen well equipped and big enough for everybody to cook - I never had...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Lila Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We too agree that there is a lovely atmposphere were fellow travellers can meet, share stories and gain information for future travels. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand....

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a lovely, sweet hostel overlooking the lake. It's a short walk from town (though the last bit is up a steep hill). The staff are very friendly and you can rent an excellent mountain bike very reasonably and go along the lakeside and river trails for the day which was a definite bonus. The room was comfortable and...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Heather Thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka, its great to hear that you enjoyed the mountain bikes for hire- there are some amazing trails in Wanaka! Our Wifi is the strongest in the living room but we do have other routers positioned around the hostel. We appreciate your recommendation. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Wanaka Bakpaka on a Saturday night and it felt like more of a party hostel- people were really loud in the common areas until 2 AM. Other hostels I've stayed at try to quiet things down in the main areas around 11 PM, so I was surprised how loud it was, although it was a Saturday night....

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for comments and feedback, we do apologise that your felt the hostel was to loud. We do have signs around the living areas and rooms asking guests at 10.30pm to be quieter and respectful of other guests regarding noise. We are sorry to hear that others were not as thoughful of other guests that night. We hope...

Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The whole stay at this place was amazing. The views from my room and the common area are beautiful. All of the staff were very friendly. It is very clean overall and very quiet at night. Kitchen was good to. To say anything bad about this place would be nitpicking. 500MB of free Wifi every day. They also provide Computers...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for writing such a lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us, its a great feeling to know when a guest has enjoyed their stay! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fantastic quiet lakeside location. Only 5 minute walk to the centre of town. "Bus and Group" free ambience allowing you to enjoy our garden courtyard. Our comfy, spacious and TV free lounge overlooks Lake Wanaka with it huge floor to ceiling windows. Its these views which are our biggest clincher, followed by the NEW kitchen, vareity of room types and outside areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wanaka Bakpaka

Address: 117 Lakeside Road | Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: £13 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Wanaka Bakpaka Hotel Wanaka
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