Myself and my partner stayed here in a twin room for 1 night.
The room was basic and contained 2 sets of single bunkbeds, a wardrobe and heating. The room was slightly damp as the carpet had just been cleaned but this is a good thing I guess and we just made sure we put our stuff on the spare set of double beds.
The kitchen area was fully equipped, 2 sets of hobs (4 rings each) and everything else you may need. We did our washing here and also used the dryer for a reasonable price.
There was a computer in the main area which was basic but you can access the internet so that´s fine. Also in the shared area was a log burning fire a couple of sofas and a TV. It was nice to relax in this cozy setting and watch a movie with other travellers.
The hostals location was good, not far from the supermarket and nearby to a hike up Iron Mountain (I think it was called) which was recommended by the hostel staff and was beautiful. the views from the living area were great as you are surrounded by mountains hence the name of the hostel I guess!!
The bathroom was clean with hot showers but a bit of a strange set up as the showers (2 if I recall) had thin partition walls and if you touched them by accident they would shake but it was all fine, they werent going to fall down or anything so dont worry!
I remember the hostel owners being very friendly and helpful with recommendations.
Only very slight downside was that the noise caried in the hostal and I found it hard to sleep initially with the TV from the common area and doors in the corridor banging but that is not the hostels fault more the other inconsiderate people staying there. Ear plugs did the job.
Nice relaxed vobe
A little noisy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wanaka's classic Kiwi Backpackers centrally located in town, with 29 beds. When you stay with us you will enjoy modern facilities; free wireless internet, backpacker phone and computer, great mattress's, heaters in all rooms. We have a super large garden area which is fantastic to hang out in and relax on hot summer days. In the Winter, we have a big drying room for your ski gear, and a gas fire in the lounge. ... more less