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Hawea Hostel

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Overview of Hawea Hostel

Hawea Hostel

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Gym
1 Capell Ave, Lake Hawea, 9382

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Hawea2 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Iron Lookout10 min drive
  • Popular LocationWanaka Lavender Farm11 min drive
  • AirportWanaka (WKA)15 min drive

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About this area

Lake Hawea

Hawea Hostel is located in Lake Hawea. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka.

What's nearby

  • Lake Hawea - 2 min drive
  • Mount Iron Lookout - 10 min drive
  • Puzzling World - 10 min drive
  • Wanaka Lavender Farm - 11 min drive
  • National Transport & Toy Museum - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Wanaka (WKA) - 15 min drive


  • The Grill Room — 1 min walk
  • Sailz - 3 min walk
  • Pembroke Pâtisserie - 8 min drive

About this property

Hawea Hostel

Beach hostel with a business centre and a bar/lounge
Guests at this beach hostel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a playground and barbecue grills. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
Hawea Hostel offers 11 forms of accommodation. This Lake Hawea hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free local area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10 AM: NZD 16.50 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground


  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business centre


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 16.50 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Lake Hawea Hotel
Lake Hawea Hostel
Hawea Hostel Lake Hawea
Hawea Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hawea Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Lake Hawea

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 32 reviews
5 - Excellent 16%
Rating 4 - Good. 12 out of 32 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 32 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 32 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 32 reviews
1 - Terrible 13%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
was dissappointed in the condition of the bathroom/toilet area. while at toilet water from the shower while person showering running along through toilet. a bit surprised a s could be a health issue. room clean and comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff were nice enough but the whole place feels neglected and didn’t like the bathrooms at all. They always had wet floors from the showers flowing down to the toilets.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Bathrooms need updating
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020