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Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

3.6 out of 5 Good
325 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Bar
Laundry
Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationPicture Lounge2 min walk
Popular LocationGallery Thirty Three2 min walk
Popular LocationPembroke Park3 min walk
AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.)61 min drive

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  • Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Ensuite

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Beds
    More detailsTriple Room, 3 Single Beds, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsTwin Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 beds)

    Room amenities

    • 2 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 beds)
  • Double Room, Ensuite

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 beds)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 2 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)
  • Superior Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sanctuary)

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsSuperior Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sanctuary)

About this area

Wanaka

In the city centre, Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including snowboarding, downhill skiing and golfing.
Visit our Wanaka travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Picture Lounge - 2 min walk
  • Gallery Thirty Three - 2 min walk
  • Pembroke Park - 3 min walk
  • Wanaka Golf Club - 11 min walk
  • Rhyme and Reason Brewery - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 61 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bombay Palace - 3 min walk
  • Kai Whaka Pai Bar - 4 min walk
  • Kika - 4 min walk
  • Patagonia - 4 min walk
  • Trout - 4 min walk

About this property

Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel

Simple base for skiers with a shuttle to the slopes
After a day on the slopes, return to dine at the restaurant and drink at the bar/lounge. Additional amenities at Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel include ski storage and a nightclub. All 49 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and LCD TVs with cable channels.
Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel offers 49 forms of accommodation. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lift

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • 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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Linens

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 12:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 3 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

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
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

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

Base Backpackers Hostel Wanaka
Base Backpackers Wanaka
Base Wanaka
Base Wanaka Backpackers
Wanaka Base Backpackers
Base Backpackers Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
Base Backpackers Wanaka Hostel
Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel Wanaka
Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 12:30 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel located?
Located near the slopes, this Wanaka hostel is situated in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Picture Lounge, Lake Wanaka and Pembroke Park. Gallery Thirty Three and Wanaka Golf Club are also within 15 minutes.
3.6
Good
5 - Excellent
70
4 - Good
130
3 - Okay
71
2 - Poor
39
1 - Terrible
15

3.7/5

Cleanliness

3.7/5

Staff & service

3.1/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I liked how central it was, but didn’t like the noisy nightclub below our room.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
It was ok. It’s a backpackers, would have been good to get a side table on both sides of the bed but you get what you pay for
Stayed 1 night in May 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good
IT was a good stay
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property laundry facilities were down. Staff stood around talking before serving you. Property was very noisy overnight. Bedding had hair in the sheets before we used it.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Time for cleanliness
I understand it is a backpackers but in this day and age and with news of corona virus surly basiccleanliness is very important. We had a private room. Towels and soap and toilet paper were not in the room on arrival. I had to and ask for them. There was no shelf in the bathroom for a few toiletries. The bottom of the shower tiles were grubby and slimy. The bed cover was well over due for a was. Simple thing to sort out. eaps of spider webs in the windows. All for $300+.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

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