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

Guest reviews

3.6/5 Good
323 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationPicture Lounge2 min walk
Popular LocationGallery Thirty Three2 min walk
Popular LocationPembroke Park3 min walk
AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.)65 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

  • Double Room, Ensuite

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room, 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
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSuperior Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sanctuary)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 beds)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 beds)
  • Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Ensuite

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


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 golfing, snowboarding and downhill skiing.

Visit our Wanaka travel guide
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

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 65 min drive

About this property

Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel

Adults-only hostel with restaurant and nightclub
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a nightclub and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. 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.

Property amenities


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


Family friendly

Laundry facilities



Guest services

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

Languages spoken





If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities




32-inch LCD TV
TV channels



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


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 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.

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 Wanaka Hostel
Base Backpackers Wanaka
Base Backpackers Hostel

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 this property?
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 this property?
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 in the heart of Wanaka, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Picture Lounge and Lake Wanaka. Gallery Thirty Three and Pembroke Park are also within 5 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: 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

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

IT was a good stay

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020


  • Disliked: 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

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020


  • Disliked: 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