Overview of Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel

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Guest reviews

3.6 / 5Good
310 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar



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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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Double Room, Ensuite

    Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

    Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 beds)

    Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 beds)

    Room amenities

    • 2 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)

    Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)

    Room amenities

    • 2 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Superior Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sanctuary)

    Superior Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sanctuary)

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 beds)

    Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 beds)

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Ensuite

    Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 3 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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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.

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.) - 61 min drive

About this property

Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel

Adults-only hostel with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a nightclub and a bar/lounge. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. All 49 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, LCD TVs with cable channels, and safes.
Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel offers 49 forms of accommodation with a safe and blackout curtains. 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

Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
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 path of travel


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains


32-inch LCD TV
TV channels





Check-in between 2 PM - 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. <br />


  • 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 accepted at this property


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 are 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

Guest reviews

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

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service

Liked the twin bed ensuite and location. Walls need paint - really beat up - and kitchen is tiny for the amount of people here and many fridge shelves broken.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

It was close to supermarket (next door), restaurant, cafes and lake

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Not recomended

Room was a mess, people leaving their stuff all over the floor that you can’t even walk. I didn’t get why there were heaps of shoes all along the halways, outside of every room. The WORST kitchen no cutlery at all, there were just 2 old forks and 1 spoon. The few kitchen utensils available were all battered and unusable, only good thing there is that the dining deck has a nice view and the room didn’t smell bad. Building condition is deplorable, and during the night it smells like alcohol and sweaty people. I’ve stayed in many cheap hostels but this was the worst. Staff were friendly but it doesn’t help.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep. 2019


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

Someone left window open so wascold , plus lots of flying bugs in room had to kill. Also couldn’t get WiFi to work

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019