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

Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
138 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Kitchen
Laundry
Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationPembroke Park2 min walk
Popular LocationPicture Lounge3 min walk
Popular LocationGallery Thirty Three5 min walk
AirportWanaka (WKA)9 min drive

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  • 6Bed Multishare Ensuite Cabin Mixed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More details6Bed Multishare Ensuite Cabin Mixed
  • Room, Ensuite (6 Bed Private, Cabin)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsRoom, Ensuite (6 Bed Private, Cabin)
  • Room, Ensuite (6 Bed Private)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsRoom, Ensuite (6 Bed Private)
  • Twin Single Private Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Single Private Ensuite
  • Basic Cabin

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsBasic Cabin
  • Room, Ensuite (3 Bed Private)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsRoom, Ensuite (3 Bed Private)
  • Room, Ensuite (4 Bed Private)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsRoom, Ensuite (4 Bed Private)
  • 6Bed Multishare Ensuite Female

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More details6Bed Multishare Ensuite Female
  • 4Bed Multishare Ensuite Mixed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 19 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More details4Bed Multishare Ensuite Mixed
  • Deluxe Double Private Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Private Ensuite
  • 4Bed Multishare Ensuite Female

    Room amenities

    • 19 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More details4Bed Multishare Ensuite Female
  • 6Bed Multishare Ensuite Mixed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More details6Bed Multishare Ensuite Mixed
  • Double Private Ensuite LakeView

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Private Ensuite LakeView
  • 3Bed Multishare Ensuite Mixed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More details3Bed Multishare Ensuite Mixed
  • Double Private Ensuite

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Private Ensuite

About this area

Wanaka

YHA Wanaka - Hostel is located in Wanaka. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pembroke Park - 2 min walk
  • Picture Lounge - 3 min walk
  • Gallery Thirty Three - 5 min walk
  • Wanaka Golf Club - 13 min walk
  • Rhyme and Reason Brewery - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportWanaka (WKA) - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • Patagonia - 3 min walk
  • Federal Diner - 4 min walk
  • The Spice Room - 4 min walk
  • Trout - 4 min walk
  • Alchemy - 4 min walk

About this property

YHA Wanaka - Hostel

4-star eco-friendly hostel, walk to Lake Wanaka
This smoke-free hostel features a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and showers.
YHA Wanaka - Hostel offers 32 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and 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

  • No on-site parking available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lockers available
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

More

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:30 PM and 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra 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.

  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)

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
No on-site parking is available
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This Backpacker property has been rated 4 stars.

Property is also known as

Wanaka YHA
YHA Backpacker Hostel Wanaka
YHA Wanaka
YHA Wanaka Backpacker
YHA Wanaka Hostel
Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel
YHA Wanaka - Hostel Wanaka
YHA Wanaka - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA Wanaka - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Wanaka

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at YHA Wanaka - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, YHA Wanaka - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to YHA Wanaka - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is YHA Wanaka - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
YHA Wanaka - Hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 20 (subject to availability).
Where is YHA Wanaka - Hostel located?
Situated in Wanaka, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Pembroke Park and Lake Wanaka. Picture Lounge and Gallery Thirty Three are also within 5 minutes.
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4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really welcoming and helpful service, great facilities, basic but everything we needed. Really clean, would definitely stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Cosy and clean
Room a little to cosy for our liking.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice big kitchen in a great location. Doh blue room was very basic
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Great location, overpriced for the room size and condition vs other properties
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

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