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YHA Wanaka

94 Brownston St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly Wanaka YHA The Purple Cow)
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YHA Wanaka
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Ranked #14 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location. Straight out would be an open field and then the lake. On the left would be mountains which I guess in winter would be snow capped. Very ideal location. About the room itself, we were two couples and each of us having 2 year old kids. We booked in a standard double room with private bathroom ensuite for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel was exactly like exspected: simple but comfortable room, friendly staff and the lake nearby. Everything very professional. Wanaka is a really lovely town in a gorgeous landscape. We loved it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm with kitchenette & bathroom. The kitchenette set up didn't really work for us as it was very small & poorly equipped & cooking in the room just made the room cramped & smelly. It was much better to use the large, well equipped communal kitchen & dining areas which were lovely. It might... More 

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SGP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my friend and I had really enjoyed our 2 nights stay in YHA Wanaka. room is and spacious, clean, well orgainse (kitchen) and there is even a bread making machine available..good location..good view to the Lake while in the hostel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had three nights here recently and were pleasantly surprised. The staff were considerate, the ensuite Room was clean and spacious, the beds comfortable , the shower hot, the kitchen reasonably equipped. ( a bit short on cutlery and crockery), but altogether a good stay. Bikes available at reasonable rates.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After staying in a few hostels around New Zealand, I would say that this was my least favourite. It wasn't that bad, just the least impressive. The location of the hostel was great - right opposite the lake and just outside the main town area. Walking to the main township and lake took a mere 3 minutes. We also went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stayed just for one very brief night on my way south to Te Anau. Perfectly positioned for a stop off as I was driving from Franz Josef. Situated well, amazing view of sunrise and the lake as I left in the morning. Really appreciated the free unlimited wifi and staff really helpful and friendly. Very chilled out atmosphere to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I booked this hostel a couple nights before I stayed here. We got a twin room with ensuite, which was two twin beds and a private bathroom. The room was very spacious compared to the other ensuite hostel was stayed at. The room was clean. It was just a little noisy since our room was located right by the entrance... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Only stayed one night, but wish I could have stayed for longer. We stayed in a 4 bed female dorm- clean bathroom attached. Comfortable beds with great kitchen and communal area. And only 2 minutes from the lake!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is great except it doesn't have enough common area space during meal time. They have a whole row of outside tables but no sun umbrellas to protect you from the harsh NZ sun. One thing I have noticed with all the YHA hostels is they have great fast free Internet access.

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