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117 Lakeside Road, Wanaka | Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Wanaka Bakpaka
Ranked #7 of 43 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Such a well run hostel. Kitchen is big enough for the amount of people and well equipped. The rooms are spacious and clean. The view from the deck and lounge is just breathtaking. Short walk to town as well. Plenty of information on stuff to do!

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Brisbane
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is, hands down, 100% the best hostel I've ever stayed at, and probably ever will stay at. I contemplated staying here or YHA Purple Cow and I'm so glad I came to Wanaka Bakpaka. I stayed here to go skiing at Treble Cone for a week. I pulled in, with my hire car, and there's plenty of available carparks... More

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write your very helpful and thought out review regarding your recent stay here with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are chuffed you rated us your best ever stay in a hostel! All your comments mean the world to us and tell us we are doing most things right. We agree that the... More

New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I found this place suited our needs perfectly. Clean, with helpful friendly staff. The loud music was contained in the kitchen at night which left the beautiful lounge a picturess talking place The lake views are stunning. Great for oldies

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for reviewing your recent stay hear with us in July, we love the atmosphere in the living room at night times. Its great to hear guests giving travelling tips to other guests about Wanaka or other areas around the South. Wanaka Bakpaka : ) More

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We arrived here after a day of driving in heavy rain from Manapouri, and it was warm, welcoming and busy. Huge cosy lounge area, nice room, excellent kitchen and helpful staff. When we woke up the next day it had snowed -jaw-droppingly beautiful given the setting, surrounded by mountains and lakes. Cheap coin driven desktop internet (and wifi vouchers?). Beats... More

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there We have had some terrible weather lately and are pleased our living room was welcoming and cosy after your drive. We love to hear from guests who have enjoyed their stay and agree the view this time of year is even more spectacular after fresh snow fall- we hope for this week!! Wanaka Bakpaka More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
15 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wanaka is my favourite town in NZ. It completely steals my heart and I don't think it really leaves the town til now. It's stil there...waiting for me to go back :-D which I will for sure. One of the many factors of why Wanaka is my favourite town is because of Wanaka Bakpaka. It's hands down the BESTEST bakpaka... More

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Wow what a review for recent stay here with us in March. We agree the walk is worth the views and the relaxed atmosphere. It sounds like you had a great time in Wanaka biking, walking and experiencing the amazing surrounds! We really appreciate the time you have taken to write this review and are so pleased you... More

Sydney
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Easily one of the best in NZ. Awesome views, good location a short stroll from town centre, great value, lovely room, great kitchen (one of the best by far) that seemed to be full of gourmet cooks, great living/dining area stocked full of games, fire place, warm, cozy, comfortable, can't think of anything even slightly discouraging to say. They even... More

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Joleema We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in June. We agree and are amazed daily with the food that is being whipped up in our kitchen and often we go home with ideas for future meals for ourselves. We are stoked to hear we were your best stay in Wanaka! Wanaka Bakpaka More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Superb location on the lakefront. Plenty of free parking. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Spacious and cosy communal areas with tables, sofas and a fire. Stayed in the lakeview double - not massive, but clean and has great views. Good cooking facilities in the large kitchen. Had to pay for wifi, but it was cheap and fast/reliable. Definitely recommended!

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Ailsa Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us in June. We appreciate your kind comments about our location, staff and all-round stay. Our aim is to make sure all guests have a relaxed and enjoyable stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand Wanaka Bakpaka :... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've stayed in A LOT of hostels, in a lot of different countries, also in New Zealand and I must say that this hostel rates as one of the top of my list of great hostels. The location is only 10 minutes walk from Wanaka centre and has a stunning view of Lake Wanaka. I didn't use their kitchen and... More

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Martina We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us here in June. We are chuffed that you have rated us as one of your top hostels in New Zealand. We do try to provide a bathroom for every two- three rooms so guests never have to wait long for a bathroom. Our aim is... More

London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This place is a gem. We stayed 3 nights here in a double room recently and had a superb time. Just full of praise for the place - it is in a good location, close to the centre of Wanaka but enough away from the bars to be quiet at night. The lake view is unbelievable and the hostel has... More

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there We love to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We too love our location and never tire of the mountain and lake views that greet us each morning. We agree that our guests are awesome we are so lucky to always get a great mix of people who are respectful and friendly to other guests. Wanaka... More

NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent 3 nights here. The Lake View double ensuite wasn't available the first night so we stayed in 10B (?), a double room with a shared bath and then moved to the Lake View room the next day. I actually liked the double room better. It was much bigger and had a closet. I don't know about the other... More

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We're glad that you found all the common areas well stocked, enjoyed the views and appreciated the staff. We appreciate your comments and like to remind guests that we are a backpackers- budget accommodation and this is represented in our rooms and prices. We hope you enjoy... More

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Address: 117 Lakeside Road, Wanaka | Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
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Fantastic quiet lakeside location. Only 5 minute walk to the centre of town. "Bus and Group" free ambience allowing you to enjoy our garden courtyard. Our comfy, spacious and TV free lounge overlooks Lake Wanaka with it huge floor to ceiling windows. Its these views which are our biggest clincher, followed by the NEW kitchen, vareity of room types and outside areas. ... more   less 
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