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Flying Kiwi Backpackers Hostel

21 Russell Street, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand
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#21 of 59 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
Flying Kiwi Backpackers offers clean and comfortable budget accommodation in the form of dormitory rooms, double rooms and family rooms. We’re the perfect base for meeting fellow nomads and exploring Wanaka and its surrounds. Rooms and prices are as follows and may be subject to change, please check pricing for your stay on our bookings page or by contacting us.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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Danny K wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions
A really friendly cosy hostel. The hostel feels like your at home and it was a good place to relax when the weather was really bad. The man who runs the hostel has good knowledge of the area and is able to help you out.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Eli S wrote a review Dec 2019
Brooklyn, New York18 contributions3 helpful votes
From the moment I entered Flying Kiwi, it was undeniable that the owner, Dave has a sincere passion for his place. His attention to detail to make every part of the hostel unique and meaningful is remarkable and he and Nick are extremely kind and welcoming. I felt at home immediately. There are fantastic showers and plenty of bathroom facilities so no waiting. There are fresh herbs to pick in the courtyard that has 3 hammocks and a view of Roy's Peak. Couldn't imagine a better experience. Fantastic location walking distance from everything.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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lynda c wrote a review Oct 2019
20 contributions
Stayed here with 3 people in the middle of October. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly and able to give us great advice about our stay in wanaka. Really easy to book over the phone and pay on arrival rather than a booking app where you have to pay a deposit in a foreign currency. Good facilities and friendly environment. Would definitely stay here again :)
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
annagarro wrote a review Apr 2019
17 contributions3 helpful votes
We arrived and met the owner and he showed us around. The rooms were nice and the duvets were warm. There are lots of movies to choose from and lots of games. The outside area has heaters so it’s nice and cozy. Everything is tidy and clean. Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Anabella F wrote a review Jan 2019
Brisbane, Australia27 contributions10 helpful votes
At arrival, check in was fast and the receptionist guy showed as the room. Veeeeeery standard. One double bed and a mirror -nothing else. Our room has no fan and it’s pretty hot in here. The only ventilation would be to leave the window open but the room is full of mosquitos now. (Now I get why they put flying on the hostel name). No wifi signal reaching our room so we need to move to the kitchen to use our phones. I spoke to the receptionist and asked for a fan to what he replied that at night it’s cools down so we should be fine 😐 and related to internet there was no help as he just said he can only restart the WiFi if it’s goes down. The rest of the amenities are ok I guess. Ah! Only 1GB of internet given
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$32 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionWanaka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flying Kiwi Backpackers Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Flying Kiwi Backpackers Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Paradiso Cinema (0.3 miles), Lalaland Wanaka (0.3 miles), and Outside Sports Wanaka (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Flying Kiwi Backpackers Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Flying Kiwi Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Flying Kiwi Backpackers Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kika, Big Fig, and Burrito Craft.
Is Flying Kiwi Backpackers Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Wanaka.
Are any cleaning services offered at Flying Kiwi Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Flying Kiwi Backpackers Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.