We arrived at this hostel having booked a 3 shared dorm for 2 of us (in the hope it would only have us 2 in it). The property is in a nice location with views of the lake. It was easy to walk to from the bus station (and the intercity bus actually dropped us off there). The drive way has gravel which was a bit annoying with our suitcases but that is obviously a minor moan of mine and not an actual issue. The lady at the check in desk was very friendly. The lock on our door was broken and we ended up in a private room for the 2 of us as they had no other 3 bed dorms free (score for the free upgrade!). The problem was dealt with quickly and well.
The room itself was lovely. Linen provided and good bathroom. Plenty of plug points available. The kitchen was great and the living room is large with a fire and plenty of tables and chairs and a pool table.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our central Wanaka location offers uninterrupted views of Lake Wanaka and New Zealand's famed Southern Alps, with a range of warm and comfortable budget accommodation and great communal facilities. Our relaxed, welcoming vibe has generated rave reviews in the Lonely Planet. YHA Wanaka, Purple Cow offers an ideal retreat for the independent traveller looking to discover the exciting activities on offer in Lake Wanaka New Zealand. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel Wanaka