We stayed at the hostel for 2 nights where we were greeted by friendly staff who showed us to our room where the heater was already on and warm. The hostel may seem like its out of town on the map but it really is just a short walk. The staff were knowledgeable about the local area and happy to answer our many questions. The internet was a little disappointing with only 40mb for free. It is always such a pain when hostels and hotels don't have free wifi. For the 40mb we were given the wifi wouldn't even reach our room. However the internet computers they offer were fast and easy to use and very cheap!
The kitchen and living area were very large and user friendly and inviting.
The only problem we had with the place was that our room was at the bottom of the stairs to which ended up being very noisy at all hours of the day. Luckily we were heavy sleepers!
Our room was exactly what we asked for and we were very happy, it even came with a sink which we found very convenient!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Wanaka Bakpaka Hotel Wanaka