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Wanaka Bakpaka
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All reviewsdouble roomthe kitchenfree wifibig windowsgreat kitchenfree tea and coffeeoverlooking the lakecommon roomprivate ensuitecommon areasfridge spaceshared bathroomper daythree roomsenjoyed staying herelounge areaquiet at night
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

The location is just above the lake Wanaka. 10-15min short walk to town area. We stayed in the 4 shared room which is just nice and clean. Bathroom is clean and kitchen is big enough for all of the traveler. Free Wifi is given upon check-in. Recommended!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank nggt
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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Hi there

We are so Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us in November and would recommend us to other travellers. We are lucky to be a short walk from town which means we are not amongst the hustle and bustle but close enough so you can still enjoy all the activities and restaurants town has to offer. We hope you took away some great memories in Wanaka.
Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We traveled with our adult daughter in late October 2013. This was my first real hostel experience and I can't imagine a better hostel accommodation anywhere. We had a private room for 3 with ensuite bathroom. The bedroom (three single beds) and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. Bedding was provided but towels were not. We had our own but could have paid for them if needed. The shared kitchen, dining room and lounge were outstanding. My daughter, who travels extensively and stays in hostels around the world, said this was the best kitchen facility she's ever encountered. The location, directly above Lake Wanaka, is spectacular. The town is small and everything is within walking distance. Staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Liked having ensuite bathroom.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Karma S
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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Hi there

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us especially since this is one of your first hostel experiences!
We do try to keep all of our private and communal areas clean & tidy so guests can enjoy their stay. Whether it be summer or winter the view overlooking the lake is always memorable.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand
Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed in a room with shared bathroom on the first night and a lakeview room ensuite on the next two nights. View from the lakeview room is lovely! Staff was really friendly. Great place to base yourself while touring Wanaka.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank lkman17
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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Hi there

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and agree that it is a great view you experience when staying in the Lake View Double Ensuite. We are lucky to have similar views in the living room where all guests can enjoy as well. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand.

Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Was a good place to stay. Was the best BackPackers on our trip around the top of the South Island. In fact we cancelled our accommodation in Queenstown so we could stay longer and the staff were very helpful and friendly

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Wessa666
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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Hi there

Wow thanks so much for reviewing your stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka in July. To say that we are the best backpackers you stayed at in the South Island means alot and we appreciate your compliment. We do strive to keep the backpackers tidy, comfy and relaxing place for each guests stay! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around New Zealand.
Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was a great backpackers. We were shown around around the place by Ian and he was smiling the whole time! Felt very welcome. Very cool location right next to the lake for a great price. Would have loved to stay a little longer and we would thoroughly recommend the stay :)

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Hi Tim

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay here with us at Wanaka Bakpaka in September. It's great when guests have enjoyed their stay that they recommend us to fellow travelers.
We hope to see you back some day at Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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