Our first night in this hostel we had a room with the window right on the courtyard and it was terrible. The beds were mush and the smoke from people smoking in the courtyard came in the room and choked us out. BUT, the second night we moved into a different room and it was great--nice hard bed and a quiet location. The only negative about the room is picky but it when you are backpacking it's important--I wish the owners would put towel racks and hooks on the walls. There was no place to put anything--just putting stuff on the floor. Again, that's pretty picky for for $10 they would make the room much more functional.
The location of the hostel is great and the front room's picture window has a fantastic view of the lake.
- 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