Wanaka Purple Cow YHA is the latest HI hostel in Wanaka to join the HI network. This hostel is centrally located with a large choice of accommodation this hostel looks forward to welcoming you and making you stay in New Zealand memorable., YHA Wanaka, Purple Cow is situated in the stunning alpine village of Lake Wanaka New Zealand. 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.

YHA Wanaka, Purple Cow backpackers hostel offers a choice of quality budget accommodation, designed for the independent traveller. YHA Wanaka accommodation boasts a great range of facilities, designed to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our famed open plan lounge/dining area has a roaring log fire and boasts stunning views of Lake Wanaka and New Zealand's Southern Alps.

What travellers think...

Green rating



A great location with a wonderful view over the lake, friendly staff, movie every night and very clean.


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Wed 04 Dec 2013

An excellent hostel one of the best we have stayed whilst in New Zealand. It is very much superior to the hostels in the cities.


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Fri 01 Nov 2013