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YHA Wanaka

94 Brownston Street, Wanaka, New Zealand

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Situated in the stunning lakeside town Wanaka, our hostel offers beautiful views of the Southern Alps in New Zealand.

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Wanaka Hostel

Hostel Wanaka

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Lively, cosy, and comfortable with stunning views out to Lake Wanaka and the mountains, YHA Wanaka is an incredibly popular hostel year-round. Our relaxed, welcoming vibe and open plan living/dining area get rave reviews in the likes of Lonely Planet.

Our excellent communal facilities include several communal areas to relax in, plus a roaring log fire, pool table, reading area, balcony, and movie room. We're on hand to help you make the most of your time in Wanaka and can offer a free travel and activity booking service.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 night you will be charged for 1 night.
  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 2 nights you will be charged for 2 nights.
  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 3 or more nights you will be charged for 3 nights.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - At Reception
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 21:00
From 14:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +64 3 443 1880

Fax. +64 3 443 1870

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Lake Wanaka (Less than 500m)
  • Puzzling World (1 to 2km)
  • Mt Aspiring National Park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



前一天入住前柜台员工答应第二天 check out 后去登山回来借用冲凉房,第二天换个员工后就不给了。。。


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Yong Phern Melton,

Thu 01 Mar 2018

The cooking facilities were good but a few of the gas hobs were broken.


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Sat 17 Dec 2016

location was great next to Paradiso Cinema, the staff members were extremely efficient and friendly, the room was okay with a comfortable bed, the stay was in a double room with single use and the bungalow was shared with another room and there was a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom; all was fine except the couple who were staying next door because they were very loud but this is not the hostel's fault, you meet all sort of people when you travel


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Juan Carlos,

Sun 24 Jul 2016

Bad: My room was next to the reception area. There was constant slamming of doors from upstairs and the back of the room, maybe from the luggage room. Excellent: Alberto from the reception was friendly, knowledgeable and most efficient YHA hostel staff I have met. Comfortable bed, clean room and ensuite toilet, and well-equipped and huge kitchen. On the whole YHA Wanaka is a wonderful and beautiful hostel. Will definitely return.


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Wed 09 Mar 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The hostel is 10km from Wanaka Airport
Buses and shuttles will drop off at the hostel entrance. Shuttle buses meet all flights into Wanaka
Parking is available at the hostel

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water recycling
  • Water-wise garden

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