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    YHA Wanaka

    94 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent55%
    • Very good36%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “tv room” (20 reviews)
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    Free Parking
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Is this the best places YHA ever? The view from the rooms on the front are amazing and it's position to town, it's all you need really. Massive communal areas with loads to do if you want a lazy day in.

    Thank Dbc310
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I only stayed one night as the staff helped arrange a transfer of my 2nd night reservation to the YHA in Mt Cook. They also helped book the bus for me. My stay was brief but everything was top-notch: amazing location, the best in town...More

    Thank barb652
    Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA WanakaResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are glad you enjoyed your "top-notch" stay with us and hope you had an equally great time at YHA Mt Cook. We look forward to having you stay with us again! Kind Regards, Helen - YHA...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Haven't stayed at other YHA hostels so can't compare, but our group was really impressed. Clean, modern and tidy rooms, warm hostel, friendly staff, spacious communal areas, TV room with Sky, awesome mountain views, close to town and supermarket. Staff were even able to accommodate...More

    Thank Leon B
    Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA WanakaResponded 5 days ago

    HI Leon It pleases me greatly that you enjoyed your time here at YHA Wanaka Our large wood fire does an excellent job at heating the common areas and creates a great atmosphere while our central location offers stunning views of the lake and mountains....More

    Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

    Hostel is lovely and clean, large kitchen area with all the utensils and facilities you need. Great lounge area with pool table and fireplace, nice to relax in day and night. TV room with nightly films is great. Rooms are basic but clean, an en...More

    Thank hhotchkiss
    Reviewed 9 May 2017

    We stayed here in a lovely lake front private ensuite for 2 nights and LOVED it. Nice aesthetics in the room. Excellent kitchen. Parking just in front and we could take bags to the room very easily through a separate door. A short walk to...More

    Thank IndFamTraveler
    Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA WanakaResponded 29 May 2017

    Thank you for taking time to write us this excellent review. We are always happy to hear when guests have thoroughly enjoyed their stay with us. We hope you got some stunning sunset photo's of the Wanaka Tree - But I am sure you have...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Laundry Service
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    • Price range
    • USD 45 - USD 105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 33
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    • New Zealand >
    • South Island >
    • Otago Region >
    • Wanaka
    • Also Known As
    • Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel Wanaka
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    28 April 2016|
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    Response from RawrrItsssAlexx | Reviewed this property |
    There is a local ski Hill just a 30 minute drive. Cardrona as well as treble cone!
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    "Some rooms have lake views."
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    "Book well Ahead, avoid school holiday perhaps to avoid the masses. Always bring earplugs if you are taking a..."
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