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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are staying in king room with private ensuite and love the cozy little cabin. Staff are great and check in was a breeze. 10 minute walk into town along the lake. Great views from every angle. WiFi is free for limited use then very reasonable price to purchase more. Ample bathrooms around the place and well equipped kitchen and... More 

Thank Minmon
Campbell, California
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a double room upstairs. Nice room, shared bathroom (but only with 2 other rooms), huge kitchen and common room downstairs. Extremely clean. Best view in Wanaka! Right on the lake and an easy walk to town. Easy parking.

Thank rahill01
Reunion Island
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in this hostel 2 times (4 or 5 nights and 1 night). Very clean. Good kitchen. Great atmosphere. The managers are very nice and helpful. And beautiful view of the lake (from the lounge and the outside area). Wi-Fi is very good but not illimited. Free off street parking.

Thank TiGreg974
Auckland, New Zealand
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131 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wanaka Bakpaka is one of those hostels where you can get stuck for weeks without even realizing it. The facilities are a spot on, the kitchen is huge, the view over the lake is stunning and the staff in awesome and always around to lend a helping hand. This is the perfect place to stay in Wanaka!

Thank Robin_Laura
WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Robin and Laura Thanks so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us recently, good luck for the future ! Wanaka Bakpaka : ) More 

Hamburg, Germany
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114 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Following another hostel's recommendation me and my friend ended up here. Great place, especially when comparing to having stayed in Wanaka before which by far was not as great. Clean and friendly, well equipped kitchen, hot shower w good water pressure and a view you won't forget. Prices are fairly cheap compared to other accomodation around here, stayed in a... More 

Thank Betty V
WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Betty Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It's great to hear when other backpackers or guests recommend us! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you in the future. Wanaka Bakpaka : ) More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The moment we arrived we instantly felt at home. My husband and I stayed in the double lake view room with an ensuite. The room was very comfortable and suited our needs. The staff were so friendly and we instantly felt like friends. We enjoyed the comfortable lounge and free wifi (for a small price we brought extra). We loved... More 

Thank Aleisha K
WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Aleisha Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us in July. It's so lovely to hear that you felt at home and enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your feedback and comments. It's so nice when guests extend their stay, there is so much to do in Wanaka whether it be Summer or Winter. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I thought this hostel was very decent, however we were assumed to be 2 females and were given a female dorm (I am a male). I happily stayed in the 4 share dorm but obviously there was one occupant who was not happy about this and made sure we were aware. The room and bathroom were pretty dated and require... More 

1 Thank Mitul L
WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us. I would like to take the time to address your comments and feedback regarding your two night stay with us. You had booked online and selected female only- so this is why your booking was put into a female only dorm. You were the last... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Just love the lake view from the hostel..awesome! Close walking distance with bus stop, and shops..pretty easy to walk around here. I stayed at 4 bededd room with attached bathroom. The hostel is kind enough to leave the key and notes for us, since we checked in a lil bit late that night (was on a bus trip frm FJ-Wanaka).... More 

1 Thank Sha R
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Just amazing. It cannot be better. Top kitchen, top dining room, top lounge, top showers, top double room, top stuff. Clean, quiet. The best backpacker ever!!!!!! Perfekt view in the see. We were there for one night and enjoyed our stay there really.

Thank chrisos71
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61 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

+ great communal facilities + cheap laundry + friendly staff + beautiful lake view and close to town + very clean and well decorated + good value + board games - very soft mattresses which we found uncomfortable but we like firm mattresses so maybe that is just our preference - only 100mb free wifi per day Highly recommended, especially... More 

1 Thank Becki S
WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Becki Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stays with us. We love to hear that guests return because they have enjoyed a previous stay. It's great to hear you found the hostel clean, tidy and staff helpful. Wanaka Bakpaka : ) More 

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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 

Additional Information about Wanaka Bakpaka

Address: 117 Lakeside Road | Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $22 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
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“Try to get a room with a view.”
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“Queen room has a huge bed and nearly private bathroom.”
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