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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night in a 3 bed private room with ensuite. The hostel was quiet, I couldnt really hear any of the other guests. The bathroom was big and clean. The shower had amazing pressure! the room was warm and cozy with lockers and power plugs. The hostel is located centrally to town and everything is within walking...

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good place to stay in Wanaka, it about a maximum 5 min walk to the heart of the town and the lake. It has good kitchen and laundry facilities and plenty of rooms to relax or watch tv. We stayed here for 1 night in a dorm with an ensuite.

Thank Pavni L
Bad Aibling, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night in an en-suite double room. The room is clean and spacious. The bathroom has a good size. The kitchen is tidy. There is also a portable stove for cooking. The price was totally fine for what all the luxury we got. We didn't use the shared kitchen nor amenities but they looked clean.

Thank mindyjordan
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travel through New Zealand. Helen Bell - Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night in ensuite room 2 on the ground floor. The hostel is about 7 minutes walking from the bus stop. Supermarket and restaurants nearby and the lake is just 5 minutes down the road. I had a lovely view of Lake Wanaka and mountains from my room window. The room itself overlooked the parking lot. The large gravel...

Thank wingsonwheels
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comprehensive review. We also love to hear that we are on the right track with providing a clean and comfortable hostel experience. Thank you as well for pointing out about the gravel driveway and optional tea and coffee in your room. We will certainly take these comments on board. We hope you enjoyed the...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in 6 dorm ensuite.Room had safety lockers and lots of sokets.Great location,friendly staff,good facilities.Would have been 5 stars if wifi was working. But overall very good hostel.

Thank Ollut S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in a 6 bed dorm with an ensuite. Rooms and ensuite were very clean and modern. Kitchen and lounge were spacious and comfy. Reception staff were friendly, however we reported a blocked sink in our room early morning, and we got back to it late evening still blocked. Wifi isnt very strong, we tested on a...

Thank LouP456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an ok stay at this hostel in Wanaka. The room was shared with four people and had it's own private bathroom which was nice. The common room areas were quite large and the kitchen was a good size as well.

Thank VoyageuseDeCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dorm rooms were not well maintained with the ensuite bathrooms being horrendous. To make things worse, the WiFi throughout the hostel is unbearably slow and inconsistent. Staff are friendly and the kitchens are well equipped though.

Thank Sengwei Y
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location was perfect, really easy walk to the lake, as well as the new world and other shops and restaurants. The common areas were large and they had several, including a movie room and game room. It was very clean and the kitchen was in great shape and had plenty of prep space for everyone. My only complaint is...

Thank aknoble
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The hostel located at the central on Wanaka, close to the wanaka lake, close to supermarket, close to the restaurants and bars. It also provides good amenities, the communal kitchen is the best i've encountered so far. Staffs are very helpful and friendly too. Highly recommended.

Thank YeenLing

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Wanaka

Address: 94 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly Wanaka YHA The Purple Cow)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $57 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel Wanaka
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“Book well Ahead, avoid school holiday perhaps to avoid the masses. Always bring earplugs if you are taking a dorm room.”
, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cabins behind the main building give more privacy and has separate parking”
Anoop84, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Good central location....friendly youth hostel”
helenw776, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the dorm with the ensuite!”
kiwique, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book the front room with ensuite bathroom overlooking the lake.”
invisible999, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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