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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got allocated a Deluxe room that we were very pleasantly surprised with. Great value for the money, quite modern setup, clean & spacious. Location is great with only a few mins walk to the lake. Reception was also very helpful recommending restaurants. There were no loud parties but if you're a very light sleeper, just remember this is an...

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are retired couple on trip to NZ. Book in advance as very busy but enjoyed the youth hostel. Lots interesting travellers. Super market nearby and free parking outside. Comfortable double room with en suite. Quiet in the evening. Lake view. Beautiful setting.

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Otago Peninsula, NZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thrilled to have ensuite bathroom in 4 bed female dorm - luxury. Large, spacious & friendly hostel across from Pembroke Park. Kitchens well set-up, even have eggcups. Communal toilets having no toilet paper was the only bad note. Thoroughly recommend as a relaxing base when visiting Wanaka

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed just one night but loved the private bathroom. That's a really nice point in a hostel. The hostel is very close to the lake and also to some shops (including a New World). Beds are comfortable and clean.

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Bolton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay, the living area of the hostel has unbelievable views. Big clean kitchen but oven was rubbish. Comfy sofas and games area. Room simple and very clean, comfy bed too. Staff were pretty friendly.

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Speyer, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is located about a 3-minute walk away from Lake Wanaka and offers unspoilt views of the lake from the communal areas. The mixed 6-bed dorm was spacious, comfortable and offered enough plugs (very important) for everyone. The beds are quite comfortable and big and when you're in the (ensuite) bathroom you might think you've just walked into a...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a good sized dormitory with ensuite. The room was an inside room so could get very hot, but the room was provided with fans if they were needed. The hostel is quite busy and spread out, which made the communal area's busy, and could make sitting and eating quite tricky as we were a large group. The facilities...

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Köln
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in a shared mixed bedroom for three people. The room had a lot of space to store your belongings, everybody had an own locker with 2 USB ports and a socket. The ensuite bathroom was really nice and comfortable. Everything was clean. It is situated just a few minutes away of a big grocery store, the lake and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We booked this hostel for our first trip in NZ for just one night stay. The hostel is at prime location - right next to the lake and town's CBD. We've been pleasantly surprised to discover that our room had ensuite bathroom. But probably the best was views from the room - we could see lake and hills behind from...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were so impressed with YHA Wanaka. Our family of four booked a 4 bed private room with ensuite and it was perfect for our single night stay. We would have been happy to stay longer. Highlights for us; clean and cosy room, superb kitchen amenities, spacious TV/games/dining, friendly staff and the lake view!! Well done on a top spot,...

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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: $37 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Good central location....friendly youth hostel”
 of 5 bubbles helenw776, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the dorm with the ensuite!”
 of 5 bubbles kiwique, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book the front room with ensuite bathroom overlooking the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles invisible999, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms with Lake view are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles Jeffy0316, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Book the rooms away from the entrance if you can - they are a lot quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles D4662DMjamesj, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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