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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here 2 nights with a friend. Our dorm had an amazing view of the lake and was clean and warm. Kitchen had everything you needed. Limited free wifi but was more than enough. The dining/lounge area was the best part. After a long days hike it was great to chill on a couch over looking the lake. This...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted very nicely by the owner, Ian, who takes the time to show everyone around the hostel (and obviously cares about the well-being of his hostel and its backpackers in it), which has a really homey feel to it (there is fresh rosemary, thyme, and other homegrown herbs free to use in the kitchen, various recipes from other...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Kaja Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It's so great to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay and found the backpackers a nice place to stay. Five days is a great amount of time to enjoy in Wanaka but there are endless things to see and do so maybe...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Wanaka Bakpaka last month during our two week spin through New Zealand. Wanaka is a great escape from the crazy adventure of the rest of NZ and is quiet and beautiful town. And Wanaka Bakpaka is the perfect base to explore Wanaka from. We found Wanaka Bakpaka to have a great attentive staff, clean...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Allie We agree that Wanaka can feel like a bubble and is definatley a great spot to relax in. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the backpackers well equipped. Biking around the lake is a great activity as there are so many bays to stop and enjoy the mountain views. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

mathewra
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great staff, excellent facilities, showers, bathrooms, clean, great kitchen, plenty fridge and freezer, great location, spectacular dining room and outside dining views over the lake. Perfect.Adequate wifi, more to buy is cheap and free PCs in common area

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Matthew Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us, it's so nice to hear you think we are one of the Best Hostels! We appreciate all your kind comments about the facilities and our location. We hope you had an amazing time in Wanaka! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My brother and I stayed at Wanaka Bakpaka a couple of weeks ago and it was such a pleasure. We had a twin room and for $32 each per night it was so great to have our own space. The owners were super friendly and helpful, the place really chilled and in a great location. Rooms, showers, shared spaces etc...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Lauren Wow to say that we are the Best backpackers you've been to is great! It really does make our day when we hear that guests have loved their stay with us. We hope you both had some great experiences in Wanaka and have taken away some amazing memories! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Really enjoyed staying here. Staff was very nice, amazing (dare to say best in town!) view over the town and lake. Clean and well equipped kitchen, very comfortable common areas, and free parking on the premises. As well as really good value for money. Only problem is they are generally fully booked, so you need to book them well in...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Andra Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Your comments are so kind, we do also agree that right now is a very busy time in Wanaka. Summer in general is a busy time so pre-booking is a great idea which allows you spend enough time in Beautiful Wanaka! Wanaka Bakpaka :...

Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have been travelling for 4 months now and this has to be one of the best places we have stayed in. Period. Iregardless of whether that was a hotel, hostel or camp site room. Our room - double with shared facilities - was enormous, comfortable, bright, clean..... and although we hadn't paid any extra for a lake view we...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for your lovely comments, to say that we are one of your favourite places to stay is amazing! We are so pleased to here that you found your room, kitchen and general facilites clean and well equipped. We hope you had an amazing time in Wanaka. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed in a private room. I was surprised how comfortable the bed was, better than in a lot of hotels I have stayed at. The common rooms were very spacious and there was also a lot of tables outside the hostel where you could sit and eat breakfast, lunch or dinner. Very good kitchen with lots of space and...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Its great to haer that you found the bed comfy and enjoyed the kitchen and common spaces. The kitchen can become quite busy at peak times but posetive to hear that you didnt feel it was to busy. We agree that Roy's Peak is a must in Wanaka as well as Diamond Lake and Mt Iron. We hope...

Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have stayed in Wanaka for New Years Eve and it was the best decision as Wanaka is such a beautiful place surrounded with breathtaking views. Unfortunately all private double rooms were sold out (obviously because the holiday season) but we were lucky to get the share dorm (4 people) we had a great Lake view and great value. The...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Kristina We would agree with you that Wanaka is an amazing place with stunning views! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to other travellers. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Bern
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Excellent hostel - dorms are ok and clean, but you anyway feel like staying all the time in the communal facilities. The living room is really big and has panoramic windows with stunning views and plenty of place to relax, read, eat, talk to other travelers. Kitchen well equipped and big enough for everybody to cook - I never had...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Lila Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We too agree that there is a lovely atmposphere were fellow travellers can meet, share stories and gain information for future travels. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand....

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $23 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Wanaka Bakpaka Hotel Wanaka
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“Great kitchen facilities, Great view, Comfortable common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles Andra_Oprisan, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“4 bed dorm nr. 1”
 of 5 bubbles lila2011Bern, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles Malotte, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Well located, nice views”
 of 5 bubbles V2C, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Queen room has a huge bed and nearly private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeN254, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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