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Wanaka Bakpaka

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Reviewed 4 April 2015

With it's great location close to all amenities in Wanaka, and the best view overlooking the lake, Wanaka Pakpaka proved to be an excellent place to spend 3 relaxing days. The room and bathroom facilities were clean and the beds comfortable. For those that are backpacking and preparing their own food, the kitchen and dining areas are spacious and well...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Alan Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us last month at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your three day stay with us and think that's a great amount of time to explore Wanaka! It makes our day when we hear that guests have found facilities, cleanliness all to their liking...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This is a must stay place - excellent location only a few minutes walk to town and lakeside walks and activities . Excellent views of magnificent Wanaka. Clean, tidy, spacious, with friendly relaxing environment. keep recommending to others and keep going back - great value for money.

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Chris What an amazing review! We love when we have return guests and also when they recommend us to other travellers. We agree Wanaka has so much to do and see- for all types of travellers. We hope to see you back here sometime soon! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Helpful friendly staff. Rooms are dorm like--even the private ones but they are clean. Great huge kitchen and dining area. Free wifi is a big plus! Located on a hill overlooking beautiful lake. Very picturesque area.

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We're pleased to here you found the service, facilities and Wi-Fi to your liking. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I've stayed in 4 different backpackers in Wanaka and would say this have the best view of all, and not pricey either. Love the view from the lounge I just couldn't get enough of it. I really enjoy having my breakfast overlooking the lake, it takes me ages to finish my breakfast because I was distracted by the view! Friendly...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Stephy Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us in October last year. We to agree the view is amazing an you can easily get distracted and time can fly by! In the winter and on rainy days our cabinet does get well used and are happy you found it well stocked. Look forward to seeing...

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 8 March 2015

We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed it quite much, especially the beautiful view over the lake in the dining area. Staff was friendly and helpful, big kitchen, clean room and bathroom, 5-10 mins walk to town center, and reasonable price. I think I'd stay here again next time.

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Chenwenyu Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us in February. We think two nights in Wanaka is the perfect amount of time to allow you to relax, enjoy the scenery and do some adrenalin or calm activities around the Lake : ) We're pleased you enjoyed all the facilities we have here at Wanaka Bakpaka...

Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

This hostel is worth a stay of you are in wanaka. Really nice, big and clean kitchen and I especially liked the outside area where you could eat in the mornings/evenings with a beautiful view of the lake! Also the eating area inside is nice. Only problem was that I had long term accommodation people in my room and their...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for reviewing your recent stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka. We have had an amazing summer weather wise and guests like yourself have loved being able to eat, relax and read a book on our outside area. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 25 February 2015

Loved this place, I haven't stayed in many backpackers and this place would make me stay in them all the time :) amazing location, really friendly atmosphere in the backpackers reasonably priced and clean showers and kitchen would defiantly stay again!!

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Emma Thanks for reviewing your stay with us here in February. We so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay especially when you don't often stay in Backpackers. We are really lucky with our guests who all tend to be friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about other travel destinations in New Zealand! We hope you enjoy the rest of your...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had the double room with shared bathroom, and even though we were only there a night we really enjoyed our stay. The price was reasonable and, unbelievably, the internet was free and unlimited which is a rarity in most hostels around NZ. Our room was spacious, the bed was comfy and there was even a sink. The toilet and...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Frooze Thanks for reviewing your recent stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka in February. It's great you would recommend us to fellow travellers visiting Wanaka. We're happy to hear you found all the facilities well appointed and clean. The walk into town is short like you say and can give you some great views of town and mountains. We hope...

Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

This place makes a great backpackers hostel! We stayed here for 3 nights! The common area is cosy and well equipped. We can oversee Lake Wanaka anytime. The room and shower areas was clean. The location is good. We enjoyed our stay there tremendously! kudos!

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us last year in November. We really appreciate your comments and love hearing that guests have enjoyed their stay with us. We hope you took away some amazing memories of New Zealand ! Wanaka Bakpaka :)

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We stayed 1x night in a private twin room with shared bathroom. The price was cheap, free wi fi was strong every where at the accommodation. Facilities were clean and accessible. Lots of parking (but be warned, a very steep driveway!). Very quiet location, large kitchen and lots of information about the area was available. We had a fantastic stay...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Adela We so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay here with us at Wanaka Bakpaka in February. We do try to keep all of our facilities clean, tidy and are happy you found this during your stay. We try to provide as much information as we can about things to do in Wanaka so you can spend...

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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: $22 - $67 (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.”
Andra_Oprisan, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“4 bed dorm nr. 1”
lila2011Bern, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view.”
Malotte, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Well located, nice views”
V2C, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Queen room has a huge bed and nearly private bathroom.”
JoeN254, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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