• Garden
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Private Bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Baggage storage
  • Heating

Featuring stunning views out to Lake Wanaka and the mountains, YHA Wanaka offers relaxed and welcoming hostel accommodations. It features an open-plan living/dining area with a log fire to relax and enjoy the views. Guests can choose to stay in lively dormitory rooms or in the comfort of their own private rooms. The private rooms feature private bathrooms. The staff at the tour desk can help with making the most out of your time in Wanaka and can offer a free travel and activity booking service. Guest laundry facilities are available. Wanaka YHA is a 5-minute drive from Puzzling World and a 40-minute drive from Mount Aspiring Ski Fields.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Wanaka, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
and
1 full bed
1 queen bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.9
Facilities
8.4
Cleanliness
8.5
Comfort
8.5
Value for money
8.1
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
8.0
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See what guests loved the most:

  • George
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Good solid hostel in central location. The ongoing works meant that it probably had slightly less of welcoming feel but will be a very solid place when done. I stayed for 2 nights and would recommend the place.
  • Lee
    Malaysia Malaysia
    Nice n modern ensuite. Good location and convenient to shops. Was given a kettle to boil water.
  • Debbie
    Canada Canada
    Located near the beach and main town areas, but on a quiet street. Large laundry room ($) and well organized and equipped kitchen. Super comfortable beds. We were upgraded to a family suite so had plenty of floor space for two of us to do yoga.

Area info

Amenities of YHA Wanaka
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

YHA Wanaka takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Cash YHA Wanaka accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests 17 years or younger are not permitted to stay in dormitory accommodations unless that dormitory is privatized, where all beds are booked in the room and a minimum of one adult is part of the booking party. All guests 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult for any booking and that adult is responsible for actions of all the youths within that booking party.

Please note for bookings of 10 or more guests, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information, please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note due to limited availability at the time of booking, multi-share accommodations for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms.

Please note that there is a 2.5% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform YHA Wanaka of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about YHA Wanaka

  • Check-in at YHA Wanaka is from 2:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at YHA Wanaka may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • YHA Wanaka offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • YHA Wanaka is 500 feet from the center of Wanaka. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.