YHA Wanaka - Hostel

3.0 star property
City centre hotel in Wanaka

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YHA Wanaka - Hostel

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Superior Double Room, Lake View
Standard Double Room

Overview of YHA Wanaka - Hostel



Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
94 Brownston Street, Wanaka, 9305
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Garden
  • Arcade/games room
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/games room
  • BBQ(s)
  • Self-parking (surcharge)

Room options

shay shared Standard cabin

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Double Room, Lake View

  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Family Room

  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Wanaka
  • Lake Wanaka - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Wanaka (WKA) - 9 min drive
  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 65 min drive


  • Cinema Paradiso - 2 min walk
  • Francesca's Pizzas - 1 min walk
  • Kika - 6 min walk
  • Burrito Craft - 2 min walk
  • The Spice Room - 4 min walk

About this property

YHA Wanaka - Hostel

When visiting Wanaka, YHA Wanaka - Hostel is a great choice to consider. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby snowboarding.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your government-issued photo ID after booking
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • On-site self-parking (NZD 10 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Golfing nearby
  • Ski area nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire
  • Bike storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/games room
  • Bike parking
  • Lockers available

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 25+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


  • Self-parking costs NZD 10 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Wanaka YHA
YHA Backpacker Hostel Wanaka
YHA Wanaka
YHA Wanaka Backpacker
YHA Wanaka Hostel
Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel
YHA Wanaka Hostel
YHA Wanaka - Hostel Hotel
YHA Wanaka - Hostel Wanaka
YHA Wanaka - Hostel Hotel Wanaka

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
Yes. Self-parking costs NZD 10 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 20.
What is there to do at YHA Wanaka - Hostel and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy fun activities nearby such as snowboarding and skiing, and return when the snow melts for a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities such as an arcade, a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around YHA Wanaka - Hostel like?
YHA Wanaka - Hostel is in the heart of Wanaka, a short 2-minute walk from Pembroke Park and 13 minutes' walk from Wanaka Golf Club.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

kind staff,very satisfied,
1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Liked the quiet location, yet only 5mins to restaurants and shops. Bathroom so tiny.
1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

We had a self contained unit with bathroom and kitchenette. It was clean, had everything we needed, was close to everything, and everyone was really friendly. The bathroom was tiny and the decor was a little tired but it was clean and the beds were really comfortable. In short, it is fantastic, value for money accommodation
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Close proximity to the main town centre and very safe.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The amenities at the property was good. The place is clean and well maintained.
Karthik, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jo, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

We know that this is a hostel but at least there should be a time for other guests to minimize noises. We stayed at an ensuite private room no. 3, next room no. 4 who were so noisy, at 11:45pm I couldn't help myself but knocked on their wall to signal that they were so noisy. Even just a notice on each room's wall no minimize the noise from 11pm, other guests need to rest and sleep. Thanks.
1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Close to town and lovely service with helpful information about our stay.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really welcoming and helpful service, great facilities, basic but everything we needed. Really clean, would definitely stay again.
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review