YHA Wanaka is situated in the stunning alpine village of Lake Wanaka New Zealand. 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 offers an ideal retreat for the independent traveller looking to discover the exciting activities on offer in Lake Wanaka New Zealand.
YHA Wanaka backpackers hostel offers a choice of quality budget accommodation, designed for the independent traveller. YHA Wanaka accommodation boasts a great range of facilities, designed to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our famed open plan lounge/dining area has a roaring log fire and boasts stunning views of Lake Wanaka and New Zealand's Southern Alps.
"Our pick - warmed by a wood stove, the lounge at this ever-popular hostel holds commanding lake and mountain views..." -Lonely Planet, New Zealand
If travelling from Queenstown via the Crown Range, turn right off the Cardrona Valley Road into Brownston Street; if Travelling via SH84, turn left onto Brownston Street.
Buses and shuttles will drop off at our door
We are located 10 km from Wanaka airport – shuttles are available for $15 and meet all flights into Wanaka
YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.
Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.