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YHA Wanaka for Groups


Overlooking Pembroke Park with undisturbed views across Lake Wanaka, YHA Wanaka is perfect for your group to explore all that the region has to offer. We can accommodate all types of groups from schools and colleges, to sporting and cultural groups.


Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes:

  • A choice of three cereals
  • Fruit
  • Toast and spreads
  • Tea, coffee and fruit juice

Free booking service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including:

  • Interislander and Bluebridge ferries
  • Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains
  • InterCity coach travel and local shuttle services

Get in touch

Our Group Coordinator, Ben, will be happy to help: [email protected] or phone 03 443 1880. Or contact our National Group Coordinator, Rod: [email protected] or phone 0800 278 299.

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Ben Schepp

Check in: 2:30 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 3 443 1880 Email this hostel

Reception: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm in summer; 7:00 am - 9:30 pm in winter

Location: 94 Brownston Street,


Opposite Pembroke Park


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How to get here

We're in central Wanaka, overlooking Pembroke park to the lake and mountains. Restaurants, shops and the local cinema are just a short walk away. In winter ski shuttles pick up from the door Treble Cone, Cardrona and Snow Farm.

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!


All buses and shuttles pick up and drop off at the hostel.


We're 10km from Wanaka airport - shuttles are available from $15 and meet all flights into Wanaka. Queenstown airport is 63km from YHA Wanaka - talk to our Group Coordinator about arranging a chartered shuttle.


The hostel has off street parking for cars, vans and buses.

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Great for groups:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Breakfast options
  • Towel hire
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Communal dining area
  • Secure bedrooms
  • Free booking service
  • Bed linen included
  • Exclusive use options

Shared facilities:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • Herb garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Book exchange
  • Reading room
  • Communal TV
  • Sky TV
  • Free movies
  • Guitar
  • Pool table


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Bicycle storage
  • Ski storage
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hostel capacity

YHA Wanaka can cater for up to 106 people across 32 rooms and can assist with arranging break out spaces for your use.

Shared rooms

  • 8 x 6 bed multishare ensuite rooms
  • 4 x 4 bed multishare ensuite rooms
  • 2 x 3 bed multishare ensuite rooms

All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1.

Private rooms

  • 3 x standard twin rooms and 3 x standard double rooms
  • 1 x twin room with ensuite facilities
  • 11 x double rooms with ensuite facilities

These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note our ensuite rooms are very popular so booking well in advance is recommended.

Safety & Security

Safety and security is a top priority at YHA. You can download our Group Health & Safety information for your planning resources or school board approvals.

We can also supply a copy of our COVID 19 hostel control measures for each alert level and our Worksafe COVID 19 Safety Plan. Or see our current COVID 19 alert level actions.

All bedrooms require a key for entry, as does the main building after reception has closed.

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