YHA Associate

YHA Wanaka


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Sam Smith

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

Contact: +64 21 639 457 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location: 94 Brownston Street,


5 minutes' walk to lakefront


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How to get here

Find us on Brownston St opposite Pembroke Park. Paid on-site parking is available but is limited (first-in, first-served), as is free street parking. It is highly advised to carry snow chains at all times during winter.

Bus/Shuttle: Buses and shuttles drop off at our door.
Airport: The hostel is 10km from Wanaka Airport, shuttles operate door-to-door.

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Lively, cosy, and comfortable with stunning views out to Lake Wanaka and the mountains, YHA Wanaka is an incredibly popular hostel year-round. Our relaxed, welcoming vibe and open plan living/dining area.

Our excellent communal facilities include several communal areas to relax in, plus a roaring log fire, reading area, balcony, and movie room. We're on hand to help you make the most of your time in Wanaka.

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Guests love:

  • Communal lounge
  • Pool table
  • Bicycle hire
  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen

Shared facilities:

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

Entertainment and activities:

  • Communal TV
  • Pool table


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Bicycle storage
  • Bicycle hire
  • Ski storage

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Union Pay
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Some of our top picks in Wanaka:

  • Skydive over Lake Wanaka with views of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring as well as all the beautiful blue Southern Lakes
  • Explore Mount Aspiring National Park - the third largest in New Zealand and famous for its glaciers, tramping and climbing
  • Try stand-up paddling boarding in summer or hit the ski fields in winter

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