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 offers a choice of quality budget accommodation, designed for the independent traveller. YHA Wanaka 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.
Please note: it's highly recommended to carry snow chains at all times in the winter months.
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
In the centre of Wanaka, 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. YHA Wanaka accommodates all types of groups from schools and colleges, to sporting and cultural groups.
YHA Wanaka can cater for up to 110 people across 32 rooms.
Room types available are:
Contact YHA Wanaka's Group Coordinator, Ben will be happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group members are accommodated in comfortable 4 - 8 bed rooms with ensuite facilities. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1.
Group leaders and supervisors can be accommodated in double or twin rooms with private or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels.
Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.
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.
Find out more about accommodation for groups across the YHA Network.
YHA Wanaka is in central Wanaka overlooking Pembroke park to the lake and mountains. Restaurants, shops and the local cinema are a just a short walk away. In winter ski shuttles pick up form the door for New Zealand's top ski fields of 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!
If travelling from Queenstown via the Crown Range, turn right off Cardrona Valley Road into Bownston Street; if travelling via SH84 turn left into Brownston Street.
All buses and shuttles pick up and drop off at the hostel.
10km from Wanaka airport - shuttles are available from $15 and meet all flights into Wanaka. Queenstown airport is 63km from YHA Wanaka, talk to YHA Wanaka's Group Coordinator about arranging a chartered shuttle for you.
The hostel has ample off street parking for cars, vans and buses.