YHA Wanaka

Description

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.

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"Our pick - warmed by a wood stove, the lounge at this ever-popular hostel holds commanding lake and mountain views..." -Lonely Planet, New Zealand

 

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Car:

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.

Shuttle/Bus:

Buses and shuttles will drop off at our door

Plane:

We are located 10 km from Wanaka airport – shuttles are available for $15 and meet all flights into Wanaka

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Dining Area
  • Communal Lounge
  • Drying Room
  • Food Storage
  • Free Movies
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Guitar
  • Hair Dryers
  • Herb Garden
  • Hot Water Bottles
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Recycling Stations
  • Sky TV
  • Street Parking
  • Travel & Activity Bookings
  • TV Room
  • Skydive over Lake Wanaka with views of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring as well as all the beautiful blue Southern Lakes.
  • Mount Aspiring National Park is a World Heritage Park, the third largest in New Zealand and famous for its glaciers, tramping and climbing.
  • See Wanaka from the air while flying a light aircraft or watch the aerial acrobats safely from the ground at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Air Show.
  • Ski New Zealand’s top ski fields of Treble Cone, Cardrona, Snow Farm or try some heavenly heli-skiing around Wanaka.
  • Get yourself lost at Puzzling World an extremely popular Wanaka attraction with holograms, visual illusions and the tricky Great Maze!
  • Drive to Queenstown along the Cardrona Valley with a stop at the Cardrona Hotel, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most rustically charming hotels.

Events

  • (May 31st - May 31st) On an exciting new path- with a collection of short and expressive bike films helping to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike. Emerging and established filmmakers from the ‘Cycle Chic’ ... Edgewater Hotel
  • (Sep 1st - Dec 7th 2017) "If you want to lift yourself to a higher state of consciousness—so that the political issues, the family issues, the social issues of the day do not throw you out of balance, so that you can find a happier, more ... Plunket Rooms
  • (Jun 1st - Jun 1st) The 3rd annual Big Bike Film Night, sees us get bigger, better and riding into Central Otago to entertain bike lovers young and the not so young. Yes, so stoked! What’s the Big Bike Film Night all about? Sharing the ... Edgewater Hotel
  • (Jun 3rd - Jun 4th) The Water Bar presents The Nextmen! Support from: DJ Pops (Queenstown) Bosk Tickets at www.theticketfairy.com from Wednesday 3rd May 9am. More on the door. The Nextmen Hailing from the UK The Nextmen ... Water Bar
  • (Jun 4th - Jun 4th) Ever striving for higher heights and more profound musical experiences, Ladi6 has once again flipped the script to create the Royal Blue 3000 EP. The result is an adventurous vivid wash of copacetic synaesthesthetics, ... Bullock Bar
  • (Jun 10th - Jun 10th) “A man that must surely be poised to take over the New Zealand folk-music scene at any minute”- Libel Hitting the highways once again this winter is award-winning folk troubadour Graeme James. 2016 was an ... Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar
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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. 

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Accommodation

Hostel capacity

YHA Wanaka can cater for up to 110 people across 32 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 1 x 8 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 7 x 6 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 4 x 4 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 2 x 3 bed multi-share ensuite
  • 1 x triple ensuite
  • 4 x twin and double rooms
  • 1 x single ensuite
  • 12 x twin and double rooms with ensuite facilities

Contact YHA Wanaka's Group Coordinator, Ben will be happy to help: wanaka.groups@yha.co.nz  03 443 1880

Room types

Shared rooms

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.

Private rooms

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.

 

 

Facilities & services

Hostel facilities

  • Large, fully equipped, self-catering kitchen and dining area
  • Free luggage storage
  • Wheelchair access
  • Key entry for all rooms
  • TV projector room
  • Drying room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Games room & pool table
  • Free Wifi for group leaders
  • All bed linen included
  • Off street parking for cars and buses

Meals

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.

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Location

 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!

By Car

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.

By Bus/Shuttle

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

By Plane

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.  

Car Parking

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

 

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For multiple locations get in touch with our National Groups Coordinator, Rod: book@yha.co.nz | 0800 278 299