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YHA Managed YHA Wanaka


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Helen Bell

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

Contact: +64 3 443 1880 Email this hostel

Reception: 8am - 9pm

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. Some free on-site parking is available. 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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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

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 get rave reviews in the likes of Lonely Planet.

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

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Guests love:

  • Communal lounge
  • Pool table
  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal dining area
  • Free onsite parking
  • Fully-equipped kitchen

Shared facilities:

  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • 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

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Union Pay
  • New Zealand Dollars
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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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