YHA Wanaka Purple Cow Reviews
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I've stayed at this hostel 3 times now, mainly because the view is just amazing. The facilities are great - lots of seating areas and I really like the quiet reading room with floor length windows to the lake. The kitchen is usually very clean and there is loads of storage & fridge space. Pretty much the kitchen all the other hostels wish they had! Lots of board games and a reasonable book swap. YHA members get unlimited wifi: brilliant!
Great location, some of the dorms were little separate chalets which gave it a cosy feel. Overall a good hostel.
More family orientated, not for those wanting to meet people.
We spent 3 nights at purple cow in between some multi-day tramping, and really enjoyed our stay. The huge well stocked kitchen and dining/common area with views of the lake and mountain were particularly impressive. Just a shame that YHAs continue to charge extra for wifi, when many others offer it as included.
I liked the hostel very much, a little home away from home.
Great hostel, highlight being the excellent kitchen and amazing view of the lake from the lounge area.
I was only there for one night, but it was the best hostel I had been to, great atmosphere, clean and neat, and great location.
One of our favourite places from our months travelling. Great location in a beautiful town, minutes walk from the lake. Very romantic spot, and a great price! Facilities were impressive, kitchen was very big and spotless even late at night. Would highly recommend for anyone staying in Wanaka.
The kitchen is spotless! Only few hostel can proud themselves with such a clean and well-equipped kitchen.
one of the best hostels I've stayed at in NZ!
Excellent kitchen, best I have seen in a hostel. Small rooms though!
A good all round place. Just needed lockers for bags and free breakfast to be really good.
Fantastic place, great view from common room on the lake, Sean at the reception super nice and cheerful, nice people to chat to, peaceful and quiet, cleanest kitchen I saw in whole NZ so far. Made to my top list of best hostels ever. :)
Nice thing about this place is that the female dorms have a bathroom and a kitchen
Stayed in a 6 bed dorm with ensuite bathroom. The room smelled like pee, and the sheets weren't all that clean. No nightlights for the individual beds which is very annoying!! Did have plenty of plugs though. Also the big kitchen in the main building had everything you needed and more. Noticed they had movie nights every night which seemed cool even though we didn't go.
This was by far the nicest friendliest and cleanest of the yha's, would recommend Wanaka yha to all my friends planning on headin to New Zealand. Wanaka is such a lovely town with plenty of things to do
Great Hostel, One of t e best I have stayed in. Really comfy beds and great Atmosphere. Organised movie nights a great idea.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
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