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Wanaka Bakpaka

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1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Wanaka Bakpaka has a stunning view overlooking Lake Wanaka... More...

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Flying Kiwi Backpackers

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0.7km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

We are super friendly and chilled with Wi-Fi, Tea/Coffee/Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate, herbs and cooking oil. The vibe is relaxed and the reviews are reflecting the new owners commitment to providing... More...

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Base Wanaka

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0.3km from city centre - Show on Map
7.4
Very good 768
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Following the BASE tradition this is a one stop hostel in the center of beautiful Wanaka only minutes walk to the lake front... More...

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YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

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0.1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Free 1GB WIFI per day for members valid with stay... More...

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Mountain View Backpackers Wanaka

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 652
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Mountain View Backpackers Wanaka is small & relaxed. FREE 1 GB WIFI per day, 4 minute walk to the middle of town. Clean and homely, well equipped kitchen, fresh herbs & large sunny garden. A g... More...

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Lake Hawea Hostel

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13.8km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 201
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Facing the stunning Lake Hawea, surrounded by the breathtaking Southern Alps mountains, the Lake Hawea Hostel offers affordable accommodations. From private double bed room to bunk beds in a dormitory... More...

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Matterhorn South

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0.4km from city centre - Show on Map
7.9
Very good 331
  • Perfect Location
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

We're just a short walk from the lake, with both lodge and backpacker accommodation - you choose!... More...

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Snow-topped mountains, big blue lakes and a reputation as a New Zealand hotspot for adrenaline-fuelled activities make Wanaka a destination that rises to the top of bucket lists. Despite its action-packed nature, this place has a relaxed atmosphere. It's the perfect spot to chill out after days rock climbing on local routes (there are nearly 1000 to choose from), canyoning through waterfall-filled ravines or skydiving over the scenic Southern Alps. 

If you like the bustle of being in town, go for a Wanaka hostel in the centre, a short walk from cool coffee shops specialising in flat whites. You'll also find Wanaka hostels with a ski/snowboarding service area for winter stays, or views overlooking the lush lake landscape. Unwind next to a log fire in a cosy communal lounge, or grill fresh vegetables on an outdoor terrace with a shared barbecue area when the Kiwi sun shines. You can stay in a traditional hostel dorm to meet other travellers, or snuggle down in a lodge with friends. 

The town hugs the Roys Bay section of Lake Wanaka, and you'll find plenty of pubs, small shops and cafés here. If you prefer a more rural vibe, head over to the equally scenic Lake Hawea – it's about a 15-minute drive away from Wanaka. For more of a village feel, spend an afternoon in the peaceful suburb of Albert Town on the Clutha River, less than 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Wanaka. 

Wanaka is all about outdoor activities. The most popular trek in the area takes you to the top of Mount Roy, but there are plenty of gentler walks in this hikers' hotspot too. Try a leisurely stroll around Lake Wanaka, or a 5km trip through the forest to Rob Roy Glacier. Mountain biking is a great way to explore, too – rent a bike from a local specialist shop and then brave a dip in the glacier-fed river once you've worked up a sweat. You can also kayak out to the small islands on the lake for a relaxed way to enjoy the scenery. 

Queenstown International Airport is a 60-minute drive away. Pick from rental cars, private transfers, shuttles and the regular bus services when making your way to the lake. Daily buses run from Christchurch, Te Anau, Dunedin and the West Coast to Wanaka. You'll find car hire companies in Wanaka for getting around the region, as well as shuttle services and organised tours to the main sights. 

We have 7 hostels in Wanaka with an average rating of 8.5 based on 2,668 reviews 7 of 7 properties available in Wanaka

About Wanaka

Snow-topped mountains, big blue lakes and a reputation as a New Zealand hotspot for adrenaline-fuelled activities make Wanaka a destination that rises to the top of bucket lists. Despite its action-packed nature, this place has a relaxed atmosphere. It's the perfect spot to chill out after days rock climbing on local routes (there are nearly 1000 to choose from), canyoning through waterfall-filled ravines or skydiving over the scenic Southern Alps. 

If you like the bustle of being in town, go for a Wanaka hostel in the centre, a short walk from cool coffee shops specialising in flat whites. You'll also find Wanaka hostels with a ski/snowboarding service area for winter stays, or views overlooking the lush lake landscape. Unwind next to a log fire in a cosy communal lounge, or grill fresh vegetables on an outdoor terrace with a shared barbecue area when the Kiwi sun shines. You can stay in a traditional hostel dorm to meet other travellers, or snuggle down in a lodge with friends. 

The town hugs the Roys Bay section of Lake Wanaka, and you'll find plenty of pubs, small shops and cafés here. If you prefer a more rural vibe, head over to the equally scenic Lake Hawea – it's about a 15-minute drive away from Wanaka. For more of a village feel, spend an afternoon in the peaceful suburb of Albert Town on the Clutha River, less than 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Wanaka. 

Wanaka is all about outdoor activities. The most popular trek in the area takes you to the top of Mount Roy, but there are plenty of gentler walks in this hikers' hotspot too. Try a leisurely stroll around Lake Wanaka, or a 5km trip through the forest to Rob Roy Glacier. Mountain biking is a great way to explore, too – rent a bike from a local specialist shop and then brave a dip in the glacier-fed river once you've worked up a sweat. You can also kayak out to the small islands on the lake for a relaxed way to enjoy the scenery. 

Queenstown International Airport is a 60-minute drive away. Pick from rental cars, private transfers, shuttles and the regular bus services when making your way to the lake. Daily buses run from Christchurch, Te Anau, Dunedin and the West Coast to Wanaka. You'll find car hire companies in Wanaka for getting around the region, as well as shuttle services and organised tours to the main sights.