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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Bookings cancelled between 14 Days and 7 Days prior to arrival will incur a 50% charge.
Bookings cancelled between 7 days and the day of arrival will be liable for the full charge.
Any change in the booking numbers must be communicated directly with the hostel and may incur cancellation charges.

Additional Terms and Conditions

All guests are excpected to behave respectfully and mindfull that other guests may require space and peacefulness to enjoy their stay.
Any members of a group found behaving unnaceptably will be immediatly asked to leave to ensure the other guests enjoy thier stay.
The group may also be asked to leave if in the opinion of the management the booking ws not made in good faith or the beahaviour of members of the group is deemed unnaceptable, illegal or puts other guests at risk from illegal activities inlcudng alcohol consumption in excess,any use of illegal drugs and threatening or aggressive bahaviours.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

All Group bookings must make contact to discuss the suitability and availability of the room configurations for your group.
Failure to do so may lead to the booking being cancelled and a loss of your deposit.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Wanaka Backpackers Bothy

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The newly renovated and updated Wanaka Backpackers Bothy is the friendly adventure base in Wanaka offering budget-friendly accommodation to individuals, couples, groups, and families.
We are the perfect base for your stay in Wanaka whether it is for your sunrise Roy’s Peak hike an action-packed adventure stopover or a laid-back getaway in this beautiful part of New Zealand. You are going to get a laid-back kiwi experience with Scottish hospitality with the facilities you need to go hard during the day and chill in the evening to get ready for your next adventure. If you want to experience Wanaka and let if “find you” allow a couple of days to really get the feel of the area and the vibe that Wanaka locals love.
We love your travels and if we have to help you with your touring bike, winter toys, or helping you get to your chosen adventure destination we will go the extra mile for you.
We have a Ski/Snowboard servicing area in the winter as well as a bike maintenance stand and tools (and a handy Ski/Bike mechanic -as for Brooner) if you need to do some maintenance on the go.
The reason’s to visit Wanaka are endless just check our website for ideas and we look forward to making your stay memorable for all the right reasons!

All guests must be over 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian (for under 18 years old group bookings please enquire directly).
Valid government-issued photo identification may be required when checking in.
All balances owing for your stay must be settled when checking in.
All prices are in NZD and are inclusive of GST.
We reserve the right to change the prices listed for all items listed within our website at any time and without notice. Please check pricing for your stay on our bookings page or by contacting us.
While we endeavor to accommodate your needs as best as possible – for bookings of more than 1 person, we cannot guarantee you will be booked in the same dorm if you use Online travel agents. Contact us directly if you would like to specifically request same room bookings.

*Between 24 Dec 2020 and 2 Jan 2021. During this special period bookings need to be prepaid and are not refundable or transferable. If the credit card you nominated is chargeable on the 1st of December. If your payment is declined your booking will be cancelled.
*A minimum night’s stay of 3 days 24-26/12/2020 and 4-night stay 30/12/20 to 2/1/2021. This is to ensure you are settled over this period as well as our bookings are managed efficiently as guests typicall book well ahead and we cannot always fill the rooms if cancelled at the last minute.
*No check out on 24 Dec 2020 and 30 Dec 2020. *No check in and out between 25 Dec 2020 - 26 Dec 2020 and 31 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021.
*Please note anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to stay with us regardless of any reservation they may have made. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2020
    One of the friendliest hostels I’ve ever stayed in. It is independently owned and Dave seems to genuinely care about his guests, staff and hostel.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2020
    Nice staff, very friendly and helpful. The location is great, and the place is clean and well furnished.
    France, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2020
    David and Nick who run the hostel are absolutely top class! Great for a quick chat or a few hours haha! Very safe and great group of people! Will definitely be back for a few nights. Cheers guys!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    Can’t stress enough what a good guy Dave is. Hostel has a great vibe, very good amenities, communal areas and rooms. Amidst everything going on in the world with Covid-19 Dave had a very positive and sensible attitude, speaking to everyone and in one evening even ordered Dominos pizza to all. Hostel also has a late checkout option for a small amount if pre arranged beforehand! Top notch 10/10
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 May 2020
    The owner was so friendly and gives a very personalised service even leaving us popcorn for a movie night in the living area! Providing blankets and slippers is a lovely little touch. He gave us some good tips and local knowledge for our stay which meant we were able to make the most of Wanaka. The decorations make it feel very homely and being located just above town and a short drive from the New World was perfect.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Sep 2020
    Very friendly and helpful staff, clean hostel, fantastic location 😊
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Mar 2020
    Had a great two night stay! Perfect location in Wanaka! Staff was lovely and even bought Pizza for everyone (a rare occasion) due to a situation that arose, which was also handled amazingly. Would recommend and stay again if I ever come back to Wanaka!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    17 May 2020
    We happened to stay here while the main building was under renos, but what I saw of the re-vamped main building I would love to come back and see the finished product. The staff and the owner in particular are super friendly and welcoming. They are also quite knowledgeable about the area and happy to have a chat with you :) Totally recommend!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    15 Mar 2020
    We stayed at the double room and had a comfortable stay. Since we were late and couldn't inform the hostel due to no network, the owner went out of the way to check us in late and gave us reccos. The room was clean and tidy. The bathroom was clean too. However the toilets were little dirty at night maybe due to other guests littering toilet paper on the floor. Our room door couldn't be locked so we were concerned about security. The kitchen is small but well equipped.
    India, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Mar 2020
    Friendly staff and good location for town. Kitchen quite small and unfortunately like so many backpackers and hostels, selfish people who use the kitchen facilities don't wash up or clean up after themselves. On arrival kitchen was messy and much the same throughout our two night stay. Budget facility means reasonable value for money, if alternative choices available would choose another accommodation provider. We picked a particularly busy weekend to visit, accommodation choices where limited.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi