Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

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.

Bed and Room Movements

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Spacious kitchen, ensuite toilet in female dorm. Place is clean and tidy. Wifi is excellent too. Highly recommend!
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2020
    Awesome stay at the Purple Cow! Great clean facilities and amazing location. Will definitely stay here again when I return to Wanaka
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Nov 2019
    Few dramas at check in, but the room and the facilities are great and the location is brilliant
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Dec 2019
    Stayed in this relaxed hostel for two nights in December. Our room was nice and clean and had good cupboards to safely lock belongings in. Kitchen had a great labelling system and was also kept very clean with all utensils you would need. Good location with views of the park/lake right outside the hostel, plus walking distance to supermarket, restaurants and Wanaka Tree. Common areas were also great, and staff were helpful with ordering us a taxi and giving us useful information. Great hostel!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Nov 2019
    Brilliant hostel in the middle of Wanaka. Stayed in a 4 bed dorm which was outside like a chalet, really nice accommodation
    Ireland, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Oct 2019
    Great place.
    Australia, Couple, 41+
  • 8.9


    05 Dec 2019
    I usually don’t book YHA hostels ( too big, anonymous...) but I really enjoyed this one! It’s in a nice location and got a nice size. Rooms are very big and the dining/ communal is very cozy. The staff is awesome, friendly and is always ready to help if needed!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Jan 2020
    Perfectly nice hostel, but I wouldn’t stay here again. Wasn’t really any atmosphere so as a solo traveller it wasn’t much fun. Good facilities etc though so okay if you’re with friends or just looking for a quick stopover.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    13 Jan 2020
    Spacious and comfortable hostel in the beautiful town of Wanaka. I was only here on a Wednesday but it was extremely quiet. An extremely diverse clientele so perfect for meeting all kinds of people. Staff were very knowledgable and recommended us some great stuff to go and visit.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 Dec 2019
    YHA in Wanaka was overall pretty good. The location is amazing, everything is really nice and clean. The kitchen and hang out area had tons of space for everyone. I did not find the rooms the most secure. The doors do not automatically lock, so most of the time, your room is just left unlocked. They did have lockers I didn’t find the atmosphere to be very welcoming or social. Most people were just doing there own thing and not interacting with anyone else. Some tour groups stay there as well
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi