Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2019
    This is a brilliant youth hostel and the staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a lovely cosy fire and there is a distant view of the lake. I would highly recommend this youth hostel.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2019
    A great hostel! Very clean, nice and spacious with cozy vibes. The only downside is that not all of the beds have built in lights and outlets.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Jul 2019
    Great location, the staff were really helpful, they even held a weekly yoga session that my friend and I did! Would definitely recommend.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Jun 2019
    Good hostel. Mostly just had a weird vibe about it. But the room was great. The ensuite bathroom was huge which was fantastic. Enjoyed the stay overall
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.4


    01 Aug 2019
    Awesome place. Great location. My only complaint is that I was in a 6 person dorm with an en-suite and kitchenette, this is located away from the main property and common rooms which meant awful wifi to do any work in the room. Otherwise really comfy bed and super nice fire of a night time!
    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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Jun 2019
    I liked to stay in YHA Wanaka. The staff is nice, the kitchen has everything you need, the bedrooms are simple but cozy. Because it is winter time the hostel was full of people who do skiing and snowbording so during the day is quite sad stay at the hostel. The music is not the best because was always on repeat. Overall was a good experience but won't be my first choice when I'll coming back to Wanaka.
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
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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