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 4 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 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2020
    YHA never disappoints, great service and great facilities.
    France, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    Great hostel - true to YHA brand. Lockers in room and good socializing areas. Kitchen and restrooms are clean. It’s smack in the middle of town and 1 block away from the lakefront. You can see some of the lake from the social areas
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Really enjoyed my stay here. A clean, secure hostel in a great location right across from a park and the lake. Very helpful staff, lots of common areas inside and out, overall a really great place to stay, would definitely stay here again and recommend.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2020
    Great hostel, clean, lovely views. Chilled vibe, big communal area.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Jul 2020
    Loved our stay at purple cow! facilities were awesome, loved the fire and the view
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Feb 2020
    like most yha. Good location, nice social atmosphere, nice staff, good facilities. bit pricey in comparison to other hostels
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Feb 2020
    The private double room with en-suite is just as great as a hotel room - comes with kitchenette and a wee lounge/TV. Was very comfortable in this room.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    28 Feb 2020
    This hostel has a great location, and friendly staff. No one locks the rooms but lockers are provided, and the front door is locked after a certain time. It feels kind of industrial - more about quantity than quality. But the location is great and it’s YHA so there’s a certain standard that is met.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Mar 2020
    Conveniently located near the lakeshore with clean and tidy accommodation, helpful staff, and reasonable rates.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2020
    Staff were abrupt but hostel was great
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
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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