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Adventure Wanaka Hostel

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12 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Welcome Adventure Wanaka Hostel, Wanaka's newest refurbished hostel put together by the owners of Queenstown's two highly rated and mulitple award winning Adventure Hostels.

Catering to independent travellers from around the world we offer mostly shared room accommodation and run in-house activities 7 nights a week to make it easy to meet fellow explorers from all around the world. We are a small-medium sized hostel, the perfect number for keeping a family atmosphere, which is still fun and vibrant. Adventure Wanaka (AW) is the most centrally located accommodation in town, you are just moments from Wanaka town centre and 2 minute walk from Lake Wanaka beach. At night we guarantee you'll sleep soundly as there are no bars directly by us.

Through 2022-23 we have spent considerable time renovating this amazing location, and this Summer 2023 we are ready to host you! Our spacious and well designed rooms feature custom made hand-built timber bunks that sport ultra comfortable innerspring mattresses. You'll have the luxury of two pillows with freshly laundered linen all made up and are ready to hop straight into. Each bunk also includes USB charging ports & electrical outlets, a reading light, a secure under-bed storage locker, and privacy curtains. Our rooms also include A/C, heat pump, free high-speed wifi and towels are included as standard!

AW's outdoor spaces are the best in town, with a grand courtyard and two deck areas AW is a great place to enjoy a drink in the sun. The guest lounge, chill out room and dining areas are super spacious for such a small hostel. This allows plenty of room for guests to chill out, work nomadically or meet new friends. In our kitchen, you'll be cooking up a feast where you'll find it superbly equipped featuring everything from crockpot's and crockery to salad knives and spices!

Our wonderfully friendly staff, whom all live on-site with our guests, can help you plan your activities and time in Wanaka. We have separate storage/locker rooms with one for luggage of those guests arriving and departing, and another for secure bicycle parking and ski & snowboard storage. AW also offers loads of free stuff and even a simple laundry service.

Operated by a well-travelled owner, we draw on experience from having collected the best ideas from hostels in dozens of different countries and putting them all in the one place amazing place! We can't wait to host your Wanaka Adventure.

Standard Policies:

As we are a small hostel, our reception is open from 8.30am to 7.30pm.

We operate with maximum stay policies.
Summer season - 10-night stay in any 30 day period.
Winter season - 21-nights across the Ski season.

Late check-ins are not possible without prior notice. So, if you will arrive after 7.30pm, please email or call us 2-3 days before you arrive, and we will provide instructions on how to self-check-in.

Cancellations must be made more than 48 hours prior to the day of arrival. Cancellations made within 48 hours from the date of arrival will incur additional charges equivalent to the first night's accommodation. No Shows will be charged the first nights accommodation.

Check-in is available after 8.30am, however please note that beds/rooms will not be ready until after 2pm. We have storage facilities for the interim and common areas are free for use.

We do not allow minors under the age of 17 in shared rooms, with or without guardians. Families are welcome, but would be required to book an entire room.

Please note that we cannot always guarantee that guests from a group booking will be in the same room or any booking will be in the same room for the duration of the stay, though we will always try our best!

Reviews & Ratings

12 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Nov 22, 2023
Perfect accomodations for my two nights in Wanaka. Convenient location, friendly and helpful staff, massive and clean kitchen, outdoor space, tons of friendly and likeminded travelers. Would definitely return!
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Female, 25-30
Nov 22, 2023
hands down the best hostel i stayed in so far. really nice shower, lovely staff, fast laundry service and good location!
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Male, 25-30
Nov 22, 2023
New hostel and well worth the money. Kitchen was super busy but everything good
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Housekeeping
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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