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YHA Wanaka - Hostel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Wanaka

8.6/10 Fabulous

147 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
94 Brownston Street, Wanaka, 9305

Guests rated this location 9.3/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
  • Locker space
For families
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Wanaka (WKA) - 9 min drive
  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 62 min drive


  • Kai Whakapai - 5 min walk
  • Rhyme and Reason Brewery - 3 min drive
  • Paradiso Cinema - 2 min walk
  • Ground Up Brewing - 3 min drive
  • Firebird - 4 min walk

About this property

YHA Wanaka - Hostel

When visiting Wanaka, YHA Wanaka - Hostel is a great choice to consider. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Golfing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Bike parking
  • Lockers available


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Wanaka YHA
YHA Backpacker Hostel Wanaka
YHA Wanaka
YHA Wanaka Backpacker
YHA Wanaka Hostel
Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel
YHA Wanaka Hostel
YHA Wanaka - Hostel Hotel
YHA Wanaka - Hostel Wanaka
YHA Wanaka - Hostel Hotel Wanaka

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA Wanaka - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at YHA Wanaka - Hostel and nearby?
YHA Wanaka - Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around YHA Wanaka - Hostel like?
YHA Wanaka - Hostel is a short 13-minute walk from Wanaka Golf Club and 2 minutes' walk from Pembroke Park. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

kind staff,very satisfied,
1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Liked the quiet location, yet only 5mins to restaurants and shops. Bathroom so tiny.
1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

We had a self contained unit with bathroom and kitchenette. It was clean, had everything we needed, was close to everything, and everyone was really friendly. The bathroom was tiny and the decor was a little tired but it was clean and the beds were really comfortable. In short, it is fantastic, value for money accommodation
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Close proximity to the main town centre and very safe.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The amenities at the property was good. The place is clean and well maintained.
Karthik, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jo, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

We know that this is a hostel but at least there should be a time for other guests to minimize noises. We stayed at an ensuite private room no. 3, next room no. 4 who were so noisy, at 11:45pm I couldn't help myself but knocked on their wall to signal that they were so noisy. Even just a notice on each room's wall no minimize the noise from 11pm, other guests need to rest and sleep. Thanks.
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Close to town and lovely service with helpful information about our stay.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really welcoming and helpful service, great facilities, basic but everything we needed. Really clean, would definitely stay again.
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review