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YHA Wanaka

94 Brownston Street, Wanaka, New Zealand

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Overall Rating 98%

Situated in the stunning lakeside town Wanaka, our hostel offers beautiful views of the Southern Alps in New Zealand.


Wanaka Hostel

Hostel Wanaka

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Whenever you visit our group accommodation in Wanaka, there will be plenty to do. Because our hostel in this stunning village is right on the doorstep of the amazing lake and even has picture windows in the front of the building so that you can make the most of the views.

For groups visiting and looking to get back to nature, why not pull on your boots and experience Mount Aspiring National Park? Famous for its glaciers, this World Heritage Park has been attracting climbers for hundreds of years.

The spectacular scenery is a particular draw for visitors to Wanaka. For the adventurous why not skydive over Lake Wanaka with views of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring as well as all the beautiful blue Southern Lakes.

If you are staying in the winter, then skiers can enjoy the stupendous top ski fields of Treble Cone, Cardrona, Snow Park NZ and Snow Farm. And for the experienced there is even heli-skiing here.

For groups of younger visitors to Wanaka a must-see attraction is Puzzling World where you can get lost in the tricky Great Maze and marvel at the massive holograms.

With dedicated staff on hand at the hostel to make your group trip a success, we are confident that this welcoming hostel in Wanaka would be a great destination for any type of group.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - At Reception
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 21:00
From 14:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +64 3 443 1880

Fax. +64 3 443 1870

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Lake Wanaka (Less than 500m)
  • Puzzling World (1 to 2km)
  • Mt Aspiring National Park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The hostel is 10km from Wanaka Airport
Buses and shuttles will drop off at the hostel entrance. Shuttle buses meet all flights into Wanaka
Parking is available at the hostel

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water recycling
  • Water-wise garden

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