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Hostel YHA Wanaka - Backpacker - Wanaka

4 star Hostel Wanaka

94 Brownston Street - Wanaka

Price starting from NZD 31 .00

Free wifi is just one of the great things you'll find at YHA Wanaka - Backpacker, a formidable choice for guests looking for eco-friendly Wanaka hostels. Puzzling World, Rippon Vineyard and Lake Wanaka are easy to reach. Other attractions in the area include Wanaka Toy and Transport Museum and Wanaka Beerworks.

This 4-star Wanaka hostel offers free outdoor parking.

Staff can provide tour/ticket assistance. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. The reception is open during limited hours and you will also find a TV in the lobby area. Other amenities include free parking and laundry facilities.

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Guest Rating 9.0 Wonderful!
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Hostel Facilities at YHA Wanaka - Backpacker

  • Barbecue
  • Laundry room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Free parking
  • City tour
  • Luggage room

Know before you go

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and 9 PM.

Check-out: before 10:00 AM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Additional towels/sheets fee: NZD 1 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.

Hostel YHA Wanaka - Backpacker is also known as

Wanaka YHA The Purple Cow
Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel
Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel Wanaka

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Room Details

YHA Wanaka - Backpacker has 50 guest rooms. Business travelers visiting the Wanaka area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Accommodation Services

  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hostel YHA Wanaka - Backpacker

Puzzling World - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
Rippon Vineyard - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Lake Wanaka - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Wanaka Toy and Transport Museum - 8.8 km / 5.5 mi
Wanaka Beerworks - 8.9 km / 5.5 mi
New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum - 9.1 km / 5.7 mi
Lake Hawea - 16.9 km / 10.5 mi
The preferred airport for YHA Wanaka - Backpacker is Wanaka (WKA) - 9.3 km / 5.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hostel YHA Wanaka - Backpacker

  • Free parking