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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I was recommended this backpackers by Aspiring Guides, it was my first multi night stay in wanaka. The first thing you notice when walking in is the warm fireplace, and the stunning view across the lake. The check-in was nice and easy, with Krista giving a quick tour of the place to help get you orientated. I stayed in a...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for reviewing your recent stay here with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We love the view from our living room to and still have the fire cranking today with fresh snow last night! It's great to hear that you enjoyed both stays with us and that you found all the facilities clean, tidy and more than expected. Hopefully...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

This hostel is great! The kitchen is really large & spacious with plenty of cooking areas. The lounge room is inviting & the best place to meet people. The hostel has a fantastic view of Lake Wanaka! We stayed in a private room which was good size & had a heater. If you didn't have a car it's a little...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Sophie Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us last month. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay hear with us and that you found your room and all common areas inviting, clean and tidy. Hopefully you had some great days up the field as well! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2015

I was recommended this hostel from the Owner of AQ Hostel in Queenstown (the best) and it was everything he promised. Clean, organised and beds/rooms were pretty decently sized. Two minute walk into town!

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Alistair It's great to hear that another hostel recommended us to you and that you weren't disappointed! We stoked to hear that you found the hostel, rooms and location to your liking. We hope you had a great trip around New Zealand! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Methven, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed in this backpackare for coule of nights and i have to say everything was absolutelly amazing. All staff was friendly and helpfull and let our friend, which couldn´t get bed in here because of no vacancy, with us in lounge and enjoy our dinner and time together. Can recomended to young travelers, couples and families. Also amaizng view...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Vera Thanks for taking the time to review your stay here with us last month. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend us to fellow travellers. We hope you had some great days up the field! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I'd be very hard-pressed to have anything negative to stay about this hostel. It is very well maintained, clean, and has a great atmosphere. Our 4-person room was exactly what we looked for in a hostel, clean and fairly comfortable. The kitchen was great, well maintained and contained all the useful items that one would need. I, very much, appreciated...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Brent Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us last year in August. We're so pleased to hear that your room was exactly what you were looking for and you found all common areas, clean and tidy. We love the atmosphere at the backpackers too! We appreciate your comments regarding recycling and do try to encourage...

Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in good hostels all over the world, and also managed a beautiful hostel in Australia, but this one is right up there. Excellent facilities, professional staff, well priced and a view some people would pay hundreds of dollars a night for! Ian, Liz and his team run a great business here. Cleanliness seems to be a top...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Ben Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us here at Wanaka Bakpaka! We agree TV free can be a bit of a shock but allows guests to chill, talk with others, relax and soak up the views. We appreciated your comments on improvements here, we will be the first to agree that we are lacking...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We stayed two nights in this hostel, one in a twin bunk room and one in a 6-bunk room. We ended up leaving a tramp early due to weather, calling at the last minute to grab an open space at the hostel for the night, which was great! The hostel was very clean and everyone who worked there was incredibly...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Katrina Wow what an amazing review! we so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka last month. We are very lucky with the awesome view we get to enjoy each day of the mountains and lake from the living room. We think your tip is great for future guests to upgrade into a twin room, like...

Reviewed 16 June 2015

Stood apart from other hostels I've stayed in mainly in its cleanliness - everything was amazingly well-kept, and obviously cleaned regularly. Stayed two nights in a four-bed shared room as a single traveller. Definitely not a party hostel, which I appreciated - seemed to be lots of young people doing work-travel, some who live in the hostel for months at...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay. We do try to have hooks in all bathrooms so guests can hang clothes, towels etc., We understand that our communal bathrooms are not large rooms since they are all separate and not a large bathroom block....

Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed 1 night in a twin bed bunk room. Amazing! This hostel has to be the best in Wanaka. First, the view– you can't beat it! The staff is friendly & welcoming. The facilities were clean. Kitchen is perfect with lots of space for cooking. They have free computers which is a plus when traveling. Great lounge with fireplace...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the facilities, room and of course the View! We agree fridge space can be hard in the winter, we have two additional fridges in the Laundry to help this situation along with the three...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Lovely Hostel very clean and modern. And a lovely garden. the hostel was very well kept. they even had bikes to hire . both mountain and racing bikes. for 24 hours a mountain bike was only $19 each. well priced all together. the scenery was just fantastic to look at each morning

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Leonard Thanks for reviewing your stay at Wanaka Bakpaka in March. We love to hear when guests have had an enjoyable stay and found the facilities to their standard and liking! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fantastic quiet lakeside location. Only 5 minute walk to the centre of town. "Bus and Group" free ambience allowing you to enjoy our garden courtyard. Our comfy, spacious and TV free lounge overlooks Lake Wanaka with it huge floor to ceiling windows. Its these views which are our biggest clincher, followed by the NEW kitchen, vareity of room types and outside areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wanaka Bakpaka

Address: 117 Lakeside Road | Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: €15 - €45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
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