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Wanaka Bakpaka

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Reviewed 12 April 2015

With beautiful views from this hill side spot just outside of town this backpackers has a lot to offer. A spacious living and dining area with large windows over looking the lake are not the only positives. The kitchen is clean and well equipped. During meal hours smells from multicultural cusine along with lively conversation fill the hostel and spill...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Delilah Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We agree that some of the cooking that comes out of our communal kitchen is amazing the smell and future meal ideas are inspiring! We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 10 April 2015

This place is well run by friendly staff. The hostel is on the outskirts of town, overlooking the lake, with off street parking. Our double room was a reasonable size, with a comfy clean bed and a sink in the corner. Wifi is fast, you get 100mb free each day but it's cheap to purchase more. The kitchen was fairly...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Luke So great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us this month. We're pleased to hear you found our staff, common areas and room to your liking. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Clean, comfortable, good services and nice scenery. Big space for crowds. I love the living room because they have dining tables like a cafe that you can enjoy your meals while watching the beautiful scenery of Lake Wanaka. I stayed three weeks there and i never wanted to move. Price are average bcos if you compare to other bbh in...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Wong Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us in September last year. The living room is a great communal area that allows guests to chill out, enjoy meals, Skype friends overseas or chat with other guests. We so pleased you enjoyed your time here and didn't want to leave! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Spent 2 nights here. Arrived to find that we had been upgraded at no cost to a room with an on suite! Very clean despite the fact that it is a very busy place. As others have noted it has a fabulous dining/lounge area and lots of sheltered outside areas. An easy walk into town. The other thing well worth...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Wanaka Bakpaka Last month. We think when visiting Wanaka biking around the Lake or town is a great activity, especially right now with all the Autumn colours around the Lake ! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

The location is simply stunning. The rooms are good, especially if you're lucky to have a bed instead of a bunk. Bathrooms are clean, kitchens spacious, and nice people come there and they socialise! I think I stayed the longest in this hostel during my two month travel to nz

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Sarah Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us at Wanaka Bakpaka! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time hear, we agree that we have some great guests and this adds to the atmosphere and stay at Wanaka Bakpaka. We hope you have taken away some amazing memories of your travels around...

Reviewed 4 April 2015

With it's great location close to all amenities in Wanaka, and the best view overlooking the lake, Wanaka Pakpaka proved to be an excellent place to spend 3 relaxing days. The room and bathroom facilities were clean and the beds comfortable. For those that are backpacking and preparing their own food, the kitchen and dining areas are spacious and well...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Alan Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us last month at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your three day stay with us and think that's a great amount of time to explore Wanaka! It makes our day when we hear that guests have found facilities, cleanliness all to their liking...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This is a must stay place - excellent location only a few minutes walk to town and lakeside walks and activities . Excellent views of magnificent Wanaka. Clean, tidy, spacious, with friendly relaxing environment. keep recommending to others and keep going back - great value for money.

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Chris What an amazing review! We love when we have return guests and also when they recommend us to other travellers. We agree Wanaka has so much to do and see- for all types of travellers. We hope to see you back here sometime soon! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Helpful friendly staff. Rooms are dorm like--even the private ones but they are clean. Great huge kitchen and dining area. Free wifi is a big plus! Located on a hill overlooking beautiful lake. Very picturesque area.

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We're pleased to here you found the service, facilities and Wi-Fi to your liking. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I've stayed in 4 different backpackers in Wanaka and would say this have the best view of all, and not pricey either. Love the view from the lounge I just couldn't get enough of it. I really enjoy having my breakfast overlooking the lake, it takes me ages to finish my breakfast because I was distracted by the view! Friendly...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Stephy Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us in October last year. We to agree the view is amazing an you can easily get distracted and time can fly by! In the winter and on rainy days our cabinet does get well used and are happy you found it well stocked. Look forward to seeing...

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 8 March 2015

We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed it quite much, especially the beautiful view over the lake in the dining area. Staff was friendly and helpful, big kitchen, clean room and bathroom, 5-10 mins walk to town center, and reasonable price. I think I'd stay here again next time.

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Hi Chenwenyu Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us in February. We think two nights in Wanaka is the perfect amount of time to allow you to relax, enjoy the scenery and do some adrenalin or calm activities around the Lake : ) We're pleased you enjoyed all the facilities we have here at Wanaka Bakpaka...

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  • Kitchenette
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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:
Wanaka Bakpaka Hotel Wanaka
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