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Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

This hostel is worth a stay of you are in wanaka. Really nice, big and clean kitchen and I especially liked the outside area where you could eat in the mornings/evenings with a beautiful view of the lake! Also the eating area inside is nice. Only problem was that I had long term accommodation people in my room and their...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for reviewing your recent stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka. We have had an amazing summer weather wise and guests like yourself have loved being able to eat, relax and read a book on our outside area. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 24 February 2015

Loved this place, I haven't stayed in many backpackers and this place would make me stay in them all the time :) amazing location, really friendly atmosphere in the backpackers reasonably priced and clean showers and kitchen would defiantly stay again!!

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Emma Thanks for reviewing your stay with us here in February. We so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay especially when you don't often stay in Backpackers. We are really lucky with our guests who all tend to be friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about other travel destinations in New Zealand! We hope you enjoy the rest of your...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had the double room with shared bathroom, and even though we were only there a night we really enjoyed our stay. The price was reasonable and, unbelievably, the internet was free and unlimited which is a rarity in most hostels around NZ. Our room was spacious, the bed was comfy and there was even a sink. The toilet and...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Frooze Thanks for reviewing your recent stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka in February. It's great you would recommend us to fellow travellers visiting Wanaka. We're happy to hear you found all the facilities well appointed and clean. The walk into town is short like you say and can give you some great views of town and mountains. We hope...

Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

This place makes a great backpackers hostel! We stayed here for 3 nights! The common area is cosy and well equipped. We can oversee Lake Wanaka anytime. The room and shower areas was clean. The location is good. We enjoyed our stay there tremendously! kudos!

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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 last year in November. We really appreciate your comments and love hearing that guests have enjoyed their stay with us. We hope you took away some amazing memories of New Zealand ! Wanaka Bakpaka :)

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We stayed 1x night in a private twin room with shared bathroom. The price was cheap, free wi fi was strong every where at the accommodation. Facilities were clean and accessible. Lots of parking (but be warned, a very steep driveway!). Very quiet location, large kitchen and lots of information about the area was available. We had a fantastic stay...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Adela We so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay here with us at Wanaka Bakpaka in February. We do try to keep all of our facilities clean, tidy and are happy you found this during your stay. We try to provide as much information as we can about things to do in Wanaka so you can spend...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We arrived as a group of 4, and as we had decided to go to Wanaka quite last minute had only reserved accommodation a few hours before we arrived. When we did arrive, the person on duty had left a note and keys at the front desk, but as soon as she saw us she came up and showed us...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review your groups stay with us in December. We love to hear that guests have found our place homely and inviting! We too agree the view from the living room is stunning and love to be reminded by guests! Thanks for recommending us to fellow travellers, we think Word of Mouth cannot...

Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Wanaka Bakpaka. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean. What we liked, was the lock at the bathroom door, that ensured that only three rooms could use it. The kitchen is big, clean and very well equipped. The community room was nice with views of the lake and the wifi worked well....

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Lisa Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us in November. We agree there are stunning walks around Wanaka and definitely agree that a stop in Wanaka is a must when travelling to New Zealand. We hope you enjoyed your travels around New Zealand. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights and we were stoked with the accomodation. Great location with stunning views from a very comfortable sofa in the lounge 😄 everything was clean and tidy and great facilities, with large kitchen area and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Stacey Thanks for reviewing your recent stay here with us in January. We love to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay and would recommend us to others. We hope you enjoyed your holiday down South! Wanaka Bakpaka ; )

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2015

We enjoyed staying here very much. Took a twin bedroom with shared bathroom, but it felt like a twin bedroom with private ensuite, as the bathrooms were so close with our room and always empty. The bathrooms are plenty and clean. I had been working at a lodge, so I knew how the cleanliness level is, and Wanaka Bakpaka surely...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Tonny Thanks for your very informative and positive review about your recent stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed all the facilities and found everything clean and well appointed. We look forward to seeing you in the future! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Melbourne
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. The staff are amazing. Took a private room but they gave us an ensuite too and the rooms are very comfortable. It's the common areas that have the amazing factor. The common room. Has Wonderful views of the lake. Lots of seating for people to sit back and enjoy the view or eat dinner and enjoy...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay here with us in January. The weather we've had this summer has been amazing and there's nothing better than at the end of the day to relax inside or outside looking at the lake. We are so pleased to hear you are planning on coming back to...

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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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