Wanaka Hostel - Wanaka Purple Cow YHA

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Address
94 Brownston Street, Wanaka, Nueva Zelanda
Coordinates
-44.698096, 169.134257 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Telephone
+64 - 3 - 443 1880 or in NZ 0800 772 277
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+64 3 443 1870
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Hostelworld
(488 ratings)
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Hostels.com
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HI Hostels
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Too hot!!
The room was inside the building, so there were no Windows for Somers fresh air (room 17), so it was very hot in the room. But the rest was ok, Nice people, Nice place!!
Henk
Age 52, Holland
2015-01-05
 
Best in Wanaka
Hardly feels like a Hostel at all. Best in Wanaka. Will come back to the Purple Cow in the future!
Dillon
Age 21, USA
2014-09-16
 
Great hostel
stayed here for almost a week early august and found it super. nice views from the hostel, fireplace to keep warm, pool table, table tennis. giant shared kitchen to cook with others if your room doesnt have one and the rooms have good heating to keep you toasty (and even toastier for the guy with the upper bunk next to the heater). on the downside, the pillowcases are really old and made me think they werent pillow cases and you only get a single bed sheet. if there were an IKEA in wanaka i wouldve went to buy my own. squeaky bunks make baby jesus cry so ask for a room with wooden bed frames if staying in a dorm. reception girl (claire) was the best and deserves a raise, arranged to have us moved after our swine flu paranoia, which was probably a real pain in the ass as the hostel was full but was totally understanding through it all. claire's #1!
Michael
(aussie)
2009-08-07
 
Good, especially in the rain!
Good hostel in the rain, lots of games and nice big social space, nice kitchen and good touch with the big screen for nightly movies. woman on reception not the most helpful but never mind!
Sal
(UK)
2009-01-02
 
Best Hostel in NZ
I stayed in a twin-room for a few nights in December '08. The room is quite large and has an en-suite bathroom. Views from the kitchen and meals area are fantastic, you get to see the lake and the beautiful mountains. The place is quite nice and clean. There's a big TV room where people can choose to watch a large collection of DVDs available free of charge. Staff members are all very friendly, they helped me book transport and hostels in other towns. Five stars!
Tom
(Australia)
2008-12-19
  This is a large hostel but I stayed in one of the 6-person cabins with its own lounge, kitchen and bathroom so you don't realise how big the hostel actually is. There are excellent nightly movies shown and the main kitchen is new and well-equipped which is great as the cabin kitchen was tiny and not very clean. The bathroom in the cabin was so small, you couldn't turn round in it. Wanaka is a good place for spending some time and this hostel has great views of the lake and the manager was helpful.
Gillian
(Belfast)
2007-05-23
  Highly overrated! Nice location with a lakeview, and good kitchen and common areas. However, the rooms were cramped and uncomfortable, with squeaky bunks. They charge extra for duvets, which are necessary when it's a bit chilly. Bathrooms were dirty and cramped. Staff weren't very friendly or helpful, and the whole place was looking run down.
Sarah
2006-07-10
  fab! by far the best hostel on the south island. The kitchen is always clean, the view of the lake is stunning, and there is a very spacious tv lounge area. very nice place to stay, i'd go there again and again.
cs
2006-06-14

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