Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka

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Flying Kiwi Backpackers is one of the lesser-known hostels located at the fringe of town center.

The Location

Flying Kiwi Backpackers is around 10 minutes' walk away from any major tourist landmarks like the iSite. The nearest restaurant x 9-12 (and possibly best in town) and one of the best bars is just 5 minutes away.
The Post office is the centre of Wanaka and 300m away. The Department of Consevation and Mt Aspiring National Park office is 270m away. The bust station is 600m away.

The lake is a 10 minutes walk away and there is ample free parking outside the hostel. You find within walking distance the main grocery store, a Bank, ATM as well as petrol station.

Due to the hostel's secluded location, the surroundings are very quiet at night, and there is an open field right beside the hostel for star gazing.

Security is important to them even though you are in Wanaka so they do have an electronic entry system which prevents access when reception is not staffed.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Aside from the beds, there are no other furnishing in the room. The bed and pillows are comfortable and clean, but the frames are slightly squeaky. Bedrooms have centralised power points, so guests have to leave their devices in the middle of the room. The toilets do not have sufficient cubicles for guests, so there is often a queue during peak shower times. The shower taps are erratic, and may randomly switch between hot and cold water. No soap or shampoo is provided either. There is only one hair dryer available for use, so there is often a queue for that too.

Common Spaces

There is a TV lounge right by the main door of the hostel. The sofas are hard, and do not have a back rest. All rooms are heated and the common area has full climate control air conditioning

The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, an oven, stoves, and some simple cooking utensils. The cooking station is cramped, and guests may have to take turns during dinner time. The backyard is located right outside the kitchen. It is equipped with two hammocks and a couple of benches for people having dinner. There are no other dinner tables available indoors, so guests may have to brave the cold during winters.

The hostel has unlimited high speed fibre internet with no requirement to purchase any data at all its is free

Summary

Flying Kiwi Backpackers is a good option in Wanaka. It is a smallish hostel and extremely popular for travelers on adventures, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and similar.
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Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
Wanaka Backpackers Bothy, Wanaka
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C. Willy
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on Apr 19, 2020

Location and Contact

Location

• West Coast/East Coast/North and South - From SH6 take Highway 84 towards Wanaka and Turn left into Brownston St at the Caltex roundabout. Travel 150m then go left onto Russell street and we are 200m up on the right. Look for the Big Orange Wanaka Backpackers Bothy Sign.
• South - Queenstown Crown Range road - Drive into Wanaka down the big hill and when you see the lake turn right into Brownston St and travel 1km then turn right onto Russell street and we are 200m up on the right. Look for the Big Orange Wanaka Backpackers Bothy Sign.

Map

Map

Address: 21 Russell St, Wanaka, New Zealand

Distance to city center: 0.89 km

Wanaka Backpackers Bothy is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Wanaka Backpackers Bothy Wanaka (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: 006434436723
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Facilities and Amenities

Youth Hostel

Bedsheets

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Towels

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Wheelchair Accessible

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