Hostels in Wanaka, Nouvelle-Zélande

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Get to know Wanaka (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Wanaka here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

FAQ about Wanaka Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Wanaka. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Wanaka. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Wanaka costs on average $22 for a dorm. A hostel in Wanaka with private rooms costs on average $84. shows all 6 Hostels in Wanaka. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
YHA Wanaka is the best hostel in Wanaka for families.
YHA Wanaka is the best hostel in Wanaka for groups. compares prices for 6 hostels in Wanaka, Nouvelle-Zélande. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Wanaka such as
  • 2 hotels
  • 1 guesthouse

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Wanaka.

Base Wanaka is the best rated hostel for partying in Wanaka.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Wanaka

Your Packing List for Wanaka

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Wanaka and Nouvelle-Zélande.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Wanaka Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Wanaka, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$22 Average dorm price
$84 Average private room price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Wanaka
Wanaka Bakpaka is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Wanaka
Base Wanaka is the best rated
8.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Arrowtown (38 Km / 23 mi.)
Cromwell (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Queenstown (53 Km / 33 mi.)
Glenorchy (63 Km / 39 mi.)
Alexandra (63 Km / 39 mi.)
Omarama (69 Km / 43 mi.)
Oturehua (69 Km / 43 mi.)

Travel Tips for Wanaka - from the Community

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