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Overview
94 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
4 Star accommodation
Reviews (391)
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All reviews purple cow the kitchen great location double room private bathroom movie room self contained unit bunk beds common room communal areas lake view free wifi new zealand minute walk great kitchen stayed for nights central location
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this hostel it was super chilled and set up really nicely. Great big and clean kitchen. The room was nice and spacious too and powerful shower which is an added bonus. It was cool that it offered a free pool table which obviously I...More

Thank kwilly95
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very spacious lounge area and kitchen, nice warm rooms and a great view of the park and lake. Can't beat the location either, the entire town is pretty much a 5 min walk. Highly recommend staying here.

Thank Ken O
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Perfect location with the view of the lake and mountains. 1 min away from the New World Supermarket. Lots of comfortable seating and log fire to keep the place nice and warm and extra blankets in bedrooms too. Plenty of plug sockets in common area...More

Thank MaddyRH22
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA WanakaResponded 12 June 2018

Thanks so much for your review Maddy. We think we have the best view in town too if not the country!! Helen Bell - Hostel Manager

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I know there are a lot of great hostels out there, but this is probably my favorite one so far. Or at least top three. This is a great location, just a minute walk to the grocery store, a couple minutes to the lake, or...More

Thank Rebekah G
Reviewed 1 May 2018

If you get the chance to visit Wanka, New Zealand then do yourself a favour and book into the Wanaka YHA, it is the cleanest accommodation that I have seen throughout the world. The view is wonderful and if you can stand the cold then...More

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With it's warm, spacious communal areas and lively atmosphere, this is one of our most popular hostels. Our relaxed, welcoming vibe has generated rave reviews in the Lonely Planet. Popular features include: pool More table, cosy fireplace, stunning views across the reserve to the lake and mountains, 2GB free WiFi per day, fully-equipped kitchen, reading room, TV lounge, shaded balcony area, and more. Our friendly staff are on hand to help out with travel tips and activity bookings, free of charge. Our central Wanaka location offers uninterrupted views of Lake Wanaka and New Zealand's famed Southern Alps, with a range of warm and comfortable budget accommodation and great communal facilities. YHA Wanaka offers an ideal retreat for anyone looking to discover the exciting activities on offer in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$25 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Wanaka YHA The Purple Cow
Also Known As
Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel Wanaka
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$25 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Wanaka YHA The Purple Cow
Also Known As
Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel Wanaka
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
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Traveller (130)
Room & Suite (44)
Dining (16)
Pool & Beach (2)
Family and Play Areas (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Hui L
12 August 2018|
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Response from Barry D | Reviewed this property |
Xin Chao, washing and drying using machines in New Zealand is always a charge, about $3-4 dollars each. Regards Barry PS some motels may have washing machines that are free to use, but you will pay more for the room.
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April F
28 April 2016|
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Response from RawrrItsssAlexx | Reviewed this property |
There is a local ski Hill just a 30 minute drive. Cardrona as well as treble cone!
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"The motel type rooms"
203barryd
30 Apr 2018
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"self-contained are best"
DeborahM1528
28 Apr 2018
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"If you are traveling in the summer, ask in advance about electric fans and fly screens."
jennagenio
1 Feb 2018
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"All rooms are great"
GeordieManners
29 Jan 2018
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