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    YHA Wanaka

    94 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview
    • Excellent55%
    • Very good36%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “purple cow” (22 reviews)
    “tv room” (21 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (69 reviews)
    Free Parking
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    Paid Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 292 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    The staff here are extremely welcoming, efficient and helpful. We opted for a twin ensuite which was roomy, with really comfy beds, extra blankets and very clean. The location provides the best view in Wanaka looking over green space to the lake and the mountains...More

    Thank MarjoryC60
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Good central location, close proximity to the supermarket, restaurants and the lake. Large, neat and fully equipped shared kitchen, friendly receptionist.. The room heater is located at the ceiling and nearer to the bathroom so we needed to shift the bed away from the windows...More

    Thank NightingaIe
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    When planning (very last minute) I was looking at double rooms in wanaka in motels/ hotels.... the min price was around 150! However, YHA was available, with ensuite and a lake view. People may think 'hostel' and think dirty/ noisy. This wasn't the case whatsoever!...More

    Thank Katie B
    Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA WanakaResponded 2 weeks ago

    Exactly, why stay somewhere else? When you can have all the mod cons of a motel, a cosy communal area and the cleanest bathroom you have ever seen for a very competitive price! Thanks you so much for your positive review and I hope you...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I have been to Wanaka 5 times now and have stayed here for two of those stays. The Purple Cow is in a fantastic location so very close to town and shops, but not to noisy. We went a double ensuite self contained private. It...More

    Thank Renee W
    Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA WanakaResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for your great review! We are certainly very lucky with our location just at the fringe of town center. All major facilities are within walking distance and we have an unobstructed view of the lake in a quiet setting. Thank you...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    View from main lounge is amazing. Excellent well supplied kitchen. Everything very clean. Great central location with supermarket, bars, restaurants and the lake all within easy walking distance and yet it's quiet. We stayed in a Twin Ensuite Private room. The Ensuite bathroom, kitchenette and...More

    Thank dlf40
    Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA WanakaResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We are always happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay thoroughly. Thanks for explaining the layout of our standard Double and Twin rooms. We have 2-bedroom units, each containing a double and a twin room. A...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Laundry Service
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    • Price range
    • US$22 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 33
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    • New Zealand >
    • South Island >
    • Otago Region >
    • Wanaka
    • Also Known As
    • Yha Wanaka Purple Cow Hotel Wanaka
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    April F
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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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