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117 Lakeside Road Otago, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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Fantastic quiet lakeside location. Only 5 minute walk to the centre of town. "Bus and Group" free ambience allowing you to enjoy our garden courtyard. Our comfy, spacious and TV free lounge overlooks Lake Wanaka with ...More it huge floor to ceiling windows. Its these views which are our biggest clincher, followed by the NEW kitchen, vareity of room types and outside areas. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$15 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Wanaka Bakpaka Hotel Wanaka
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
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Room & Suite (47)
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All reviewsdouble roomthe kitchenfree wififree tea and coffeegreat backpackersbig windowscommon areasfridge spaceper daylounge arealarge loungemain buildinglaundry roomamazing viewsfew minutes walkbeautiful lakestayed here for nights
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I have stayed at the Bakpaka a number of times before, but some years ago, and it was great to see it is still a lively but relaxed place for backpackers of all ages and nationalities. The shared facilities were kept clean and the staff/owner...More

Thank Tom F
Response from WanakaBakpaka, Manager at Wanaka BakpakaResponded 11 August 2018

Hi Tom! Thank you very much for giving us a review on your stay here. It's fantastic to hear good feedback about our staff, the atmosphere and the cleanliness of hostel facilities, as that is what we really focus on. Glad to hear you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This hostel is the best we've stayed in NZ so far. Very friendly, common areas so nice it could be a hotel lobby. Lots of excellent high yield touches - free fresh basil and rosemary to cook with, free tea and coffee, very good cooking...More

Thank Ben W
Response from WanakaBakpaka, Manager at Wanaka BakpakaResponded 7 July 2018

Hi Ben! Thank you so much for such an amazing review and we really hope that we're still the best hostel on your list. It's wonderful to have our lounge compared to a hotel lobby, the spectacular views definitely help in that. Glad you also...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

This has been our favorite hostel during our travels in NZ! The common spaces are excellent. There is a large lounge with windows surrounding you - views of the lake from every seat! - and a warm wood stove to keep things cozy. The staff...More

Thank 517Claire
Response from WanakaBakpaka, Manager at Wanaka BakpakaResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Claire! Thank you so much for letting us know you enjoyed your stay with us and the cozy and friendly atmosphere our hostel has to offer. It's great to hear such good words about our staff. We definitely agree on being lucky with having...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

We stayed in a double room for two nights. that was clean, spacious and had a large window with a mountain view. Plenty of washroom and shower facilities for the people staying (never really a wait). The whole place felt clean and comfortable, including a...More

Thank Sara B
Response from WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka BakpakaResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Sara Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. Its great to hear you found the backpackers clean and comfortable and enjoyed your stay. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand. Wanaka...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

We stayed here for 1 night in a twin room and wished we had stayed longer. The shared kitchen was very clean and well equipped for preparing self-cooked meals. The sitting room/lounge was big and clean and had awesome views of Lake Wanaka. Free parking...More

Thank PaulSiow
Response from WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka BakpakaResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Paul Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us, its no nice to hear that you wish your stay was longer. We try to keep all communal areas clean and tidy so all guests can enjoy them. We are lucky to...More

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"Great kitchen facilities, Great view, Comfortable common areas."
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"Well located, nice views"
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