10 Best Budget Accommodation in Wanaka

© Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

Where to Find Budget Accommodation in Wanaka

With a whole bunch of amazing activities and experiences to be had in Wanaka, why not save the cents on accommodation? With that in mind, we have put together this list of what we consider the best budget accommodation in Wanaka.

The Wanaka budget accommodation listed below is between the price range of NZ$79 to NZ$150 for a private room in varied accommodations. Hotels, motels, holiday parks, chalets and B&Bs are included. If you are looking for something cheaper then consider the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wanaka.

For more ways to save money in Wanaka, check out 10 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Wanaka.

1. Archway Motels & Chalets

Offering studios and chalets with your own private kitchenette and bathroom, the Archway Motels & Chalets have everything you need for a budget stay with your own space. The accommodation is well within walking distance of the town centre, also including free on-site parking. Relax in the spacious gardens with a barbecue area, picnic tables and spa pool (charges apply for use of the spa pool). 100mb of free WiFi is included.

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© Archway Motels & Chalets

2. Manuka Crescent Motel

Ideal for couples, friends and groups, Manuka Crescent Motel offers twin, double and triple studios at an affordable price. Rooms have a private bathroom, patio and come with free WiFi. Most rooms have a kitchenette so you can save the cents on food. Check out our recipes guide for inspiration on quick and easy meals to make when travelling. Manuka Crescent Motel is a short drive (or walk) away from the town centre with free on-site parking.

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© Manuka Crescent Motel

3. Altamont Lodge

With some of the most affordable private rooms on this budget accommodation list, Altamont Lodge is well worth considering for your stay in Wanaka. Each room has access to communal bathrooms and a large kitchen, as well as a spa pool and barbecue. The accommodation is 1km from the town centre. Free parking and free WiFi is available.

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© Altamont Lodge

4. Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park

Stay in a cabin with shared holiday park facilities like kitchen, bathroom and laundry for the most budget option or book a studio for the private use of a kitchenette and bathroom. Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park is driving distance from the town centre with free parking available so be sure to have your own transport. Enjoy the use of the swimming pool and spa pool as well as free WiFi.

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© Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park

5. Peak Sport Chalet

For a self-contained budget accommodation option in Wanaka with your own private kitchenette and bathroom, try Peak Sport Chalet. The property is a five-minute drive from the town centre and offers free parking and free WiFi. This charming chalet is ideal for couples travelling with their own transport.

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© Peak Sport Chalet

6. Oasis Yurt Lodge & Shed B&B

One of the more unique accommodations in Wanaka, the Oasis Yurt Lodge & Shed B&B offers yurt and cottage accommodation. This is usually an affordable option for couples wanting an en-suite room. There are shared facilities like kitchen, barbecue and spa pool. The accommodation is a short drive from the town centre and has free on-site parking.

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© Oasis Yurt Lodge & Shed B&B

7. Wanaka Hotel

With regular and affordable deals on room rates, Wanaka Hotel makes the budget accommodation in Wanaka list. As well as having several cafes and restaurants on-site, there is also a communal kitchen to save the cents on food. Each private room has en-suite and sometimes a bath. What’s more, there’s free on-site parking and Wanaka Hotel is a mere one minute walk from the town centre.

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© Wanaka Hotel

8. Lake Wanaka Lodge

Perfect for couples or friends, Lake Wanaka Lodge provides some sleek and stylish twin and double rooms. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and either a balcony or courtyard. Free WiFi is available as is free parking on-site. Japanese meals and breakfast are available to purchase.

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© Lake Wanaka Lodge

9. Wanaka Bakpaka

A cheap hostel with million-dollar views, Wanaka Bakpaka is a top choice for backpackers or any traveller on a budget, for that matter. Relax in the spacious communal lounge, make use of the fresh herbs in the communal kitchen and enjoy the views of the lake from the outdoor patio area. The hostel offers a range of rooms including double ensuites, as well as double, twin and bunk rooms with shared bathroom facilities.

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Wanaka©

10. Zula Lodge

Just a five-minute drive from Wanaka town centre, Zula Lodge is a small and friendly hostel/group accommodation with just two bunk rooms and two family rooms. Dorms have quality bunks attached to the walls, while the kitchen and lounge are super spacious yet feature a cosy fireplace. The attractive park-like outdoor space is also a worthy place for a morning coffee.

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Wanaka© Zula Lodge


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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