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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wanaka

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Budget Accommodation in Wanaka for Backpackers

Whether it’s the peace of the lakeside and stunning mountain surroundings that draws you to Wanaka or the adventurous hikes and ski fields that lures you in, you’ll want to save your money for the incredible activities and experiences Wanaka has to offer. A great way to stretch those dollars further is to stay in backpackers hostels in Wanaka!

Wanaka is fast becoming a backpacker hotspot, but the town can provide with a great selection of backpacker hostels and budget accommodation.

Want to stay in Wanaka longer, remember that many hostels in the area regularly look for WWOOFers to work for accommodation – another great way to save money on long-term stays. Find out more information in Everything You Need to Know About WWOOFing in New Zealand and 10 Lessons You’ll Only Learn When Working in a Hostel.

1. Wanaka Bakpaka

With the best views in town, Wanaka Bakpaka is more like your holiday home than a backpacker hostel. Spacious, friendly staff, loads of awesome communal places to hang out, Wanaka Bakpaka is well worth considering for your stay in Wanaka.

Check Wanaka Bakpaka out!

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2. Wanaka Backpackers Bothy

Conveniently located in the centre of town, Wanaka Backpackers Bothy is a good base for exploring Wanaka. It has all your basic needs as a budget traveller, as well as some funky communal areas.

Check Wanaka Backpackers Bothy out:

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3. YHA Wanaka

YHA members, get your discount in this backpacker hostel ideally situated in the centre of Wanaka. The ski chalet design is enough to get you pumped for the winter season but is a comfortable hostel all year round.

Check YHA Wanaka out:

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4. Mountain View Backpackers

This small hostel in the centre of Wanaka is a good escape from the busier hostels. Simple with all the amenities you’ll need, Mountain View Backpackers is a good choice for a short stay in Wanaka.

Check Mountain View Backpackers out:

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5. Zula Lodge

Just a five-minute drive from Wanaka town centre, Zula Lodge is a small and friendly hostel 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.

Check Zula Lodge out:

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More About Wanaka for Backpackers

Now that you’ve found an awesome place to stay, check out what awesome things there are to do:

Author

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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