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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.