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Wanaka Bakpaka

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Reviewed 16 June 2015

Stood apart from other hostels I've stayed in mainly in its cleanliness - everything was amazingly well-kept, and obviously cleaned regularly. Stayed two nights in a four-bed shared room as a single traveller. Definitely not a party hostel, which I appreciated - seemed to be lots of young people doing work-travel, some who live in the hostel for months at...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay. We do try to have hooks in all bathrooms so guests can hang clothes, towels etc., We understand that our communal bathrooms are not large rooms since they are all separate and not a large bathroom block....

Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed 1 night in a twin bed bunk room. Amazing! This hostel has to be the best in Wanaka. First, the view– you can't beat it! The staff is friendly & welcoming. The facilities were clean. Kitchen is perfect with lots of space for cooking. They have free computers which is a plus when traveling. Great lounge with fireplace...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the facilities, room and of course the View! We agree fridge space can be hard in the winter, we have two additional fridges in the Laundry to help this situation along with the three...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Lovely Hostel very clean and modern. And a lovely garden. the hostel was very well kept. they even had bikes to hire . both mountain and racing bikes. for 24 hours a mountain bike was only $19 each. well priced all together. the scenery was just fantastic to look at each morning

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Leonard Thanks for reviewing your stay at Wanaka Bakpaka in March. We love to hear when guests have had an enjoyable stay and found the facilities to their standard and liking! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 11 April 2015

With beautiful views from this hill side spot just outside of town this backpackers has a lot to offer. A spacious living and dining area with large windows over looking the lake are not the only positives. The kitchen is clean and well equipped. During meal hours smells from multicultural cusine along with lively conversation fill the hostel and spill...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Delilah Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka. We agree that some of the cooking that comes out of our communal kitchen is amazing the smell and future meal ideas are inspiring! We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 10 April 2015

This place is well run by friendly staff. The hostel is on the outskirts of town, overlooking the lake, with off street parking. Our double room was a reasonable size, with a comfy clean bed and a sink in the corner. Wifi is fast, you get 100mb free each day but it's cheap to purchase more. The kitchen was fairly...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Luke So great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us this month. We're pleased to hear you found our staff, common areas and room to your liking. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Clean, comfortable, good services and nice scenery. Big space for crowds. I love the living room because they have dining tables like a cafe that you can enjoy your meals while watching the beautiful scenery of Lake Wanaka. I stayed three weeks there and i never wanted to move. Price are average bcos if you compare to other bbh in...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Wong Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us in September last year. The living room is a great communal area that allows guests to chill out, enjoy meals, Skype friends overseas or chat with other guests. We so pleased you enjoyed your time here and didn't want to leave! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Spent 2 nights here. Arrived to find that we had been upgraded at no cost to a room with an on suite! Very clean despite the fact that it is a very busy place. As others have noted it has a fabulous dining/lounge area and lots of sheltered outside areas. An easy walk into town. The other thing well worth...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Wanaka Bakpaka Last month. We think when visiting Wanaka biking around the Lake or town is a great activity, especially right now with all the Autumn colours around the Lake ! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

The location is simply stunning. The rooms are good, especially if you're lucky to have a bed instead of a bunk. Bathrooms are clean, kitchens spacious, and nice people come there and they socialise! I think I stayed the longest in this hostel during my two month travel to nz

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Sarah Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us at Wanaka Bakpaka! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time hear, we agree that we have some great guests and this adds to the atmosphere and stay at Wanaka Bakpaka. We hope you have taken away some amazing memories of your travels around...

Reviewed 4 April 2015

With it's great location close to all amenities in Wanaka, and the best view overlooking the lake, Wanaka Pakpaka proved to be an excellent place to spend 3 relaxing days. The room and bathroom facilities were clean and the beds comfortable. For those that are backpacking and preparing their own food, the kitchen and dining areas are spacious and well...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Alan Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us last month at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your three day stay with us and think that's a great amount of time to explore Wanaka! It makes our day when we hear that guests have found facilities, cleanliness all to their liking...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is a must stay place - excellent location only a few minutes walk to town and lakeside walks and activities . Excellent views of magnificent Wanaka. Clean, tidy, spacious, with friendly relaxing environment. keep recommending to others and keep going back - great value for money.

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Chris What an amazing review! We love when we have return guests and also when they recommend us to other travellers. We agree Wanaka has so much to do and see- for all types of travellers. We hope to see you back here sometime soon! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wanaka Bakpaka

Address: 117 Lakeside Road | Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $22 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Wanaka Bakpaka Hotel Wanaka
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“Great kitchen facilities, Great view, Comfortable common areas.”
Andra_Oprisan, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“4 bed dorm nr. 1”
lila2011Bern, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view.”
Malotte, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Well located, nice views”
V2C, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Queen room has a huge bed and nearly private bathroom.”
JoeN254, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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