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Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

I had a very pleasant stay here. Everything was perfectly lovely. All the nice things people say are true. If just add that the common areas felt so good. They are spacious and full of light and the outdoor patio is a perfect place to chill out, drink a glass of wine and enjoy the view. Also, it's the first...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn Thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay here with us & wanted to stay longer! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Everything was spot on. Took a double room ensuit,which was nice and tidy. Location is great. Lounge View is spectacular. Kitchen is spacious and well equipped . Staff is super friendly. Price is average to the area. Would definitely go back!

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Yaniv Thanks for your amazing review about your stay here with us in December. We are so pleased to hear that we ticked all the boxes and that you would definitely stay again! What a compliment. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 January 2015

LOVED this place - great location with gorgeous views of the lake and mountains from the living room and patio. Best prices on mountain bike rentals in NZ. Nice, big, friendly, clean kitchen with fresh herbs provided. Comfortable and cozy rooms. Good internet. My only constructive criticism is that it was obvious that the girl at the counter is not...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Jen Thanks for reviewing your recent stay here at Wanaka Bakpaka. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the kitchen, herbs and other facilities. We take on board your criticism regarding staff but can assure you with just three of us on the desk we are all very happy in our jobs and try to express this to guests....

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Reviewed 23 December 2014

Overlooking the lake this hostel is a great location to get to and forget about your car as you wander around Wanaka enjoying the town. Good facilities, clean, large kitchen and storage area with the additional of outside seating. The common seating space is also well laid out and has great views over the lake.

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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 in December. We agree that the view from our living room overlooking the Lake is beautiful. Walking into town takes only a few minutes and can take less time at this time of year. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

Positives Best dining area and common space we have seen in a hostel so far. clean comfy modern looking furniture. Lovely view of the lake and town. - clean, spacious, attractive kitchen space! This is so appreciated. - double room could be spruced up a bit.

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie Thanks for reviewing your stay with us here at Wanaka Bakpaka in November. We are very lucky for the stunning view over Lake Wanaka that we have from the Living/ dining room. We appreciate your comments about sprucing up rooms, we have just re-carpeted the double story building and constantly try to rotate maintenance through the buildings. We...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

Nice hostel with cool common areas, fully equiped and welcoming kitchen and cosy dorms. The view over the lake is great, especially around sunset, and the outside terrace is probably the best spot in town to chill with a beer after a day out. The mountain bikes they rent are perfect and cheaper than those available in town. One of...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Gaspard That's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka in October. We agree that biking around the lake is one of the best things to do in Wanaka an then relaxing outside watching the sunset. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand! Wanaka Bakpaka : )

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 16 October 2014

About 10 minutes walk from the bus stop, all easy road and definitely worth it once you enter the hostel - stunning view of lake wanaka! You can just sit in the common area for a whole day to relax and enjoy the beautiful view! Stayed in a 4-bed ensuite which is generally clean and tidy, free wifi (50 or...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi SuiLam Thanks for reviewing your stay with us at Wanaka Bakpaka in September. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We agree with your comments about the view and sometimes find it hard to get work done when it's a beautiful day outside! We hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels around...

Kloten, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 October 2014

This hostel was recommended by fellow travellers so we decided to stay there. In the end we stayed for three nights in a bunk bed twin, because we liked it very much. The hostel is located on the northern end of the village, a little bit elevated so that you have excellent views of the lake. The living room has...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Joes Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us this month (October) at Wanaka Bakpaka. We love when past guests recommend us to other travellers! Right now the views are stunning over the lake and agree that Rob Roy Glacier is an amazing walk to do in Wanaka. We hope you are enjoying the...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2014

I can't recommend this hostel highly enough. It is in a beautiful location overlooking Wanaka Lake and just a short walk from the town centre. Very tidy rooms and a really nice, big lounge & kitchen area. Great mountain bikes available for rental. On top of this - and the reason for I rate this place as best in NZ!...

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi Andy Thanks for writing your amazing review. We are stoked your enjoyed your recent stay here with us March. With Summer just around the corner we are enjoying the beautiful Lake views from the living room and guests even dining outside on warmer days! We are so pleased you found the staff helpful- My Husband and I were quite...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

Such a well run hostel. Kitchen is big enough for the amount of people and well equipped. The rooms are spacious and clean. The view from the deck and lounge is just breathtaking. Short walk to town as well. Plenty of information on stuff to do!

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WanakaBakpaka, Owner at Wanaka Bakpaka, responded to this review

Hi there We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay here with us in September. We really appreciate all your kind comments and agree there is loads to do in Wanaka ! We hope your group enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand. Wanaka Bakpaka : )

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: ₹ 1,060 - ₹ 3,179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
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