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Reviews of YHA Wanaka Purple Cow Wanaka Hostel

94 Brownston Street, Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 90%

Location 97%

Safety 92%

Staff 92%

Value 92%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 0.73USD

Important Information

YHA Cancellations Policy
• To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction.
• For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund.
• For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night.
• Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights.
• If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Wanaka?

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Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 90%

Location 97%

Safety 92%

Staff 92%

Value 92%

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80% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Value for money, all the bare essentials and decently located within the heart of town.

Disliked: Very little can be said for a dislike, only thing that comes to mind would be the Theatre room seating could do with some improvement & readjusting.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: unique hostel, well kept

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The view from the common room is amazing! Staff friendly and helpful, location is ideal for exploring Wanaka, dorms are comfortable with ensuite bathrooms and nice showers.

Disliked: Not much to fault about this hostel, apart from that there were no lockers in the rooms

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Liked: The kitchen had lots of space and was very clean, the fireplace in the common area made for a very cosy atmosphere and the ensuite bathroom was very nice-it even had a heater.

Disliked: Slightly more expensive.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The view from the main window in the lounge is amazing. Close to city centre.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 60%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Huge kitchen with everything you need and more. Comfy cinema room. Amazing location with lake and mountain views! Free wifi.

Disliked: Not much seating for eating and wifi didn't work well in rooms. Booked 2 beds in a 3 bed dorm and my girlfriend and I were booked into 2 different 3 bed dorms, reception staff were helpful and managed to sort it out eventually.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: 5 is my rating on this hostel ☺

Disliked: Squeezing bunkbeds �

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: I would definitely stay here again. It was a great location with a beautiful view of the lake. There was also a big common room which was good for socializing. The rooms were also very clean.

Disliked: The Internet was quite slow, though it was free. It would have been nice if breakfast had been included or if they had offered transportation to the Rob Roy Glacier Trek.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Dorms were very nice, comfy and spacious

Disliked: 10mins free internet for non-YHA members..

Customer would recommend this property

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