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Reviews of YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

Hostel | 94 Brownston St, Wanaka, New Zealand 9305

91.3% Overall Rating

50 out of 54 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

"The staffs were really helpfull and kind, the kitchen was big and very cleaned everyday."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.83

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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.

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91.3%

Overall Rating

50 out of 54 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Wanaka Purple Cow'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
91.2%
Value
88.8%
Safety
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91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Dorms were very nice, comfy and spacious

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

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and tidy, large kitchen and common area, good vibes.

Disliked: squeaky beds!

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staffs were really helpfull and kind, the kitchen was big and very cleaned everyday.

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Brenda Coffin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

07 January 2014 Brenda would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that each dorm had its own bathroom and kitchenette. The rooms were clean, and it gave a nicer way for the dormmates to meet each other. The front room was nice and big and friendly, as well.

Disliked: Brenda left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mathew Ladley

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 October 2013 Mathew would recommend this property

Liked: Nice warm seating area and tv room

Disliked: Long queue at check in.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The double room we booked was great, in a self contained unit, 2 rooms shared a bathroom, kitchen an living area. Great value for money! They had a large communal area, and a great TV room with a movie at 7.30 every night.

Disliked: There was nothing to dislike!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Dustin Main

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 March 2013

Liked: Close to the action in Wanaka (everything is...) including a supermarket across the street

Disliked: Our place had a kitchen, including pots and pans, but nothing besides a microwave to cook with. Had to head to the main kitchen in the other building to cook. Metal bunks (squeaky) are never a good sign.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Bethan Potter

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2013 Bethan would recommend this property

Liked: The fact that it feels like a ski-chalet, the amazing views from the lounge and the double room (room 2) where we stayed, actually having bed-side lights which no other YHA's provided (its the small things in life), amount of storage space in room. Reception staff were friendly and helpful and lent us oil to cook with when we forgot ours. The movie nights and the huge projector in the TV room!

Disliked: TV provided in our room didn't work, the ensuite was bizarre as it had a sliding door so there was no privacy and you almost felt like you were still in the room. Shower was small and quite dark. Worst thing though was that they allowed a group of 30 school children (plus an extremely arrogant english teacher) stay at the hostel. The kids themselves weren't too bad but there was ALOT of them and they made a lot of noise. But when they were around, there was no room for everyone else and their teacher actually encouraged them to 'go into the TV room and make lots of noise so that everyone else moved out of there'. Big groups like this should NOT be allowed in hostels, they ruin the atmosphere for everyone else...we felt like we were intruding on a group of friends holiday.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Laura Foster

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 February 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: The view across the lake was lovely. The room was like a self contained flat, so had a bathroom and kitchen, was like a mini flat. Easy access to the centre, Parking available.

Disliked: There was a lack of atmostphere, but I think this was due to the people that were there, so can't blame the hostel for that.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Marisela Flores

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2013 Marisela would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean. The kitchen, tv room, and sitting lounge were big and clean. The location is great. Close enough to the small town. The bed was comfy. The sheets, room, and restroom were clean. Overall it was a good hostel.

Disliked: No breakfast or food was included. Need to pay for internet.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

25 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

katrin moe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 November 2012 katrin would recommend this property

Liked: the view!

Disliked: the triple rooms were a bit tiny with the beds to close to each other. dont like to sleep next to some strangers feet...

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FOO CHIT CHIN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 November 2012 FOO would recommend this property

Liked: good design

Disliked: pricey bike rental

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Bethany Stringer

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2012 Bethany would recommend this property

Liked: The common room.

Disliked: Bethany left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Goran Segrt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2012 Goran would recommend this property

Liked: Great Community Room with fantastic view on the Lake and Fire Place (great in the evening). Overall facilities & rooms very clean.

Disliked: 3 Dorm Bed Room not really big - And was pretty cold

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly and helpful staff, the common area was GREAT, fire place, really easy to interact with other people, however was well spaced so wasn't very noisy either. A separate room for computers (and they were more than enough!), reasonably priced internet ($1 for 15 mins). HUGE kitchen, great facilities,j rooms were nice and clean.

Disliked: Room was a tad small (private double), but otherwise comfortable. Good location, a minute or two walk to town, grocery store, etc. but not too far.

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frances roberts

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2012 frances would recommend this property

Liked: My room was great, Bathrooms were clean and hot showers. Plenty of kitchen space and many other facilities to use. Great atmosphere to the hostel wish I could have stayed longer.

Disliked: na

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Rachel Cronin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 April 2012 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: This is one of the best hostels I have stayed in in NZ. The location is ideal, the hostel itself is clean, open and friendly. The kitchen is modern and a great size with everything you need. The dining area looks out to amazing views of the lake. The TV room is cosy and they show a film every night where the room pretty much turns into a cinema - good if you're having a chilled night. The rooms are ensuite with big bathrooms. There is storage in the dorm rooms which is a bonus!!

Disliked: The only negative thing I would say is that the rooms are cold (I was there at end of April) and the beds could do with an upgrade as they are old and creaky.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lounge/dining area has fantastic view, movie room is awesome, kitchen facilities great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Sonja Velez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2012 Sonja would recommend this property

Liked: Movie nights, common area, location

Disliked: Price for private room, charges for WiFi

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful eg. went on internet to look for churches.

Disliked: Potential for smells and noise from BBQ which was right outside our cabin. Meat smells are anathema for vegetarians.

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Nicola Davidson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

03 February 2012 Nicola would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen and laundry facilities where excellant. Spacious hostel

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen facilities

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

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

15 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Internet and uploading facilities. Nice to be on the edge of the main township, makes for easy parking and quiter sleeping!

Disliked: The bathroom was pretty little


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