More than just a party hostel for backpackers: great for everyone
Dorm Bed: NZD19.00
73 Brownston Street ,
As part of the Base chain of hostels, guests who have visited this chain in other locations might know what to expect. However, according to guests, this establishment seems to offer nicer-than-average facilities and amenities for a Base hostel. It is relatively new and modern, and one of the larger hostels in town. With two stories of dorms and private rooms located right in the middle of Wanaka's center, their reputation as a social and party hostel holds true here, but they offer even more than just a good time with simple rooms. Their onsite bar (nightly music) and restaurant serves up drinks and good food to hungry backpackers, while the multiple communal areas provide ample opportunity for guests to mix and mingle.
They have a movie and TV area with nice sofas for relaxing. The highlight is their top floor common room and kitchen area that opens up onto a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains. The view can't be beat. They claim to be a luxury hostel, and they are not lying with even more amenities such as LCD TVs, ensuite bathrooms, laundry facilities with drying rooms for ski season, Wi-Fi, lockers, a swimming pool, pool table and foosball, and more.
While the list of amenities of this hostel is great, they receive mixed reviews for cleanliness.