The Best Hostels in Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring for Backpackers and Hikers

The Best Hostels in Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring for Backpackers and Hikers
Wanaka, New Zealand, is not only a great town to visit, but it's also the jumping-off point for a number of surrounding parks and other destinations such as Mount Aspiring National Park and Arrowtown.

The hostels here cater to both the long-term visitor wishing to stay for multiple days or even weeks, as well as those that are looking to visit for just a night or two and are interested in some of the nearby hikes.

Various amenities and vibes are available, so make sure you check out all of the diverse hostel options before you make your decision.

A relaxed hostel for backpackers or couples that is also family and kid friendly

Dorm Bed from $20.66
Private Room from $27.44
Overall Rating: 83%
21 Russell St, Wanaka
Located right near the center of town, this hostel has a relaxed, home-like feel while also providing a good social environment around various common areas. Lots of free amenities are on the list such as free Wi-Fi, free tea & coffee, and a drying room for ski clothes. Dorms and private rooms are available, and everything is clean and modern. Some of the dorms are also laid out in the popular "pod" style where bunk beds are enclosed with walls and a curtain, making for a cozy and more sound-proof sleep. They have outdoor courtyard areas with tables and hammocks for relaxation and socializing. A large communal kitchen with free herbs is available for those that want to cook.

Guest reviews highlight the terrific and friendly staff, as well as the comfortable feel and cleanliness of the facilities. Definitely worth a look!

A relaxed and homey hostel for backpackers and couples

Dorm Bed from $23.22
Private Room from $46.81
Overall Rating: 88%
7 Russell Street, Wanaka
In the middle of town, the Mountain View, this social yet homey hostel is a bit smaller than some of the others nearby. They have dorm beds and private rooms in a building that seems to be a house that has been refurbished into a hostel. Rooms and bathrooms are clean and modern, while the common areas (including the communal kitchen) are well kept and make a great environment to meet other travelers. The Mountain View also has an outdoor garden area for socializing, relaxing, or dining.
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For more accommodation prices and options, check out our guide covering Mount Aspiring National Park hotel prices for your next trip.

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