Following the Base tradition this is a one stop hostel in the centre of beautiful Wanaka only minutes walk from what can only be rated as one of the most beautiful lake and mountain views in the world.
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One stop backpackers in the centre of beautiful Wanaka

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand. The picturesque resort town of Lake Wanaka in New Zealand’s Southern Alps was been named as one of the top 25 ski towns in the world by the prestigious National Geographic Magazine in 2012.

With two floors of accommodation, Base Backpackers Wanaka is setting a new standard in budget and luxury backpacker accommodation. You can enjoy your dinner on our second floor guest kitchen balcony while watching the sunset - which is second to none!

Our Base Wanaka Hostel has an excellent, central location; just a few minutes walk to shops, cafés and local stores. Superior facilities, fun communal areas and friendly local staff make this the perfect Wanaka Backpackers to stay at.

Our staff are young, helpful and friendly, as well as knowledgeable on what to do in and around Wanaka.

Mint Bar and Café is open from 5pm offering excellent service and value priced high quality meals.


  • Fully made up beds with hotel quality linen rooms
  • Under bed lockers in multi-share rooms
  • Private rooms with LCD TV's and en-suite bathrooms
  • Sanctuary - Female only rooms
  • Central heating
  • Laundry, drying room during ski season.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with balcony
  • State of the art TV room with free DVD hire
  • Global Gossip internet café with wireless capabilities
  • Base Travel desk for expert advice and exclusive deals
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Mint Bar and café located on-site
  • Global Gossip Terminals
  • WiFi in lobby & room
  • Bar & BBQ
  • Boardgames
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • DVD Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Nightly Bar Activities
  • No Curfew/Lockout
  • Outdoor Terraced Area
  • Plasma TV Room
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bike Parking
  • Central Location
  • Lockable Luggage Locker
  • Luggage Storage
  • On Site Night Manager
  • Sanctuary - Women only!
  • Security card access
  • Wake Up Calls
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Beds Fully Made
  • Games Hire
  • Hairdryers for hire
  • Linen Provided
  • Travel & Tour Desk
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Straighteners for Hire
  • Towel Hire
  • Laundry Facilities

Have Fun!
Our staff are young, helpful and friendly, as well as knowledgeable on what to do in and around Wanaka. Ask us for some ideas - you will be surprised at what is on offer. We make it easy to meet other like minded travellers with great communal spaces, lots of entertainment and a general laid back vibe. Our newest bar to the group, Mint Bar, sets the standard in style and hosts both national and international bands and DJ’s mixed in with drink specials every night. Get amongst it!

We are committed to being the cleanest hostel in New Zealand. Brand new location designed for a bit of luxury and our Clean teams purpose in life is to keep it looking that way. All rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily with all beds made with fresh quality linen.

Our Wanaka Backpackers is less than 1 minutes walk to the supermarkets, convenience stores, banks and the post office. The lake front is not much further and is definitely a must for summer days and relaxation. Our on site bar provides great meals for every budget and you really wont want for much more. Surround sound plasma TV lounge caps it off.
We have on site crew who are experienced and knowledgeable about the surrounding district. Be sure to talk to them in order to maximise your stay at the newest hostel in the Base network!

Base Backpackers Wanaka Hostel
Address: 73 Brownston St, Wanaka, NZ 9305

Phone: +64 3 443 4291
Freephone: 0800 BASE NZ (2273 69)

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Price range: $27 - $45

Parking: We have free parking very close by but not our own car park.

Directions 5 minute walk from Airport shuttle.

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