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YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

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8.8

Excellent

388 reviews

388 reviews

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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
New World supermarket

190 m

The Artist's Corner

190 m

Mainly Tramping

190 m

New World

200 m

The Picture Lounge

200 m

Closest landmarks
Wanaka Unichem Pharmacy

240 m

Beacon Point Walk

250 m

Originz

250 m

Green Toad

250 m

Aspiring Pharmacy

260 m

YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

94 Brownston Street, Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Wanaka part of Wanaka, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wanaka Airport. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Excellent view

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Fireplace

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Wi-Fi in public areas

Vending machine

Shared kitchen

Security [24-hour]

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportWanaka Airport (WKA)
Distance to airport9.1 km

Rooms available at YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Family Apartment
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed & 2 single bed...
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Family Room (6 Beds)
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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Private Room for 4 People
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double En-Suite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Lake View
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does YHA Wanaka Purple Cow have a hot tub?

YHA Wanaka Purple Cow does not have a hot tub.

How much does it cost to stay at YHA Wanaka Purple Cow?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at YHA Wanaka Purple Cow?

Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to YHA Wanaka Purple Cow?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, YHA Wanaka Purple Cow has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at YHA Wanaka Purple Cow?

YHA Wanaka Purple Cow does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest airport to YHA Wanaka Purple Cow?

The closest airport to YHA Wanaka Purple Cow is Wanaka Airport, 9.1 km away.

What restaurants are nearby YHA Wanaka Purple Cow?

YHA Wanaka Purple Cow is located in Wanaka, famous for good restaurants such as The Food Pod, Pembroke Wines & Spirits and Francesca's Pizzas.

What popular shopping places are close to YHA Wanaka Purple Cow?

Shopping options in YHA Wanaka Purple Cow’s Wanaka neighborhood include The Artist's Corner, The Picture Lounge and Wanaka Fine Art Gallery.

What are popular attractions near YHA Wanaka Purple Cow?

YHA Wanaka Purple Cow is located in Wanaka area, which is famous for attractions such as Beacon Point Walk, Pembroke Park and Wanaka Station Park.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to YHA Wanaka Purple Cow?

YHA Wanaka Purple Cow is located within Wanaka, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Wanaka Lakeview Holiday Park, The Wanaka Tree and Upper Clutha Service Hub.

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What people love about YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

  • 8

    Very good

    "Nice walk to the water front and into town this was all we needed for our overnight stay."

    Michael

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    June 4, 2021

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Self-catering in private kitchen, clean, quiet, in the centre of town."

    Helen

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    March 28, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Great place to stay everything you need is there."

    ROSALIE

    |

    November 18, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 236 Wanaka properties
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Location score
9.4/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Room comfort score
8.4/10
Service score
8.8/10
Better than
98
%
of Wanaka properties
Better than
94
%
of Wanaka properties
Better than
93
%
of Wanaka properties
Better than
92
%
of Wanaka properties
Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
388 reviews
Cleanliness
8.7
Facilities
8.6
Location
9.4
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What travelers say they love:
A good chance to talk to other fellow travellers.
Lin from Singapore
Solo traveler
More about YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

More about YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

YHA Wanaka Purple Cow

It's time for an adventure-filled holiday! Explore Wanaka with a stay at YHA Wanaka Purple Cow. Stay flexible with your holiday planning when you're in Wanaka at YHA Wanaka Purple Cow, just 9.1 km from Wanaka Airport.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by YHA Wanaka Purple Cow. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the hostel for guests with their own transportation. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage.
The hostel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at YHA Wanaka Purple Cow. The hostel provides linen service in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hostel also provides guests with a refrigerator, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms.
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

YHA Wanaka Purple Cow has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, YHA Wanaka Purple Cow has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 97% of accommodations in the city.
This hostel scores higher than 93% of the city's accommodations on value for money
This hostel scores higher than 98% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

26 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

View

4 mentions

Swimming Pool

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Garden

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Carpeting
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
94 Brownston Street, Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Airports

  • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
    9.1 km
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
    47.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Wanaka Unichem Pharmacy
    240 m

Convenience store

  • Wanaka Night ‘n Day
    520 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    220 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The maximum length of stay at the property is 10 nights.
  • Guests will receive 5GB free Wi-Fi per day and it is valid during their stay.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:30
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out from07:30
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of rooms 32

Reviews of YHA Wanaka Purple Cow from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.8
/
10
Cleanliness8.7
Facilities8.6
Location9.4
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.8
Value for money8.7
High score for Wanaka
Rating
9+ Exceptional (117)
8-9 Excellent (34)
7-8 Very Good (43)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (8)
Time of the year
Mar - May (54)
Jun - Aug (28)
Sep - Nov (73)
Dec - Feb (54)
All guests (388)
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10.0
Exceptional
Louisa from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Easy peasy comfy stay”

Fab location, right opposite the lake. Lovely shared facilities which were kept clean and tidy. Staff really helpful too. The room was perfect for our overnight stay. The en-suite was clean and the shower was strong. Bed was really comfy and we slept well, especially after Roy’s Peak! Thank you.

Reviewed July 16, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Jenny from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Couldn’t hear Fire alarm from our room”

We got our double room with private bathroom. And we couldn’t hear fire alarm from our room, we were just waken up by fireman and gathered at assemble point but luckily it’s nth happened. We couldn’t imagine if there’s fire n we can’t hear fire alarm. YHA Wanaka should double check on it!

Reviewed August 07, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
ELY from Malaysia
Group
Double Room with Lake View
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Great!”

Great location! Awesome staffs. Place was good and comfortable. Recommended.

Reviewed January 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Siew from Malaysia
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

High standard as always”

good location and excellent view with parking spots right opposite.

Reviewed September 18, 2019

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Thank you for leaving such a great review. We are happy to hear your had a great stay and enjoyed our central location, not to mention the amazing view of the mountains and lake from the hostel. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey and look forward to see you again! Kind regards, Ben Schepp - Assistant Hostel Manager

Responded September 30, 2019
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
10.0
Exceptional
Kok from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Value for Money, Nice Location with nice view”

Nice place to stay with wonderful view in front of the hostel.

Reviewed June 16, 2019

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Hi Kok, We are glad you had an enjoyable stay at YHA Wanaka. We love our office view too, so we are pretty lucky to be located where we are. Safe travels and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Ben M YHA Wanaka Manager

Responded June 22, 2019
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
9.6
Exceptional
Ying from Malaysia
Group
Standard Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Excellent location good value for money”

The room and facility was basic but good value for money for short stay. Very lively and good place to meet other travelers. Short walk to the lake and shops. Clean and comfortable

Reviewed February 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kwan from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

super great location with friendly staff!”

very close to the lake wanaka, nearby all the restaurants and new world supermarket.

Reviewed September 22, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Aaron
Solo traveler
Family Room (6 Beds)
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

Very nice hostel. Only complaints are the pillows were quite thing and the wifi often was laggy.

Reviewed September 13, 2019

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience staying with us. We are delighted to hear that you found your stay with us 'exceptional'! Thank you for pointing out that the pillows were thin in your room. We will have a look at these. Thanks again for your great review. We look forward to see you again! Regards, Ben Schepp - Assistant Hostel Manager

Responded September 15, 2019
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
9.6
Exceptional
Helen from New Zealand
Couple
Double Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

Best deal in Wanaka”

Self-catering in private kitchen, clean, quiet, in the centre of town. Excellent value for money

Reviewed March 28, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
ROSALIE from New Zealand
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Exceptional”

Great place to stay everything you need is there.

Reviewed November 18, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Caroline from Mexico
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Exceptional”

Huge lockers and the 4-person mixed dorm had plenty of floor space for luggage and a spacious bathroom.

Reviewed January 12, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Misty from United States
Solo traveler
Family Apartment
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Exceptional”

Good option for Wanaka. The night clerk was the worst tho. He was telling some guys about things to do, and I was standing there trying to check in for about fifteen minutes. I finally had to interrupt and insist he check me in, so that I could get food before everything closed.

Reviewed February 10, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Too from Singapore
Couple
Double Room with Lake View
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

double room with Lake view”

It is walking about 4 mins to Lake. The kitchen is quite clean .

Reviewed November 06, 2019

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Hi Too, Sounds like you enjoyed our central location and proximity to beautiful Lake Wanaka! We really are lucky to be living in such an amazing place and its always a pleasure to share this with guests. We hope you have a safe journey home. Warm regards, Ben M Manager

Responded November 12, 2019
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
9.6
Exceptional
TO from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Exceptional”

Comfortable area and very nice staff.

Reviewed October 19, 2019

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Thank you very much for your great review! We are happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay. Thank you also for letting us know about the staff. We are lucky with such an awesome bunch! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey through New Zealand and look forward to host you again. Warm regards, Ben Schepp - Assistant Hostel Manager

Responded October 25, 2019
YHA Wanaka Purple Cow
9.2
Exceptional
Kit from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Standard Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Comfortable YHA”

YHA with privacy, comfortable stay without noise

Reviewed May 21, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Lok from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Perfect facilities!”

Bedroom is comfort, clean,and it connects to the bathroom and toilet ,it is very convenient. The staff is kind.

Reviewed November 24, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Janice from Singapore
Couple
Standard Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great staffs!”

Reception staffs were very helpful and friendly. Parking available in front of their hostel and on the opposite road. Room was simple, clean and exact to the photos shown. Was staying beside the common toilet area and therefore able to hear door closures through the partition walls. Place was generally quiet after 10pm. Nonetheless had a good night stay at YHA.

Reviewed May 15, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Terence from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

good and comfortable”

good location , comfortable room and nice facilities

Reviewed October 31, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Yuk from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

All good!”

Location is great. I stayed in a 3-bed dorm with a shared bathroom and toilet in the room. Other than that there are shared toilets in case it is occupied. Staff is friendly and the kitchen and dining room are amazingly spacious. All are clean. Nothing is bad here.

Reviewed November 26, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Chutipol from Thailand
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Excellent”

We got private room with bathroom back wall against kitchen front opposite anyone toilet We could hear everyone open-close door all night . I think room No. 4 it so terrible

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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