Adventure Wanaka Hostel

Otago Region Budget/Backpackers From $60/night

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Check In: 14:00 | Check Out: 10:00

Open Hours: 8:30 - 19:30

Welcome Adventure Wanaka Hostel, Wanaka's newest refurbished hostel put together by the owners of Queenstown's two highly rated and mulitple award winning Adventure Hostels.

Catering to independent travellers from around the world we offer mostly shared room accommodation and run in-house activities 7 nights a week to make it easy to meet fellow explorers from all around the world. We are a small-medium sized hostel, the perfect number for keeping a family atmosphere, which is still fun and vibrant. Adventure Wanaka (AW) is the most centrally located accommodation in town, you are just moments from Wanaka town centre and 2 minute walk from Lake Wanaka beach.

Through 2022-23 we have spent considerable time renovating this amazing location, and this Summer 2023 we are ready to host you! Our spacious and well designed rooms feature custom made hand-built timber bunks that sport ultra comfortable innerspring mattresses. You'll have the luxury of two pillows with freshly laundered linen all made up and are ready to hop straight into. Each bunk also includes USB charging ports & electrical outlets, a reading light, a secure under-bed storage locker, and privacy curtains. Our rooms also include A/C, heat pump, free high-speed wifi and towels are included as standard!

AW's outdoor spaces are the best in town, with a grand courtyard and two deck areas AW is a great place to enjoy a drink in the sun. The guest lounge, chill out room and dining areas are super spacious for such a small hostel. This allows plenty of room for guests to chill out, work nomadically or meet new friends. In our kitchen, you'll be cooking up a feast where you'll find it superbly equipped featuring everything from crockpot's and crockery to salad knives and spices!

Our wonderfully friendly staff, whom all live on-site with our guests, can help you plan your activities and time in Wanaka. We have separate storage/locker rooms with one for luggage of those guests arriving and departing, and another for secure bicycle parking and ski & snowboard storage. AW also offers loads of free stuff and even a simple laundry service.


  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Board Games
  • Broadband Internet
  • Business Facilities
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Dining Room
  • Ensuite
  • Families Welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • In-house movies
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Provided
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non-smoking property
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Shower Facilities
  • TV
  • TV Lounge
  • Unlimited free wifi
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Wheelchair Access

Map & Directions

56 Brownston Street, Wanaka, Otago, 9305, New Zealand


We are right in the Wanaka township. Just off the corner of Brownston and Helwick Streets.

Cancellation Policy

Payment Policy
All payments are to be made on arrival at the Hostel, or at the beginning of any booking that is an extension of your current stay at the hostel. Credit/debit card details are collected at booking as an insurance for the hostel against late cancellations and no-shows. Our policies for such are outlined in Cancellation policy below.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations not cancelled 48 hours prior to 2pm (check-in time) on the scheduled arrival date will be subject to charges for one night’s accommodation. Failure to arrive for the first night will see the cancellation of the entire booking.

Child Policy
Children aged 16 and under are not permitted in shared rooms. Either all 4 or 6 beds must be booked out in a shared room for us to host children. Please contact us prior to booking.

Check In Policy
- Check-in Check-in starts at 2pm, guests may arrive earlier and make use of the hostel facilities and securely store any luggage.
Late check-ins (for guests arriving after 7:30pm) can be arranged with prior notice. Please contact us in advance if you will arrive outside these times.

- Maximum length of stay Adventure Hostels operate a maximum length of stay for Summer and Winter seasons. During Summer, there is a maximum 10-night stay for solo travellers During Winter, there is a maximum 21-night stay for solo travellers, 10-nights for groups of 2+ pax There must then be a 20 night break/gap between any subsequent or future reservations at the same Adventure Hostel. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to any person making additional bookings within the 20 night break period, or persons who attempt to circumvent our maximum stay policy

- Beds and Room Allocation Adventure Hostel is unable to guarantee guests from a group booking (2+ persons) will be allocated into the same room, as this is dependent on current availability on the date you make your booking. Priority is given to the bookings made earliest. Nor can we guarantee

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