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  • Reviews: 138

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Aspiring Campervan Park: Great Spot To Stay at Wanaka

We spent 2 nights at the campervan park, the staff we very friendly and helpful. We didnt arrive til after 8pm and the staff we great. The park is situated about a 3 min drive from the town centre over looking Lake Wanaka and at the foot of the hills. A top spot.

The park has great facilities, including hot tub.

We met some great people also staying there and would recommend it to anyone doing the campervan trip on the south island.

view, kitchen/meals area.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written May 19, 2007
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Wanaka Bakpaka: Wanaka Bakpaka

Wanaka Bakpaka is located at the lake front with magnificiant view of the lake and mountains.

The dining room has windows with postcard views and it is a stones throw walk to the beautiful lake. It is away from the town hustle but a lakeside stroll to town.

I would rate this as the best BBH throughout my South Island trip.
You have a million dollar view yet you dont have to pay a premium for your stay here.
I would highly recommend Wanaka Backpaka to anyone who stays in Wanaka!

Look out for a book created by all tourist who would share with you their very own BBH experiences. I learnt alot from that book.

lakefront view from dinning hall
big kitchen

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written March 3, 2006
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  • Reviews: 129

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Purple Cow: Wanaka's best Backpacker's Hostel

This is one of the Hostel which I have to book in advance as it's very often boked up especially in peak tourist season.
We booked the double room with le view which comes ensuite for NZ$64 :)
Apparently all of their rooms are ensuite.
They also provide towels....
Purple Cow turned out to be our most favourite hostel during our trip!
The place has this warm and cozy feeling

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written July 21, 2005
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  • Reviews: 5

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Lakeside Holiday Park: Budget Accomodation

As I am a poor impoverished student, i tend to stay at places with the best value for money! Lakeside Holiday Park is hard to beat for this.. A cabin (3 - 16 beds) can be rented from as little as $16 per peson per night. These are basic but have heaters to keep you warm all night and the beds are comfy enough. Ammenities are communal and showers are unlimited! Best part about it is the closeness of the cabins to the ski-fields. Only 15mins drive!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Skiing and Boarding, Backpacking
  • Written October 31, 2004

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Purple Cow Backpackers: Nice hostel

Friendly place with clean dorms with attached bathroom.

Nice common areas with beautiful views towards the lake.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written May 10, 2004
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The Purple Cow: Where to sleep after your ski session...


It was my "base camp" when I discover the ski area of this region (Treble Cone).

Very cosy with a nice fire place where you could chat with other local/international hosts about your snowy experience.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Adventure Travel
  • Written August 25, 2002
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