Lake Hawea Hostel

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Cheap accommodation in Wanaka

The Lake Hawea Hostel is located on the shores of Lake Hawea on the State Highway 6 on your way to Wanaka. Only an hour away from the airport and the centre of Queenstown, you will find a peaceful, stress free environment. The Lake Hawea Hostel offers cheap accommodation in Wanaka, including biking, hiking, water sports, kite-surfing, kayaking and in the winter three of the biggest New Zealand ski fields are less than an hour away. It is ideal for the younger crowd looking for cheap deals. All the facilities are provided: cook top, oven, microwave, pans. The pub offers a range of affordable meals for the hostel guests. Lake Hawea hotel is on the doorstep to a superb range of rivers available to kayak; the Clutha River (New Zealand’s largest volume river), Hawea River (medium volume), as well as the remote and spectacular glacial fed Makarora and Matukituki rivers in Mt Aspiring National Park. The Hawea and Wanaka lakes also offer good kayaking with breath-taking scenery. Lake Hawea is also known as one of the windiest lake in New Zealand, if you are keen on kite or wind surfing. There are plenty of family friendly off-road trails by the lakes, rivers or through the woodland. Bring your own or rent a bike from the expert local bike shops; guided bike tours are also available. The Lake Hawea Hotel can provide you with packed lunches. It is a wonderful picnic and camping area. It is a stop backpackers Wanaka don’t want to miss. Our courtesy coach (max 10 people) can deliver you and pick you up from your hike. Many regard Lake Hawea as the best freshwater sports fishery in the South Island. Fish stocks include brown and rainbow trout, and landlocked Chinook salmon. The Lake Hawea Hotel is the perfect base to experience some of the South Island and New Zealand’s best skiing and snowboarding, and is the ultimate destination for a New Zealand ski holiday. Skydive in Wanaka, over the Southern Alps, the lakes, is one of the most sensational, adrenaline activity to do.

2 budget double bedrooms

3 twin bed bunk style dorms

5 four bed bunk style dorms

Linen, bedding and a towel are supplied, with shared kitchen, bathrooms facilities and free BBQ area. It is definitely great value for money.

As part of our hostel guest, you will get special deals on meals in our pub. The bottle store on site is a massive plus as well. No need to travel far to get some drinks for a nice BBQ.

  • Free WIFI is provided in the rooms. Whether you want to skype your family or friends, your life will be easier with this unlimited access.
  • A courtesy coach to Wanaka. A bus will be leaving the hostel every morning from 7.30am into Wanaka and from Wanaka to the hostel at 5.30pm. Whether you want to go shredding or you need to go to work, we will help you to travel into Wanaka.

LHH offers accommodation for all budget. Cheap accommodation, plenty of activities and a pub on site.

Definitely a stop you don’t want to miss on your New Zealand trip.