Lonely Planet highly recommends Wanaka Bakpaka as top place to stay for 2012 – 2013

November 22nd, 2012

Just be informed that Wanaka Bakpaka is recommended in the TOP 5 best places to stay for Queenstown and Lake Wanaka by the Lonely Planet for 2012 – 2013. Looks like we share these top spots with some high end accommmodation providers like The Dairy Hotel in Queenstown, Glenorchy Lake House, Riversong B&B in Albert Town and Warbrick Stone Cottage Gibbston Valley Queenstown.

New Mountain Bikes

September 10th, 2012

Wanaka Bakpaka has just updated 4 out of 6 it’s rental fleet of mountain bikes for the 2012 – 13 summer season with new generation 29 inch wheel mountian bikes. We now have 4  Giant Talons and 2 Giant Boulders 29ERs.

The 29 inch wheels compared to standard 26 inch wheels allow you to travel faster around Lake Wanakas Bikes trails at a faster rate of pace with less effort from the rider. Check out the mountain biking website  nzbybike.com

 or the video of mountain biking Deans Bank Biking Lake Wanaka



Highest rated hostel for 2012

September 10th, 2012

I know this is getting repeatitive, but we have AGAIN been voted best hostel in Wanaka by BBH for 2012.

That means our past guests can still recommend us and future guests can be confident that we at Wanaka Bakpaka will provide them with clean and an affordable accommodation with the best lake and mountain views in Wanaka.

Mt Aspiring national park

September 1st, 2011

Check out the videos of www.deepcanyon.co.nz in Mount Aspiring National Park around in the Matukituki valley.


Voted best Backpacker by BBH AGAIN for 2011, what about Lonely Planet for 2011?

July 21st, 2011

Wanaka Bakpaka has AGAIN been voted best backpacker hostel in Wanaka for 2011 by scoring a MASSIVE 91% rating from BBH. This rating was taken from over 4000 independent and well travelled guests that stayed with us in 2010 – 2011. What will Lonely Planet say abouts this year?

We are highly energenic and have pretty much got the hostel up to the best it can be and that is where we want to keep it, as one has to remember we are a hostel and not a lodge. We have views which are normally reserved for 5 star hotels and lodges but one things stays certain is that we will always be a backpacker hostel specialising excellent budget accommodation with the best facilities, atmosphere and views around town…

Kuans video tour around the hostel

August 19th, 2010

Check out our former wacky staff members video tour of the hostel lounge, kitchen and outside area. This video showcases our friendly atmosphere. We think the video was taken around about 8pm at night


Cake Cam at Wanaka Bakpaka

Best Views in town.

August 9th, 2010

Check out the video that one of our guests uploaded onto www.youtube.com 

  Wanaka uitzicht hostel

Just Voted Best Backpacker in Wanaka

July 27th, 2010

Wanaka Bakpaka has just been voted best BBH backpacker hostel in Wanaka AGAIN  for 2009/2010 scoring a MASSIVE 88% rating through our BBH customer survey. With more than 350 NZ members, http://www.bbh.co.nz is by far the largest group of backpacker style accommodation providers in New Zealand.