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How much is a Wanaka hostel?

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 74% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 108% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Wanaka

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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Top tips for finding Wanaka hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Wanaka, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Wanaka in June and April.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Wanaka if you stay on a Thursday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Wednesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Wanaka hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Queenstown found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $58, while the most expensive was $191.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Wanaka

  • Are hostels in Wanaka safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hostels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hostels in Wanaka. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

Where to find the best hostels in Wanaka?

Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in Wanaka by showing you the exact location of each hostel