Wanaka Bakpaka Hostel
Set in a converted 1920s hunting lodge and annexes across the road from Lake Wanaka, this casual hostel is 2 km from Wanaka city centre and 3 km from the optical illusions at Puzzling World.
The private rooms have modest furnishings and decor, and come with free Wi-Fi and linens. Some feature patios and lake views. Mixed and single-sex dorms sleeping up to 6 have bunk beds and in-room sinks. Most private rooms have en suite bathrooms; other quarters have shared facilities. Air-conditioning and TVs aren't available.
Amenities include a shared kitchen, a lounge and a garden, plus bike hire, a ski drying room and coin-operated laundry facilities.