With a large sheltered garden, free WiFi, and a cosy fireplace Mountain View Backpackers is the perfect place to relax before setting out to explore everything that Wanaka has to offer. Our friendly staff love to help you plan your time here. Chill out by the lake, catch a movie at the Paradiso cinema, go out hiking or try one of the many adrenaline activities available. There’s something for everyone! Mountain View Backpackers is a small, sociable hostel that makes an ideal alternative to the larger commercial chains.

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Hostel Amenities

  • WiFi - Free and unlimited
  • Garden - Large private garden with plenty of space to relax in
  • Kitchen - Well equipped communal kitchen
  • Lounge - Cosy communal lounge with a fireplace and TV
  • Laundry - Coin operated washing machines and dryers with free laundry powder
  • Parking - Off street parking spaces as well as free parking on the street outside
  • Movies, books and board games - Selection of books to exchange, DVDs, Netflix and board games to enjoy!
  • Storage - Secure storage room to leave your luggage
  • Drying room - For all your winter ski and snowboarding gear
  • Bike rental - We have a small selection of bikes that guests are welcome to use
  • BBQ - Free BBQ in the garden for guests to use
  • Lockers - Lockable spaces in each room with extra lockers available in the hallway


  • What activities are available in Wanaka?
    Hiking, Sky Diving, Kayaking, Disc Golf, Mountain Biking, Canyoning, Puzzle World, Scenic Flights, Skiing and Snowboarding in the winter.
  • How far are you from town?
    We’re just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of town, the supermarket, Paradiso cinema and the lakefront.
  • What time is check-in and check-out?
    Check in from 2pm. Check out is between 8am and 10am. If reception will be closed before you arrive then late check-ins are super easy to arrange and we can store luggage for you if you arrive early.
  • Is lined provided?
    We provide all linen and blankets and we also have towels available to borrow.
  • Is there parking available?
    Yes we have off street parking space and free parking on the street outside.
  • Can you book activities through the hostel?
    We can book activities for you and our staff love to offer their advice on what to do in Wanaka and the surrounding area!
  • Is there WiFi available?
    Yes we have free WiFi!

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