The cooking facilities were good but a few of the gas hobs were broken.
location was great next to Paradiso Cinema, the staff members were extremely efficient and friendly, the room was okay with a comfortable bed, the stay was in a double room with single use and the bungalow was shared with another room and there was a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom; all was fine except the couple who were staying next door because they were very loud but this is not the hostel's fault, you meet all sort of people when you travel
Bad: My room was next to the reception area. There was constant slamming of doors from upstairs and the back of the room, maybe from the luggage room.
Excellent: Alberto from the reception was friendly, knowledgeable and most efficient YHA hostel staff I have met. Comfortable bed, clean room and ensuite toilet, and well-equipped and huge kitchen.
On the whole YHA Wanaka is a wonderful and beautiful hostel. Will definitely return.