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.