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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stayed at this place for 1 night stopover to Franz Josef Glaciers. I booked this place as I looked up it was close to the lake + offered free parking as I've read that most backpacker places were in the town centre and had lots of trouble finding free parking. PARKING WAS AT THE DOOR OF OUR DORM ROOM!...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Our free off street parking is pretty great :) Glad you liked it. It's a shame the hot water was used up from the other guests in the room - sorry about that. If this happens during reception hours, we are happy to give you a key to use a different hot shower. We will have a plumber look into...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Hi everyone MY experience in Bumbles it was really good, rooms are are warm and clean! Staff are really friendly ,cooperative and professional 😉 !!! ILL BE BACK 😜😘😍 SPECIAL THANKS TO FIONA and of course all the staff 😜

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Friendly service. Great facilities and clean and comfortable.Great location an got an awesome deal which included Milford Sound Tour. Absolutely beautiful. Really enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and your trip to Milford Sound. Fiona

Reviewed 6 June 2016

Very nice place to check in at Queenstown. Close to the centre of town (5min walk). If you got a car there are parking spots right in front of the hostel wich is free. Good kitchen and hangout areas, as well as the dorms. On high season it's a good idea to try book 1-2weeks ahead. Can't complain really!

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Great to read your positive feedback. Thank you :-) Fiona

Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed 2 nights at Bumbles Backpackers in a 6 bed dorm. The dorm was spacious and had its own bathroom and toilet, so you only had to share with 5 other people which was great. The room even had a small balcony with lake view. Staff was really friendly and helpful and the free Wi-Fi was fast and stable....

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you :-)

Reviewed 28 April 2016

This place is great if you want a reasonably cheap place while you ski, it's clean and tidy, the communal kitchen is on the small size but it doesn't matter you don't live in the kitchen. Having to travel outside of the bathroom is a little annoying but it's Queenstown, and this place isnt as busy with people like other...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed here as a solo traveller in April 2016. I was staying in a shared 6 bed dorm. The hostel was great! The rooms, kitchen and communal areas were all very clean. The rooms were spacious with comfortable beds and beautiful views of the lake. Location is great, just a short walk to shops/bars and restaurants. Everyone was very...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Good location, not in the middle of the partylife but on 5 minutes walk with beautiful views on the lake. Bed was really convenient, rooms are set up pretty spacious with enough room for everyone to open their suitcases, comfortable to hang around, big mirrors, balcony etc. I was in a 6 person dorm. The bathrooms were clean enough, showers...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Very pleased that you recommend us. Thanks for writing a review :-)

Mumbai
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We were booked with YHA queenstown and when we came across Bumbles we cancelled our booking with YHA. Bumbles location and views were the only reason. We had a superb 3 nights stay in a shared 6 dorm room facing the lake. Most hotels around queenstown were charging a bomb for that view. Room size was big and could probably...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Very happy to read these comments. It's super to hear you had a good stay with us. Thank you!

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Its has a great lake side view from the room and the common area and internet is provided. The staff are ok but its a bit expensive but i guess most places in queenstown are. It was an ok stay but the shower seemed to be always occupied as the dorm room and two other rooms share it making it...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Apologies for the busy bathroom facilities - there is hand sanitiser available from the dispenser in the toilet should the shower be in use. There is also the sink in the storage area of the dorm that can be used. Great to hear that you enjoyed the stunning views at Bumbles. Happy onward travels :)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a small, relaxed & friendly place to stay in Queenstown with spectacular views, a waterfront location and free Wi-Fi, this is it! Just a 2 minute stroll to downtown, we are a small laid back place to stay where you'll some meet great people and get some sleep! "This popular hostel is colourfully decorated. Its prime lakefront location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the best of Queenstown. It's an easy going spot, with a quieter more laid back vibe compared to other larger hostels around town." Lonely Planet ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bumbles Backpackers

Address: Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $55 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Most rooms face the lake and provide a very good view of the Remarkables”
 of 5 bubbles richardwky, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a room near the laundry but you couldn't hear any noise”
  • 6 bed share dorm. Plenty of powerpoints to charge phones
  • This is shared with other rooms, so 10 people between 1 shower and 1 toilet
 of 5 bubbles benwK4190HV, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Superb place .. cant expect better value for money in queenstown”
 of 5 bubbles V2C, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“book in advance, Queenstown is super busy”
 of 5 bubbles PavlovaPalace, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“double room and twin room shared the same entrance, toilet with 6 beds mixed dorm, if you like privacy ,go for double room or twin room”
 of 5 bubbles shandlys, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
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