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YHA Queenstown Lakefront

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definately and "urban" hostel - like most in Queenstown - busy with loads of guests. Staff helpful and efficient reception. Has a couple of single rooms, both of which I used over the three seperate stays I had here. Rooms were good in terms of size and comfort, and at $70 / night good value. Hostel is built onto hillside...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night here in April. We were lucky enough to have one of two rooms with a balcony overlooking the lake. The room wasnt overly clean - there was a lovely family of spiders above the sliding door. The room came with towels which was a nice touch. Our room was smaller than similar ones in other YHA...

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Thank Sarah R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is the best affordable place to stay in Queenstown. The kitchen facilities are excellent. Many of the buses stop right outside. The bedding and towels provided were very clean. My only complaint would be that the walls between rooms are quite thin.

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Thank Liz M
Yorkshire, UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just a few minutes walk along the lake front to get to the YHA and it's the quiet location that makes this a great place to stay, along with it's helpful, friendly staff. The kitchen facilities are good but at peak times very busy and finding a free locker or fridge space is a challenge on day one. The...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good hostel with a great view across the lake. I stayed in the 6 bed dorm. Decent beds, bathrooms and cupboards to put your gear. Sofas to relax on and wifi was generally ok. Not sure the new bath mats system works, there were only used ones every time I took a shower. The only other gripe is that...

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Thank Yetitours
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two YHAs in Queenstown - one located right in the heart of downtown, and the other a little stroll along the Esplanade. It is a short walk to downtown, so it was not as bad as we initially feared. For those who don't like the hustle and bustle, it may be a better bet than the Central YHA....

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Thank Therichpeasant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend came over to New Zealand then we stayed in here. Local is very good, stunning view in front of this backpackers. We can sleep without noise because it is located a little away from main town. Of course we can walk to the town easily. Cleanliness is awesome, facilities are also new, free wifi. We had a really...

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Thank Narumi T
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is amazing, very clean and tidy, is a bit expensive (but no so expensive compared with the other accommodation in Queenstown), the staff is very friendly, especially André, he is the coolest recepcionist that I have met, rise his salary please!. Also someone "borrow" a plate with food from the fridge but the recepcionsts look through the cameras.

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Thank Nahuelgrc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This recently-renovated YHA is a really good place to stay. New bathrooms, spacious well-equipped kitchen that didn't seem crowded at any time, despite nearly full capacity in the hostel. My room was small but very comfortable. Good storage room, laundry, and friendly, willing staff at reception.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2017

One of the best YHA hostels we stayed in, and we got to know quite a few of them! Staff was extremly helpful organizing our trip to Glenorchy, big thanks to Andre! Great kitchen facilities, very clean and well-equipped, short walk to the town centre. Definitely to be recommended!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you want to experience the beauty and excitement of Queenstown but still get a good night’s sleep, then YHA Queenstown Lakefront is the hostel for you – and it’s only a 10 minute walk into town. A comfortable fully equipped hostel sitting right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, offering stunning views of the lake and Remarkables mountain range. The hostel includes a drying room for ski & tramping gear and dedicated snowboard, ski & bike storage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Queenstown Lakefront

Address: 88 - 90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $28 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Queenstown Lakefront 4*
Number of rooms: 147
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“Choose a room that is not right next to the road - traffic noise”
807LizM, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a top-floor balcony room for extra-special views!”
AliceP297, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“lake view rooms available, upper level quieter, but only stair access”
Emba999, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We got a 6 bed dorm with an ensuite for our family of five, and paid for the fifth bed so it was private.”
JoanneS657, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“take whatever you're given. ALL the QT hostels sell out EVERY night. Book ahead.”
, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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