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    Southern Laughter Backpackers

    4 Isle Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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    • Excellent32%
    • Very good29%
    • Average22%
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    • Terrible5%
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    1 - 5 of 254 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Never left a review before but felt the need to as it was probably the worst sleep I've ever had in a hostel! On arrival everything was grand...quick tour/info about room/facilities/checking out etc. Guy at reception was lovely and helpful! Left my bags into room...More

    Thank Kendal S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    the staff were amazing, Baggage came late from the airline and the staff were happy to hold my bag when it turned up and I was out. Highly recommend requesting a room up on the deck by the common room. Room was simple yet roomy....More

    Thank Cameron O
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Southern Laughter was a great place to stay for 11 nights during my trip to Queenstown at the end of November 2017. I went with 5 friends so we booked out an 8 person dorm room. In our dorm there was an open planned room...More

    Thank madi_rose3
    Response from kayleighslqt2017, Manager at Southern Laughter BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, your group were a pleasure to host and we would love to see you back anytime. Thanks for your fair and accurate review, we do find at peak times the WIFI...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Noisy, dirty, cramped and very unhelpful staff. Exceptionally noisey and disruptive guests, when we told staff we had a terrible night with no sleep a refund was mentioned. No follow through and now won't honour refund. Would not recommend at all unless you are desperate.More

    Thank Toeknee70
    Response from kayleighslqt2017, Manager at Southern Laughter BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi there, I had the pleasure of speaking with you on the telephone yesterday. And I am not surprised that you followed up on your threat to "leave a really bad review on Tripadvisor" I found your manner and language quite aggressive on the phone...More

    Reviewed 6 November 2017

    Friendly staff. They offer free internacional calls, what is good considering the wifi connection is not that good. The rooms and the cleanliness are OK. The location is really good and they have many kitchens all over the hostel what is amazing. They also have...More

    Thank Glaucio C
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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Hot Tub
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    • US$22 - US$53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 32
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    • South Island >
    • Otago Region >
    • Queenstown
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    • Southern Laughter Hotel Queenstown
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    Amanda N
    19 March 2015|
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    Response from JIMatSL | Property representative |
    Hello Amanda N, Yes we do have parking available onsite for all of our guests to use free of charge. Hope this helps! Kind regards Southern Laughter
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    Sumit R
    19 January 2015|
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    Response from Wiki W | Property representative |
    Hi there There is a safe in reception for valuables. In the room you have booked has locked doors. If you are leaving luggage to goo off on a tramp or activity there is a place to lock and store your luggage away. Enjoy... More
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    Cassie R
    10 August 2014|
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    Response from JIMatSL | Property representative |
    Hi Cassie, The easiest and cheapest way to get to us from the airport is to take the public bus from outside the terminal- it leaves every 15-20 mins and will cost you $8 one way. fro the bus stop walk straight up Camp... More
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    "room on the deck by common room. 15a or 15b"
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    "Our room was an outside rom (not in the same building as the communal area and smaller private rooms) and was..."
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    "The rooms outside #1 and #2 are more peaceful"
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    "Don't take one under the kitchen"
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