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    Southern Laughter Backpackers

    4 Isle Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent32%
    • Very good29%
    • Average22%
    • Poor12%
    • Terrible5%
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    “free soup” (45 reviews)
    “hot tub” (22 reviews)
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    2.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The location is great and the price was reasonable- would recommend if you can get an ensuite and don't need use of the kitchen. Something should be done about monitoring cleanliness in the kitchens and shower rooms though. We saw them being cleaned once a...More

    Thank Deirdre H
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Reception staff was very helpful and kind. The hostel should be cleaned more often. Staff should enforce the policy of cleaning the areas after using them; many times the bottles of beer would be on the tables for whole days. Amazing the fact of having...More

    Thank diegospqr
    Response from kayleighslqt2017, Manager at Southern Laughter BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi there. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have a dedicated cleaning team on hand every day from 10-12.30 and our reception staff double up as cleaning team outside these hours. Thank you for your comments though as we...More

    Reviewed 17 October 2017

    We stayed in a motel for several nights but then there was no more availablity so we moved here for one night. We had a private double room with a shared balcony-like space and a shared bathroom but we had no issues there. Room was...More

    Thank ainemcardle2
    Response from kayleighslqt2017, Manager at Southern Laughter BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you fro your review. We often find that people who usually stay in hotels and motels find it hard to adjust to staying in hostels, but we are glad you proved us wrong on this occasion and that we exceeded your expectations! Thanks for...More

    Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

    Stayed for one night in a double room at the end of my queenstown trip and it was awful. Shared showers and toilets were not clean. Shared kitchen and lounge were not clean. The whole place was dirty and in need of a renovation, but...More

    Thank Ngaio G
    Response from kayleighslqt2017, Manager at Southern Laughter BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi there, Sorry that you experienced some noise during your stay. We have recognized your name and checked the dates when you stayed and found that they match with our night porters night off due to illness. I can assure you that this is not...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Hot Tub
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    • US$21 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • 32
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    • 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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