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Lakeside Backpackers


Hostel accommodation right on the water front. Walking distance to Queenstown Central.
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This hostel is absolutely disgusting, there’s stuff smudged down the walls, chewing gum stuck to the beds, spiders nests all over the corners of the rooms! Bathroom facilities are even worse, men peeing in the showers with doors open, hole in the toilet cubicle floors, mould,
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Had a camera stolen there, they didn't give anything to make up for it except an apology, there was someone staying in the dorm they were not aware of as they didn't bother checking the rooms, that someone left with my camera.
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Me and my partner have stayed it quite a few hostels in the past couple of months and this is by far the worst. We had two single beds as there were no doubles available which was fine however, the one bed was so uncomfortable we both ended up sleeping on the same single bed!
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I don't even know if I'll be able to publish this review seen as I didn't even end up sleeping here... I turned up and walked in to the smelliest, messiest and dirtiest hostel I've ever seen. Maybe people were living there long term because my room was a tip with clothes
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I am a very easy going backpacker so I decided to try this place even though the reviews are terrible and let's just say the reviews are 100%. I wanted a private room my last night in queenstown so I decided to try the cheaper option and go here. BAD DECISION. The water that
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"Make sure you rent a hostel beforehand in Queenstown"
"There are no good rooms."
US$19 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstown
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