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Bumbles Backpackers
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Peresvet
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791 reviews
173 hotel reviews
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“Backpacker`s accommodation with convenient location”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

It was the cheapest accommodation with private room we could find in the central part of Queenstown. Location was really good - on the shore of lake Wakatipu , in the town centre, walking distance to bus terminal. This guesthouse is suitable for backpackers, provides mostly dormitory accommodation. We had a twin room with bunk bed and shared bathrooms. Room wasn`t large but it was ok for us. Entrance to our room was through a big dorm room. Toilet and shower was shared with that room as well. Although it was not a nuisance for us, still I think it might be not convenient for people staying in dorm, because when we left our room in the morning or came back at night somebody was still or already sleeping in a dorm room. Kitchen and communal dining area looked new and light and was open for guests from 7.30 AM till midnight. Linen was free, towels for hire. Guesthouse offered a lot of activities in town and vicinity, however we didn`t book any with the hostel because had already booked long before our arrival cruise to Milford Sound and the other day would like just relax.
I would recommend this guesthouse for backpackers and young people wishing to stay in conveniently located place.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Clean, cheap, friendly staff, close to the center of the town, dorms and double comfortable, clean and cheap!! The kitchen is comfortable too and the common area is soooo nice, with lakefront view. This hostel is the right choise to relax and meet 'travelers'!!! Not an ordinary backpackers place!! Enjoy your stay!!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

Bumbles backpackers is just located next to the lake and few steps to the town ctr. The view is stunning and reception is friendly.

We stayed in a private small twin room had a good sleep. share bathroom is clean. a very good kitchen with all amenties. and a cozy common room with TV and lake view.

You can save a little by booking activities there and they offer 30 mins free wifi / internet access for every booking.

I will definitely recommend Bumbles to all backpackers.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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chicago
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

Rooms were very large and clean. They also had a balcony, which helps when drying clothes. Bathrooms were OK, although shared between 8 people. Beds were nice. The staff was very friendly. There are closer places to town center and the walk was a tad bit far, although I would recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

We spent 3 nights here and it was good. The room was clean, the facilities were good and the views from our bedroom were stunning.. Reception was very good and the staff are very friendly and offer to arrange any tours, trips or jumps that you want to do.. The only small bad point we could say is that their are no toilets near the lounge so you have to go back to your room... Apart from that is was very good and we would certainly recommend to young backpackers.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

This was my first experience in a backpackers and I have to say it's really not as bad as I had expected. I expected the noise and the lineup for the bathrooms but it definitely had more character than a hotel or motel and it was nice having other people around.

My girlfriend and I had one of the private rooms which come off the dorm room. At the end of a long day we didn't care about anything much other than getting some sleep.

The kitchen was clean and had everything we needed even though we only made toast every morning at about 6:00 before we went out.

It also had a common area with brilliant views, a TV and internet access. We also thought it was great that you could buy wifi time from the front desk instead of having to go to the common area when we wanted to use the internet.

The staff were friendly and helpful, we booked almost all our activities through them as well.

The location was great, just far enough from the noise of town but a comfortable walking distance to everything.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

We stayed 3 nights at Bumbles. Queenstown is a very small town, therefore it was easy for us to walk around the town from Bumbles. There is a very big window in my room that show an excellent view of the lake ang the mountain, especially at sun set. The kitchen and the common room were cleaned at everyday. The bathroom is not very big but sufficient for a budget accommodation. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Internet is quite expensive but there is an internet shop nearby with 3aud/hr. The supermarket is within 10 mins walking distance. I would love to go back Queenstown and stay at Bumbles again

  • Stayed December 2010
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Additional Information about Bumbles Backpackers

Property: Bumbles Backpackers
Address: Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 90 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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 

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