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Reviews of YHA Queenstown Lakefront

Hostel | 88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand 9300

88.9% Overall Rating

80 out of 90 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/05/2014)

"Its a nice spot for the Queenstownarea, near the City Centre and a good view on the Lake. Its a low price for the Area with very good and clean facilitys."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

If you are making a booking for 10 people or more, please contact the hostel directly. Group bookings such as these should not be made through this website as reservations of this size cannot be guaranteed by the hostel. Even if you receive confirmation from this site we may be unable to host your group and so we reserve the right to decline bookings of 10 people or more. YHA Cancellations Policy • To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. • For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund. • For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night. • Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights. • If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.

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88.9%

Overall Rating

80 out of 90 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Queenstown Lakefront'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
88.0%
Safety
89.6%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

lu song

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

09 April 2012 lu would recommend this property

Liked: THrough a lot of vistors had recommend this place being far away from the centre. Actually, just 10 mins on walking.

Disliked: lu left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Rico Markus

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 January 2012 Rico would recommend this property

Liked: Location at the lake

Disliked: Rico left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great views but still close to the centre of Queenstown (we did have a car), comfy beds so good nights sleep before going tramping.

Disliked: No complaints

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2011

Liked: Well located

Disliked: Private rooms no ensuite, a bit of an old building and very poor sound proofing didn't allow for a great nights sleep

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Andrew Smith

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is overlooking the lake...the views are amazing. The hostel is only a 5 minute walk from town and you can book all trips there with discount if a YHA member.

Disliked: Wasn't overly cheap but for the location couldn't complain

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean communal area and bathrooms. Great, roomy kitchen.

Disliked: The rooms were a bit musty, and the beds were older. The rest of the hostel is immaculately clean, so I was surprised that the rooms were not as great.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location and an easy walk along the lake to the center of town.

Disliked: Nothing.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big Clean Kitchen, right across from the lake

Disliked: Metal bars on the bunk beds hurt your feet when you climbed up the beds! Expensive internet.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice big kitchen, movie/tv room, nice big bathroom area

Disliked: Not really an outside area. The sleeping rooms aren't that clean and nice. Not fun to read all the dirty talk above me when lying in bed.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Chelsea Simcock

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2011 Chelsea would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and I had a nice room with a balcony. It was right in town so it was easy to get to from anywhere.

Disliked: Bar next door was loud. I felt like i was being babysat by the staff sometimes if I came in at night with others even if we weren't trashed. Strict rules about everything. Expensive. Most people moved to southern laughter for cheaper/ more laid back place.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big with lots of good facilities

Disliked: Made a mistake with our booking and booked us into a room with more beds but for the same price, not very apologetic.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

RENATA RODRIGUES

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

22 November 2010 RENATA would recommend this property

Liked: It´s a perfect location. In front of the Lake, you have a awesome view of Remarkables, enjoy walking along the lake and be a few metres from downtown. The staff it´s friendly and helpfull. Everything is clean and organized!!

Disliked: RENATA left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Q

Disliked: price on website different to what hostel charged, we were charged extras for not being yha members. This is not advised when booking on this website

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice hostel,friendly staff,clean room,big kitchen,good bathrooms,

Disliked: -

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: View

Disliked: Location is far from the nightlife

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday

06 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place was opposite the lake and had great views.

Disliked: I could not find fault with this palce

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location in front of the lake and mountains

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

30 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen and rest room are clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Peter Redman

26 March 2010 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely location by the lakeside but still easy walking distance (10mins) from all the shops, bars and restaurants. The staff were really helpful when we were trying to decide which activites to do and were able to recommend different companies. Given the activities were all great, their recommendations worked out very well!

Disliked: Peter left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

rodney steele

10 March 2010

Liked: close to city

Disliked: rodney left no negative feedback.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

18 February 2010

Liked: nothing

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Louis Malinowski

14 December 2009 Louis would recommend this property

Liked: A nice quiet hostel right by the lake.

Disliked: Louis left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

08 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big kitchen, a short walk into town, good internet facilities, would recommend it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Joanne Bettington

01 February 2009 Joanne would recommend this property

Liked: Location is fantastic, the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Joanne left no negative feedback.