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Reviews of YHA Queenstown Lakefront Queenstown Hostel

88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 90%

Location 88%

Safety 90%

Staff 90%

Value 86%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Wii

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Queenstown?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 90%

Location 88%

Safety 90%

Staff 90%

Value 86%

Showing 11-15 of 15 reviews

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: 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.

Disliked: I prefer smaller hostels with more charakter, the YHA is a big, very commercial. For this kind of Hostel it's a good one, but I don't realy like this kind of Hostel thats the only thing I dislike a bit about the Hostel ;)

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

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

Liked: Has everything you need in a hoste. Best kitchen I have used in my time in New Zealand. Beds aren't a that creaky and noisy compared to some.

Disliked: Only two plug sockets in an 8 bed dorm! Your options are but an extension cable or charge your item in the corridor where anyone could take them.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Great place to stay..great views and facilities!! It's not a noisy place!!

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: internet is very expensive, the place seems to have so many rules, vibe was okay. having to pay for wifi, day by day, at a backpackers sucks. most of the staff seemed bored an uninterested and were'nt so friendly. didn't even get a by when I left and said goodbye myself?!

Disliked: staff weren't the kind of staff I would expect at a hostel, and to have to pay $5 per day for internet that was slow is not so good.

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The room was warm, the bathrooms were very clean, the views were fantastic, the kitchens were well equipped, the staff were helpful, the location is great for travellers who don't want to be in the noisy centre. I liked being able to buy essential food items from the reception staff and the little seating areas were really cosy!

Disliked: Nothing to dislike!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Facilities were great. Huge kitchen, TV room and social areas, clean bathrooms with hot showers and free hairdryer. Good location about 10 mins walk to the centre. Opposite the lake with great views. Good heating.

Disliked: Do not stay here if you want a good nights sleep. It is so noisy. Most people are up at 6.30am to do activities or go to work as there are a lot of long term stayers. The description advertised free 24 hour wifi but I was told wifi is $5 extra. It is also really slow and cuts out all the time.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: large rooms,bathroom and kitchen. friendly staff!

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Large well equipped kitchen, low price

Disliked: Woken up at 6am by creaking floors upstairs and busses out front picking up day trippers

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Visiting friends or family

Liked: This is in a nice spot close to all shops

Disliked: Not a thing was bad

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Very large kitchens, plenty of car park overspill spaces available on the off road parking.

Disliked: No individual luggage storage locker in the rooms.

Customer would recommend this property

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