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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 - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jasmine Weston

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2014 Jasmine would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! The room was good and all the facilities :) very awesome trip

Disliked: No dislikes, just the door was difficult to shut and lock

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness of the place and friendly staff.

Disliked: No free wifi and twin room was very small.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

01 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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 ;)

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Ashley Caddick

With my spouse / partner

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

24 April 2014 Ashley would recommend this property

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.

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

Deborah Richardson

Alone

Family Holiday

03 March 2014 Deborah would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Deborah left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff, good value for money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2014

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.

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

Emma Wade

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 September 2013 Emma would recommend this property

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!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

james casey

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

25 August 2013 james would recommend this property

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

Disliked: james left no negative feedback.

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

Kate Parkinson

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 August 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: Large well equipped kitchen, low price

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

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

dwayne rod

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

18 June 2013 dwayne would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Not a thing was bad

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

03 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap and good quality

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Yan Hou

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2013 Yan would recommend this property

Liked: the price is very reasonable, the view is great ouside the hostel.

Disliked: none

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

18 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, close but not too close to town so quiet, clean and the staff were able to make lots of recommendations. I liked being able to buy bits and pieces for breakfast etc.

Disliked: Nothing.thought it was value for money in what I think is an expensive town.

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

Jennifer Pierce

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 January 2013 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a nice large kitchen and had a great atmosphere

Disliked: The twin room was way to small

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

20 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good helpful staff clean and tidy great. Showering facilities good kitchen comfortable beds Enjoyed my stay and stayed an extra night

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jiaming Liu

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2012 Jiaming would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, clean and safe environment

Disliked: a bit far from town center

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

YEN CHING LU

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 August 2012 YEN CHING would recommend this property

Liked: quiet, clean, warm and nice staffs

Disliked: none

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was beautiful being right next to the lake. Not being in the centre of Queenstown meant that it was a lot quieter. Kitchen was massive, great seeing as there were so many people staying there. Everything was really clean. Having hairdryers in the bathroom was very handy.

Disliked: Can't really think of anything at the moment.

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

Goran Segrt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2012 Goran would recommend this property

Liked: As always in the New Zealand YHA's - Great value for money. Clean and well equipped and friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Disliked: No lockers!!! :-(

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel, you defiantly get allot for your money

Disliked: One of the furthest from the city center. No free Wifi

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

Cambrae Reedstrom

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 July 2012 Cambrae would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, amazing facilities, incredibly friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Cambrae left no negative feedback.

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

matthew massey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 May 2012 matthew would recommend this property

Liked: staff are awesome and friendly, the people who where staying in the hostel where so nice it was a really good atmosphere

Disliked: Cleaner coming in to my room to eairly but was not a really big problem