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Reviews of Pinewood Lodge

Hostel | 48 Hamilton Road, Boydtown Queenstown, New Zealand 9300

79.0% Overall Rating

110 out of 125 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/09/2014)

"different feel to other hostels, felt more like you were flat sharing with a small number of people, but with plenty of neighbours nearby!"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.56

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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79.0%

Overall Rating

110 out of 125 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Pinewood Lodge'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
76.0%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
84.8%
Value
78.4%
Safety
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was a short walk from town on a quiet street. The staff were helpful. The shower was good and the communal areas were big.

Disliked: We didn't realise when we booked that the Wifi wasn't free which was a bit annoying as we've never paid for it before in a hostel. Although the Wifi was actually down for the whole time we were staying - also frustrating because the Internet on the communal computers cost $1 per 15mins. Wasn't sure if this was the norm for Queenstown though. The bathroom wasn't too bad but don't think it got cleaned during the 3 days we were there.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

gabrio ferrari

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 September 2011

Liked: Bella vista alla finestra, ambienti condivisi da pochi altri utenti.

Disliked: Distante dal centro, scale da fare per arrivare alla stanza, stanza piccola e poco accessoriata.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, nice staff on reception, not the handiest for buses to/from Queenstown but still only about a 10 minute walk. Near to a good supermarket.

Disliked: As other reviewers have said, the rooms (I was in a Private Double) are very cold, however the heaters did an adequate job.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We were in a chalet unit shared with 2 other rooms. It had a good kitchen and really nice liviong room. The location was excellent, only a few minutes walk to the town centre.

Disliked: The room had a heater but was still very cold and ideally the chalet would have had a second bathroom/toilet.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the location, only 5 min walk to town, so just out enough to be quite and yet close enough. Helpful staff and recieved a !! FREE !! upgrade which was even better. Very clean rooms & bathrooms. Feels like a house not a hostel which is great.

Disliked: Cleaner hovering at 8:30 on a sunday morning and then just letting themselves into our room without even knocking to see if we was in..!!!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Open and well spaced out. The beds are very comfortable and there is good space in the rooms for your bags. The kitchen and commune areas are spacious and the kitchen is well equipped, although a couple more pots and pans would be good.

Disliked: The toaster was crap.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2011

Liked: the price was the best thing

Disliked: the tumble dryers didn't work very well, and after 3 cycles and complaining and then getting spoken to rudely, i finely got some of the money refunded

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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: It was very economical and had the basic necessities. Nothing is glamorous, but you get what you pay for. The kitchen had enough utensils and cooking space.

Disliked: It was rather far from the city (but close to a grocery store).

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Rachael Sadler

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2011 Rachael would recommend this property

Liked: It was by far the cheapest place to stay in Queenstown, and it is an easy 5 min walk right into the heart of Queenstown.

Disliked: All the rooms were split into different buildings, the TV room didnt really exist as the TV only had 2 channels and there was no DVD player. The private rooms are very very basic, just a bed!. The kitchen was always dirty, not the hostels fault really just lazy guests. Its a good place to stay if your not going to spend any time there at all in the day and your just going to sleep there, otherwise i'd stay somewhere else.

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

Harriet Bowyer

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2011 Harriet would recommend this property

Liked: It had so much to offer!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Karim Ayari

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 March 2011 Karim would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, great kitchen and common area.

Disliked: Internet should be free in hostels.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

ZOI MYLONA

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2011 ZOI would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, calm environment, verz friendlz staff.

Disliked: Not that clean (the cleaning personel just sprayed a bit the toilet, vacuumed for 1 minute and took off), very cold (there was heating however) and the cooker was not working properly.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Liked the idea of the separate little cottages. The bathroom and the bedroom were clean, nice kitchen.

Disliked: The rooms were very cold.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Individual units mean kitchens are shared between just a few rooms, making it easy to relax and meet people.

Disliked: TV / recreation room was a bit limited

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the proximity with the city

Disliked: the cleanliness was average in the living room and the kitchen

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

Mostafa Hosseinzadeh

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 December 2010

Liked: I admit the kitchen was nice and the bathrooms are passable.

Disliked: Extremely dusty room -- you will literally be inhaling dust while you sleep. Plus, they never gave us unwashed linens at first and never once was there a cleaning service even to empty the trash bins. Also, exta thin walls - noisy!

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

Jess Lawrence

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

16 December 2010 Jess would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice having our own kitchen set-up near our room, and not having to share a toilet with many other people.

Disliked: The room was a bit cramped and the bed wasn't very comfortable.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap double room in chalet style accom. Good showers, private cookign facilities, very comfy beds!

Disliked: Spa was chargable, not a place to meet others

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: pricecleanlinessnice location

Disliked: -

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

CARL VANSELME

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2010 CARL would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Clean.

Disliked: Small private room. Bad soundproofing. Average privacy.

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

Dhruv Kumar

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday

05 October 2010 Dhruv would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean. Artistically done up. We were in the ensuite rooms. They were fantastic. Just 4 of them sharing a HUGE common area and very well set up kitchenet and table. The decor was top class as well. It compared VERY well with any hotel. The location was fantastic. Walking distance (15 min.) to city centre and the gondola!

Disliked: nothing

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

Hannu Tuomainen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2010 Hannu would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice budget hostel and we also had a snowy mountain view from our room! Recommended for everyone.

Disliked: Hannu left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Own rooms. Near new mattresses. Always hot water.

Disliked: Very old accomodation, toilet & basin downstairs, small shower. Shower had no pressure.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Shannon Kirkpatrick

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break

14 July 2010 Shannon would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Quite a far walk out of the center of town, but it was quiet and the right price.