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Reviews of Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown

Hostel | Cnr of Lake Esplanade, and Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand 9300

93.7% Overall Rating

185 out of 192 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/06/2014)

"Had the best view of the lake from our room! The location was also ideal, far enough from town to get some peace and quiet but close enough to have a good time in town when you wanted to. The staff were super lovely as…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.85

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note: We accept a maximum of 7 nights stay per booking and a maximum of 6 people per booking. For any bookings exceeding this we reserve the right to cancel the booking with loss of any deposit or booking fees paid. Cancellations made within 48 hours of a booking will forfeit one night’s accommodation or 50% of the booking, whichever the greater.

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93.7%

Overall Rating

185 out of 192 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
96.0%
Value
93.6%
Safety
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: short walk to anywhere, very good heating, clean.

Disliked: horribly slow internet that you have to pay for. had to pay 2$ every time you used a locker.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely and helpful staff... Great facilities, and great heating - Important for the cold winters! Not to big to be forgotten about and not to small, we were made to feel very welcome!

Disliked: Having to pay to open a locker every time and not able to use wifi in the room!

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was really clean and new. I also liked how it wasn't right in town but still definitely close enough to walk.

Disliked: there weren't any ovens in the kitchen and the heating wasn't very good.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very sociable and fun hostel a few minutes walk from the centre of town making it quieter and more scenic! Bumbles is not too big or too small, clean and has very friendly and helpful staff (special thanks to Malin). This was one of my favourite hostels throughout a year of travelling.

Disliked: Only very minor downside is the lack of toilets in the kitchen/common area.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bedrooms and bathroom cleaned everyday! And thoroughly! The lounge and kitchen was also very clean and easily enough hobs for everyone to cook. The receptionists were also very friendly. The location had views of the lake which is difficult to find with many backpackers in queenstown!

Disliked: No free wifi. Same price as some other hostels and they have free breakfast or free wifi. Think maybe some events could have been created by the hostel to meet people.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

14 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, helpful staff.

Disliked: WiFi must be FREE in 21 century!!! The toilet in our room was stinky so I had to close the door after each user. Some people had a noisy party all the night when the staff was not there and could not stop them from disturbing other travellers.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

10 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room i had in the hostel had an amazing view of the lake, it was a lovely size room with good facilities. The staff couldn't of been more helpful or friendly and because it was 5 mins walk away from the town centre it was quite when you needed to sleep but close enough to walk to everything.

Disliked: The $2 charge for the lockers in the room every time you use them , it's the only factor that let's the property down. Having a box that you could padlock yourself would make such a big difference in security.

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Ria Adyawarman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2012 Ria would recommend this property

Liked: quiet place to take a rest, great staffs

Disliked: Ria left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Only a little out of the main area so not a lot of drunken folk stumbling around.

Disliked: There was no ladder to the top bunk, was a bit of a climbing exercise getting up and down.

100.0%
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Deepika Kamath

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2012 Deepika would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely everything about Bumbles is amazing! The staff, the rooms, the location, the lake facing property!! the lounge area!! My favorite hostel in all of New Zealand!

Disliked: Nothing..

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bumbles is just 2mins walk out of the main busy drag, so it's close enough to stroll in, but far enough so you don't get town noise. The staff are very helpful, you get discounts if you book trips through them. The rooms are really clean and the kitchen is good place to meet other travellers - it is next to the common room too. People pop by the hostel every night with flyers about what is happening in town. The views across the lake to the mountains are stunning.

Disliked: Reception closes at 7.30pm at night, which can be a bit awkward. Just need to keep it in mind if you want to book anything/have any questions.

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Lionel Reygner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2012 Lionel would recommend this property

Liked: What an amazing and cozy place. The staff is really friendly and helpfull, 1min from the heart of the city, view of the lake from the room. If you need something just ask the staff, and it's done. So happy about my stay there.

Disliked: nothing... ALL GOOD !

The property's response is...

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Scott Florance

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2012 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: This place was awesome! I had a great time! The staff was very friendly and helpful every step of the way. The location had a great view away from the main drag but not too far of a walk if you want to party. I would highly recommend this place!

Disliked: Scott left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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Sean Huang

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 February 2012 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: Fiona is very kind and helpful

Disliked: Close to the road, kind of noise at night

100.0%
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Joonas Laitinen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 January 2012 Joonas would recommend this property

Liked: Probably the best hostel in Oz and NZ I've seen so far. The rooms are very nice, there are even chairs and table in dorms which is very good, kitchen is big and clean and there's enough space to hang around in the common room.

Disliked: washing machines are a bit old and sometimes unreliable but that's not too bad.

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Mehreen Chaudhry

Alone

City break

29 December 2011 Mehreen would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location and views, good communal facilities, helpful and friendly staff

Disliked: Mehreen left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

14 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were incredibly nice and very helpful, and the location was perfect - just far enough out of the centre to be fairly quiet at night, but directly across the street from Lake Wakatipu and a short walk (10 minutes or less) anywhere in the town centre.

Disliked: No toilet in the common area, so you had to go back to your room and either take your things with you or entrust them to someone else in the common area. Kitchen gets a bit cramped and it can be difficult to find space in the fridges.

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

Glen Rollinson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2011 Glen would recommend this property

Liked: So close, but not too close to the town center.

Disliked: Nothing really, all's good.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its really clean and quiet. The location and the views are amazing!

Disliked: The lockers cost extra. I know its not much, but its still weird.

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

Chris Spence

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2011 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Nice clean rooms, comfy beds, good social atmosphere, kitchen really nice and clean. Not a lot to dislike frankly. Reception staff awesome.

Disliked: Militant cleaning at 10AM!

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% 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

05 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great facilities; kitchen, bed rooms, lounge room.

Disliked: cleaners every morning from 10am

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Fathima Cassim

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2011 Fathima would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very lovely! Even before getting to Bumbles as a guest, I emailed them queries about booking activities and not only were their responses prompt but they also booked the activities for me (special shout out to 'Malin' who was lovely)! At the end of our stay, we were close to missing our bus to Christchurch and a staff member was very helpful in calling the taxi for us and standing outside to help move our stuff.

Disliked: nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly. Convenient location. Clean. Staff were nice and helpful.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, close to town but far enough to get a quiet nights sleep. Had heaters in the room which was great cos it was snowing and freezing. Big communal kitchen and lounge with movie nights

Disliked: None.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice view of lake.

Disliked: could provide some deeper discounts on activities.