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Reviews of Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown

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

93.3% Overall Rating

186 out of 193 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 0.78

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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93.3%

Overall Rating

186 out of 193 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
95.2%
Value
93.6%
Safety
92.8%
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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.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: So clean and comfy!

Disliked: No quiet place to read a book (the tv is always on in the common room).

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were a good size, each with their own kitchen. The view from our room over the lake and mountains was amazing!

Disliked: N/A

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

Helen Robinson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2011 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: Good facilities, lovely lakeside location, friendly staff, lots of activities on offer. Only a short walk into the town centre.

Disliked: Nothing

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: View of water, 5 minute walk to down town area, clean

Disliked: shared room with one other guy and had to share bathroom that was connected to his room

The property's response is...

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

Ron Dinovitser

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2011 Ron would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic Hostel, Not too big, not too small . just right! and really comfortable!

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: View, People and Kitchen

Disliked: no free internet

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, 2 minute walk into town but far enough away you cant hear all the bars in the evening. Good showers.

Disliked: Had a lower bunk bed which was a mistake, there is about 60cm between the matress and the bunk above... almost impossible to get in and out off. Found staff to be quite off. The kitchen gets cleaned between 11-12 everyday I think, dont be rude to me when I start cooking at 12.20 if you havent finished cleaning. The hobs are electic as well, the ones that work take forever to heat up... Finding a hob that works can be tricky if there are more than 2 people in the kitchen.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice place and the location was great. We were satisfied in our room and the service.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Jennifer Bowden

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

13 February 2011

Liked: It was on the lake

Disliked: Not much fun

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location,comfortable beds.

Disliked: No Atomosphere

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

29 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: NO FREE WIFI!!!! Kitchen is open to common area so when people are cooking it smells in the whole room

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice view.

Disliked: Kitchen inside the bedroom.

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

Shiheng Fu

With friends / other travellers

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

11 January 2011 Shiheng would recommend this property

Liked: Nice view of the lake from the hostel and walking distance to the city central. Clean hostel and comfy beds.

Disliked: Nth

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lisa Ghigliazza

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2011 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: The location was excellent with a beautiful view and close to many activities. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I felt relaxed and comfortable here.

Disliked: nothing

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Lena Chen

Alone

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

25 December 2010 Lena would recommend this property

Liked: Great location clse to the town centre with stunning panoramic views across Lake Wakatipu from the lounge, which was clean and spacious with giant beanbags to lounge around on. Homely atmosphere and a great place for meeting people with a clean, well-equipped kitchen. Staff were very friendly and able to book all activities from reception; very willing to help. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location with nice lake view. Big rooms and great lounge and outside area for chilling out. Definitely recommendable!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a good hostel with the best view in town, the staff are helpful and the tour booking facilities are top notch, the kitchen is one of the best I have seen while travelling allows a volume of people to all cook at the same time and the common room window looks out over the remarkables and the lake what more could you ask for.

Disliked: the only frustrating thing is the lack of toilet in the communal area which means you have to trek back to the dorm to use the bathroom which is in the same room as the shower so if a fellow traveller is using the shower there is no choice but to wait!!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: common room and amazing views!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Michael Dodt

With friends / other travellers

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

17 July 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Location, Staff, people, facilities

Disliked: Lounge area closes at midnight Needs a fire place

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

Customer review

28 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a great time at this place, Queenstown is awesome regardless of where you stay though!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

24 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The view is very good.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

10 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, warm beds, lounge and kitchen area really lovely...cool bean bag chairs! But on the flip side, if you're staying during the winter the heaters in the rooms are really bad...they don't really heat your room at all.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

07 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone was very friendly, no clicks/groups. Very clean. I was asked to move rooms after a couple of days so that they could clean the carpets in my room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

04 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lake view from the room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.