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Reviews of Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown Queenstown Hostel

Bumbles Backpackers, Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Sts., Queenstown, New Zealand

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 89%

Location 96%

Safety 94%

Staff 94%

Value 94%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 0.73USD

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Queenstown?

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Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 89%

Location 96%

Safety 94%

Staff 94%

Value 94%

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91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: quiet place to take a rest, great staffs

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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..

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks for the note you left at reception :-) Really glad you enjoyed your stay! - from the Bumbles Crew

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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 !

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

:-) Thanks - really glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

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Anonymous
23 Jan 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Fiona is very kind and helpful

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

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
26 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

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

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
12 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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