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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 0.81

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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88.6%
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Craig Lacey

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 August 2014 Craig would recommend this property

Liked: Location is amazing. Awesome rooms with awesome views and great value

Disliked: Shower was terrible. Extremely low pressure and impossible to adjust temperature

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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 well.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Dafydd Pritchard

Alone

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

14 June 2014 Dafydd would recommend this property

Liked: A very relaxed atmosphere, very helpful staff, good beds and all in a fantastic location!

Disliked: My room joined with a private room which meant that 8 people shared one toilet and shower. Also conscious of leaving my belongings out with two ways of getting into the room. Wasn't a huge problem as the people I stayed with were nice and we all got on really well.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

09 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean

Disliked: Expensive, unfriendly staff

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cleanliness

Disliked: Wifi was poor

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Katrina Lawton

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

15 February 2014 Katrina would recommend this property

Liked: It was honestly described on the website. the rooms were comfortable and clean.

Disliked: Internet was a bit "patchy" - kept falling offline.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The stunning views! It is all glass so you open the curtains directly on to the lake and mountains! Also super clean and very helpful friendly staff!

Disliked: Having to 2 dollars for the internet on their computers but you do get a free wifi code which is good if you have an ipad or your own device.

The property's response is...

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

Brad Charnock

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 July 2013 Brad would recommend this property

Liked: The location cleanliness and friendly staff greeat value for money

Disliked: Brad left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic staff

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, perfect location, cheap, fun and helpful staff.

Disliked: Wifi costs money and is slow.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff (Fiona) is gorgeous! She is always available to give a hand to organize your stay there. The rooms are new, clean and spacious. The common areas have all the facilities and there is a good and friendly environment. Close to the town and incredible views from the room.

Disliked: It was a bit cold in the rooms and the kitchen is in a different block, so you should walk outside to get there.

The property's response is...

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

Kate Haynes

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff were very helpful

Disliked: Only 24hrs of free wifi

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spotlessly clean with really comfy beds, this hostel has a lovely location on the lakefront and is a really short walk to all the pubs and restaurants in town.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Somya Tiwari

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2013 Somya would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff. Great location. Awesome views. Great rooms.

Disliked: The toilet had a set timer - will switch off automatically after 10 minutes or so.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location next to the lake and close to city centre, free parking, amazing view - all good!

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay, friendly and very clean.

Disliked: Nothing

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

darrell harris

Alone

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

01 March 2013 darrell would recommend this property

Liked: By far the best Hostel i stayed in ,in New Zealand. Room 7 Rules

Disliked: no oven but who has the time to cook in a oven

The property's response is...

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

james chu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

27 January 2013 james would recommend this property

Liked: The bathroom and toilets are downstairs so you wont get disturbed from anyone using the toilets. The kitchen is well equipped and the view from the lounge is stunning!

Disliked: james left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Patricia Mathison

With friends / other travellers

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

26 January 2013 Patricia would recommend this property

Liked: Great view, close to downtown and right on the water. Very clean and spacious. Loved having lockers in the room and found the rooms to be very nice!

Disliked: Internet was ridiculously expensive.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

21 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The view is amazing from the hostel. Close proximity to all the activities in Queenstown, but far enough that you don't have to deal with loud bars or restaurants.

Disliked: Reception hours are a little short.

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Customer review

Alone

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

25 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: direct lakeview from the room and from the community living room. Very confortable accommodation. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Malcolm Chen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

17 December 2012 Malcolm would recommend this property

Liked: I stay one night at Base Hostel and one night at Bumbles. Bumbles staff remembers me by name and it doesn't have the feeling that it is a hostel catering to the masses. It is located near the main Queenstown centre but it is quiet enough for a relaxing time. The view of the lake from the hostel is awesome.

Disliked: Malcolm left no negative feedback.

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

Sasha Soos

Alone

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

14 November 2012 Sasha would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and great staff made for an enjoable stay.

Disliked: Sasha left no negative feedback.

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Stephen Holmes

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 September 2012 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and warm rooms. Lady at the front desk was very nice!

Disliked: Not alot of atmosphere in the common room

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was my favorite out of the hostels I stayed in in NZ. Very friendly staff and guests. I loved the location right on the lake with great views. The kitchen was pretty clean and I liked the computer/tv room a lot. This hostel felt fairly new and modern but had a lot more character than a Base or YHA.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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