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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed one night at the YHA downtown Queenstown and it is an excellent facility and great value. We chose to stay here enroute to tramping on the Routeburn Track and later, the Kepler Track. We hoped to meet other trampers and compare notes, and that happened in the friendly atmosphere of the common area.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Not having stayed at this hostel I wouldn't usually give a review, but the help from the staff was well worth writing a review. Coming in the Queenstown I wasn't sure about what to do and how to get around, coming into the YHA the staff helped me out so much. They gave great advice on all the activities to...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I arrived in Queenstown I had no plan and nothing booked as every where was full! However thanks to the fantastic staff at YHA they managed get me a room for 3 nights and booked me some amazing trips! Massive thank you too Shania, Carly, Andre and Holly you guys are amazing!! Big love!

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Dear Edward, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm really glad that our staff were able to help you and I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments! Kind regards. Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

its on a good location. the room was nice and warm. The place is really clean and tidy. i didn;t use kitchen but the kitchen was big and clean too. The wifi was free which was awesome. overall i loved the place.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Dear Rajiv, Thank you for your feedback about our hostel. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back here again! Kind regards. Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here 4 nights so far and 2 more to go . It's a very clean place to stay everyone is helpful and it's not too noisy . The views outside are fantastic and it's only a short walk into town . I would book here again if I stay in queenstown

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you for your wonderful comments about our hostel and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you back here again some day. Kind regards. Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great facilities, clean rooms and friendly staff. Had a good talk with a staff called Andre that helped me a lot with my plans in Queenstown. Had a good experience as well at Auckland's branch. Great company

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Dear Matheus, Thank you for your nice feedback about our hostel. I'm glad that Andre was able to help you and I'll be sure to pass on your comments to him. He'll be very pleased! We hope that you continue to stay at YHA's throughout your travels as they truly are a great organization. Kind regards. Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is beautiful and the rooms are superb. Everything was new and very clean. The common areas were very nice and the kitchen is huge. The showers, the beds and the laundry areas were very nice. The service of the staff was one of the best I've had during my travels as a backpacker. I strongly recommend staying here

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Dear Sebastian, We are so happy that you had such a great stay at YHA Queenstown Lakefront! It's great to know that our guests are getting such great service whilst enjoying our updated facilities. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you back here some day! Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't stayed in any YHA since my teenage years and was very pleasantly surprised with the excellent facilities provided. We had a twin room with shared toilet and bathroom. The trek up the stairs (3 flights) was a bit unexpected but you only do it once with all your luggage! small but completely adequate for our needs. The kitchen...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Kia Ora Thank you for your feedback about our hostel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated our fully equipped kitchen. We are having our twin rooms refurbished in April and will also have a lift installed which will help our guests immensely. We hope to see you back here again. Kind regards. Sue Fairclough,...

Speyer, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, the location of this hostel is great. When you step outside the door you're looking right at the lake and the backdrop of the mountains! It's a 5-minute walk outside of the centre, but personally, I prefer it that way. The hostel is altogether very spacious and the rooms are quite comfy. I have to say the...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your lovely feedback about our hostel. We also love the view from the hostel and never tire of this. I will take your useful comments on board and ensure that we have some hooks installed in our main bathrooms so that guests can hang up their belongings. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind...

Warrandyte, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A group of friends and I stayed at the YHA Lakefront for four nights in January 2017. I stayed there as part of two bookings - firstly part of a larger group booking for 2 nights in a 4-bed room, and then subsequently the other in a twin private room with a friend for 2 nights. The positives: The hostel...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for your honest feedback regarding our hostel. I am glad that you mostly enjoyed your stay. You are right that the twin rooms on the 3rd floor are older. These will be updated in April when we complete the third and final stage of our refurbishment. I am disappointed to hear that you had hair on...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you want to experience the beauty and excitement of Queenstown but still get a good night’s sleep, then YHA Queenstown Lakefront is the hostel for you – and it’s only a 10 minute walk into town. A comfortable fully equipped hostel sitting right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, offering stunning views of the lake and Remarkables mountain range. The hostel includes a drying room for ski & tramping gear and dedicated snowboard, ski & bike storage. ... more   less 

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Address: 88 - 90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $33 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Queenstown Lakefront 4*
Number of rooms: 147
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“Rooms over the street can be loud.”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Amazing stuff explain your situation and they can help!”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room next to ladies bathroom can be noisy when the bathroom door closes.”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaA60, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are good value, I saw no need to choose a dorm but if you have a tight budget you could go cheaper again by choosing the dorm.”
  • view from about 20 meters from the front of the hostel
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“best view with lockers in room”
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