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YHA Queenstown Lakefront

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Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if a little soulless, this is a decent YHA. My wife and I stayed in a private double, which was functional with good access to the clean toilet and bathrooms. The hostel facilities in general are good, and it's only a short walk into town - 10 minutes at most. The hostel has been fitted with smoke activated fire... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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299 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location, clean rooms, kitchen and lounge with very helpful staff. I really enjoy staying at the YHA hostels throughout New Zealand. This one looks out over the lake and is a 10 minute walk to town. I highly recommend this hostel.

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Thank Rhonda A
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Dear Rhonda, Thank you for your lovely feedback about our hostel. We do hope that you return to enjoy those views again! Kind regards, Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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97 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the private room with a balcony. The YHA is located in front of the lake. The room was clean and the bathroom and shower room were clean as well. As usual, the space was a bit tight. The kitchen was huge and the utensils are complete. There is few parking on site but there's plenty of road side... More 

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

Dear Nnadiama, Thank you for your nice feedback about our hostel. We love our newly refurbished kitchen and I'm glad that you enjoyed it too! We hope to see you back here some day. Kind regards. Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at a dreadful hostel in town, and decided to stay here for my last night and it was the best decision I made! This place is fresh, clean, newly furbished, in a great spot by the lake and the staff were friendly enough. Absolutely recommend staying here 10/10

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

Dear Matt, Thank you for your wonderful feedback about our hostel. I'm really glad that you enjoyed the facilities and we too love the views of the lake! We hope that you come back to stay with us again. Kind regards. Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager More 

Naples, Florida
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great location and very clean hostel! The double rooms are on the small side, but the facilities are clean and spacious. Staff is helpful, and the kitchen is the nicest I've ever seen in a hostel. Recommended!

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

Hi Sam, Thanks for reviewing our hostel, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay! We're working on upgrading our double rooms next year and our intentions are to make them larger than they currently are. So hopefully to will make it back our way and see them for yourself! Kind Regards, Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager More 

Shah Alam, Malaysia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stayed in double room for 5 night. The room is very clean and have a good heater. The toilet,shower room and kitchen are very clean. The location is a perfect and have a very stunning view. Near to town. Staff is very friendly and helpfull

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

Hi Huszeen, It sounds like you had a great time with us here! Our staff will be pleased to hear your feedback on their service and I'm glad our hostel's facilities and location were to your liking. Thank you for reviewing us Huszeen. Kind Regards, Sue Fairclough, Operations Manager More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very good, was not expecting much due the the crazy low price, but I was blown away by the great quality of the facilities!! Best cheap accommodation in Queenstown, excellent views of the lake and 'Remarkables' mountain range!!

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed in a two bedroom room for eight nights for prices you cannot find anywhere else. The kitchen facilities were the best I've ever seen in any hostel, the bathrooms were clean and tidy and the room was warm and cozy. The staff were always happy to help out if we had any questions about activities ect. Highly recommended!

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

Hi Nathan, Thanks for the positive feedback, it's fantastic you had such a great time. We put a lot of planning and effort into the kitchen to get it just right and we've had a lot of good things said about it so we feel we got it right. The cleaning staff do a great job, as do the reception... More 

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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The best way to Queenstown is through Crown Range from wanaka as u can see spectacular view from there.The location is perfect as u only need to walk from town centre n dont forget to buy fergburger. Plus the kitchen is facing the mountains n the lake

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Thank AmmaR S
YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Hi AmmaR, There are so many great views of Queenstown but the Crown Range road view is one of our favourites too. Our location by the lake is pretty unique and while we're a short walk from the town centre, we're far enough out to offer a quieter stay for those seeking it. Great views of mountains and the lake... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We was liming forward to experiencing our first hostel in NZ stay at YHA LAKEFRONT Queenstown. Booked the basic double room balcony lakeview with shared toilet due to private bathroom double room unavailable months ago. Based on our experience we do not recommend it for people carrying Medium sized roller luggage (10-15kgs) as there were many steps to climb before... More 

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

Hi Ann Li. We’re really disappointed that our hostel didn’t meet your expectations. Firstly, it’s a shame you missed out on one of the double lakeview rooms but they are a popular room choice for guests and we only have a limited number of them and they are on the second and third floors. For those who can not ascend... More 

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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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“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
 of 5 bubbles nathanbF7105EJ, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“best view with lockers in room”
 of 5 bubbles aisze767, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“May be quieter away from central stairs?”
 of 5 bubbles Mechanogirl, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“if you don't get a room with a view the dinning room and kitchen aspect will make up for it !”
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