We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

YHA Queenstown Lakefront

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
YHA Queenstown Lakefront
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_baseline_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 222: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed two nights in a dorm. Great location, in my opinion -- a quiet end of the lake but 10/15 minutes' walk to town centre. Very roomy, loadsa space  for hanging out with company you're traveling with, meeting new friends, or just being alone. There's even an alfresco dining area and bar tables for "dining with a view". I...

Thank kellynsq
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a double room in a shared apartment and it was wonderfull. Had own kitchen with all goods. Great accommodation with easily accessible services, great location and value for money. Highly recommend.

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

Dear Apoorv, Thank you for your feedback about our hostel and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you return to stay with us again! Kind regards, Sue Fairclough, YHA Queenstown Operations Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was a fairly good hostel. The rooms were clean and of a reasonable quality. There were enough bathrooms and lockers in the rooms. A kitchen and lounge area is also provided. The staff were helpful and helped us to book tours as well. The only downsides are that the internet was super slow, and that it's a 10-15 minute...

Thank Matt G
Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 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...

Thank Dom B
Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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.

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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...

Thank nnadiama
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

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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

Thank Matt W
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

Naples, Florida
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!

Thank Sam S
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

Shah Alam, Malaysia
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

Thank huszreen a
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

Auckland, New Zealand
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!!

1Thank Vishant S

73 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (61)
Room/Suite (9)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
View from Room (8)
Dining (4)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Bathroom (1)
Other (35)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (12)
Room/Suite (5)
Dining (1)
View from Room (1)
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Queenstown hotels
1.1 km away
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
#22 of 57 in Queenstown
2,932 reviews
0.9 km away
Mercure Resort Queenstown
Mercure Resort Queenstown
#25 of 57 in Queenstown
1,267 reviews
0.4 km away
Hotel St Moritz Queenstown - MGallery Collection
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 km away
Crowne Plaza Queenstown
Crowne Plaza Queenstown
#17 of 57 in Queenstown
1,349 reviews
6.3 km away
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
0.8 km away
YHA Queenstown Central
YHA Queenstown Central
#23 of 88 in Queenstown
174 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about YHA Queenstown Lakefront

Address: 88 - 90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $32 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Queenstown Lakefront 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Hotels.com, Travelocity, HostelWorld and Cheap Tickets so you can book your YHA Queenstown Lakefront reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Yha Queenstown Lakefront Hotel Queenstown
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from YHA Queenstown Lakefront staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from YHA Queenstown Lakefront staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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 !”
 of 5 bubbles madmadammin, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay