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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Stayed with a few friends on a mini holiday. Was great being a short walk to the city and so close to everything! Staff were friendly, wifi sucked a bit and was unusable at times due to high volumes of people using the same service. Bathrooms were a bit basic but clean, fresh towels were provided on request which was...

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mj20012015, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us a great review. The level of your contribution to trip advisor has been noticed by us and coming from you, all the good things about our hostel made it more meaningful and our hard works, more rewarding. We are looking forward for guests to book with us based on your recommendation. We...

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Stayed in the Double Cabin out the back, Room was nice and clean and well maintained. Quiet during the nights. Staff were super friendly and helpful and the price was very reasonable considering its location.

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mj20012015, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you in our hostel. We appreciate your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It is our priority that our guests will always have a good time and have a very comfortable stay in our high quality clean standard rooms for a fair price. We are situated in a prime...

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The staff was kind, the location is great and the facilities were pretty good too. The dorm room was super spacious and had ample storage, bathrooms were plentiful, the kitchen was pretty small, but no one seemed to use it, so that was fine. Internet connection was great too.

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mj20012015, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

It was a lovely review, thank you so much for the appreciation on everything we have here in the hostel. We provide a high quality of clean standard and spacious rooms for a fair price. We are also looking into extending our kitchen to enhance guest experience. Sending you our sincere appreciation on the feedback you gave to our hostel....

Reviewed 16 March 2016

Nice 6 bed dorm, clean and comfortable beds, clean and well equipped kitchen. Staff was really friendly and helpful. Good location, just 3 min walk to city centre. Free wifi! Bathrooms could have been cleaner and showers could need real doors instead of just a curtain, but they were still one of the best bathrooms we had in NZ's Backpackers.

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mj20012015, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Linda, your feedback inspires us to work more on what we already have. Your review made us happy and we hope you can recommend us to your friends wishing to travel here in Queenstown. Our rooms our filled with new mattresses so our guests will experience the most comfortable sleep in our hostel. We maintain cleanliness at all times...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Nothing too bad about this hostel. The beds were comfy and the facilities were quite good. The kitchen was well stocked with lot's of space and the common area was great with comfy seats and a selection of Dvds for the tv. I really liked the staff of duty. They were very helpful at reception and were able to accomodate...

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mj20012015, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Katherine, we are glad you appreciated your stay in our hostel, being a keen distributor to Tripadvisor your feedback is important to us. Our hostel offers nothing but the best, comfortable and great facilities for our guest to enjoy. We made sure our guest will experience high speed wifi connection to access anytime and anywhere within the hostel. We...

Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the double cabins. It was ok, clean and the bed was nice and comfy. It was quiet enough but it could definitely do with some inexpensive touches: a working light bulb, a cheap China mug instead of polystyrene one & just a little mirror. The computer was unusable due to viruses & the bathrooms could...

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mj20012015, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Georgie, thank you for your feedback. Your suggestions on how we can enhance our place will be valued; we are constantly improving our hostel. We are glad to know you enjoyed your long weekend with us. Our hostel with its prime location and being just few minutes’ walk to town surely made it easier for you to enjoy Queenstown....

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Stinky (!) and poor rooms, small beds. We booked for 2 nights because the photos in the website looked good, but at the moment we got there and smelled the place- we were very disappointed. Even thought we insist to cancel the second night (more than 24 hours), they wanted to charge us for the full amount. DO NOT BOOK...

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mj20012015, Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Nadav, from what we can understand you arrived and were abusive to our staff . we are sorry we couldnt provide you an en suite room, we understand you made a mistake and then wanted an upgrade but we dont have this, but this is very clear on our website as is our cancel policy. we are a backpackers...

Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Such a nice homely feeling with nice people who work there had no issues what so ever! Free bikes to use unlimited wifi ! And the beds were so comfy and LOVED the showers ! High pressure and so close to town everything felt clean and tidy and just everything about the place was amazing highly recommend!!

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mj20012015, Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your really nice comments. The Black Sheep is definitely home away from home and we are so happy that our guests agree with this too. Our staff members are really friendly and do their best to keep the hostel in a great condition. Our unlimited wifi that works in all areas of the hostel and...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The Black Sheep is OK if you just need a bed in Queenstown. The kitchen and the fridges were too full to use and they basically squeezed a bed in wherever they could. In the lounge there is a large counter where they want to sell tours and activities. Campervans can stay in the backyard, but I think it's not...

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mj20012015, Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. The Black Sheep is in a beautiful and quiet location next to the Queenstown gardens and only a 5' walk from town. The large counter in the lounge that you are trying to describe is our in-house Peterpans Travel Desk can organize any activities that the...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The hostel is in a handy position for town and is in a quiet location, those are the good things. However there are too few bathrooms per room, they are poorly cleaned (not often enough) and the place is noisy at night. Average at best

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mj20012015, Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your comments. The Black Sheep Hostel is only a 5' walk in to town, in a beautiful and quiet location next to the Queenstown Gardens. There are bathrooms in every floor and our staff members do several checks throughout the day trying to keep all the areas of the hostel...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for a home away from home? The Black Sheep Queenstown Backpackers, located beside the historic Queenstown Gardens, offers guests a convenient place to stay in the heart of the stunning alpine resort. Our central location is one of the sunniest in town and offers 360° view of the stunning local mountain ranges including the famous Remarkables. Located just a short stroll from town, The Black Sheep has a lot to offer guests including: An awesome team of friendly staff, comfortable rooms and exceptional facilities – did we mention we have a spa pool? If you are looking for affordable accommodation in Queenstown and think staying in a relaxing and homely environment after busy days spent exploring the 'Adventure Capital of the World' sounds ideal, look no further, we've got you covered at The Black Sheep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Black Sheep Backpackers

Address: 13 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $40 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“my favourites are units 13 and 22...”
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“Better off staying somewhere else to be honest”
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“high rates does not equate high standards. No to twin room.”
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