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Bumbles Backpackers

Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only bad experience was the people I shared the dorm room with. German students but the rudest people ever!!! only had to out up with them for two nights but that was enough. Good location not to far from downtown Queenstown and a great view of the lake that is right on the doorstep. Book your own room is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So the first night we stayed in a hostel elsewhere in queenstown, however this is rated #1 for a reason. The hostel is in the perfect location, on the lake, and on the edge of the small downtown region. The views from the common area and most rooms are outstanding. The shared bathroom facilities are clean, and very nice. Nicer... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a double room and a twin room. The twin room was great, separated from the noise of the dorms and with a great view. However the double room (which cost more) was located right next to the dorm (you have to walk through the dorm to get there). We didn't get any sleep that night as the noise... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in tons of hostels, and Bumbles was definitely one of the best!! More of an older crowd, so perhaps not best for partiers. The views were spectacular from our dorm (#8) and it felt like a hotel! Highly recommend :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend knew nothing about Queenstown before going there, so i contacted Bumbles for a bit of information. Fiona was so informative and helpful I decided to book with Bumbles and asked about what she would recommend I do. She ended up replying to me with such a good itinerary that I booked everything through them and got... More 

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review. I was delighted to be of help. Really glad you both enjoyed your stay at Bumbles and your time in Queenstown and NZ. Thanks again, Fiona More 

Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

the beds here are sooo comfortable, although I'm not sure if that's because I went camping east coast australia for 4 days before staying here! hostel is quaint and quiet, wonderful views of the wakitapu lake and mountain range in front via ceiling-to-floor windows. free wifi which is always great, although can be temperamental. the receptionist fiona is lovely and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a cute modern hostel in a great location, in walking distance of central Queenstown. Stayed for 1 night in a twin room (all other beds were taken)! Nice room, even had a decent view of the lake. Good clean facilities including luggage storage. Would recommend.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This backpacker hostel is 5-10 minutes from the airport and in such a great location. It is right across of Lake Wakatipu and a short walk to Queenstown. We stayed in a twin room, which was just a private room with a bunk bed & closet. There was also a heater in the room. We stayed at this hostel twice... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. Would be great to see you at Bumbles next time you come back to Queensotwn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Quirky and friendly little place with a perfect location very close to town but far enough away to get a good nights sleep :-) I stayed in a dorm which was really comfortable then treated myself to a few nights in a double room which was bliss. You get towels in a double which was a lovely luxury after using... More 

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Thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed Bumbles More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This hostel is perfectly placed being just a fraction out of town so the view in front is just beach and mountains. Queens town is busy so being on the edge was great to feel relaxed after a wild day of all the things queenstown has to offer. Downsides though - rooms come off the main street essentially and the... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write your thoughts about Bumbles.There are security latches on the windows which prevent them opening past a point, so it is not possible to gain access to the rooms from outside. We have never had a problem with security. There are lockers in the dorm rooms - you simply need to have your own padlock.... More 

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