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Bumbles Backpackers

Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Perfect little backpackers in the heart of Queenstown. My friend and I stayed there for a week and it was perfect for us. The rooms were very well kept with a gorgeous view of the lake and mountains. The girls working there were all very friendly and welcoming. We booked our accommodation way to late and hence we were going... More 

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Happy to hear you had a good stay. Thanks for writing about your experience More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Very surprised to be informed by email as we are traveling to the hostel that are rooms are no longer available! ( double booked was the explanation! Their fault right?).Difficult to then catch on the phone and no alternative was offered. Would steer clear of them if you don't want to arrive to last minute changes! Much better hostels nearby... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to read of your experience. As stated in your email correspondence with Bumbles, booking inquiries are confirmed by supplying a visa or mastercard number and expiry date. Bumbles recommends that guests who wish to confirm contact reception ASAP, as we cannot hold beds without credit card information. In your case the beds had been confirmed by someone... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Bumbles emailed rather than rang saying that they had to cancel our booking the morning of the day we were due to check in as they had double booked the rooms. This would have been fine but they weren't very pleasant about it. If it weren't for the amazing people working in the i-site, we'd have been sleeping rough.

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there, It was extremely surprising to read of the manner in which this matter was dealt with, as this is not the procedure that Bumbles follows if there has been an error with a booking. Following the communication between you and Bumbles regarding this review, we have searched the entire booking system in the weeks leading up to this,... More 

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