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.

Bumbles Backpackers

Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Bumbles Backpackers
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Bumbles Backpackers
Write a Review

113 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    45
    40
    21
    6
    1
See reviews for
4
36
29
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (113)
  • Mar-May only
    (42)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (23)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (25)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (23)
All months
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
40 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brilliant, relatively inexpensive place to stay in Queenstown! Modern, clean, lake view, private parking and free wifi, what else do you need? :-) helpful and friendly staff. You feel welcome from the first minute. Highly recommended!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel had absolutely everything you need for a stay in Queenstown- parking, free wifi, amazing view, nice rooms and a very well-equipped kitchen. Made our stay easy and the staff were really helpful with knowledge of the area. It's also really close to downtown so it was easy to pop in to the shops or for activities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us. Appreciate you taking the time to give your feedback - thanks :) More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location! Very clean and convenient. Was a bit expensive but worth the money. Free WiFi and parking as well, which is crucial in Queenstown. Even got to see a fun movie on TV which is quite a treat 😊

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trento, Italy
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is facing the lake, has a great kitchen (super equipped!) and a super-nice and modern common area with TV, wifi (even a guitar!) etc -- the best to chill-out in the evening and hang-out with the other guests! We stayed at the double-room (with entrance through the 6 beds dorm), it was small but very clean and cozy.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Appreciate you writing review about your stay. We love to hear that Bumbles is a favorite - thanks :) More 

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This hostel is near the lake that you can see many stars out there but still close to the busy streets. I stayed in 6-person apartments and they are clean. However you hv to walk outside for 1-2mins for the lounge and kitchen that would bring you in trouble when it's raining. Laundry room opens at 1pm is also not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Wow loved this place stayed twice it was that lovely, once in a double once in a dorm. The facilities were great, free WiFi, loads of beds to choose from. The chill out area was huge really comfy and amazing views across the lake and mountains. The kitchen was well equipped and the whole building was decorated nicely. Beds were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I stayed for a few days while visiting Queenstown and for the most part, this backpacker was fantastic. The location was perfect, with great views right on the lake. The rooms are clean and there's free wireless internet. The wireless was slow, which appears to be a commen problem no matter where I stayed in New Zealand, so I won't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

2mins from town, incredible views, super friendly people and staff, clean comfy bunks and rooms, chill out bean bags for lazy days watchin movies, great kitchen and outdoor area for sunset!! Not a party hostel like some so you will sleep well if you choose to :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks. Glad you liked our big bean bags to relax on! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I went for a dorm room to manage the cost and unfortunately we had the only two beds left- the top bunks! The dorm was full, which shows how popular the hostel was. It was really nice too, that they didn’t cram beds in, we had a table and chairs and a small kitchen area in our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Staff are absolutely friendly and helpful. They can help you to book any kind of activities with good price and keep u updated with activity promotion. I stayed in a dorm room (6 ppl) w/ a separate bathroom. Everything was clean. Although bathroom was small and a bit cold since the window could not be closed tightly. Great location!! Kitchen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Bumbles Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bumbles Backpackers

Address: Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld and HostelBookers so you can book your Bumbles Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

56 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (41)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (16)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay