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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
  • 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
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Lakeport, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bumbles is a fun place to stay. The common living area has terrific views of the lake. The rooms are neat and clean. The double we stayed in did not have much natural light, but the dorms have good views. The kitchen is basic (bring your own coffee press ) no oven, but plenty of stove top cooking facilities. The... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed on a 6 bed dorm for several days. Very good matras and clean rooms. The communal kitchen was good, the living room cozy. Bumbles is very close to the harbour and shops. A bunk costed about 31 NZ Dollars. Would definitely recommend this guesthouse.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bumbles do a great job in providing what you'd want from a hostel experience - Everything is pretty clean and has most of the stuff you'd want. Quite a laid back hostel so don't go here expecting an extension of your Queenstown party. However there is a friendly vibe there, and its got great views over the lake is very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stayed at Bumbles for a three nights before checking into Absoloot as they no longer had availability. It is a perfectly decent hostel with all of the facilities that you would need although strangely, it felt a little more like a campervan place with all the rooms around the outside and a little communal area in the middle. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The location is ok - you'll have to walk a bit for a few things, but you get a nice view of the lake. Wifi is free, but pretty weak. The kitchen was nice (good size and had everything I needed except cooking oil for pans). It's nice and quiet at night if you're looking to get a good nights... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A lovely hostel in a perfect location, close enough to the action but just far away enough to be quiet. The room I was in also had great views over the lake. The 6-bed dorm room was a bit of an odd set up, with 2 adjoining private rooms and separate showers and toilets downstairs. Made me think that the... More

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Happy to hear your enjoyed your stay with us. We will have look at those creaking bunk beds. Enjoy the rest of your trip More

Frankfurt, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed here with our campervan what was great!! The hostel is very good located and with a great view! Very nice atmosphere, good to meet people in the kitchen or living room. The amenities were clean as well. They offer 3 sites for campervans behind the hostel.

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Southport
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed here for one night in our campervan. It's a hostel so doesn't really cater for campers (you just park up round the back on a little dirt road) but it was reasonably priced and the facilities we're clean and plentiful. It had a fully stocked kitchen/tv room which looked like it had been newly decorated. There wasn't many... More

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Thanks for taking time to write a review :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I stayed in Nomads when I arrived Queenstown and I met a friend who lived jn Bumbles which locates by the lake! Then I changed the accommodation to bumbles immediately for the further three days! Every room in Bumbles has a lake view and location also is perfect! The most important thing is I lost my credit card in my... More

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Delighted to hear you think that Bumbles is the "perfect place". Hope to see you when you return to Queenstown :-) More

Perth, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and it was a great experience. It's close to the centre but not too close to be super noisy, the dorms were quite open with small storage space (we were in a 6 bed) with a small sink area. The only bad point was that the bathrooms and toilets were down very steep stairs... More

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Address: Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 76 Specialty lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for a small, relaxed & friendly place to stay in Queenstown with spectacular views, a waterfront location and free Wi-Fi, this is it! Just a 2 minute stroll to downtown, we are a small laid back place to stay where you'll some meet great people and get some sleep! "This popular hostel is colourfully decorated. Its prime lakefront location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the best of Queenstown. It's an easy going spot, with a quieter more laid back vibe compared to other larger hostels around town." Lonely Planet 2012 ... more   less 
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