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Bumbles Backpackers

Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Preston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here three nights in a six bed dorm which was great. You get what you pay for it isn't the cheapest hostel in town but certainly one of the best. I've stayed at a few hostels round town and this is very nice, modern and clean. The kitchen is great and the common area. The rooms where good, bathroom... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a night while I was in Queenstown and enjoyed my stay, great location as it's really close to the town centre. It was modern, clean, comfy, the views were great and the rooms were lovely. The staff were nice and really helpful and were doing a 'film night' the night I was there. There is free,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had a good stay here, staff were friendly, it was nice and warm. Good views of the lake, nice and peaceful. Only a short walk to the centre. I would stay again if I come back to Queendtown. Nice to have lockers next to your bed.

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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stayed 4 nights in a 6 bedroom dorm with ensuite. Location was good, the views from the hostel were amazing and we were able to borrow bicycles from the hostel for free for a few hours. Unfortunately the bedroom was cold, the bathroom was ok - not gross but not really clean either. We had horrible roommates for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a private twin room for 1 night. Some of the private double and twin rooms only have access via the dorm rooms. Bathrooms are also shared with the dorms. The private rooms are rather small. The room, kitchen and bathrooms were very clean. The kitchen is well equipped. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is... More

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful location :-) More

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23 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Bumbles for 4 nights in a private twin room. The common area is nice. The kitchen is well equipped and there are many refrigerators where you can put your food to cooked during the period that you are staying there. The room was ok and the shared bathroom as well. It is very near from the... More

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kuala lumpur
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36 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Firstly - the location is good, right at the edge of town, just minutes walk into eateries and shops. The view from Bumbles is also lovely. Nice kitchen with a good communal area. The rooms are clean but really cold as the heater is placed far from the beds and I find myself crawling into a very cold bed every... More

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Jaisalmer, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Fell in love with this backpackers-not only for the great location, chilled out vibe, and great facilities but the staff are absolutely amazing. Fiona and Nicky go out of their way to help you and make sure you enjoy your stay in QT. Definitely recommend this hostel to anyone who wants a relaxed place to stay.

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It was great having you here. Thanks for the review :-) More

Lakeport, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that none of our double rooms have a lake view. The best views are found in the dorms and communal living room. There is a small oven in the kitchen - it's on the counter (separate from the stove tops). Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking time to write a review. More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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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Address: Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
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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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