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Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

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5-11 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Normally I'm not keen on big branch hostel companies as they are too big, too commercial and not friendly. This hostel is everything above above. The staff is overwhelming friendly, they take the time during your checking, are interested and have the best tips for you to do in town. I stayed 1 night in base and moves to nomads... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nomads is a great value hostel, conveniently located in the centre of Queenstown. The service was great - the staff are friendly and helpful. The wi-fi is problematic at the best of times, however; i expected a bit more considering it's not free. The rest of the facilities were great and clean. Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights can get pretty noisy, courtesy of... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really nice hostel with friendly and competent stuff. The rooms and bath are clean and ok. Nice kitchen and living room. The location is nearly in city center and near the lake. Enjoyed my stay and had a good time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a more energetic and 'group-like' environment, this is the place to stay. We stayed at the Haka Lodge the nights previous to here -- much more relaxed environment -- and this was definitely a much different experience. Nomads is much more engaged with it's backpackers and presented a facility that had a great amount to do.... More 

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Sam J, General Manager at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.Our hostel was built with love and we sure are happy to hear you had a great stay with us in Queenstown. Our wifi system is currently in the process getting upgraded to be quicker and readily available for all guests - not too long now. Our chill out area is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually I'm not keen on the Nomad or Base chains in NZ and Aus. They are faceless and lack soul. I have to say however that staying at Nomads Queenstown was an all together different experience. The hostel is very big but also very warm and inviting. Partly this is down to the roaring fire in the lobby as soon... More 

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Sam J, General Manager at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review - Our hostel was built with love and she is our pride and joy.-we are so happy you loved her as much as we do :) Our chill out area is awesome - especially with the fires going on a cold winters day! Our staff love to make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is good and located at the city center, staff is friendly. But the thing is it lacked in the internet. Even if we had to pay for that the internet is so slow. Better use your own mobile phone data for internet. In here, we can book almost every attraction in Queenstown.

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Sam J, General Manager at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback - we are so happy to hear you had a great time with us while you were in Queenstown. Our location is awesome (i don't think we could get any closer to the lake ;) it makes exploring our beautiful little town so much easier. Our staff love... More 

Brisbane, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend Chris to anyone that is looking to booking anything through Nomads! He was super helpful and efficient! It was so easy booking everything through Chris! Made our time in Queenstown easy! 10/10 Keep up the great work Chris !

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Sam J, General Manager at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback - we are so happy to hear you had an awesome time with us. Chris is an absolute legend - he is fantastic at his job and loves making sure that all our guests get the best possible experience while they are in Queenie. Thank you again for... More 

Aurora, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed myself! Fantastic facilities, great location, lacked on Internet / wifi, pool table, really clean, and close to everything (Queenstown isn't really big). Was a good atmosphere - staff was a bit cocky, didn't like that. Would highly recommend if you're looking at having a clean hostel.

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Sam J, General Manager at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We are so happy to hear you had great stay with us. Our location is perfect and makes exploring Queenstown so much easier. We are in the process of getting free and fast internet access for all our guests, so bear with us while the wheels are in... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nomads in Queenstown surprised me with both the building, it's location and it's added perks. It felt that the staff here cared a little more than they seem to at most hostels. The building is bright and spacious, and the kitchen/lounge room made pretty much everyone smile the first time they saw it. It's location, by the lake but off... More 

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Sam J, General Manager at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so happy to hear you had a great time with us. Our hostel was built with love and our staff take so much pride in their customer service and are so grateful for the mention :) Location Location Location - we have the best... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a solo traveller, its stays like these that really make it all worth while. My stay at nomads was nothing short of perfect. Immediately taken in by the friendly staff I felt like I was one of the family amongst the live in workers. The bar crawl is a must do in nomads and the people running it made... More 

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Sam J, General Manager at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking to time to leave your review. Our hostel was made with love and she is our pride and joy - we are so happy to hear you love her as much as we do. Our staff go out of their way to make sure all of our guests feel welcome, especially those travelling on their... More 

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