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YHA Queenstown Lakefront

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   88 - 90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a nice place, and the facilities were good. During my stay I find it a bit too warm so much so that the blankets were untouched during the two nights I stayed (but it's nothing really). It is situated farther from the town centre so it's a bit of a walk (bit is sometimes an understatement) to get to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location of this property is great. Right on the lakefront with adequate parking and walking distance to downtown Queenstown. The interior of the property is pretty much run down summer camp. The entire place smelled like smelly gym socks and the bedding and mattresses are in need of replacement. The bunk beds were also incredibly difficult to get in... More

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YHANZ, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Dear Ann I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. Although the majority of our communal areas have been renovated to a more modern standard we have not yet completed our bedroom renovations. We are currently working through plans for updating these and your feedback on the ladders and outlets is welcome and will be addressed... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice chalet themed hostel, very clean, friendly staff, comfortable beds, pretty chilly rooms but you're nice and warm under the covers. The writings on the bottom of the bunk above you in room number 3 are a good read while falling asleep. :)

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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here three nights with a group of friends. It was the weekend and the hostel was quite full. It is a YHA, so everything is well organized and quite clean. We also received a nice upgrade and ended up in a 5 bed dorm instead of an 8 bed dorm! The hostel itself is not exactly new, but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is great for providing a warm bed a little outside of the city but still walkable. I met great people while staying here, but it doesn't foster much of a social scene. The nomad hostel downtown is great for that- and free drinks. I did enjoy the quiet that yha lakefront provided though. I stayed for two great... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Its a nice hostel situated in a quiet area next to the rows of 4-5 star hotels and about 10 minutes walk to town. I booked double private room for 2 nights and was given a room located on the 3rd floor, I had to drag my suitcase all the way up. The room isn't that big but clean and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Facility is good. A little bit far from town center, however, that may be the reason we can get free parking, it's also cheaper than other YHA. The room is not extreamly clean, but it's acceptable. Like the dining area where we could see the beautiful lake. May suitable for those who have car and willing to take a short... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The building and furnishings looked old and it was bigger and had more of a dorm feel than the BBHs we stayed at. It was right on the lake with a narrow band of park space running along the lake and an easy walk into town. There were only a few parking spaces but it was far enough from town... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Very clean and friendly hostel only 5 minutes walk to town centre and right on the lakeside as the name suggests. Reception shuts at 2200 so if your out later you need a code for the main doorway. Bathrooms are very well maintained as is the kitchen and lounge area. Helpful staff will book anything from days out to airport... More

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Malaga, Spain
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I stayed here for almost two weeks while looking for an apartment in Queenstown. The hostel is set in a beautiful location, close to the centre and other amenities. The staff was very friendly and helpful in giving information. The kitchen was huge and all facilities always very clean. Would definitely revisit!

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Address: 88 - 90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Queenstown Lakefront 4*
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If you want to experience the beauty and excitement of Queenstown but still get a good night’s sleep, then YHA Queenstown Lakefront is the hostel for you – and it’s only a 10 minute walk into town. A comfortable fully equipped hostel sitting right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, offering stunning views of the lake and Remarkables mountain range. The hostel includes a drying room for ski & tramping gear and dedicated snowboard, ski & bike storage. ... more   less 
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