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.

YHA Queenstown Lakefront

88 - 90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
YHA Queenstown Lakefront
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    41
    87
    46
    17
    8
See reviews for
16
48
65
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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 (36)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (199)
  • Mar-May only
    (53)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (54)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (32)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (60)
All months
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have spent 4 nights with my girlfriend in a 6 beds dorm room. POSITIVE: Level of cleaning: very good Kitchen: not too big but clean Bathroom: clean and big Position: very good,in particular about the view on the lake! Staff: cordialy and always avaible about informations/booking NEGATIVE: Too much CHINEASE GROUPS !!! They have occupied all of the kitchen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been living in Queenstown for a number of weeks now and can't help but continue staying here. The staff are amazing; helpful, kind, friendly and open for a chat about anything. The kitchen is cleaned exceptionally well daily and leaves a wide range of free spices and herbs for you to try. All rooms i have stayed in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Launceston, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is the ultimate in budget accom.KItchen laundry tv room,a selection of many diffrent rooms.Awsome place for summer or winter.Ive stayed here 4 times now and allways get a warm welcome from the staff.Also close to town the views are lush and the serenity ....Ahh the serenity.Great place.You will love it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florence, Italy
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been travelling New Zealand for a while and we always stayed in hostels, this is definetely one of the best. The rooms are warm, the communal areas are spacious and clean, the kitchen has really everything you need, they even give you spices and oil. The hostel is not right in the centre but it's in a very nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights with my friend on our South Island roadie. Booked the twin lake view room, which had AH-mazing views over the lake and the remarkables. It was a double over single bed, which was fine. Bathrooms were very clean. Friendly staff. Had an epic game of pictionary with some other frenchies staying at the same time!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The view: unbeatable. The perfect combination of lake and mountains. The location: The right distance from town to digest the delicious Ferg burgers, Ferg baked goods, and/or warm cookies from The Cookie Bar. The place: large with good layout. Except for the lack of outlets. Couldn't charge my phone when in the dorm room. And the walls are too thin.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Once you walk in, people are friendly and helpful. Especially this handsome British guy name Jack. He is your man! He helped us book a few things and he was charming. Positives of the place -great service -spacious common areas -washrooms were spacious and clean -space heaters in each room -great location because you walk along the beautiful lake Negatives... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a fun place! Very busy, but still quiet. and everyone is so respectful. The kitchen facility was huge and had way more in it than previous hostels. It was an easy walk to the downtown area. The walk took you right along the lake which was very pretty to look at it. Font desk people were very nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Run of the mill facilities of YHA such as kitchen, TV room, free internet etc... Good points - very friendly and helpful staff who assisted me in booking my airport shuttle (Nat I think was her name) - clean room - beautiful views right in front esp around sunset Negative points - the walls are extremely thin - my room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penang, Malaysia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stay there two night in a twin room. Check in is a bit slow eventhough no ther guest except 6 of us. Room is clean,but small. Limited socket for gadgets but we bring our own extension so no hassle. Toilets is clean and spacious. The kithchen was nice. Parking is a bit problem especially after evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
YHANZ, Manager at YHA Queenstown Lakefront, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for your feedback. You’ll be glad to know that we’re undergoing major refurbishments. Already, a great many of our rooms have been upgraded with plenty of plug sockets, some of which are in lockers so guests will be able to charge their devices while those devises are safety locked away. As for parking, we do have... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

54 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (42)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Queenstown hotels
0.1 mi away
Esplanade Queenstown
Esplanade Queenstown
#22 of 58 in Queenstown
4.5 of 5 stars 64 reviews
0.5 mi away
YHA Queenstown Central
YHA Queenstown Central
#42 of 81 in Queenstown
4.0 of 5 stars 125 reviews
0.3 mi away
Bumbles Backpackers
Bumbles Backpackers
#33 of 81 in Queenstown
4.0 of 5 stars 145 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
#20 of 81 in Queenstown
4.0 of 5 stars 499 reviews
0.5 mi away
Absoloot Value Accommodation
Absoloot Value Accommodation
#21 of 81 in Queenstown
4.5 of 5 stars 210 reviews
0.9 mi away
Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
#13 of 81 in Queenstown
4.5 of 5 stars 151 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay