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Southern Laughter Lodge

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   4 Isle Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall is okay except kitchen. Me and my friend stayed in twin shared bedroom, pretty small but good heater. Very noisy at night,can hear people keep walking upstairs. Limited bathroom and toilet,and the bath map never change over the day, and floor is always wet and lots of hair. Overall, good heater but noisy and dirty kitchen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the people that make the hostel! Jim, Cole, Justine, Kayleigh and Rachel! The full time staff not only are great people to run the hostel but are genuinely looking to help you as a backpacker! And became great friends throughout my stay! This is definitely the best hostel in Queenstown as it just allows people to be comfortable,... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for a weekend this August in a double room and i would have to stay if you pay that bit extra to get out of a dorm i would deff recommend getting a double room. they are just right for a solo traveller or for a couple and are located beside the main building on the 2nd floor.... More

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JIMatSL, Front Office Manager at Southern Laughter Lodge, responded to this review

Very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, Some of our bathrooms are being renovated over the coming off peak season to provide a better guest experience. More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in April for around a week, I was in a outside cabin type dorm with our kitchen which was good however it did make it a little isolating for the solo traveller. The heater in my room wasn't working and it was absolutely freezing. I told the lady on reception after she told me it was indeed... More

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JIMatSL, Front Office Manager at Southern Laughter Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Although we are not specifically a "long-term" hostel during off-peak season (April-June) some long-term guests are accommodated. Extra blankets and hot water bottles are offered free of charge at reception. More

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel was conveniently located, however our room was a let down due to a lack of privacy as the wall and door facing the hallway had double windows. The hallway light was left on all evening for the duration of our six night stay meaning that our room was always bright and it was more difficult to sleep. People... More

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JIMatSL, Front Office Manager at Southern Laughter Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. The switch for the light is located in the hallway. If you had any difficulties finding the switch one of our friendly staff would have been happy to assist you. More

Singapore, null, Singapore
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15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Homely little place with a nice reception and staff. Rooms however were a let down. Heaters were half useless as they were tiny and switched off automatically every 30 minutes. Showers were absolutely terrible. The water was freezing cold, easily my worst showering experience in NZ. Living room of the bunk smelt absolutely horrible. On the plus side, staff are... More

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C0le_SL, Manager at Southern Laughter Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you had issues with the shower in your unit, If you made us aware of it something could have been done to rectify it, The bathroom in your unit had been recently renovated and the hot water runs off mains gas and should provide unlimited hot water, if this was faulty we were unaware of it. I... More

Auckland, NZ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the location is amazing, only a couple of minutes walk into central Queenstown. It's also quite cheap which is great. Staff were friendly. We had a double room for a couple. Problems - a bit dirty - night-time noise (to be expected at backpackers) - it smells... like a toilet at times - pillows were terrible, twice the size and... More

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Thanks for your feedback. Some of our bathrooms are currently under renovation. More

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Amazing staff, especially Kayleigh and Cole! Everyone was very accommodating and flexible, which was a HUGE help considering the hostel was very busy during my time there, and my travel plans were very up in the air. They always found a way to help fit me in to a room somewhere even when I had no reservations and was looking... More

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Thanks for the awesome review! We were glad to have you stay with us. Thanks for adding a great vibe to the place :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The staff were friendlu and a definite positive yo our stay. Our room was just a bed and small tv in the corner which was all we were after (not the tv). There is so much going on in Qtwn I've never wanted to hang out in my bedroom. Facilities were sweet although one shower was crap but in all... More

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Thanks for the review. We are glad to hear you found your room comfortable and our facilities satisfactory. Hope you enjoy the rest of your time here in New Zealand! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great stay, in a private double room. Bed was a bit average but definitely sleepable and fine for the price. Spa looked great but didn't get a chance to enjoy it. Very friendly and fun staff :) Good location, nice and close to town so could walk everywhere

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Thanks for the great review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Southern Laughter and hope you continue to enjoy your time in New Zealand! More

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Address: 4 Isle Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Laughter Lodge 3.5*
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A friendly toasty warm – backpackers located in central Queenstown within quiet surroundings. We have plenty of off street parking and just a 2 minute walk to bars, supermarkets and shops.Our rooms are configurations of cozy 3, 4, 6 or 8 beds as well as 5, 6 and 8 person self contained units with kitchens. We also provide comfortable private double and twin rooms. ... more   less 
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