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Southern Laughter Lodge

4 Isle Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located two minutes from the town center. The staff was very nice and helpful. We took the double ensuite and we didn't enjoy it that much. The bed was really bad and we woke up every morning from people talking outside our room (as it's located near the garden where people sit) We've stayed in much better bbh hostels.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The athmosphere of the place is really nice and if you like to meet new travellers for a drinking game a couple of nights its awesome. Pros: Free Spa Pool Free Wifi (works on and off) Free Soup at 6pm Free Frisbee rental (for the frisbeegolf in the park) Close to town BYO Good athmospare Cons: Small common areas Small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel was close from everything and the staff was very helpful and friendly. However our room was located under the kitchen and had a window leading to the corridor... Not ideal for fresh air and smell... Neither for noise in the evening. The bathroom was not very clean either. As we only were there at night, it was ok.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great communal atmosphere and really nice staff. Dorm rooms could benefit from more storage, although i had no problems at all from the people I was staying with. Could also do with more power points.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Great room enjoyed free soup in the evenings too Nice shared areas and homely feel to the place Free wifi didn't work in the bedrooms but worked in communal spaces Good location very easy to walk into town and only a couple of minutes to the gondola

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

Hi Gemma and thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found Southern Laughter homely. This is something that we really try to make all guests feel. If you are back in Queenstown in the future, we would love to have you stay again. Regards, The Southern Laughter Crew. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hostel for two nights in a private double room for about £70. The location is perfect as its only two minutes walk to the town. All the facilities are good they even have a hot tub which is clean and just what's needed after a day hiking or an evening of hard drinking. Even though it's... More 

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

Hi Alex, Thank you very much for your review. We always like to hear that our guests enjoyed Southern Laughter and Queenstown. If you are ever back here, feel free to come and stay here again. Regards, The Southern Laughter Crew. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The general layout was very poorly planned. Everything was spread out between different buildings and the kitchen and hang-out areas were very small and cramped. We were in an eight share dorm and there was a tiny kitchen (which was dirty and old) and a sofa and dining table right next to the beds, so if you wanted to sleep... More 

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

Hi there Erik, Thank you for the feedback. we always try to place our guests in the room which best suits their needs- while most of our guests appreciate that our dorms come with en suite and kitchen facilities (and, as you can imagine this helps our main kitchens stay less crowded at peak times!) we are aware that this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Was staying here for my last night in Queenstown before departing for an early flight in the morning. Welcomed by a friendly staff, my room with a double bed looked clean at first glance but after I got on the bed the linen was a bit smelly like sweat. I believe them the sheet and covers were changed so could... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for the feed back. we always want our guests to feel comfy here at southern laughter and we are sorry to hear of your discomfort during your stay. I can assure you that all bed linen is washed and changed between each guest and we clean and change the bedding its self regularly! we always have... More 

Tainan, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My friend and I stayed for one night. Staffs are friendly, the room is clean. The location is close to CBD and gondola. But it's a little noisy and only one toilet and one shower outside the room. The heater is not strong enough....

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

Thank you for this review tsaiconnie, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We apologize that you found the hostel to be noisy. We do have a night porter who patrols the buildings at night, so I shall pass this message onto him. We will also take a look at your heater and rectify the issue as soon as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I arrived in Queenstown 3 weeks ago to start my working travels around New Zealand and tried to check into Southern Laughter as just a walk in but unfortunatley they were pretty full so i headed off to another hostel in town for a few nights! (my fault for not being organised!) but I cut my stop elsewhere short to... More 

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

Hi Alex H, This is such a nice review to read that all we can really say is thank you and that it was a pleasure having you stay here with us and we look forward to having you stay again soon. Thank you again. Regards, The Southern Laughter Crew. More 

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Address: 4 Isle Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
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