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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel offers a lot more for the value of money compared to the big chains such as base and nomads. They have two very large kitchens. A free hottub Free wifi Free popcorn It's a very chilled out environment and is located perfectly. Not to close to the main but easily accessible

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the double ensuite room for 7 nights and the service was great, facilities were basic but functional. The bathroom was clean but wished that the tap was combined and not having the cold and hot water coming out from 2 different faucets. We felt that the heater was not providing much heat and comfort at all especially... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a twin room and was given a room at ground floor. The room is so small, we have no space to put our luggage and have to push everything under the bed so that we have space to walk. The toilet is okay but the bathroom needs more frequent cleaning. As the kitchen is just upstairs, there were... More

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C0le_SL, Front Office Staff at Southern Laughter Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Southern Laughter. I will have a word with our night porter about keeping the kitchens quiet after hours. We also have an emergency phone number with 24 hour monitoring by one of our staff. More

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in this backpacker for four nights, good location reaching the town centre within 5 mins walk. Same as some other backpackers i love the character of the hostel with funny quotations and cosmics everywhere! staffs are helpful and cheerful! also meet some new friends here!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

loved the character of this hostel, loved the staff....theyre super helpful and really friendly :) its really close to walk to everywhere you need to get to, the beds are comfy and you get a yummy bowl of free soup every night which is great for the cold nights!!!

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

I just read some of the bad reviews for this place and I couldn't disagree more. If you are over 40 hostels aren't going to be peaceful (especially in Queenstown), but the staff at Southern laughter always did an epic job of quietening down the nosiy people. It is a hostel, in a party town and it will be noisy.... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Souther Laughter for 3 nights while exploring Queenstown, location is spot on only 2min walk to the town centre but its far enough away to not be noisy at night. Supermarket only 5min walk away as well. Stayed in an 8 bed dorm which had the bonus of having an ensuite bathroom/shower and a little kitchen in it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Brilliant place and great for hens party as we had joining rooms, kitchen, bathroom and balcony. Just remember to take a towel for shower. Amazing location as it was 2minute walk to main part of town. Staff were very friendly and got some good specials for drinks at pubs.

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Great location and fine building, the people working there were also nice. Kitchen had all the basics, although not to many dishes and cutlery. Bathrooms could be cleaner, the rooms were pretty small. Clean hot spa which unfortunatly closed at 9pm, pretty early for my taste. Wifi connection was really bad in our room. I do not regret staying here,... More

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C0le_SL, Front Office Staff at Southern Laughter Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Regarding our hot spa we close it up at 9pm so our guests around it can enjoy a quiet night. More

Westport, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed two nights in this hostel and it was alright. Not too clean, but not the worst either. The kitchen had the most necessary stuff and the Hot Spa was clean. Unfortunately they close the Spa Pool at 9pm which is pretty early in my view. The location is great - a 2 minute walk to the city centre.... More

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C0le_SL, Front Office Staff at Southern Laughter Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Just about the hot spa, we close it up at 9pm just to keep things quiet for our guests staying right next to it. Otherwise, glad you enjoyed some of the free amenities were offer here! More

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Also Known As:
Southern Laughter Hotel Queenstown
Southern Laughter Hotel
Address: 4 Isle Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 76 Specialty lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Laughter Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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