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YHA Queenstown Central

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   48A Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly McFees)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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National Park Village, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trying to sleep here is akin to curling up in the corner of a raving bass-booming nightclub. I expected it to be loud but not that loud.! Very tired and unable to enjoy the next day properly. Despite facilities being generally clean and big kitchen/lounge area, rooms are cramped with little space to store bags, just under the lower bunks.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Revisiting YHa Queenstown Central for the second time after 2 years, things seemed to be the same as last time I stayed here. The hostel was perfectly located which was in the town centre, few steps to the lake. Staff was friendly and nice. Room was clean and spacious though my roommates were messy and one of them "stole" my... More

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Clyde, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

perfect location! right next to everything - the beach, super markets, shops, bars - an awesome place to stay for young people travelling. the facilities are great ompared to the price you pay and the staff were really helpful and friendly with whatever questions you might have!!

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

After experiencing a god awful Base and a half hearted Nomads on our travels it seems YHA seem to be of a much better standard, not great but good enough, it was clean and comfortable with opportunity to book tours etc. via reception, nice sized rooms and in the private that we were in we had tea/ coffee facilities, not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This hostel could not be anymore centrally located, my room was clean, comfortable and I had a great view for people watching or looking out into the bay. The members of staff who were on duty during my stay were informative and very helpful. I had been in Queenstown on business for a week and had been staying at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

One of the better hostels my boyfriend and I have stayed at in NZ. The kitchen was a good size and it was kept clean. Plenty of fridge space and these were also clean (not the usual spilt milk on bottom shelf etc!) Comfy beds and en suites with good showers. Minutes walk from the lakefront, with some rooms having... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I stayed two nights in Queenstown. One at this YHA and the other at the hostel on the other side of the street. For roughly the same price, I was able to have a 4 bed dorm with a ensuite bathroom and free wifi (a lower price and free wifi comes with a YHA membership). My only real complaint with... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

The best thing about this hostel is the unlimited free wifi and the super central location. However... --no public toilet. yes, every room has its own bathroom, but what if two people need to go at once or one guest is using the shower? or if you are upstairs in the kitchen/lounge you need to allll the way back downstairs... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay; it helps us to create a better experience for everyone. Firstly, we’re glad you found some positives in the hostel’s central location and the free WIFI we provide to YHA members. Also, as you correctly pointed out, every room comes equipped with it’s own en suite bathroom which... More

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18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We tried to book the other YHA in Queenstown but we missed out. So the location looked great and the reviews were ok. So we booked. The room was clean but old and tired bathrooms. The location downtown is perfect for anyone without a car. No parking if you do have a car. The front desk staff was very good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This hostel is one of the best YHA's I have ever stayed in. The kitchen is really clean, a good size with ample storage. The view from the kitchen/ lounge room is of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Rooms are clean, sleep 4 people, are reasonably spacious and have an ensuite and tv. It's quiet and very central and is... More

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Also Known As:
Yha Queenstown Central Hotel
Yha Queenstown Central Hotel Queenstown
Address: 48A Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly McFees)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 76 Specialty lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Queenstown Central 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hostel couldn’t be more aptly named – nestled between the Wakatipu lakefront and Shotover St, it's right in the rapidly beating heart of this famous little resort town of Queenstown. Everything is on your doorstep – cafes, bars, restaurants and the waterfront with all its activities. Previously part of the ‘Old Mountaineer Hotel,’ one of the first hotels in Queenstown, all the accommodations at the YHA Queenstown Central hostel include en-suites and TVs (with free movies). ... more   less 
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