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Lakeside Backpackers

18 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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Winterthur, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's only redeeming feature is that it has a nice view. However the place is the worst backpackers we stayed at. Small and cramped, the kitchen is poorly equipped. There was old food in the microwave. The furniture is old and shabby. Lounge room was disgusting, the lounges are covered in stains and dust. Just an all around mess. Bed... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didnt expect too much as its been very cheap. But recieving such a disgusting accommodation is just way over the top. Every single piece of furniture has been covered with dirt/dust and the whole place smelled horrible. Furthermore i met multiple pests. Paired with extremely loud guests during the night, who noone took care of this place was hell.Do they... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Don't get me wrong, the location is great, nice lakeview, but that is honestly it. When I stayed here it was so loud, people would party until 1am in the front room whilst i was trying to sleep as I was working the next door, but no one there to stop or say quiet down. Kitchen was poorly equipped, at... More

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We booked here after walking in off the street. The reception looked OK but the backpackers was probably the worst I've seen in NZ. It looked and smelt like a gungy student flat. This place is in serious need of an upgrade. That said the location is great.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I have never stayed in such a dirty disgusting place. It obviously never got cleaned. Thick layer of dust and dead bees on the windowsill, old bottles under the beds, heaps of mould and dirt in the bathrooms. I pretty much left that place thinking I had caught something. Don't stay here, unless you are super keen on the location.

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Miri, Malaysia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Staff is ok ,not too friendly, not too keen to help. Entire hostel is rundown, it needs a major renovation! 14 people in one apartment??!! Level 2 room facing the lake. Nice view though. No wifi - if there is one I couldn't get connected. Was allocated to a twin room. Room is ok~ clean a couple of stains on... More

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Kristianstad, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Me and my girlfriend booked two nights in advance at this place. We only stayed one and then reclaimed our money for the second night and left in a hurry... SLEEPINGROOM First of all we had to wait for a long time before the staff came to the reception. We got our private room but with shared shower and toilet.... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Well even this accomodation is quite "cheap" you absolutely get better values for the same price anywhere else. Unfortunately it is the dirtiest place I have been stayed at during my travels! Basically bathrooms should be cleaned on a daily bases as it they are used permanently by many people as well as kitchen facilities even guests have to clean... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I can handle a lot of uncomfort and dirt, but this went beyond that. Fridge didn't work, bathrooms didn't look like they had ever been cleaned, same with the kitchen. Not even nearly enough kitchen utensils, furniture was filthy and very old and uncomfy, no soap provided. Don't know if the oven worked, probably not. Only a few stove tops... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

This hostel uses the Motel Rooms pictures but when you get there you will find out that you're staying in a very dirty and awful backpackers. There isn't any maintenance of the furniture, we got there and stayed for 5 nights and the fridge, oven, stove were broken and they were that way till we left ! Don't waste your... More

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Address: 18 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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