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“Worst backpackers I have ever stayed” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Lab Queenstown

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6 Henry St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand   |  
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“Worst backpackers I have ever stayed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

I always stay in budget accommodation and I am usually very happy with the standard of New Zealand hostels, but this place was terrible. I was put off from the beginning as it looks much different from the nice, clean and modern pictures on the website. No character at all. Should have suspected as it was available in the peak season while most of the other places were sold out. We had stained sheets, an old bunk with some pieces missing from the base and dirty toilets and showers. The walls in our room were peeling off, they made no effort to make it look nice or inviting. There was writing under the bunks and it seems that most of the previous people hated it as well, things like " this place sucks" and " this is Norman bates hostel".

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about The Lab Queenstown

Address: 6 Henry St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Number of rooms: 14
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