I spent some of my most memorable, relaxing and special time in NZ at this place and wouldn't have had it without this hostel. First of all there were the people staying there and Evan, the owner, who made this a really nice expierence. Evan is a Queenstown local and has tons of knowledge about what to do, from the best hiking trails to where to go skydiving. He knows all of his guests by name and introduces the guests to each other. Be prepared to get a nickname. The beds are simply awesome for a BBH hostel, the best I've seen in this price range so far. The style of the house is special at first, but when you get into it, everything tells a story. If you search long enough you might recover the cardboard Queen Elizabeth from the living room on a photo, doing a bungee with Evan in the 90s... The kitchen is nice and clean, so are the bathrooms. Parking available, lockers in every room. There is no internet and I didn't miss it at all.
The view over the lake and the mountains is absolutely amazing. If you're into mountainbiking you can access the bikepark within 50m from the hostel. The walk to the city centre is 10 min.
Stay there, get into it. I booked one night and ended up staying five. Thank you Evan!
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