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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, great location, nice facilities, even has a view. Easy 5-10 minute walk from the center of Queenstown keeps it fairly chill, but still social. Definitely good for post-college folks. Beds were decent and staff was helpful. Stayed in room #2, which also serves as access for 2 private rooms, but it didn't affect the quality of the stay.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hostel is close to everything and the rooms were clean and the kitchen lounge area has a great view of the lake! We were lucky enough to stay in a room with our own beautiful view and met some great people. The staff is super friendly and helpful with things to do in the area and providing recommendations. I would...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the 3rd backpackers I stayed in while in queenstown and finally found one I liked. Its a good size not a massive 'hotel' style place and the rooms have gorgeous views over the lake. Glass windows all across our room and the door. Wiifi works well and from your room, happy days! (Some other places u have to...

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Had a great 4 nights in a dorm room - lovely outlook, clean and tidy facilities both in the room, and in the shared areas. Really handy to the city, but far enough away from the noise. Excellent price, excellent service. Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed September 27, 2016

We loved living at Bumbles. The service was amazing, and the staff was so helpful. The rooms where clean and the kitchen was clean too, the view from our room was breathtaking. And most of all the staff was incredible, there was more than one time we felt like we where bothering them with a thousand questions everyday but, they...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

You didn't bother us at all - we were happy to help! Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bumbles - from Fiona, Isa and all the team at Bumbles Queenstown

Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

A small room in a hostel 5 mins walk downtown, facing snow mountain, lake front, well equipped kitchen, nice leisure room and friendly receptionist for NZD76/night (for 2pax). A few motorcar parking available at site, but not many. Compared to other more expensive hotels/accommodations in Queenstown, this is surely a value for money option for couples on a budget trip.

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Cheers for writing about your stay at Bumbles. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Fiona

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Like everywhere else that we stayed in New Zealand, the problem I have with this hostel is the price. It is easy to find with a good central location, a mere five minute walk from both Intercity stops as well as numerous bars and restaurants, and the view from both the front door and your own bed are as good...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your thoughts - your comments have been noted. Wishing you all the best for the rest of your travels :-) Fiona

Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Bumbles is nice because it's away from the busy city, but still an easy five minute walk to get there. Very clean and staff were very friendly when I needed to figure out travel plans, and also to find alternative transportation when mine fell through

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Thanks so much for your review :)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed August 24, 2016

It didn't feel like I was staying in a backpackers at all as all the facilities were in great condition, the place was squeaky clean, there was ample space for every one staying in the rooms, and the reception (Fiona) was friendly and helpful. Keep it up guys!

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Cheers! From Fiona and all the team at Bumbles :-)

Reviewed July 25, 2016

Stayed here in a twin room - it was a bunk bed. Lovely view of the Remarkables and the lake. Very good radiator! (a rare find at times). Service was very friendly and rooms was nice and clean. Well located to the centre of Queenstown.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a small, relaxed & friendly place to stay in Queenstown with spectacular views, a waterfront location and free Wi-Fi, this is it! Just a 2 minute stroll to downtown, we are a small laid back place to stay where you'll some meet great people and get some sleep! "This popular hostel is colourfully decorated. Its prime lakefront location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the best of Queenstown. It's an easy going spot, with a quieter more laid back vibe compared to other larger hostels around town." Lonely Planet ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bumbles Backpackers

Address: Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $25 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Most rooms face the lake and provide a very good view of the Remarkables”
 of 5 bubbles richardwky, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
“We had a room near the laundry but you couldn't hear any noise”
  • 6 bed share dorm. Plenty of powerpoints to charge phones
  • This is shared with other rooms, so 10 people between 1 shower and 1 toilet
 of 5 bubbles benwK4190HV, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
“Superb place .. cant expect better value for money in queenstown”
 of 5 bubbles V2C, Mar 27, 2016 | Read review
“book in advance, Queenstown is super busy”
 of 5 bubbles PavlovaPalace, Mar 4, 2016 | Read review
“double room and twin room shared the same entrance, toilet with 6 beds mixed dorm, if you like privacy ,go for double room or twin room”
 of 5 bubbles shandlys, Jan 22, 2016 | Read review
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