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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We booked a double room and a twin room. The twin room was great, separated from the noise of the dorms and with a great view. However the double room (which cost more) was located right next to the dorm (you have to walk through the dorm to get there). We didn't get any sleep that night as the noise...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the set up of the private rooms. Please note that you were informed of this prior to your arrival (4 of our 6 private rooms must be accessed by coming through the adjoining dorm). I understand that it can be frustrating to have noisy neighbours and it is unfortunate that this affected...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've stayed in tons of hostels, and Bumbles was definitely one of the best!! More of an older crowd, so perhaps not best for partiers. The views were spectacular from our dorm (#8) and it felt like a hotel! Highly recommend :)

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed April 13, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend knew nothing about Queenstown before going there, so i contacted Bumbles for a bit of information. Fiona was so informative and helpful I decided to book with Bumbles and asked about what she would recommend I do. She ended up replying to me with such a good itinerary that I booked everything through them and got...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review. I was delighted to be of help. Really glad you both enjoyed your stay at Bumbles and your time in Queenstown and NZ. Thanks again, Fiona

Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Reviewed April 9, 2015

the beds here are sooo comfortable, although I'm not sure if that's because I went camping east coast australia for 4 days before staying here! hostel is quaint and quiet, wonderful views of the wakitapu lake and mountain range in front via ceiling-to-floor windows. free wifi which is always great, although can be temperamental. the receptionist fiona is lovely and...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a cute modern hostel in a great location, in walking distance of central Queenstown. Stayed for 1 night in a twin room (all other beds were taken)! Nice room, even had a decent view of the lake. Good clean facilities including luggage storage. Would recommend.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed March 12, 2015

This backpacker hostel is 5-10 minutes from the airport and in such a great location. It is right across of Lake Wakatipu and a short walk to Queenstown. We stayed in a twin room, which was just a private room with a bunk bed & closet. There was also a heater in the room. We stayed at this hostel twice...

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. Would be great to see you at Bumbles next time you come back to Queensotwn

Reviewed March 11, 2015

Quirky and friendly little place with a perfect location very close to town but far enough away to get a good nights sleep :-) I stayed in a dorm which was really comfortable then treated myself to a few nights in a double room which was bliss. You get towels in a double which was a lovely luxury after using...

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Thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed Bumbles

Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is perfectly placed being just a fraction out of town so the view in front is just beach and mountains. Queens town is busy so being on the edge was great to feel relaxed after a wild day of all the things queenstown has to offer. Downsides though - rooms come off the main street essentially and the...

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write your thoughts about Bumbles.There are security latches on the windows which prevent them opening past a point, so it is not possible to gain access to the rooms from outside. We have never had a problem with security. There are lockers in the dorm rooms - you simply need to have your own padlock....

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed February 15, 2015

Perfect little backpackers in the heart of Queenstown. My friend and I stayed there for a week and it was perfect for us. The rooms were very well kept with a gorgeous view of the lake and mountains. The girls working there were all very friendly and welcoming. We booked our accommodation way to late and hence we were going...

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Happy to hear you had a good stay. Thanks for writing about your experience

Paris, France
Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very surprised to be informed by email as we are traveling to the hostel that are rooms are no longer available! ( double booked was the explanation! Their fault right?).Difficult to then catch on the phone and no alternative was offered. Would steer clear of them if you don't want to arrive to last minute changes! Much better hostels nearby...

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to read of your experience. As stated in your email correspondence with Bumbles, booking inquiries are confirmed by supplying a visa or mastercard number and expiry date. Bumbles recommends that guests who wish to confirm contact reception ASAP, as we cannot hold beds without credit card information. In your case the beds had been confirmed by someone...

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  • Free Parking
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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: $24 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“They have parking spaces which was great”
 of 5 bubbles ColmONCusco, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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“best view, good location”
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“Amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles ElodyMoreau, Dec 21, 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms face the lake and provide a very good view of the Remarkables”
 of 5 bubbles richardwky, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
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