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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in Deco 3 days and would definately recommend this hostel to everyone. Free wi fi, big kitchen with free tea, coffe, cooking spices. I stayed in share room with amazing view on lake, mountains and town. The manager was super friendly and helpful, always smiling. And only 10 min walk to city centre.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far one of the best backpackers I've stayed in in 2.5 years travelling. All down to the staff, the long termers, facilities etc. Mollie, Max and Jenny you absolute legends I ended up staying 4 months because of you guys! Free spice rack, blenders, kettles, 2 ovens, lots of hobs. Rooms were always toom and clean. Thankyou so much... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A bad place to stay. Worst backpackers in NZ. Too noisy and dirty. Foolish teenagers got drunk in the garden and went crazy at 3am, waking up everyone. The kitchen and pantry are so dirty that you won't have the mood to enjoy your cooking time. Toilets are smelly and nasty. Receptionist was unfriendly. She will say hello to you... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Where do you start, id like to say firstly that i had an absolutely fantastic time at decos. This quiet little hostel contains some of the finest homo sapiens ive ever had the pleasure of spending time with and for attracting such a fine bunch together, Deco i thank you. Deco stems in a quite magnificent location with the highlight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The hostel is quite nice, we stayed in a private room and we were shown two options, the first was the standard double room with the entrance on the main building but a seperate room. The room itself, was unpleasant, we were then shown a King room in an extra little annex from the hostel, this was really nice, extra... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

excellent view from the garden, free apples, rooms are ok but small... just one kitchen which can be full of people but enough places to cook... should have more fridges as they are always full and wifi sometimes is not good

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Well...it's cheap. So it's got that going for it. It's a pretty run down, beat up looking establishment. Lots of long stays here who seem way too comfortable with leaving their messes everywhere. The lady at the desk seemed somewhat curmudgeonly, the rooms are small and grubby, and you feel like you need a shower after being in the shower.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

very disappointing. chaos. not clean. and I've been in dozens of BBH from Auckland to Invercargill, this is the only one that you need to pay extra for the linen. and I was not informed about any extra charge until checkout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Great hostel with amazing views over Queenstown. Good common area with quality wifi. Decent kitchen facilities and plenty of food storage, bathroom's are cleaned daily by a professional cleaning company. Chris who runs the show is a top bloke and is always very helpful.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I think what makes this place feel so crowded is the amount of long-termers living there. The room we were in was so full of stuff belonging to the long term stayers that we had to leave our bags in the car for lack of space. The bathrooms had plenty of space, but you couldn't move in the kitchen without... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Deco Backpackers

Address: 52 Man Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Deco Backpackers Hotel Queenstown
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