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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really great hostel! The main man at reception was so kind and helpful, making our trip even better! We booked paragliding with them and got a small discount! Hostel was clean, comfy beds and lounges, had FREE popcorn and soup at night, DVDs to watch and decent wifi! Amazing location, walkable to everything you need. Highly recommend...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a double for 3 nights. Room was basic but spacious and clean. Staff here super friendly. Close to town, a 5 min walk from everything. Small kitchens however the free soup provided every night means that there is always available cooking space. Spa pool free to use! I'd recommend to anyone on a budget. Only thing I...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in a 6 bed dorm. The free parking enticed us to book here, and we were glad that we did. It's a 5 minute stroll to the main part of town, 5 minutes to the gondola too. The free soup was great, also free popcorn in reception area. The free WiFi worked well in...

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

Clean rooms and facilities. We stayed in a private room which had a comfortable double bed and a tv not that we used it. The staff are very friendly and were happy to help with anything. The hostel has unlimited free wifi which is pretty slow during peak times but if you're around in off peak times it's quite fast....

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Hi there! So glad to here that you enjoyed your first experience of backpacking! Please do come back and see our friendly staff anytime you are back in queenstown. Kind regards

Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and would have probably changed hostels if there was any vancancies around Queenstown. Stayed in a four bed dorm, Very very small room with no lockers or charging stations anywhere close to bed. There's a little kitchen and one tiny shower for 8 people. Everything especially in the kitchen is very very old!!! Not...

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Hi Olivia I'm sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your stay with us here at Southern Laughter. Many of our share rooms have private kitchens that many guests appreciate as it enables them to avoid the two large main kitchens and lounge areas, there is a table on the private balcony. The hostel has multiple showers throughout as well...

Bowral, Australia
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

This hostel had a great little community feel and an awesome location. We were in a double room for 2 nights that was part of a small unit. Although the facilities were quite old everything was kept relatively clean. The price was also excellent considering just how much everything else costs in Queenstown at this time of year! The staff...

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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Southern Laughter is one of the weirdest Hostels I have ever been to, but one of my favorites too (probably because I have so many good memories of that place). The outside and inside of the hostel is decorated with a weird mixture of old pictures, farming equipment and especially a lot of bad jokes which you either love or...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Its a big hostel but has a very relaxed atmosphere and a lot of free stuff. Of course free WiFi but evenmore free popcorn, free chill con carne (Promotion for Pub crawls), free international calls and a hot tub. On the other Hand it has only some and small showers and restrooms.

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Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Stayed in four bed dorm which had a shared kitchen and bathroom with another four bed dorm. Beds and facilities clean, however not all power points in the room worked. The wifi was very troublesome and often would not connect, or would be very slow when it was connected.

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Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Great staff, location; bad wifi in rooms Stayed at Sir Cedric for 2 nights with my two friends. They had free soup and were located in a good location. The staff was amazing and let us use the phone for tours. The wifi didn't work in the rooms at all, but was good in public areas.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A friendly toasty warm – backpackers located in central Queenstown within quiet surroundings. We have plenty of off street parking and just a 2 minute walk to bars, supermarkets and shops.Our rooms are configurations of cozy 3, 4, 6 or 8 beds as well as 5, 6 and 8 person self contained units with kitchens. We also provide comfortable private double and twin rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Laughter Backpackers

Address: 4 Isle Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $22 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Southern Laughter Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“cheap comfortable and clean”
 of 5 bubbles lochlanna, Feb 18, 2017 | Read review
“If your travelling with a small group ask for the four bed dorm you get a balcony with a view and a little kitchen it was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles JMadventures96, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles lucih721, Jul 7, 2016 | Read review
“Recommend Private Room, Number 5, in one of the main buildings, you have to walk outside for some other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 298annee, Mar 3, 2016 | Read review
“Definitely get an ensuite - and nowhere near the washing machine.”
 of 5 bubbles katt_252014, Aug 26, 2015 | Read review
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