We stayed at Bumbles simply because it was the only place with a vacancy and it turned out to be in a cracking location (not up one of the many Queenstown hills!) with pretty cool views.
However, the receptionist was useless. She vaguely pointed in the direction of our room without warning us that the place was like an outdoor rabbit warren, didn't tell us where the showers and toilets were, didn't mention the kitchen or internet... I can't stand staff like this.
The room itself was hard to find and the layout of Bumbles is just plain odd. We had to go outside and down a set of concrete steps to get to the toilet and worse of all our room STANK of musty dampness. The small, rickety window and cold blue walls of the room did nothing to help alleviate this.
The mattresses were so soft that they were blatantly pass their sell by dates and though it doesn't matter hugely, the floral bedsheets were a turn off. The single socket in the room was broken.
If you don't remotely care about the kind of place you're staying in and want somewhere within easy reach of the main streets of QT then stay here. Otherwise, pay a little more and avoid if you can.
- 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
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