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“A* Backpackers” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

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Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A* Backpackers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2011

Nomads in Queenstown was such a fun hostel. Always something going on, the friendliest staff, quality facilities and an all round, happy place to be. I spent a week in this place and loved every single minute of it. In a perfect location with everything a backpacker needs. One of the best hostels I stayed in during my six month trip!

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

The hostel is awesome - not the cheapest but well worth the price. The rooms were large, clean, and quite. Great service by the hotel staff and the amenities were perfect - balconies in each room, flat screen tv, cheap internet service, large kitchen, plenty of laundry machines - everything you can ask for. The other hotel guests were also very friendly so it was very easy to meet people.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank S P
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Phuket, Thailand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

On my second visit to Queenstown, I stayed here on the recommendation of my Bus driver. This place feels good, the staff at the desk are very helpful and friendly. So were the guests. I left my I Pod in the movie room- which is really cool by the way- and after resigning myself to having lost it, I was told someone had handed it in to the Front Desk. Thanks guys!

The building itself is very modern and well laid out. There is a large communal kitchen and lounge area were everyone gathers and hangs out. They also provide a basic meal every evening which is greatly appreciated.

Considering I have stayed in other hostels in Queenstown for the same price, this is great value. I was in a shared dorm which was okay. It could have done with a clean up from the housekeepers but I didn't really mind. I've visited much worse!

For older travellers it might be a bit loud but I loved it. There really was a great atmosphere here.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

spent almost 2 weeks here and loved it!
stayed in a 6 bed female on ensuite dorm, good size, had seperate toilet and shower, had own balcony, small lockers in room and we each had our own reading light. room is clean and modern!
hostel is big, they have a nice common area, the kitchen is a bit small but was fine when we used it. they offered a free nightly meal while we were there - definately worth checking out! they do make people stop drinkling at the hostel at 9pm and they do random room checks for this, so you can still get a good nights sleep when you arent going out! the bar crawl they organise is also good value and fun!

the staff were great, all very friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alders627
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2011

i lived in Queenstown for 2 season (10 & 11) and both times stay here when i arrived. after reading some reviews of this place its seems pretty clear. it either great or bad. bad because of noise and the partying. simple if you don't like to party don't stay. but if you don't mind that this is a awesome hostel. clean, comfortable and good staff. location is good but dose not really matter cause the town is so small maybe try YHA lake front god place 3 mins walk from town and nice and quite... overall fantastic.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Matthew H
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

We stayed at Nomads during November 2011. The backpackers was a new and clean place with plenty of rooms available. We stayed in the dorms and they where clean but very small, not leaving enough room for 6 people to walk in. The en-suite in our room was cleaned daily but was very clean to begin with. The backpackers was very busy with a lot of young people and the backpackers emptied at around 9PM each night (9PM was the drinking ban) and left for a night on the town, coming back yelling and screaming at around 4AM. So if your a light sleeper, you can ask for ear plugs at reception (they are 24 hours). Plenty of activities going on each night if you want to follow to crowd and free drinks at the World Bar if you ask at reception. All in all, a great experience at Nomads Queenstown - will visit again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stewart W
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

It is clean and it is fun, very well located and there is loads of info about things going on. Bit commercial but fine I lasted a whole week

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
Address: 5-11 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Nomads Queenstown Backpackers 5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers is located in the heart of Queenstown, New Zealands popular South Island holiday city. Designed with all budget travelers in mind this purpose built backpackers hostel has a variety of room types from small and large dorms with or without ensuite to private ensuite rooms with wide screen Sky TV.All dorm rooms at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers have storage lockers and individual bedside reading lights and many of the rooms have balconies with views of Queenstowns lake or mountains ... more   less 
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