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Absoloot Value Accommodation
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2 reviews
“Okay, but not great”
Reviewed May 22, 2011

The elevator was broken when we arrived, which would've been fine with me if I didn't have to lug my suitcase to the 4th floor. One of the workers did help us carry our things, though. Other than that, I wasn't terribly impressed by the service and I also thought it was really pricey for what they offered. I did like that the bathrooms were en suite.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

We stayed in a 2 person twin room with an ensuite bathroom. For a budget accommodation, this place was perfect. We had a tv, a fridge, a flat screen tv, and a remote controlled air/heating system. The room and bathroom were spotless, with people dropping by daily to vacuum and clean.

The location was also perfect, with the lake, shops, restaurants, cafes, and an excellent chocolatier literally right at our doorstep. The only bad thing is that parking is a bit of a pain, with all the time limits around, but free unlimited street parking can be found if you don't mind a bit of walking. Oh, and on Saturday night there was a lot of street noise outside our window, but this wasn't a problem on Sunday and Monday nights.

One of the nicest places we stayed in in NZ. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Temerloh District, Malaysia
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

We stayed in a double room (room370) for 2 nights( room very clean, microwave, fridge, TV), very comfortable. Then we wanted to extend another nite but the room was booked on the 3rd nite. So we were offered to stay in a room for 2 couples for NZ90 with attached bathroom. The room is clean and has a fridge and TV but no microwave. We enjoyed the double room though. The owners were friend;y indeed.

Room Tip: More quiet on the 3rd floor
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2011

This backpacker hotel has one of the best views in Queenstown, looking down right over the lake and the steamship pier, with stunning mountain ranges in the background. We stayed in a double room right at the top (room 380?), for which the price was reasonable, especially for Queenstown. The facilities were good, the staff wonderfully warm and helpful, and the atmosphere friendly and relaxed. We did not feel out of place despite being somewhat older than many residents. The hotel is centrally located, so food, shopping and nightlife are all just around the corner. Sean and Nadine were very helpful in booking trips and offering local information.

Room Tip: Top floor double room has the best views
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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West Sussex, UK
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Reviewed March 31, 2011

The bathroom didn't look (or smell) like it had been cleaned for a week or more, the towels were clean but the toilet stank and the shower had mould and scum marks all up the wall.

The rooms are very dusty and have only a tiny window that opens, so that makes them very stuffy when there are a few people in there. There was also very little floor space, so if you haven't got a bottom bunk to stash stuff under be prepared to not unpack anything from your backpack.

The kitchen looked like a bomb hit it, and also made the whole hostel smell of food as it is at the bottom of the building and has no windows (god forbid someone cooks curry).

The bedding was clean and the hostel is in a good location. The sitting room is small, but has a good size tv and a nice view.

I left after one night despite having paid for 2. Stay at Nomads and if you aren't a party type then ask for a room on the Church Street side and on the 2nd or 3rd floor - I guarantee it will be better than this.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

We had one night in 2nd flr room on dbl bedstead that also had a bed above; reading light turn on/off from in bed; dble lounge but no table/chairs. We copped the setting sun and noise from smokers in street below and later night revellers...but not an unacceptable level and remembered we once did the same. Last two nights spent in queen room on lake side of building. Of course had to pay a bit more for the million dollar view. Room clean, new paint, modern louvres, fridge, m'wave, ensuite, small table and two chairs, decent TV. Great value. Sure, a little noise from mall later at night but no big deal, just youth enjoying themselves. Felt a little awkward being older 'backpackers' but entry/lift situation was such that we did not have to intrude into youth space. This venue was booked for us through the 'i' site at G'mouth railway in accordance with our budget request. This place is absolutely central and abutts the lake. A great way to end our holiday.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

Great central location and modern facilities await you at Absoloot Value. My room was on the 3rd floor and while the view was fabulous, it was a little noisy (I could hear the music from nearby pub). The room was small but it didn't bother me. Three people would find it tiny.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Absoloot Value Accommodation
Address: 50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Absoloot Value Accommodation (AVA) has been designed with the backpacker, ‘flashpacker’ and value-seeking traveler in mind. AVA is spectacularly located on the lakefront right in the centre of Queenstown. Newly refurbished, it offers boutique dorms (6 beds maximum), double and queen rooms. Fresh, contemporary style with space to play and space to relax. And now there is FREE WIFI throughout the hostel! ... more   less 
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