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Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you are looking for a central location with great view, easy accessibility, good staffs and decent rooms, Absoloot is definitely the absolute choice! Staffs were helpful and friendly.. Rooms oversee Lake Wakatipu with breath-taking view. You will never get tired from looking out of your window daily. Room are decent and clean. There is a small lift within the hostel, laundry is just next door. Kitchen was slightly cramp but clean.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank _maNdY_yDnAM_
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

It's tough for me to review Absoloot completely as I only stayed the single night here but from that experience, I think I can comfortably give it a good four star rating whilst adding some comments for your consideration.

So to start with the positives:
- very central...literally in the middle of everything so you won't have to go far too get anything you need.
- enthusiastic staff who seem happy to be there, either to help out or just chat.
- spacious and clean dorm rooms with plenty of power sockets, hooks and even little fold-up things to put your bags on. I like the little touches that many hostels don't think about. Towel included also.
- en-suite bathrooms very nice, fresh and clean.
- nice open and modern communal area (tv room) on the second floor.
- slow at times but functional WiFi.
- well equipped kitchen.

As for the negatives:
- considering how great the dorm room was, the mattress I had was of very disappointing quality. Lie on the duvet to help with the springs.
- it could potentially be pretty loud in the early hours with plenty of drunks wandering around outside.
- whilst well equipped, the kitchen is pretty small so can get somewhat manic at times.
- it's a pretty big hostel on multiple floors so it feels more like a hotel than hostel so if you are picky about how a hostel feels (i.e. you like that homely feel), especially if you are staying for longer, this may be a consideration.

All in all, I think this place is a good hostel and so the high rating is probably justified. It's a little pricey but it is QT after all and it does feel a little flashy compared to some other longer established places. If you don't mind paying a little extra, Absoloot shouldn't disappoint.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank randallml
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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Value for $, friendly and helpful staffs who seems to remember the face of every guests.

The rooms are clean.

The lower deck bed is about as spacious as a queen sized bed.

Even shower gel is provided in the soap dispenser with the essential free wifi access! (Big Bonus).

Witnessed how hard the staff scrubbed the toilet floor one afternoon, no wonder we come back to a clean toilet everyday. (;

Albeit the kitchen is a little cramped, the good view of lake Wakatipu and an accessible location make it up.

Given that it is ideally situated near the park, it is not uncommon to hear occasional partygoers' chattering and cheering late into nights.

As well as the garbage trucks dutifully doing their job in the early morning can caused some sleep disturbance.

Otherwise, this is a cherry cosy haven to meet new people from all walks of life.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Ensuite, choice of double bed if you check in early and everything you need. Free Wifi. Layout didn't feel very comfortable for me though, with the kitchen and lower lounge being right next to reception on ground level. Kitchen was also cramped. In good location but a good location is a noisy location when you're talkin' that close to town centre. Staff just OK, not super friendly, but Nomads are nearly grumpy, so still better.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Absolootely fantastic! We stayed in a private room with a queen bed and ensuite and got the best room in the place! Right on the waterfront on the top floor overlooking the stunning mountain scenery the room was beautiful and super cheap. The staff are really professional and friendly, definitely here to make friends and are down to hang out and go biking or snowboarding with you anytime. There are lots of friendly backpackers and everyone hangs out in the rec room where you can watch tv and play pool. The free wifi is great and there are also awesome deals with the local restaurants/bars/adventure places.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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