You can tell this hostel has put thought into the comfort needs of a backpacker.The beds have two pillows, a towel, and a light for reading.The rooms are quiet and the hostel attracts conscientious travelers so that getting a good night’s sleep is not a problem.The bathrooms are new and luxurious.The free use of wifi, iPads, bikes, etc., is just the icing on the cake. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable about the countless activities in Queenstown and they were right when they suggested I do the Canyon Swing in the afternoon rather than the morning to avoid the post-adrenaline let down. If you are looking to meet other travelers, it’s easy to do here. There is a comfortable lounge area with a giant flat screen and a library of movies to choose from. The open kitchen and the three long tables in the eating area make it easy to connect with others.One evening I had the privilege of dining with the owner. He is well-traveled and was quite generous with his fine wine. AQ is more than just a clean, comfortable, safe place to stay. There’s a sense of community. It can be difficult to leave. It’s obvious that this hostel wants to be the best in the world, and if it is not already, it will be there soon.