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YHA Queenstown Lakefront
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Curitiba, PR
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good option, but could be cheaper.”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

In the right location, facing the lake, and just a 10 minutes scenic walk to the city centre! Inside is just a hostel, the single room I was given, was very basic, with means, just the bed. The walls are too thick and the room became noise on the rush ours. Some car park available Staff were great and helpful, overall a good hostel, worth to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Tokyo, Japan
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437 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

There are two YHA hostels in Queenstown. We chose this because we have a car to travel. There are plenty of street parking and about 7 car parks in their property. Town centre is walking distance along the lake and it is good to stay away from the noisy town centre.

We stayed in 4 bunk dorm. The receptionist was happy to put us in the room with another Korean girl instead of 8 bunk dorm, even we had two free night vouchers which you can get from YHA NZ if you buy annual membership. Actually the joint membership fee is $60 and it paid for our stay here ($27 x 2persons)!! Great!!

The kitchen was clean, tidy and so huge compare to all European hostels where we traveled last three months. We are really impressed.

Only one disappointment was duct noise (or air conditioner?) on and off all the night. So my girl friend couldn't sleep in well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is the first time for me to try this type of accommodation. One word: Excellent.

Place: near to wharf. very good view as the name – lakefront. Kitchen is tidy and water pressure for shower is good. Excellent management!

People: Staff is very helpful and friendly. People from different countries are very friendly and tidy. Everyone cleans up kitchen once finished the meal. Good influence.

Other: far away from cheaper supermarket – Fresh Choice

Room Tip: the room with deck is quite nice but may too small. you can see mountain peak covered by snow and la...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2012

I love this place and have probably stayed far too long,
It's the cheapest hostel in town at $20.70 a night for members,
the kitchen and social areas are amazing and have so much space,
The views from the hostel are amazing and location is just far enough from town to be quiet but is less than 10min walk,
only negatives internet is expensive and even though the dorms are nice and really clean they could do with a bit of updating,
I'll be back

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 13, 2012

neat and tidy place, with good facilities, big kitchen with a beautiful view, heaps of showers and loos, fully ventilated and warm. The staff tops it all up. Full knowledge of local area, activities and providers and always happy to help, (Kate was awesome !)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Really enjoyed our stay here. The bathroom and kitchen facilities were good and clean. The whole hostel felt clean. Staff were very friendly. Close enough to town to walk but still in a beautiful location on the lake. Would definitely stay here again. Free wifi would make it the perfect hostel!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2012

This probaly one of the best hostel you cld find NZ. Our first night there we got a huge room with one bunk and two singles. We even had a balcony. One week later when we stayed we got a small room with 4 singles. It was tight but we managed fine. The kitchen was clean. The showers and bathrooms were fine.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: YHA Queenstown Lakefront
Address: 88 - 90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 92 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Queenstown Lakefront 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you want to experience the beauty and excitement of Queenstown but still get a good night’s sleep, then YHA Queenstown Lakefront is the hostel for you – and it’s only a 10 minute walk into town. A comfortable fully equipped hostel sitting right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, offering stunning views of the lake and Remarkables mountain range. The hostel includes a drying room for ski & tramping gear and dedicated snowboard, ski & bike storage. ... more   less 
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