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Southern Laughter Backpackers
Reviewed May 25, 2010

Location is good and the room was clean, the kitchen is poor, not many implements and everyone elaves their dirty plates around. I got bitten by fleas the 2 nights i was there and management didnt seem too fussed.....

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 24, 2010

Nice friendly staff in good location. Room was nice, but kitchen is poor.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2009

This is a great hostel, especially if you are travelling around on your own, as it is so easy to meet people here! The common rooms are spacious, with a kitchen, dining room and lounge all in one room (there contains two separate common rooms in the hostel).
The dorm rooms are roomy, i stopped in the 6 bed dorm and for the price is was perfect!
The hostel has a free spa pool and free vegetable soup every evening.

As for the location, it is just outside the town, up the hill from the i-site. It takes you 5 minutes to walk into the centre, where they are plenty of bars and shops.

The hostel itself can book any activities that you want to do in Queenstown, from the Shootover Jet to Skydives! Queenstown is highly recommended for adults that still think they are kids!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 14, 2009

Nice backpackers with a very nice whirpool in a terrible town in the most beautiful part of New Zealand. Go check Deer Park Heights (or what was the name :).

Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed here in the double ensuite room. It was clean, though it was underneath the building and the outlook was just at another building. It was hence quite dark and didn't have any windows with a nice outlook or anything, but I guess that's what you get for the price you pay.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2007

This was okay as far as hostels go, we had a double room but it was very tiny, facilities were okay but soem of our food was stolen from the kitchen which wasn't nice. Maybe they should put up a camera to discourage this.
There's free soup at 6pm but it's just too herby!!
The staff were very helpful with us booking various activities.
It's a good location, 1 minute walk into town which is handy.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2006

We stayed here several times over the ski season and were always impressed - there is a wide range of rooms from doubles (even with your own bathroom) to 3 and four bed dorms with your own kitchen and tv. The location is great - always clean and tidy. we must have stayed here over 8 weekends throughout winter and we were never disappointed. Great helpful staff too.

Stayed: July 2005
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Address: 4 Isle Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range: $18 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Southern Laughter Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly toasty warm – backpackers located in central Queenstown within quiet surroundings. We have plenty of off street parking and just a 2 minute walk to bars, supermarkets and shops.Our rooms are configurations of cozy 3, 4, 6 or 8 beds as well as 5, 6 and 8 person self contained units with kitchens. We also provide comfortable private double and twin rooms. ... more   less 
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