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The Black Sheep Backpackers
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I had a great experience over there. The staff is nice and helpful, the lounge is cozy-warm and entertaining, the room and toilets are clean, kitchen always cleaned and there is always someone around to help you !!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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juliana s, Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2012

Glad you found us nice and cozy guys thanks! and warm! wow now its been 30 degrees some days as well! if not we have our central heating for those cold snaps and fire too..you never know in Queenstown thanks for saying we are helpful thats great to hear. we try and have staff 24/7 or as much as we can to be able to help. thanks for choosing us and see you next time :-)

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Four of us stayed in a six person dorm, really nice place to stay and was the cheapest we found. The spa is awesome, kitchen facilities are great and it's not too much of a walk after town. We didn't ever go in the lounge area during our short stay but the bean bags looked very comfortable.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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juliana s, General Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thanks for the great feedback and glad you liked our spacious 6 bed dorm and the price, we try and keep this as affordable as we can for the bets product we can provide. great you like the kitchen, we try and improve and listen to guests as we go as to what they need. walk to town we agree nice and easy and quiet when you return. lounge is nice and comfy! maybe next time you can use that. We thank you for choosing the black sheep. Happy Travels :-)

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Black Sheep. I was made to feel very welcome by the wonderful and helpful staff. My stay there was comfortable and pleasant, with comfortable beds and a nice communal area to relax in.

The location is great, as it's not right in the centre of town, so you can avoid the noise, but it's only a 5 minute walk to get there, so it's easy to get to. It's also a lovely walk from the backpackers, as you get to walk through some of the Queenstown Gardens, which is beautiful.

I highly recommend this backpackers, because I think it has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The staff will take time to help you with anything, and do it with a lovely smile :-)

Room Tip: My room was on the upper level and I find that to be very nice. I couldn't comment on the other...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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juliana s, General Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thanks for taking the time to review us at the Black Sheep. We are so happy you felt welcomed and found the beds comfortable, we are here to give you a good nights sleep :-) and relax a bit as well.

We love our location, being a sunny nice garden like setting, quiet but close to the action when you need your fix lol. The gardens with frisby golf and running, walking and relaxing areas are just the next road away so its great.

see you again next time we hope

Cheers :-)

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed 3 nights when I only intended to stay for 2. Wonderfully friendly and helpful staff which helped me make the most of my trip to Queenstown - even recommended activities that I had not even considered :D . Great quiet location with only a 2min walk to the main street through a quiet parkland. I stayed in a wonderfully warm single room with ample bedding and heating for the chilly nights, only issue was getting my luggage up the stairs. The downstairs lounge area is well set out with plenty of chairs and spaces to chill out with friends, especially on Sunday night movie nights. Bathrooms were always clean and well looked after even with the herd of elephants that seemed to be staying the first 2 nights of my experience. One of the best backpackers I have stayed in for price, facilities and cleanliness. Will definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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juliana s, General Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thanks for choosing us here at The Black Sheep and deciding to use us for your next trip, thats awesome to hear and that you managed to extend and stay a little longer. We are glad that our small and helpful team exceeded your needs.

The walk to town be it 2 minutes is a nice one, we enjoy it too :-) we are glad the new heating met your needs, and kept you warm as we know Queenstown can still have some chilly nights in Autumn/early summer!

Next time give us a shout if your upstairs happy to help you with luggage. I think i have an idea about the herd of elephants ;-) ... thanks and glad that the cleaners we still one step ahead of them which is important so that The Black Sheep can keep its high standard.

We look forward to your next visit.

Cheers,

From The General Manager and all the Black Sheep team

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Only stayed one night at the Black Sheep Backpackers but it was a great stay.
We were given a warm greeting by the member of staff on duty who showed us where everything was in Queenstown on a Map. Our room was basic but the bed was very comfy and the new central heating system definitely works as our room was lovely and warm.
There were plenty of showers and toilets which all worked and were very clean. The only downside was walking to them (outside) when it was a bit chilly, but it wasn't something that bothered us.
The kitchen had plenty of hobs and was very well equiped, and again, very clean.
All in all a great stay. We wish we had spent longer in Queenstown!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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juliana s, Owner at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Dear Guests,

Thanks for taking the time to respond, we are so pleased that you found the NEW central heating warm and the comfy new beds gave you a good nights rest!! we are glad you liked the kitchen and showers all majors, hopefully next time you will be able to stay for longer :-)

Happy Travels

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

What can we say?? 5 friends travelling in NZ. Perfect location, literally 200 yards from town, lovely facilities, friendly staff, superb views from the hot tub and decking area. Staff knew the area- more than happy to help booking trips and also got a little bit of discount for us. We stayed in a tripple room, and our friends in a double ( so not shared dorms) but to be honest I really don't think it would have mattered which rooms we stayed in, all were of high standard with shared bathrooms on each floor. There were more than enough facilities to share. This was my first hostel experience and I think I have been spoilt-will definitely be back if ever I have the chance to come to NZ again!!

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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juliana s, General Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

hey guys,

This is great that that 5 of you stayed and that you all had a great time! what a compliment, we are very happy!

The view from the spa pool is awesome, reminds me of kicking back in the hot tubs in Colorado! (we wish you could ski right out our front door as well though) lol but we cant complain its still nice close enough to head for a ski!

Glad that the staff were able to get you a deal on activities with us. and very please that you found all other areas mentioned of a high standard! we do try hard!

we hope to see you next time :-)

Cheers,

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I spent a night in a Single room, it's great actually.
The best choice if you don't want to stay close to the pub especially on Friday night.

Wifi internet is ok, with a good rate.
Staffs were nice.

But if you have a big luggage, on your feet, no car, from city center.
It might not be the best, you have to walk up hill, it's not fun at all.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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juliana s, General Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

Hi Guys,

We are please that you found the internet great! we do realise now that everyone (pretty much) uses the internet on phones, laptops or our computers provided these days!

are are pleased that the few minutes walk to town was good for you! there is a bit of an incline to get the blood pumping! hard to avoid in our mountain area, but sounds like you got a quiet nights sleep in our good quality beds and quiet location away from the pubs but near enough to sink a few beers if needed.

See you next time.

Kind Regards..

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Address: 13 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #26 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range: $17 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a home away from home? The Black Sheep Queenstown Backpackers, located beside the historic Queenstown Gardens, offers guests a convenient place to stay in the heart of the stunning alpine resort. Our central location is one of the sunniest in town and offers 360° view of the stunning local mountain ranges including the famous Remarkables. Located just a short stroll from town, The Black Sheep has a lot to offer guests including: An awesome team of friendly staff, comfortable rooms and exceptional facilities – did we mention we have a spa pool? If you are looking for affordable accommodation in Queenstown and think staying in a relaxing and homely environment after busy days spent exploring the 'Adventure Capital of the World' sounds ideal, look no further, we've got you covered at The Black Sheep. ... more   less 
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