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The Black Sheep Backpackers
Reviewed May 18, 2013

I've stayed at several different backpackers on frequent visits to Queenstown and this is my favourite. Beds are comfortable and dorms are warm. Kitchen is excellent. Lounge is cosy and love the movie nights with popcorn on Sunday night. The spa is great, as is the free internet. Occasionally, other houseguests can be a bit noisy, but hey, this is Queenstown. Staff are all friendly and helpful. I won't stay anywhere else. Too convenient. So easy to find a free car park. Anyone who doesn't think that this is excellent accomodation should book into the Millenium up the road and pay the price. This is great value for money.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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juliana s, Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Hey Guys,

So good to hear you have tried a few places in Queenstown and you found us the best! as there are many options. new beds serve our customers well. glad you liked the well equipped kitchen. and the bonus of the movie night and comfy warm lounge with the log fire. Free Spa & internet again a winner. sorry you had a couple of other people a bit noisy our location aims for chilled, relaxed people and we try and keep tabs on the noise from our onsite team of night staff. car parking at this location is easy if our car park is full.

again the third review i have responded to today equal of a hotel value so thats wonderful thanks so much, reception will always try and accommodate your requests.

We would love to have you stay again

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Black Sheep is a great place to stay in Queenstown if you are looking for value for money accomodation close to town and are happy to share your space with energetic international travellers. The double room we had was warm and comfortable. The very clean bathrooms and kitchen facilities equaled many of the more expensive motels we have visited and the friendly and helpful staff made a very good impression on us. We took advantage of the free 4 hour mountain bike hire service to get out and about.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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juliana s, Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Hey Guys,

So happy you loved our location and loved the standard of the double room, kitchen and clean bathrooms, similar standard to that of an expensive hotel or motel :-)

the free internet WIFI, computers and free bikes seem to be a real winner so that's great to hear again from another valued customer and we always strive to offer the best 5 star service.

We hope to have you stay again

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

If you are going to queenstown just stay at Black sheep, great place, clean, friendly helpful staff, equipped kitchen, good location, nice beds.Free Internet and bike! I recomend and i'll be back there.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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juliana s, Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Hey Guys, glad you had an excellent stay and found us clean, friendly and helpful with a good kitchen and good beds. we know everyone loves free WIFI and free computers so we have both. as well as the bikes to use at anytime :-)

we shall see you next time.

Many Thanks :-)

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Staying at the Black Sheep was awesome! We booked a double room for 2 nights and it felt like we booked a hotel. Very comfortable & the high pressured showers were tops. Very clean and no rowdy people lol. Customer service was excellent, so friendly! They let us store our bags (plus use their facilities!) before check in so that we didn't have to carry around our heavy packs all day. Made our stay very easy! Great value for money, I would totally recommend staying there, 8/10 in my opinion :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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juliana s, General Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Hey Guys,

We are glad that you found your experience more like a hotel we love your review.

We try our best to keep cleaning to 100%, so are pleased that you enjoyed that and our nice showers.

We are very happy you found customer service tops as well we always strive for this. see you next time :-)

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

very cheap backpackers pretty well run but being a bit older than most there I find that most werer coming in at about five in the morning and making a heck of a din! it was a pretty good location though although its easy to get around Queenstown.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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juliana s, General Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thanks for the review, happy that you found us run well! we do get lots of older clients that do enjoy us too. sorry that you got some people coming back late! Hard in QT as every now and then being a backpackers people will go out into town and come back late! due to our location not right in the center above any bars etc we have pretty good feedback with having a quiet and relaxed atmosphere but then to get into town its only a few minutes. as you will be aware. On your next visit we hope those others are not so noisy as you liked our product.

thanks for taking the time to drop a review :-)

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

great place, friendly helpful staff, clean equipped kitchen, luggage store, clean linen, nice outdoor area for chilling out. quiet location not far from town. rooms had good amount of space for packs,gear .

  • Stayed: March 2013
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juliana s, General Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Hi Guys, glad you liked and rated us well being clean is a key goal for us, clean, budget accommodation with as many facilities we can provide for the best price is our goal that we try and listen to our guests and work towards, luggage, ski and mountain bike storage is always free for as long a you need so glad you found helpful.

we like our prime location not right above any bars or shops so nice and quiet when you come home but only a couple of minutes walk from the action. glad you enjoyed our spacious rooms as well, we know people rock up with a lot of gear for tramping, sports or just shopping!

we hope to see you again soon. :-)

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this place!
Good prices, friendly and helpful staff, free wifi, comfortable rooms and a good spacious kitchen.
I would choose the same accommodation if I ever go to Queenstown again :)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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juliana s, General Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thanks for the comments! we are pleased you had a great stay and thanks for taking the time to say so. please you life the friendly staff and free Wifi and computers. the rooms have all new beds and new linen, duvets etc so we are glad you found them comfortable. kitchen was good for you guys too, we recently added some more work top space :-) and we look forward to seeing you next time.

The Black Sheep Team :-)

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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range: $31 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Black Sheep Backpackers 2*
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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