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YHA Queenstown Central
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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336 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Location, location, location!”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

It was located right in the heart of Queenstown, easily walkable to all shopping places, restaurants, bars... The room was spacious, tidy, clean with great views to Lake Wakatipu and the mountains but didn't have any private balcony as described when we booked. The staffs were so friendly and helpful. The kitchen, however, was quite small.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

Only here briefly, but had a good experience! There are some hostels with nicer rooms in Queenstown, but I had no complaints. Centrally located it's easy to walk anywhere around town, and the staff are very friendly and helpful if you want to book activities

  • Stayed March 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Just stayed at the YHA in Queenstown. It was my first youth hostel experience in over a decade. It was a good one. The location was great. Easy to get to the pick up location for the Intercity bus tours and trips.
Shared a room with 4 other woman, and it was easy. No one really spoke to each other, but everyone was tidy and considerate.
The bathroom was clean and the shower was fine. The shower head was very low, but not everyone is 6'2" like me.
Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Plonked right on the main street of Queenstown this place is central to everything. It's just your usual youth hostel with nothing too outstanding.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Thank JackTheRunner
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Ohope, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

YHA central is on shotover street right in the center of the action but if you are trying to sleep, a pub crawl exits a nearby bar around 11 or 12 each night and they are extremely loud. The hotel itself is quiet but the street can be wild, especially in the summer. After midnight however it was slightly easier to sleep. The kitchen and the room was clean and the staff were extremely helpful.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Great advice on what to do and where to go. there are some adventures and some have free pick up - you really need good advice and a chance to talk to those who have done them. Great stay at YHA

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

My partner and I only stayed for one night as a stopover on the way to Te Anau. We were a little disgruntled to find that there was no parking although the reception lady did direct us to some free, untimed on-street parking a few blocks away. This may have been a problem if we'd booked in for longer and weren't lucky enough to find a free park. Only 2 computers for internet use tucked away near reception although there is wifi available if you have your own laptop.

Value wise for the very central location, size of the room, ensuite bathroom (which was huge) and everything in else in our room, it was fine for what we wanted.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: YHA Queenstown Central
Address: 48A Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly McFees)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Queenstown Central 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hostel couldn’t be more aptly named – nestled between the Wakatipu lakefront and Shotover St, it's right in the rapidly beating heart of this famous little resort town of Queenstown. Everything is on your doorstep – cafes, bars, restaurants and the waterfront with all its activities. Previously part of the ‘Old Mountaineer Hotel,’ one of the first hotels in Queenstown, all the accommodations at the YHA Queenstown Central hostel include en-suites and TVs (with free movies). ... more   less 
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