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“Standard youth hostel in good location and very clean”

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YHA Queenstown Central
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Standard youth hostel in good location and very clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Stayed over NYE and had a blast. Hostel staff and guests were friendly. The location is fantastic, right in the centre of things and walking distance to supermarkets, bars, bus stops. Really liked the common room which had a balcony with a beautiful view, great place to enjoy a drink in the afternoon and chat with other guests. There was a lot of partying when I was there (NYE- expected), but they shut the common room down around 12 so people move onto bars/pub crawls. Never found noise a problem in the rooms, but it's not a super quiet hostel either. Kitchen is quite large and well-stocked. We stayed in double private room and then also in a dorm room- both spacious and clean.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Great place to stay!!! Amazing location, very clean and friendly! Staff were amazing. Stayed for 4 nights and it was perfect for us.

Had a few great nights there!! Would definitely recommend. The location was in the heart of Queenstown with great views of Lake Wakatipu.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

From the minute I arrived at YHA all of the staff were warm & friendly & so so helpful. The rooms are great, the view from the large kitchen & sitting room is incredible & the location couldn't be more perfect. Honestly I would stay here again in a flash! If you're new in town & fancy booking in somewhere central to find your feet, or if you're just passing through on holidays this is a wicked place to stay. I've become friends with the staff & they couldn't have been more accommodating during my stay. Keep up the great work YHA.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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316 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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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 #22 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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