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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Book well in advance, it's a popular place and Queenstown has an acute shortage of budget accommodation. The dorms with private rooms attached unfortunately only have 1 bathroom for 10 people, so you need to be strategic about your showering time.

Thank Novascotian692
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

lovely place to stay. Clean and tidy rooms and the bathroom/shower rooms are in good condition too! Would definitely recommend this backpackers to stay but do be warned..it's quite a lively and loud place so if you have early mornings booked, it may not be for you.

Thank Flecky123
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Positives: the hostel is ideally suited for Queenstown, right near the centre and perfect for exploring. The kitchen/social space and free wi-fi are fine. Negatives: the 6 bed dorm rooms are arranged strangely, so my bed was in an off section with no charging point. I think plug sockets in every room in the 21st century is not too much...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Stayed in double room for two night with my love, the room was warm and clean, over my expectation on backpacker hostel, we were satisfied. Super near to downtown center and we keep on went out by walking, park my car just in front of hostel. We had rented the bicycle for two hours free, and had a wonderful cycling...

Thank Shandly S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stayed here for three nights over the New Years and had a fantastic experience. The view was exquisite and the rooms were compact and clean. Showers and bathroom were clean and people mainly kept to themselves in the dorm, However were friendly. Staff were excellent and made the stay very enjoyable. A few minor issues, However when we mentioned...

Thank DeeDee525
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Great location in Queenstown. It is on the lakefront with great views, away from the downtown center, but still close as it's only a 2 minute walk to the city center with all the restaurants, shops, etc. Very nice and helpful staff, clean dorm rooms with extra space to spread out and put your stuff.

Thank Brian F
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Stayed here alone for 2 nights and I can highly recommended. 6 person mixed dorm was clean and cosy. Lounge was nice with beanbag and both the dorm and lounge has purely great view to the lake. Staff was friendly and at least in my room was ensuite. Location is great as Bumbles truly is few minutes from the city...

Thank TommiJu
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Bumbles is brilliantly located, has good quality rooms, the staff at the front desk are super helpful and bubbly and the free bikes are fantastic. Some small things impacted on our experience including the lack of showers and availability of washing machines. Despite this I would stay at Bumbles again for a short stay.

Thank Emily G
Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Alright so this is my first review on TripAdvisor! I stayed at Bumbles from Mid July until beginning of October 2015 (with minor interruptions) mostly for the ski season and I had an absolute blast of a time! I've been travelling around countries for a while now, but Bumbles struck me instantly because - well, where to begin - it...

Thank Birk S
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. So happy to hear you so thoroughly enjoyed your time here. Thanks again, Fiona

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Very friendly staff, comfortable bed, good shower and beautiful location right on the lake front of Queenstown. Couldn't have asked for better service, the second we arrived we were welcomed and given advise on what ew should/could do, booked all the trips we wanted and for a decent price. Really love it especially Fiona the Irish receptionist. Would highly recommend

Thank Razzie87

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a small, relaxed & friendly place to stay in Queenstown with spectacular views, a waterfront location and free Wi-Fi, this is it! Just a 2 minute stroll to downtown, we are a small laid back place to stay where you'll some meet great people and get some sleep! "This popular hostel is colourfully decorated. Its prime lakefront location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the best of Queenstown. It's an easy going spot, with a quieter more laid back vibe compared to other larger hostels around town." Lonely Planet ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bumbles Backpackers

Address: Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: £19 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“All rooms are mixed share, but be warned you could be the only girl or guy in a room.”
192LauraM, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose to be on the 3rd floor. It gives you a prime view of the lake and esplanade. Plus, you are next to the laundry room!”
  • Living room and hang out area adjacent to kitchen area
  • 3rd floor dorm room view of the lake.
  • Part of the 6 person dorm room
M5683VLaaronw, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I was well satisfied with bunk room 1 and its amenities.”
, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They have parking spaces which was great”
ColmONCusco, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great view”
Carl017, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
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