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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was recommended this hostel by numerous other backpackers, and was not disappointed. The staff were excellent, and were able to help with every request I had. They helped me book some incredible tours and activities, and I was very confident that their recommendations were accurate. The accommodation was very comfortable and facilities were spotless. A breath of fresh-air from...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

THE ROOM(s) 1st stay - Cabin, Twin. - last minute booking. no complaints. Separate cabin from building. Twin beds. Coffee/tea making facilities in room. Stand fan & heater provided. Need to cross pebble yard to use toilet/bathroom. Is a problem if you are a person who needs to use the washroom in the middle of the night. (oh yes, 4...

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mj20012015, Public Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your feedback. We apologize if you were not so happy about the experience. Cabins are really for people who wanted to enjoy their own space as it is separate from the main building. The room was checked and we couldn't find the smell you are referring to inside the room, we are suspecting that the...

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked two weeks out for a stay during a busy period and there were few options. Stayed in a double room and a deluxe king room (both on ground floor) as the double was booked out the last night I wanted to stay. Apart from the size of the bed and room there was little difference. The beds were comfortable...

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mj20012015, Public Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Tysus, thank you for your feedback. It is good to know that you had a good sleep. We are implementing no noise policy for the benefit of everyone who wanted to have a good night rest. We are still in the process of improving and adding channels. We are making sure rooms and facilities are always clean and staffs...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here last year and really enjoyed my stay. The hostel has a great location. The staff were particularly welcoming and helpful during my stay. I didn't feel like there was anything they were unwilling to help with, very friendly. The rooms were cosy and fully equipped. I would recommend highly and will definitely stay again if I am fortunate...

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mj20012015, Public Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We are happy to know that you really enjoyed your time in our hostel. Our friendly staffs are really helpful and we are glad to know they took good care of your needs. Thank you for the recommendation. Hoping to see you again too at the Black Sheep Backpackers.

Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at The Black Sheep Backpackers for three nights, and that was more than enough. The bathrooms were very cold (since people didn't close the door after them) and quite dirty and the dorm I slept in was dark and smelly. I had the lower bunk bed and the upper bed was so low that you couldn't sit in...

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mj20012015, Public Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking time to give us a review. Our showers provide good water pressure, hot and cold is optional. We apologize if it was not the best stay you've had. Our dorms are reasonably priced and we have had good feedback on our updated dorm rooms, where each guest in the bunk have their own curtain,...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very very good staff, their way of dealing with the customers is just amazing. I feel like a home here. Amazinggggg experience. I will never forgot these 30 days that I have spent here with wonderful people. Will love to come back again in future. M Taking some lovely memories with me from here as a picture is also attached...

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mj20012015, Public Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Gagandeep, thank you for the review. You are amazing and that was a lovely photo with our staff. Thank you for all the appreciation and good words for the hostel and staffs. It is indeed our goal to make your stay memorable and comfortable. Hope to see you again and safe travels for you and your mates.

Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion the best place about quality/price in this city... good atmosphere and warm staff! Whether you want a no bustling hostel, familiar and different in Queenstown i guess this is the correct site for you. Recommendablish!

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mj20012015, Public Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Nicolas, thank you for the recommendation and for taking time to give us a review. You are always welcome to come back here, we hope to see you again. Safe travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey I'm Adrien, 30yo and landed in this backpacker when I arrived in Queenstown. Without any hesitation, this is the best backpacker in Queenstown for a lot of reasons. 1- it's CLEAN! I've slept in 4 different backpackers in QT, and I came back asap to this one. I mean, this the most important thing for me, the bathrooms have...

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mj20012015, Public Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Adrien, your review is awesome. We are happy to know you enjoy every bit of your stay, from cleanliness down to coziness of our facilities. It is our priority to provide the best to our guests. It is good that after spending some days in other hostels you came back to us to spend the rest of your stay....

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really happy with the staff who lookd after me well and even helped me with som personal problems when I neded help! Thanks again! Liked the location and the cozyness. Stayed at a lot of hostels and really liked this one.

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mj20012015, Public Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi There, thank you for the review. We were touched by this comment to our staffs. We are glad they took good care of you while you were in the hostel. Guests here are not just treated as a passing traveler but a family member. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. The staff are so friendly and helpful. They are really knowledgeable about the local area and booked us up some great activities. They also know some great places to get a drink. The location is great as nothing is very far away but it's peaceful spot. It was great to come back to after a busy day,...

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mj20012015, Public Relations Manager at The Black Sheep Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sonja, the review is great, thank you so much. Our staffs are really friendly and knowledgeable in all aspects and always ready to help. Our prime location is our special offering to travelers in Queenstown. Near town but in a peaceful spot where you have amazing views. We are near bus stops and on street parking spaces. Come back...

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about The Black Sheep Backpackers

Address: 13 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: £20 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Ask for a different room if they offer you room no.4 (twin room)”
 of 5 bubbles LimSharon, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“my favourites are units 13 and 22...”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Just avoid please.”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Better off staying somewhere else to be honest”
 of 5 bubbles aimeepassmore77, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“high rates does not equate high standards. No to twin room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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