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Bumbles Backpackers
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Nantes, France
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“One of our best backpack in our nz trip”
Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

This hostel has been a good surprise regarding feedback on tripadvisor we were not sure where we were going but it was actually a good surprise.

The view is very nice, you are at 300 meters of the piers

Staffs are very helpful, you get free Internet for the first 24 h, free chocolate cake and pop corn.

Room are clean

  • Stayed September 2013
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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thanks for your feeback. Glad you enjoyed the brownies and popcorn for movie night :-)
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Very happy with the view but disappointed with the room.

1) Location is good. Really good. Lake front, overlooking the beautiful Lake Wakatipu and mountains. Few minutes walk to the town.
2) We stayed in room #9 (5-bed dorm) which has fantastic lake view. It has a side door with direct access to shower room and toilet. Sort of ensuite! But this room kind of dated and has musty smell. The feeling was like walking into a long vacated room, you won't like it!
3) Shower room and toilet is okay but cleanliness can be improved.
4) Kitchen looks nice but is not very clean.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thanks for your feedback. Sorry to hear you were unhappy with the cleanliness of the hostel. Due to our thorough daily cleaning routine in our bathrooms/kitchen/rooms, I am surprised to hear this. I'ts great to hear you liked our wonderful lakefront location. Thanks again for leaving a review
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Situated right on Lake Wakatipu, ten minutes walk from everything that Queenstown has to offer, with massive views over the mountains, Bumbles Backpackers is blessed with a fantastic location. Our dorm room was fine, the showers warm and powerful, the kitchen fine. Beds were a bit small and pillows flimsy, so not the best nights sleep. This was worsened by the fact that guests had to walk right through our dorm to access adjoining twin and double rooms, which was annoying as we had booked an entire dorm in order to have some privacy as a group.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Pros: Hostel was very clean (cleaned daily), spacious and in a good location. Beautiful view as its situated right across the street from the lake. It's a 1-2 minute walk into town but far enough away from the partying of Queenstown. Staff were friendly and helpful. One of the best hostels we've stayed in!

Con: The double rooms are lovely but you have to walk through the dorms to get there (not a huge deal).

Would certainly recommend this hostel!

Room Tip: If theres 2 of you definitely get a double room for the same price as a dorm but you get towels, hot...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay :-)
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Me and my girlfriend booked a couple of nights in a double room for some privacy and quiet time away from staying in shared dorms our entire trip to Queenstown but instantly found that the double rooms here were no good at all.

Although it was winter the room was far to cold and also shared a door with an 8 person dorm which you needed to go into every time you wanted to use the shared bathroom. You could hear every sound from the dorm including a light snore completely destroying our hopes of a bit of private time.

To the hostels credit they did provide an extra heater and the facilities are great along with the location, luckily we only booked 2 nights or we would have left after the first.

Room Tip: Dont dare book a double
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Me and boyfriend was here in the summer,had such a great stay! We loved the living room so cozy and homely and the kitchen is sooo clean. Rooms are also nice and we loved the balcony bit outside with the barbeque :)

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I stayed in Bumbles during the winter time and by far the warmest I stayed in as well.
Really nice clean rooms stunning view out of the room and really cosy lounge area.
The staff is really friendly and helpful.
Plus Free WiFi :)
I just can recommend it to everyone how is planning to stay in Queenstown.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Bumbles Backpackers

Property: Bumbles Backpackers
Address: Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 90 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 13
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 

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