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Butterfli Lodge
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“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

Good clean rooms. No en-suite but there was never a queue for the numerous clean shared facilities. Nice view of the lake. They can book your activities for you, and give free wifi if they do. Having stayed in a few hostels in NZ, this has been my favourite so far. I'd recommend it. It is about 5-10 mins walk to the lake, but that didn't really bother me.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

A hostel in a quiet location with beautiful lake view, not a typical backpackers.
Though we stayed in a twin room facing road, but we did have a good night sleep without any noise. Bed is comfy and warm. Room cost $68/night.
There is a bathroom very near us and 2 more downstairs; shower and toilet together. Clean and quite spacious.
Not a big kitchen but very clean and tidy. Parking off street.
Overall, this is definately one of your good choice to stay in Queenstown.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

First of all, I'm not a backpacker so it was with trepidation that I stayed at this place. New Zealand hotels are quite pricey so backpackers places were my only choice.

To my surprise, this place is hardly a backpacker place. It is best described as a semi-homestay. There are shared rooms (no bunks) and single/doubles. For $62 I had my own room with heater and comfy beds.

There's a living room with a host of movies to watch on the tv and stunning views over the lake and down into town. Full kitchen facilities are available which is a real boon since restaurants are incredibly expensive - as is food in general.

The hostess is very friendly and helpful with advice and booking tours.

If you don't have a car, it's easy enough to walk to town but it's a cold walk in winter and maybe icy.

This is not a hotel so you won't find a concierge desk, room service, restaurant and all that. It's a house where you rent a room/bed. The bathrooms are in the hall and everything is very clean.
It's a small, quiet place with a cozy fire in the evenings.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are quieter because you don't hear the footsteps from the kitchen and living room...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Bagan, Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012 via mobile

Checked in for 1 night, stayed for 3.... On the outskirts of town, so quiet, but only a 5 minute walk in. Superb views of lake and mountains, with BBQ decks etc. clean, comfortable, good showers and kitchen, with friendly helpful staff.

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights. Slightly out of town, but only 5 minute walk in. Double room w/o bathroom for 67 dollars then 62 for the 2nd night.
Cindy, the manager, was very friendly. Booked skydiving and Nevis bungy through her. If you book through her (same price as direct) you get free wifi.
Room was comfortable and clean, French windows opening out to a view across the lake and hammocks. Two bathroom/toilets on our floor. Warm lounge with log fire. Decent kitchen. Picnic benches on the veranda with a stunning view.
Off street parking. Resident cat.
Would highly recommend - homely atmosphere and friendly staff.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alstonville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Great location, & our triple room(double & 1 single) was very clean & comfy! Short walk to town away from the hustle & bustle of Queenstown. Staff not all that friendly. Kitchen busy! Remember to name & date all your food as they like throwing unmarked food out! We had our food unmarked & found it either in the bin or with someone else's names on it! Well worth the stay!

Room Tip: Mark your food that goes in their fridge or pantry!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

We stayed for 4 nights at Butterfli Lodge. Very commercial orientated running hostel quite a walk to the heart of Queenstown, but with a nice view on the lake.

Unfriendly staff, for the Internet they made me paying 5 NZ $ for 100 MB using my own Notebook. Rooms are simple, but very clean. Don´t get those rooms on the basement, they are very dark and tight.

All rooms have shared bathroom, there exist only 3 bathrooms in total, which are always busy in rush-hour. Check out time is 10 AM, we wanted to take a shower at 9:30 AM, we could not, bathroom was busy by cleaning staff writing SMS (and not cleaning). The other bathrooms were busy by other guests. This was the reason we could not check out on time, giving the key to the reception at 10:05 AM and having breakfast for 15 minutes. Cleaning our teeth afterwards in the shared bathroom upstairs brought us into trouble with the staff. They warned us in a in a rude way that we would have to pay for another night.
Traveling 1 month in NZ we stayed in perfectly hostels and met lovely people. Butterfli Lodge is definitely a place I do not recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Butterfli Lodge
Address: 62 Thompson Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
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Ranked #47 of 90 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
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Number of rooms: 8
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