My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights while on a tour and were disappointed with this hostel. Although a good price for a double in Queenstown (Queenstown is one of the most expensive places in New Zealand), the hostel was not good value for money. The communal areas were dirty and unwelcoming. Our room was in a building separate to the main hostel and the toilet and kitchen in this area were both dirty with very sticky floors.
As our room was directly below the kitchen/ lounge area we could here everything that was going on - which was not fun when it was still really noisy at 4.30 in the morning when we had to get up at 6am for a tour to Milford Sound.
The staff were ok although not overly friendly.
One positive was the location - only 5 mins (if that) to the bars/restaurants and the legendary FergBurger. Also got drink deals at certain bars because of staying at the hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly toasty warm – backpackers located in central Queenstown within quiet surroundings. We have plenty of off street parking and just a 2 minute walk to bars, supermarkets and shops.Our rooms are configurations of cozy 3, 4, 6 or 8 beds as well as 5, 6 and 8 person self contained units with kitchens. We also provide comfortable private double and twin rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Laughter Hotel Queenstown