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Bumbles Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a twin room, which was close to bathrooms and with side stair access from ground level. Room was very cosy and warm, perfectly clean and so was the bathrooms at all times as well. Staff was very friendly & helpful - a perfect stay ! The location is perfect, opposite Lake Wakatipu and also 2 min to Steamers...

Thank Burgeropinion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Bumbles when I first arrived to Queenstown and it was great, there were a lot of solo travelers so it was easy to meet new people. The room was spacious enough and even though there was just one bathroom for the whole room (6 people) that never was a problem. The room and bathroom where clean. They...

Thank Margarita M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has all what a budgeted one need: - Super clean room. We stayed in room 8, there is a private WC and water basin. - Nice kitchen and can save you a lot of money for self-cooking - Free parking :) - Fabulous view with the lake - And great location. What else do u need? Price should...

Thank Hhtv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like Bumbles, and returned here because of a very good stay in 2010. I wasn't as impressed though as the first visit. Although, the rooms are clean, spacious and in a very close but quiet location... the hostel itself doesn't seem to promote a lot of interactions with other guests. Maybe because it was shoulder season? The hostel was...

Thank Laura M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean, great location and helpful with left luggage when we went hiking. Only slight issue was noise - I'm a light sleeper and could hear every movement from the people above. Other than that, would definitely recommend for people on a budget!

Thank Fiona J
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I camped for a few days and stayed in the dorm for a couple nights. The internet worked well and was unlimited. I really enjoyed my time there as everything was very mellow and the staff was helpful. The facilities were nice and clean. Also it was a comfortable place to be with heaters in the bathrooms and rooms. If...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Glad we could make you as comfortable as possible with your stay. Thanks for writing about your stay - Fiona, Isa, Anne, Cat & all the crew :-)

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I stayed with Bumbles either end of a milford/routeburn hike. They let me leave some luggage with them during the hike (which was very convenient). Rooms were nice, clean with good en-suite facilities. handy well priced laundry too. wifi was best standing right outside reception at 10am (after everyone else had checked out). lovely view over the lake and sufficiently...

Thank Sarah Q
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for writing about your stay at Bumbles. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay - Fiona

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of things to love about this hostel. The location is great (the view of the lake/mountains from my dorm was unreal), the rooms are clean, and it's a short five minute walk into town. The front desk staff was also really nice and helpful. If you're going to queenstown this is definitely the place to stay.

Thank Megan R
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments :-) Fiona

Reviewed 4 April 2017

I ended up checking in for 3 nights at Bumbles, and I specifically chose the place because it was close to the city center, yet just far enough to be quiet when after a long night of partying, I could relax in quiet solitude. Also, the lake view was enticing enough for me to book 3 nights in Queenstown here....

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. Great to hear your enjoyed your time at Bumbles, and that we could help organised your activities in Queenstown. Fiona

Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I stayed here initially for 4 nights then kept extending and extending! The lakeside location is awesome -an easy walk to all facilities in QT, its own private parking which is a huge bonus in QT and the most fabulous lake and mountain views from your toom and lounge. The service was exceptional.for a hostel -efficient friendly reception staff who...

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks a millions for your review. Delighted that you enjoyed Bumbles and all it has to offer. Hope to see you here again next time you visit. Fiona, Isa, Anne & all the team @ Bumbles

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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: ₹ 1,557 - ₹ 4,606 (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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