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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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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Stayed 2 nights with my 2 friends. Close to the lake and town centre. Anne and Isa were really nice and helpful. The room and bathroom is also very clean. We would love to stay here again if we are in Queenstown again!

Thank Krisnaldi P
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Very pleased you had a good stay. Thanks for your comments :-)

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I recently stayed three nights at 'Bumbles' and right from the onset I was progressively impressed with the impeccable standard of interpersonal exchange, fastidiously appointed decor and attention to detail that added ambience and appeal, responsive service, quality cleanliness, private toilet/shower and a variety of bedding options with unquestionable comfort.The lay-out of the complex provided exquisite views.

Thank Brendon B
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for your review. It's good to hear the smalll touches don't go unnoticed :-). Glad you enjoyed your stay

Minden, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I slept one night in this backpacker in Queenstown. It is perfectly situated. Close to the lake and just a three minute walk from the town centre. The staff is really friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is relaxed and good, the kitchen is very clean and good equipped and there is free and fast wifi. I totally recommend this place...

Thank HannahLuiseF
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Cheers for taking time to write about your stay. Delighted you enjoyed it :)

Reviewed 9 March 2017

I really enjoyed my time at Bumbles. The staff was great and gave us great advice on activities in Queenstown. The rooms are very clean, with floor to ceiling windows of the lake. The location is fantastic - less than a 5 minute walk to the city center. There was a bathroom in my room, which was convenient. However, they...

Thank Caroline S
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Female only rooms are possible if requested prior to arrival. Great to hear your enjoyed your stay, Fiona

Reviewed 4 March 2017

West stayed in 4 hostels in Queenstown, and bumbles was our favourite. Lakeside views, so clean, great common areas, and Fiona in reception helped us book all our trips but have us great and honest advice on them too. Get a bed here..book well in advance, worth being prepared ;)

Thank ColmONCusco
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Very pleased to hear Bumbles was your favourite! Thanks for writing a review, Fiona

Reviewed 2 March 2017

good location with friendly staff , free parking and the accommodation is being cleaned everyday. just few minutes walk to queens town and the room view is magnificent. perfect for sole traveler to a gang of 6 =)

Thank Sue Ann L
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your stay. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay - Fiona, Isa, Anne & all the crew @ Bumbles

Oromocto NB
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in one of private rooms next to the kids dorms. The place was very clean. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The kitchen was very busy but had lots of utensils and we were very pleased. Bed was very comfortable. Even with the kids next door they were quiet and easy to live with.

Thank Michael M
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedback. Super to hear you enjoyed your time at Bumbles :)

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was the first time we have stayed at a backpackers and have to say this place is fantastic. From the spectacular views of the lake to the very roomy unit. We were expecting 6 beds in a room, but there was actually 2 rooms. Situated close to bars, restaurants and shopping. The amenities were very clean and tidy also....

Thank supergran3101
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

We're delighted that your first backpacker experience was worth writing about. Thanks for your comments. Look forward to seeing you when you return to Queenstown - from Fiona, Isa, Erin, Anne & all the crew @ Bumbles

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Nice place to stay, I recommend it. Great location, close to bars, pubs, restaurants and supermarket; It is possible to book tours at the reception and the staffs are very king and polite; the room was very clean; the bed was good.

Thank Carl017
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Cheers for your comments :-)

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Loved waking up in the morning with that wonderful lake view, right from my bed. Very clean, spacious rooms, well equipped kitchen, free parking on the premises, short walking distance from the town centre. Nice staff, nice common areas, and great value for money. Book well in advance, as their rooms fill up pretty fast.

Thank Andra_Oprisan
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

You are correct - you can't beat the views from Bumbles. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Fiona, Isa, Erin, Anne & all the crew

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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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