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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good apartment that was very family friendly. Absolutely everything you need in the heart of Queenstown. The only challenge was finding parking nearby - had to find parking at about 10 minutes walk.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Central, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks a lot for your comments and great rating. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here in the heart of beautiful Queenstown. Of course given the centrality of our location, parking can be a challenge, however next time do not hesitate to ask our lovely staff, as they will be...

Reviewed 21 October 2016

Works very well with clients as well as all staff member. Excels at providing timely feedback to even the most difficult customers. Skillfully overcomes customers’ objections. Enjoys identifying “out-of-the-box” solutions for clients with special needs. Skillfully manages all but the most challenging customer situations.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Central, responded to this review

Kia ora Thanks so much for your positive comments! We all work really hard to ensure that our guests are taken care of in a friendly manner, regardless of the situation. I am really glad to hear that this was your experience. Kind Regards Sacha

Brandon, Florida
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The staff was very friendly & helpful. The room was clean private bath $70 for two. Great location. Arrived late and left early so didn't see too much. They will arrange travel. Free WiFi. Not sure if any elevator. View was of wall building next door. a/c unit

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Central, responded to this review

Kia ora Thanks so much for your comments.Our staff work really hard to make sure that our hostel is a friendly and welcoming environment. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, even if it was a brief one! Kind Regards Sacha Stevens

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I stayed 3 nights, 2 nights in the cheapest private room and 1 night in the waterview rooms. I preferred the cheaper queen and single room, the side on the waterfront is very busy and it was a bit uncomfortable leaving the windows open to enjoy the view. Plus it was further away and the wifi didn't work well. Rooms...

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Don Torcuato, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It was a nice hostel with a few... not so comfortable rules, like you couldnt spend time in the "shared common areas" such as the Kitchen and living room after 10.30 pm until around 7 in the morning. There was no other place to hang out.. Rooms have private bathrooms, which is good. But it was really difficult to find...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Central, responded to this review

Hi Sofi Thanks for your comments. I am glad that for the most part you enjoyed your stay with us. I can understand why you would find the kitchen and lounge closure frustrating, however given its proximity to the bedrooms, we must close it over night to avoid waking other guests. We are lucky though, that our central location provides...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We firstly stayed Millennium for few days and moved in to YHA. We found YHA room a lot more comfortable especially the bed. Excellent location and helpful staff. Coffee making facilities, decent shower, heating and lovely views. The kitchen/common room was right beside our room and were firstly concerned about noise but this was not an issue

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Central, responded to this review

Kia ora Thanks for your awesome review and ratings - it's great that you enjoyed our hostel and all it has to offer. We hope to see you back here in beautiful Queenstown again soon! Kind regards Sacha - YHA Queenstown Central

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This hostel has been one of the best I have stayed at. The rooms were better than some "Hotels" I had stayed at. Super affordable and everything is within walking distance as you are staying in the hub of Queenstown! The receptionist / manager was unbelievably helpful when I need to print some documents off with out even a question...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Central, responded to this review

Kia ora! Thank you so much for your great review and rating. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay here with us at QT Central. We take pride in our customer service so it is great to know that this was your experience. We look forward to having you stay here in Queenstown again! Sacha Stevens...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 June 2016

A comfortable and value-for-money accommodation in Queenstown. The accommodation is near all the attractions in the area and the staff is very friendly. The room is comfortable, although not entirely aesthetically appealing.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Central, responded to this review

Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review and positive ratings. I am so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We try really hard to create a comfortable and friendly environment for our guest so it is great that this was your experience. We hope to see you back again soon! Sacha

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The location is superb. Right in the city center of the bustling Queenstown. 2min walk to the famous Fergburger, 24 hour supermarket right beside, lots of eateries around. Clean and big room, the lounge and kitchen is slightly crowded but acceptable. Didn't really have much time in the hostel anyway as there is so much fun things to do in...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Queenstown Central, responded to this review

Kia ora! Thanks a lot your positive comments and ratings. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed Queenstown and our great proximity to all things fun here in the central city. We are very proud of this. Hope to see you back here again soon! Sacha Stevens

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our family of four stayed in one room, and we were fortunate to have a lake view. The room was clean and comfortable. The common area was great, with plenty of room for relaxing, cooking and eating. Very well appointed kitchen with plenty of plates, cups etc. Will definitely stay again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This hostel couldn’t be more aptly named – nestled between the Wakatipu lakefront and Shotover St, it's right in the rapidly beating heart of this famous little resort town of Queenstown. Everything is on your doorstep – cafes, bars, restaurants and the waterfront with all its activities. Previously part of the ‘Old Mountaineer Hotel,’ one of the first hotels in Queenstown, all the accommodations at the YHA Queenstown Central hostel include en-suites and TVs (with free movies). ... more   less 

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Address: 48A Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly McFees)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: ₹ 1,845 - ₹ 6,214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Queenstown Central 4*
Number of rooms: 82
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“Family rooms if you want a bit of privacy”
 of 5 bubbles Arunkrish, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Waterview rooms are not as good, Bad wifi and too many people outside the window to enjoy”
 of 5 bubbles sarahlL2258XQ, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms with windows away from the main roads to avoid noises at night”
 of 5 bubbles xiaohuiho, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Can recommend room 140 - it has a double and 2 singles, with a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles 269leannep, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try not to take the room near the Kitchen as the smell of the food is always there. Kitchen is on the 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles FRANKGOH, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
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