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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stayed here for three nights over the New Years and had a fantastic experience. The view was exquisite and the rooms were compact and clean. Showers and bathroom were clean and people mainly kept to themselves in the dorm, However were friendly. Staff were excellent and made the stay very enjoyable. A few minor issues, However when we mentioned... More 

Thank DeeDee525
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Great location in Queenstown. It is on the lakefront with great views, away from the downtown center, but still close as it's only a 2 minute walk to the city center with all the restaurants, shops, etc. Very nice and helpful staff, clean dorm rooms with extra space to spread out and put your stuff.

Thank Brian F
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed here alone for 2 nights and I can highly recommended. 6 person mixed dorm was clean and cosy. Lounge was nice with beanbag and both the dorm and lounge has purely great view to the lake. Staff was friendly and at least in my room was ensuite. Location is great as Bumbles truly is few minutes from the city... More 

Thank TommiJu
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Bumbles is brilliantly located, has good quality rooms, the staff at the front desk are super helpful and bubbly and the free bikes are fantastic. Some small things impacted on our experience including the lack of showers and availability of washing machines. Despite this I would stay at Bumbles again for a short stay.

Thank Emily G
Dresden, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Alright so this is my first review on TripAdvisor! I stayed at Bumbles from Mid July until beginning of October 2015 (with minor interruptions) mostly for the ski season and I had an absolute blast of a time! I've been travelling around countries for a while now, but Bumbles struck me instantly because - well, where to begin - it... More 

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

Thank you SO much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. So happy to hear you so thoroughly enjoyed your time here. Thanks again, Fiona More 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Very friendly staff, comfortable bed, good shower and beautiful location right on the lake front of Queenstown. Couldn't have asked for better service, the second we arrived we were welcomed and given advise on what ew should/could do, booked all the trips we wanted and for a decent price. Really love it especially Fiona the Irish receptionist. Would highly recommend

Thank Razzie87
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I don't usually write reviews but I really felt like I had to for this one. I can honestly say that this is one of the best backpackers I've stayed at during my New Zealand trip - I had such a lovely time here! Due to my bus times I arrived quite late in the evening. I was a little... More 

Thank Keara019
BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you sooo much for your extremely positive review. It's really great to hear that the small touches at Bumbles don't go unnoticed. Best of luck with the remainder of your travels. We look forward to seeing you again if you return to Queenstown. Thanks again, Fiona and the Bumbles team More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Very nice little hostels with great views (with terrace), great location (300m to main street), welcoming staff, possibility to book great tours (good advices) and clean / decent rooms for the price + great common areas

Thank paulandre1984
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Well priced and friendly staff. A shame however that there are not smaller dorm rooms available - the six bed dorms are inevitably quite noisy. Also, there is only one toilet and shower between six people, which can make for a long and inconvenient wait when the dorm is full. Only one roll of toilet paper between six people -... More 

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review. Toilet paper: - this is something that is usually topped daily. Apologies that it ran out on this particular day. There are always 2 x contact phone numbers on the door of reception if guests need assistance after hours. There are also keys available for guests who wish to access the kitchen earlier than 7.30am... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

The hostel is in a great location, just minutes from the town center. Our room had the most beautiful view of the lake. The rooms itself was spacious and had it's own bathroom. It was clean and tidy as well so all we really needed, (it's not like you spend much time there). It also had free WIFI that actually... More 

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BumblesQT, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay :) More 

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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: RM196 - RM227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Most rooms face the lake and provide a very good view of the Remarkables”
 of 5 bubbles richardwky, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a room near the laundry but you couldn't hear any noise”
  • 6 bed share dorm. Plenty of powerpoints to charge phones
  • This is shared with other rooms, so 10 people between 1 shower and 1 toilet
 of 5 bubbles benwK4190HV, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Superb place .. cant expect better value for money in queenstown”
 of 5 bubbles V2C, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“book in advance, Queenstown is super busy”
 of 5 bubbles PavlovaPalace, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“double room and twin room shared the same entrance, toilet with 6 beds mixed dorm, if you like privacy ,go for double room or twin room”
 of 5 bubbles shandlys, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
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