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Hostel YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Backpacker - Queenstown

4 star Hostel Queenstown

88-90 Lake Esplanade - Queenstown

Price starting from NZD 28.00
The YHA Queenstown Lakefront is a wonderful choice for backpackers in New Zealand. This Queenstown 4 star hostel is comfortable, clean and in a great location. It is right on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, so guests can enjoy amazing views of the lake and of the surrounding mountain ranges. It is also just a ten minute walk from the hostel to the heart of Queenstown, so you can easily reach all the town has to offer, including cafes and nightlife.

Queenstown is a great area to visit in any season, especially for outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer, you can enjoy the lake and rivers with swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking and rafting. You can also choose to stay on land and hike, bike or play a round of golf. In the winter, you can head up into the mountains for skiing. There are many ski slopes and trails available to you.

At the end of a busy day, the hostel has everything you need to be comfortable. There is a communal kitchen where you can cook your own dinner. There are common rooms, which are great places to meet other backpackers, read a book, check your email at the computer station, or simply unwind after a busy day. The staff is quite friendly and is willing to arrange tours and travel for you. You will surely have a stress-free holiday in New Zealand if you stay at this hostel.

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Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.0 Good
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Hostel Facilities at YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Backpacker

  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Minimarket
  • Laundry room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Barbecue
  • Ski room
  • Free parking

Know before you go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 2:30 PM and 10 PM.

Check-out: before 10:00 AM.

Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 10 PM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 5 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 5 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: NZD 1 (for 15 minutes, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.

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Room Details

YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Backpacker has 40 guest rooms. Business travelers will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) during their Queenstown visit. Shared bathrooms are outfitted with showers.

Accommodation Services

  • Extra beds
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hostel YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Backpacker

Lasseters Wharf Casino - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Steamer Wharf - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
TSS Earnslaw Steamship - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Queenstown Gardens - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Kiwi and Birdlife Park - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Skyline Gondola - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Bob's Peak - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Skippers Canyon - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Queenstown Event Centre - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Cecil Peak - 10 km / 6.2 mi
Walter Peak High Country Farm - 11.9 km / 7.4 mi
The Remarkables Ski Area - 13.1 km / 8.1 mi
Coronet Peak Ski Area - 13.9 km / 8.6 mi
Amisfield Winery - 14.1 km / 8.8 mi
Amisfield - 14.2 km / 8.8 mi
The preferred airport for YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Backpacker is Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hostel YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Backpacker

  • Free parking