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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in a 5 bed female only dorm. The room was great, well kept and clean. The staff were helpful, I was able to book a tour and they happily chatted me through my decision, they were even nice when i forgot the code to get back in on St Patrick's day (sorry!!). Facilities were good. I loved the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was in a great location. It was right in the city center and close to all attraction and restaurants. The rooms were very clean and the bathrooms were too. The bathrooms were in each room, which was convenient. I would stay here again.

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

Hi there - thanks so much for your awesome comments and rating! It's great to read that you enjoyed our hostel and its great location. We look forward to having you back here again soon! Sacha - YHA Queenstown Central

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three is a bit harsh. It's probably more of a 3.5. First figure out your travel needs. Then read this review. It should be pretty clear then if this is the best option for you. It's got a really great location slap bang in the centre of town. Its literally a short stroll to most places you might want to...

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

Hi there - thank you for your comments. It is great to read that you generally enjoyed our hostel and its awesome location. Our staff work hard to create a comfortable and clean environment for our guests. I am sorry that you had to move rooms during your stay, we do our best to avoid this, however given the time...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't believe our luck when we scored this double room... i.e. two rooms joined together with a Queen in one room and a double in the other. It has a kitchenette which we didn't use incl fridge, couch, tv etc... but also a large patio with seats overlooking the main street. We sat outside with a glass of wine in...

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

Hi there - thanks so much for your awesome rating and comments! It is great that you enjoyed your stay in the apartment. Its a good room, especially when you make use of the balcony! Hopefully we see you back in Queenstown again soon :) Sacha - YHA New Zealand Queenstown Central

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is in a great location, right in the centre of town and easy walking distance to most of the top things to do in Queenstown. We had a private double room with en suite. Room was very clean, a bit small but did have wardrobe, desk and TV which most don't. Shower was rubbish, I think the tap...

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

Kia Ora Nicola- thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that you had an issue with your shower facility. This is a problem that has been caused by the algae in the lake and has affect water pressure all over Queenstown- we are working closely with our plumber to find a solution as quickly as possible. Otherwise I'm glad to...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not used to staying in backpacker hostels, but stayed in 8 on this trip. Compared with the one we stayed in prior to this it was luxury. We had a private en-suite room well kitted out including a kettle, a TV, towels, soap, drawers and a wardrobe. There was both a double bed and a single in the...

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

Kia Ora Bernard- thank you for the glowing review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed all aspects of our hostel- I have to agree that the view from the kitchen is stunning! We would love to have you stay again if ever you're back in beautiful Queenstown! Thanks Sacha

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Basic amenities as expected. Lovely & clean, helpful staff. Excellent central location & even a view of the lake. Kia ora Perfect location for our Milford track walk & got the same room when we returned.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very welcoming, friendly and helpfull. Accomodation great, clean and comfortable. Kitchen well stocked, clean, teatowels provided, great atmosphere pleanty of room for all. Not too noisy beautiful outlook on the lake from the balcony in the kitchen

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

Kia ora! Thanks so much for your awesome comment and rating!! We work really hard to ensure that our hostel is clean and tidy for our guests and we place great value on providing a comfortable and friendly environment. It's great to read that this was your experience during your stay and we hope to see you back in this...

Cala Millor, Spain
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Close to everything...lovely clean room...excellent for hostel accommodation...full kitchen and lounge available to use...staff friendly and helpful...lots of bars and restaurants around..excellent value at the Pub on the Wharf and the Surreal bar...beautiful surroundings cannot fault...great value hostel in one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand.

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

Hi there - thanks so much for your awesome comments! It's so great that you enjoyed your time with us here in Queenstown. It is a beautiful place and our location is second to none with our proximity to the lake, mountains and town. Hopefully you can come back and visit again soon! Sacha - YHA Queenstown Central

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great hostel. The best location, reasonably quiet at night, good sized clean rooms. All staff are extremely friendly, especially Andre, who helped us in booking all our activities and gave us great advice and recommendations as well.

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

Hi Jay - thanks so much for your awesome comments and rating. It's great that you enjoyed our facilities and even better that you enjoyed our staff! They love their jobs and work really hard to ensure that our guests have a full and exciting time here in beautiful Queenstown. It is wonderful to read that this was your experience....

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about YHA Queenstown Central

Address: 48A Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly McFees)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: €25 - €81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Queenstown Central 4*
Number of rooms: 82
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“Rooms 203-209 are probably best. Rooms the other side look straight at a wall.”
608bernardu, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“no comment”
orange1422, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a twin with private bathroom...excellent”
denitabees, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get the 2nd floor”
stephentK7644BH, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Limited rooms (unsure of type) with scenic views.”
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CrabtreeHawker, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
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