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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

This is a cute modern hostel in a great location, in walking distance of central Queenstown. Stayed for 1 night in a twin room (all other beds were taken)! Nice room, even had a decent view of the lake. Good clean facilities including luggage storage. Would recommend.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

This backpacker hostel is 5-10 minutes from the airport and in such a great location. It is right across of Lake Wakatipu and a short walk to Queenstown. We stayed in a twin room, which was just a private room with a bunk bed & closet. There was also a heater in the room. We stayed at this hostel twice... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. Would be great to see you at Bumbles next time you come back to Queensotwn More 

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37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Quirky and friendly little place with a perfect location very close to town but far enough away to get a good nights sleep :-) I stayed in a dorm which was really comfortable then treated myself to a few nights in a double room which was bliss. You get towels in a double which was a lovely luxury after using... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed Bumbles More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

This hostel is perfectly placed being just a fraction out of town so the view in front is just beach and mountains. Queens town is busy so being on the edge was great to feel relaxed after a wild day of all the things queenstown has to offer. Downsides though - rooms come off the main street essentially and the... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write your thoughts about Bumbles.There are security latches on the windows which prevent them opening past a point, so it is not possible to gain access to the rooms from outside. We have never had a problem with security. There are lockers in the dorm rooms - you simply need to have your own padlock.... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Perfect little backpackers in the heart of Queenstown. My friend and I stayed there for a week and it was perfect for us. The rooms were very well kept with a gorgeous view of the lake and mountains. The girls working there were all very friendly and welcoming. We booked our accommodation way to late and hence we were going... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Happy to hear you had a good stay. Thanks for writing about your experience More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Very surprised to be informed by email as we are traveling to the hostel that are rooms are no longer available! ( double booked was the explanation! Their fault right?).Difficult to then catch on the phone and no alternative was offered. Would steer clear of them if you don't want to arrive to last minute changes! Much better hostels nearby... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to read of your experience. As stated in your email correspondence with Bumbles, booking inquiries are confirmed by supplying a visa or mastercard number and expiry date. Bumbles recommends that guests who wish to confirm contact reception ASAP, as we cannot hold beds without credit card information. In your case the beds had been confirmed by someone... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Bumbles emailed rather than rang saying that they had to cancel our booking the morning of the day we were due to check in as they had double booked the rooms. This would have been fine but they weren't very pleasant about it. If it weren't for the amazing people working in the i-site, we'd have been sleeping rough.

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Thank NiamhButtons
BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there, It was extremely surprising to read of the manner in which this matter was dealt with, as this is not the procedure that Bumbles follows if there has been an error with a booking. Following the communication between you and Bumbles regarding this review, we have searched the entire booking system in the weeks leading up to this,... More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We stayed in room 7 which was a 6 bed dorm, and the view was amazing! The room was a strange layout with 2 bunks in the main bit of the room and then 2 singles in a seperate bit of the dorm. We had a shared dorm bathroom which was nice and clean. Not massive but didn't need to... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write about your stay More 

Whangaroa, New Zealand
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64 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Stayed here when we first arrived to Queenstown. Nice facilities, super clean and modern. Loved the decor. and the railings on the top bunk so you didnt fall out! Free wifi was good. and really close to town. Lounge was comfy, cool beanbags. And movie night each week was nice, with free ice cream, or pop corn or brownies, or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a double room for 4 nights it was very clean and had nice/modern furniture and decor. Fiona was very helpful on reception with booking our activities and giving advice. You have to go through the dorm to get to the double room which was slightly awkward at times. Good views from the balcony outside the kitchen area... More 

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BumblesTeam, Manager at Bumbles Backpackers, responded to this review

Great to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us :) 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: $59 - $69 (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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