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Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Stayed here for 5 nights in April 2012 and had a great time. This is everything that you need in a hostel, the rooms are clean, the kitchen is efficient and there are plenty of places to meet other people. The location is excellent with the main bars, restaurants and shops all on your doorstep.

Finally, the staff were all excellent, laid back but always there when you needed advice or help.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Really good location,nice,new hostel that is always kept really clean! I would say that it's a bit expensive $35 a night for a
6bed dorm with no window!! The facilities are really good and some staff were very friendly!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

The location of Nomads Queenstown is amazing. It's right near the lake and in the heart of Queenstown, convenient to any activity there. The staff was incredibly helpful and recommended a few things to do while in Queenstown.

I stayed in a single ensuite on the 3rd floor. The bathrooms were tiny and poorly designed. The sink is very small, and there's a shelf above the sink that's just as large as the sink itself, which made routine activities cumbersome. The bed isn't very comfortable. There is no phone or clock in the room, so I had to use my cellphone to set an alarm.

More important, and noted on some other reviews, there is a bar/club across the street from Nomads that doesn't shut down until after 3am. Getting some sleep with loud music pumping through wasn't easy. I had an early pickup for a trip to Milford Sound, and having the club across the street made for a tough couple of nights.

I think if you know what you're getting yourself into going in, there's nothing wrong with Nomads. It's a nice property in a perfect location. However, be aware that there's a lot of room for improvement here.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Stayed here for about a week, rooms are clean and well sized, some have balconies. If you stay here I suggest paying that little bit extra and staying on the 3rd floor where the rooms are twins/doubles; fridge, wardrobe, desk, balcony, private bathroom, T and coffee!!!! Loved it. Dont make the mistake of going to Base. Nomads is the better of the two. Friendly staff, massive kitchen area inc pool table, sofas etc. Free dinner everyday too!! Sweet as!!

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

This place is definitely the place to stay in Queenstown. High-rise hostel with gorgeous rooms (my husband and I stayed in a double room) and great staff. We were very pleased with location and services. This was our favorite hostel (though it was a little splurge) on our biking tour on the South Island.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

Address: 5-11 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 93 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range: $39 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nomads Queenstown Backpackers 5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers is located in the heart of Queenstown, New Zealands popular South Island holiday city. Designed with all budget travelers in mind this purpose built backpackers hostel has a variety of room types from small and large dorms with or without ensuite to private ensuite rooms with wide screen Sky TV.All dorm rooms at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers have storage lockers and individual bedside reading lights and many of the rooms have balconies with views of Queenstowns lake or mountains ... more   less 
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