YHA Queenstown Central
YHA Queenstown Central
YHA Queenstown Central
YHA Queenstown Central
YHA Queenstown Central
YHA Queenstown Central
YHA Queenstown Central
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8.6

Excellent
/10
(398 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping18
View8
Shops3
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Queenstown Mall 140 m
Queenstown Gardens 210 m
Ben Lomond Track 410 m
Kiwi Birdlife Park 460 m
Queenstown Hill 860 m
The Remarkables Ski Area 12.4 km
Coronet Peak 13.2 km
Chard Farm Winery 17.6 km
Gibbston Valley Winery 20.3 km
Peregrine Wines 23.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Fear Factory Queenstown 30 m
Rockies 30 m
Patagonia Chocolates 30 m
Aspects Day Spa 40 m
Out There Clothing 50 m
TravelPharm 60 m
Wilson Gallery 70 m
The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown 70 m
Central Art Gallery Julia Milley 70 m
Earnslaw Park 70 m
Free Wi-Fi

YHA Queenstown Central

48 Shotover Street, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand - See map
  • 240 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Queenstown

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Skiing

Value for money8.5
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
Distance to airport6.9 km

Rooms available at YHA Queenstown Central

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.6
Room with 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed and En-Suite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Lake View Quad
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 5-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Apartment
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    Double Room
    ...
    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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    Triple Room
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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    Frequently asked questions

    How much does it cost to stay at YHA Queenstown Central?

    Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

    What time is check-in and check-out at YHA Queenstown Central?

    Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to YHA Queenstown Central?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, YHA Queenstown Central has a car park that's close to the hostel.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to YHA Queenstown Central?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station is The Queenstown Bus Station, 250 m away from YHA Queenstown Central.

    What restaurants are nearby YHA Queenstown Central?

    YHA Queenstown Central is located in Queenstown City Center, famous for good restaurants such as White and Wong's - Queenstown, Arnolds Diner and Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar.

    What popular shopping places are close to YHA Queenstown Central?

    Shopping options in YHA Queenstown Central’s Queenstown City Center neighborhood include Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market, Rockies and Wilson Gallery.

    What are popular attractions near YHA Queenstown Central?

    YHA Queenstown Central is located in Queenstown City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown Mall and Moa Statue.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to YHA Queenstown Central?

    YHA Queenstown Central is located within Queenstown City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown Hill and Ben Lomond Track.

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    What people love about YHA Queenstown Central

    • 10.0

      Exceptional

      "Will definitely be staying here again"

      Caitlin

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      October 25, 2020

    • 9.2

      Exceptional

      "Its good here coz its in the centre."

      Michelle

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      October 9, 2020

    • 10.0

      Exceptional

      "Been here before and will go again!"

      Sjoerd

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      November 22, 2019

    Property ranking|Compared to 556 Queenstown properties
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    Location score
    9.5/10
    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Room comfort score
    7.6/10
    Service score
    8.7/10
    Better than
    98
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    of Queenstown properties
    Better than
    92
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    Overall rating:

    8.6

    Excellent
    398 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.2
    Facilities
    8.0
    Location
    9.5
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    What travelers say they love:
    It is conveniently located at the Queenstown.
    Choo from Malaysia
    Family with older children
    More about YHA Queenstown Central

    More about YHA Queenstown Central

    Resting between Wakatipu Lake and Shotover Street, right in the heart of the resort town of Queenstown, is this charming YHA property. Set a stone's throw away from the town’s entertainment, guests will have easy access to cafes, bars, restaurants, and the waterfront. YHA Queenstown Central is well-known as one of the first hotels in Queenstown. All units boast en-suites, a TV, tea and coffee in private rooms, and a number of units are presented with balconies overlooking the lake. Relax in the upstairs lounge for a picturesque environment. Travelers to Queenstown can ensure a relaxing, comfortable stay at the YHA Queenstown Central.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.0

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    18 mentions

    Car Park

    3 mentions

    Internet

    2 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Game room
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Ticket services
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • Free face masks
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Safe dining setup
    • Staff trained in safety protocol

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Coffee shop
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Shops
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Land sports

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

    Access

    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]

    Getting around

    • Car park [nearby]

    Sports equipment rental

    • Bicycle rental
    Location
    48 Shotover Street, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.5

    Airports

    • Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
      6.9 km
    • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
      57.5 km

    Public transportation

    • The Queenstown Bus Station
      260 m
    • Arthurs Point Bus Stop
      4.5 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • TravelPharm
      60 m

    Shopping

    • Remarkables Market
      6.9 km

    Convenience store

    • Alpine Foodcentre
      260 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      20 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Queenstown Mall
      140 m
    • Queenstown Gardens
      210 m
    • Ben Lomond Track
      410 m
    • Kiwi Birdlife Park
      460 m
    • Queenstown Hill
      860 m
    • The Remarkables Ski Area
      12.4 km
    • Coronet Peak
      13.2 km
    • Chard Farm Winery
      17.6 km
    • Gibbston Valley Winery
      20.3 km
    • Peregrine Wines
      23.0 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Fear Factory Queenstown
      30 m
    • Rockies
      30 m
    • Patagonia Chocolates
      30 m
    • Aspects Day Spa
      40 m
    • Out There Clothing
      50 m
    • TravelPharm
      60 m
    • Wilson Gallery
      70 m
    • The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown
      70 m
    • Central Art Gallery Julia Milley
      70 m
    • Earnslaw Park
      70 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-18 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 19 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Please note that there is a maximum stay of up to 14 nights.
    • Maximum length of stay per booking is 10 days.
    • Guests will receive 5GB free Wi-Fi per day and it is valid during their stay.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:30
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until21:00

    The property

    • Number of rooms 10

    Reviews of YHA Queenstown Central from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.6
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities8.0
    Location9.5
    Room comfort and quality7.6
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.5
    High score for Queenstown
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (87)
    8-9 Excellent (28)
    7-8 Very Good (61)
    6-7 Good (13)
    <6 Below Expectation (8)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (49)
    Jun - Aug (34)
    Sep - Nov (61)
    Dec - Feb (53)
    All guests (398)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kristel from Philippines
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

    A Pleasant Stay”

    We had a pleasant stay at YHA. Their place is at the center of Queenstown and can be accessible by bus. All the famous restaurants including Fergburger are within reach. There are also a lot of activities nearby (skydiving, bungee, skyline, shotover, etc). Their shared kitchen has a nice view. Their wifi is fast as well. Their staff are very helpful as well. We just had a problem with their sink in our bathroom since the hot water has a separate faucet from the cold water. It's hard to mix the 2. Also, there's no elevator which is a bit hard when you are carrying a big luggage. All in all, we had a good stay. I recommend this to anyone who wants to stay in Queenstown.

    Reviewed April 22, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Herman from Indonesia
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Location is good, clean and great for staying”

    The location is very central where you can just walk around the city area, price is a bit higher for budget travelers but it's quite cleaner compared to some hotel nearby. No parking space offered, not many people staying here i think because of its highly priced for budgeters, that's the plus side where you can use the kitchen as you please and anyway it's queenstown where everything is so expensive.

    Reviewed July 20, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Hedzri from Malaysia
    Couple
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

    Great value and comfortable hostel in city center”

    Affordable price. Great location and walking distance to most things in Queenstown city center. Clean and comfortable. Great to have coin-operated laundry and dryer especially for long travels since you'll definitely have some dirty clothes to wash. Free internet is a big plus.

    Reviewed May 09, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Catherine from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Strategic near City but a bit expensive”

    Strategically located in the centre of the Queenstown. There is a 24hr convenience store few shops away. Fergburger and Skyline Queenstown (Bob’s Peak) are within few minutes walk. Self service laundry and kitchen available but with limited time until 1030pm. You may store food in their fridge and use the kitchen utensils freely, providing you clean everything properly. Hot water dispenser, hot water, heater and towel are provided too. You need to bring your own toiletries. Overall, it is a bit pricey but it is a nice place and recommended for group of 4.

    Reviewed October 24, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Steven from Malaysia
    Couple
    Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Good location”

    The location is good. Right smack in the center of Queenstown. Facilities are good too and staff are courteous and helpful. Highly recommended place to stay in Queenstown.

    Reviewed November 14, 2018

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    Kia Ora Steven, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are indeed super lucky to have such a prime location in the heart of Queenstown. We have an awesome team here who work super hard to ensure a clean, comfortable and friendly stay for all our guest so I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team :) Thank you for "recommending" us that is always lovely to hear! Safe onward travels. Best wishes, Eve Atkinson- Assistant Manager

    Responded November 25, 2018
    YHA Queenstown Central
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ronda from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Triple Room with Lake View
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

    Lake View Triple Room”

    Well worth the extra for the Lake view room. Warm, clean and comfortable room, friendly staff, and the best kitchen facility I have seen in a "backpackers" with that amazing view and right in the middle on town, across the road from all the Jetboats, the Earnslaw and all the other wonderful things in Queenstown. Excellent place to stay!

    Reviewed August 14, 2020

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    Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you next time you visit beautiful Queenstown. Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

    Responded October 10, 2020
    YHA Queenstown Central
    8.0
    Excellent
    Margaret from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in November 2013

    Good value for money”

    Location, price and comfort

    The only negative about my room at the YHA Central Queenstown was that there were very rowdy young people outside on the street below my window all night long. When I closed the window, that blocked out most of the noise but the room became very stuffy and there was no aircon.

    Reviewed December 03, 2013

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    NIK from Malaysia
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Good location”

    Three of us stay in this hotel. Located about 5 minutes walking distance to Queenstown mall. There were many souvenier shops, halal foods, cookies time within this area. We'll comes here again next time. But there is no parking available within this area. You need to walk about 10 to 15 minutes for free parking.

    Reviewed December 21, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Diane from Australia
    Couple
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

    Great YHA spot”

    Thumbs up for cleanliness and top notch staff that were very friendly and helpful. Central location +++ within Queenstown.

    Reviewed November 06, 2019

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    Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you had a "thumbs up" experience and in particular found the hostel clean and comfortable throughout your stay along with a helpful team to assist you :) From all of the team, we wish you safe onward travels and hope to see you next time you visit beautiful Queenstown. Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

    Responded November 11, 2019
    YHA Queenstown Central
    8.4
    Excellent
    Lilian from Australia
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 6 nights in June 2017

    Excellent”

    Great location and value for money. Rooms were a little older but everything was working and clean, so all good - bathroom was also renovated and newer. Lovely and helpful staff, which is a plus because I've met a couple of shockingly rude hotel staff in Queenstown.

    Reviewed June 26, 2017

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    7.3
    Very good
    Han from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Lake View Quad
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Located in perfect location”

    Location, central, good price

    Hotel located just in the heart of Queenstown city. It's a good stay with the affordable price, especially if you go solo or with family ,there is a family room to book that can sleep four with private bathroom. But if you a hard sleeper this hostel is not for you, because it's located in a very central with a night life.

    Reviewed January 26, 2015

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    7.7
    Very good
    Robert from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

    For a hostel in Queenstown, it was very good”

    Staff, location, free wifi

    We stayed in a total dump called Pinewood Lodge for one night and then in Rydges for one night. Two extremes. YHA Central falls in between. Our room had a bathroom. Like most NZ hotels, motels, hostels, B and B, this one is also old and tired. However, it is clean. Kitchen was on our floor. It was reasonably well equipped. The dining area overlooks the lake which is nice. Every night (we stayed two nights) at least once there was some noisy people but it all became quiet soon. With the heater on Max, the room eventually became comfortable. Another one of NZ feature. Only really annoying thing was total lack of electrical outlets. There was ONE and one is supposed to boil water to make coffee exactly at the same place. There was no outlet even in the bathroom. TV was a joke because there is exactly one channel: Channel ONE. However, there was unsecure, infinite internet and hence we could watch France 24 and listen to SF's KDFC classical radio station. Our window overlooked a WALL. Wall with no windows and hence it was very private but a bit suffocating. The location of the hostel is perfect. Staff are knowledgeable, pleasant, friendly, efficient. We enjoyed our stay. Try a new Indian restaurant next block called Boliwood (yes, that is the spelling) where you can have yummy lunch for $10. Try the $13 dosa, it is delicious as well.

    Reviewed July 15, 2015

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Sathianpong from Thailand
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Great location and value for money”

    This place is very closed to the most famous burger in Queenstown and not far from Skyline. You can get free-parking around the lake-side.

    Reviewed January 27, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    RAJEEV from Australia
    Business traveler
    Lake View Quad
    Stayed 6 nights in November 2016

    Excellent”

    Customer Service, Centrally Located, Met all Health and Safety regulations standard in Kitchen Lounge, Rooms Common area, Toilet stairs Open area, etc., Good value for money, Nice City Look out during day and night, Staff friendly and cooperative, Local shopping centre, Near by Eatery places, bar, Bus station near by. In summary Excellent. Keep it up

    Reviewed September 18, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    ALICE from United States
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

    Queenstown YHA was great!”

    Wonderful location, clean rooms and very helpful staff!

    My adult daughter and I had a wonderful stay in Queenstown. We loved EVERYTHING!!!

    Reviewed January 21, 2015

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    7.2
    Very good
    Laila from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Very good”

    I have stayed in other dorm rooms before and I had difficulty during my stay in YHA QN Central particularly as regards the power outlets which are located far from the beds especially if you're assigned the top bunk bed as in my case (even if I requested for the lower bunk bed). I had to choose between charging my phone or keeping it beside me to use as alarm clock since I needed to wake up early for the tours/walks I joined. In the other hostels/dorms I stayed we had lights and power outlets for each bed/occupant. I also preferred a shower room with several cubicles than an en suite T&B in each dorm room to be shared by minimum 4 occupants. Hope this review helps in improving their facilities.

    Reviewed November 15, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Raul from Romania
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Exceptional”

    really good hostel in the centre of Queenstown. big kitchen with lake view

    Reviewed March 18, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Chen from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 5-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

    Exceptional”

    Great location! Good value for money in Queenstown.

    Reviewed September 26, 2019

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    Kia ora, Thank you for commenting on your stay with us here at YHA Queenstown Central. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Queenstown. Andrew Claughan - Duty Manager

    Responded October 06, 2019
    YHA Queenstown Central
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katrin from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Very nice hostel right in the center”

    I was in a 4-bed dorm female only and we had our own bathroom. Everything was clean and spacey. The staff was really nice and helpful with good recommendations. The location in the city center is perfect, everything is close by. I can only recommend it and would stay there again.

    Reviewed November 24, 2018

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    Kia Ora Katrin, Thank you so much for your well rounded review, it is great to hear you enjoyed your stay at YHA QT Central and would reccomend us to fellow travelers. We are indeed very lucky to have such a central location just walking distance from most local activities, bars, restaurants and not forgetting the famous "Fergburger". :) Thanks again for your kind words and safe travels. Eve Atkinson- Assistant Manger

    Responded November 27, 2018
    YHA Queenstown Central
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Inna from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 5-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Exceptional”

    The location is convenient and very near the Fergburger, city center and QT skyline (cable car). But if you have big luggage, (just like me when I went here) it would be difficult to go up 2-3 floors. Qverall it was a nice stay.

    Reviewed September 02, 2018

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    Hi Inna, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We agree we have a super convenient central location in the heart of town- great for when exploring the area or sampling the famous "fergburger". Our awesome staff are always happy to help a hand with bags when necessary, so don't hesitate to ask. Thank you again for you well rounded review and we hope to see you next time you visit beautiful Queenstown. Best wishes, Eve Atkinson- Assistant Manger

    Responded September 04, 2018
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