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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

400 reviews

400 reviews

Housekeeping18
View8
Shops3
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Fear Factory Queenstown

30 m

Rockies

30 m

Patagonia Chocolates

30 m

Aspects Day Spa

40 m

Out There Clothing

50 m

Popular landmarks
Queenstown Mall

140 m

Queenstown Gardens

210 m

Ben Lomond Track

410 m

Kiwi Birdlife Park

460 m

Queenstown Hill

860 m

Closest landmarks
TravelPharm

60 m

Alpine Sports

80 m

Alta Snowboard Shop

80 m

Moa Statue

80 m

Man Street Parking Building

100 m

YHA Queenstown Central

48 Shotover Street, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand - See map

Conveniently situated in the Queenstown City Center part of Queenstown, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Located in heart of Queenstown

Check-in/out [express]

240 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

90 meters to SkyCity Queenstown Casino

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Car park [free of charge]

Game room

Shared kitchen

Shops

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

Frequently asked questions

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. Parking is free for guests.

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

    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

    |

    October 9, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Well worth the extra for the Lake view room."

    Ronda

    |

    August 14, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 652 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
97
%
of Queenstown properties
Better than
93
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of Queenstown properties
Better than
92
%
of Queenstown properties
Better than
91
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of Queenstown properties
Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
400 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.5
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What travelers say they love:
Clean, the room is spacious .
Cher 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

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
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • 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
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • 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]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • 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

All children are welcome.

Children 0-18 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 19 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
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.

Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

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 (400)
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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
10.0
Exceptional
Marvin from New Zealand
Family with young children
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

The hotel is good”

Its nice hotel and comfortable but the problem is they dont have a parking,but the hotel itself is good

Reviewed July 20, 2020

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Thank you for commenting on your stay with us at YHA Queenstown central. We would love to see you back again sometime soon. Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded July 22, 2020
YHA Queenstown Central
10.0
Exceptional
Caitlin from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Girls trip on a budget!!”

Great value for money Awesome location Great staff Just all around Great place and easy to do on a budget. Will definitely be staying here again

Reviewed October 25, 2020

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Kia Ora, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to accommodate you and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded October 27, 2020
YHA Queenstown Central
10.0
Exceptional
LIAN from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 5 Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Central Location but no free parking on site ”

Good value and location, but not for traveler who owns a car

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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Thank you for commenting on your stay with us, safe onwards travels and e hope to see you next time. Eve Atkinson, Assitant Manager

Responded November 24, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
9.6
Exceptional
Diane from Australia
Couple
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
10.0
Exceptional
Sjoerd from Netherlands
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Perfect location”

Been here before and will go again!

Reviewed November 22, 2019

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Kia Ora, Thank you for leaving review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at YHA Queenstown Central. Safe travels Eve Atinson- Assistant Manager

Responded November 24, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
10.0
Exceptional
Letchumy from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Good place to stay”

Friendly staff, very helpfull

Reviewed August 16, 2019

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Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback, I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team! Safe onward travels and we hope to see you next time you visit Queenstown :) Eve Atkinson- Assistant Manager

Responded August 19, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
10.0
Exceptional
Sjoerd from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Good value”

Would stay here again

Reviewed November 22, 2019

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Thank you for commenting on your stay with us here at YHA Queenstown Central. We hope to see you on your next visit to gorgeous Queenstown. Best wishes, Eve Atkinson-Assitant Manager

Responded November 24, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
9.6
Exceptional
Chen from Australia
Solo traveler
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
Chun from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

big room and kitchen

Reviewed September 15, 2019

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Kia ora, Thank you for commenting on your stay with us here at YHA Queenstown Central. I'm glad you enjoyed your room, we wish you safe onward travels and we hope to welcome you back next time you return to Queenstown. Andrew Claughan - Duty Manager

Responded September 30, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
9.2
Exceptional
Michelle from New Zealand
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Nice hotel”

Its good here coz its in the centre. You can just walked around the city centre..

Reviewed October 09, 2020

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Thank you for commenting on your stay! It was great host you and we hope to see you again soon :) Best wishes Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded October 10, 2020
YHA Queenstown Central
9.2
Exceptional
Cher from Malaysia
Family with teens
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Good location ”

Clean, the room is spacious . No lift, you need to carry your own luggage upstair.

Reviewed April 05, 2019

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Hi Cher, Thank you for your response. Yes, unfortunately we just don't have the space for a lift here at central. Hopefully having just two floors it wasn't to inconvenient for you- Our awesome team are always happy to lend a hand when they can too! I am pleased you found your room spacious and clean throughout your stay. We hope to see you next time you visit gorgeous Queenstown. Safe travels Eve Atkinson-Assistant manager

Responded April 11, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
9.2
Exceptional
Dan from China
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 5 Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Nice place to stay ”

Bathroom is small, Toilet need to be fixed.

Reviewed April 06, 2019

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Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you had an issue with your toilet during your stay, all of which has been fixed up by our plumber. In regards to the size of the bathroom we feel they are well sized and fully equipped with either a bath or shower, sink and toilet in each. Some of our lake facing rooms have slightly larger bathrooms which may be more fitting for your next stay? (Top Tip: Ask for rooms 140,141, 201 or 202) We are pleased this did not effect your overall stay with us. Safe onward travels, Eve Atkinson -Assistant Manager

Responded April 11, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
8.0
Excellent
MEI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Very good”

Good location. The furniture is a bit old but clean. Room is spacious especially bathroom which is very new and clean. The staffs are all friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

Reviewed March 23, 2019

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Kia Ora Mei, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at YHA Queenstown Central. We hope to see you again sometime soon.

Responded November 06, 2020
YHA Queenstown Central
8.0
Excellent
MEI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good”

Good location. Spacious clean room. Friendly and helpful staff.

Reviewed March 22, 2019

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Thank you for your feedback. Safe Travels Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded March 27, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
8.4
Excellent
Ming from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Excellent”

Difficult to find free parking.

Reviewed March 27, 2019

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Kia Ora Ming, Thank you for your feedback. Parking can be a little tricky with most central located accomadation around Queenstown but I am pleased our friendly team were on hand to point you in the right direction. Thank you again and safe travels. Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded April 01, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
7.2
Very good
MA from Philippines
Couple
Triple Room
Stayed 10 nights in March 2019

Water Presssure”

The water pressure isn't that good, taking a bath is quite a struggle. Hostel Location is on the central area and its easier to transport to one place to another. I think changing the towels have a charge, I just saw a few dollars charged to my credit card (4X). Staff was helpful. Also, they never clean room on a daily basis. I think every other 2-3 days.

Reviewed May 06, 2019

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Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback. That charge would have been for the washing machines we do not take money off cards for additional cost unless the guest is present. Being a hostel we only refresh soaps, towels and toilet paper within our private rooms however if you request a full service our team are always happy help! Thank you for your kind words in regards to the team and we hope to see you back again soon. Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded July 22, 2020
YHA Queenstown Central
8.0
Excellent
Chong from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Great location”

Center of town but problem with parking location.

Reviewed April 26, 2019

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Hi Chong, Thank you for your honest feedback. Indeed we are super lucky to have such a prime location in the heart of Queenstown but unfortunately that comes hand in hand with a lack of parking. Queenstown does have a problem in regards to parking or should i say the lack of, however our awesome team are always on hand to point you in the right direction to the limited free parking on Lake esplanade Road. Thank you again for you comments and safe travels. Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded April 29, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
8.0
Excellent
Mik from New Zealand
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Value for money”

Webs, hair in bedding, and found a bonnet and socks.

Reviewed July 16, 2020

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Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to hear you found hairs in your bed. Unfortunately at times this does happen due to the static energy that generates in our dryers causing hairs to stick to sheets. I have passed this feedback onto our cleaning team to ensure they keep an eye on this as well as under the beds! Thank you again for your feedback I am pleased that over all you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon :) Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded July 22, 2020
YHA Queenstown Central
7.2
Very good
Choo from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Very good”

It is conveniently located at the Queenstown. But the negative point is no parking facility. Need to park about 15 minutes away ( walking distance). The shared fridge is too small to store the food. The laundry machine was great.

Reviewed February 02, 2019

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Kia Ora Choo, Thank you for you response I am pleased to here you enjoyed your stay with us here at YHA Queenstown central. I am glad you found our location convenient throughout your stay. Parking can be a tad tricky in Queenstown unless your willing to pay there is a 10minuite walk to the nearest free parking. Our lakefront hostel however does have a small car park. In regards to the hallway fridges they are just an added extra as our communal kitchen has two very large fridges and a fridge freezer for all guest to use :) Our new laundry machines are indeed very snazzy!-I am glad you liked them. Thank you again and best wishes. Eve Atkinson- Assistant Manager

Responded February 07, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
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