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Lakeside Backpackers Reviews

18 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand

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35 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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It is the dirtiest hostel where i have been. It looks like the cleaner comes only to change the bed's linen and the rubbish bag once a day.... There was very old and moldy food in every cupboards, as well as in the fridge, it stinks and sticks on every surfaces. I didn't wipe my dishes for the hand towels didn't look clean enough to do so.... I also hesitated a long while to take my shower, I finally removed quickly hairs, papers and others in one of them before using it. AN EXPENSIVE SHAME

  • 18th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


AMAZING! I really loved to stay at this hostel, beautiful and small, very nice time there!


It was a cheep stay, in a hotspot in NZ. Great location, with a beautiful view, The rooms were fine. Kitchen and bath are clean, but worn out. I had a great stay, and if you want the cheapest, you should expect to get a five star hotel. I will recommend it, if you just need a bed and a shower.

  • 30th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I have stayed for 3 nights instead of 2, it's such a lovely hostel which has awesome view of the lake and snow mountain. It's also very clean and well organized. Just 5 mins walk to central, and if you are knee for some quietness during the night. This is a great choice!


The facilities were poor! Oven doesn't work, shower door doesn't close and cleanliness is an issue. The bunks are extremely uncomfortable. The location is absurdly fantastic!

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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