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Southern Laughter Reviews

4 Isle St, Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand

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84%

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365 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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94%

Southern Laughter was great! We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere that seemed to embody Queenstown. The location of Southern Laughter is key; close to the town and boasting beautiful views of the lake and mountains. The staff was great, rooms clean, and atmosphere very communal. We enjoyed the nightly free soup and tea, and monday night BBQ's. Definitely a place to check out!


86%

Cozy, lovely hostel! If you want somewhere a little more personal, Southern Laughter is a great hostel to be. It's a bit out of the way, which is good for the views but does keep you a little far from most activities. The reception staff is very friendly, and you don't feel like they're trying to rip every dime from you. The room I was in was fantastic -- a four person mixed dorm with our own kitchen and a beautiful view. Of the 3 hostels I stayed at in Queenstown, this is the one I'd recommend!


69%

A little bit underwhelmed in all honesty. The staff were all friendly, but the whole place looked like it needed a bit of a facelift and I think that affected how people treated it in terms of cleanliness. Also didn't think security was great: only one door between you and outside, with a blind that didn't cover the whole door, and no lockers in the rooms. It wasn't terrible but I don't think I'd stay there again.


83%

Good location and overall a great hostel. Bathrooms are old and a little mouldy though.


94%

Lovely fun hostel. Jokes everywhere which was nice. Bathrooms and laundry were OK and very near our room. We had a private room. Parking was available but completely used most of the time.


66%

Our room door could not be locked from outside and the wifi only worked in the main reception/lounge area despite being advertised as "throughout hostel".


77%

I spent one night at Southern Laughter. The stuff is very friendly and the bedroom was clean. The only disadvantage was a cold shower in the morning because the water didn't heat up.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

The free soup and different nightly activities were a great added bonus.


91%

The best thing about Southern Laughter was probably the staff - the receptionist was very helpful and nice to us! Other highlights are all the jokes (written and visual) around the hostel and a great veg soup which is free!


91%

It's fantastic that they offer soup after 6pm. That helped me to keep me going. Nice rooms. I love the humour in the rooms too. Only thing for me is that the kitchen was a bit messy. As not enough people keep it tidy.


94%

Close to town and the skyline gondola. Staff friendly and helpful. relatively clean, although kitchens seem a little understocked with pots and pans. Great atmosphere.

  • 7th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

For some reason they've painted a bunch of sexist jokes on the hostel's outside walls. That being said, everything else was totally awesome. Good walking distance to everything, helpful staff that can book stuff for you if you want, hot tub and wifi... Great place. The fact that Queenstown is an awesome town of course helps too. :)


97%

Would go back in a heartbeat! Excellent hostel! Great staff! Free soup every night. We stayed in the cottage where there was only one other bedroom. Had a livingroom, kitchen facilities, and table and chairs. Gorgeous little courtyard. Free use of hairdryers---yippee!! Free BBQ on Monday nights. Close to town but not too close. Just a 5 ***** place. Probably our #1 choice of the hostels we stayed at this trip! Oh......and affordable laundry facilities that are great!!

  • 1st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Really helpful and friendly receptionists. Very noisy on a Saturday night due to inconsiderate guests - maybe some signs reminding people to be quiet might be helpful?


94%

The location is perfect. Comfortable beds, reasonably quiet. Overall great place.


86%

Great location! Free wifi and game/food night. Awesome atmosphere!


100%

WE WERE HAPPY TO VISIT THE PLACE AND HOSTEL ., ENJOYED THE GRAFFITI AT THE HOSTEL . KITCHEN FACILITY IS VERY GOOD . SPA IS GOOD WE CUD NOT ENJOY EVENING SOUP OVER ALL WE SHALL LIKE VISIT AGAIN AND RECOMMEND TO OTHERS .

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff behind reception are so friendly and easy to get on with. They really helped us when we were stuck for accomadation. The 4 bed dorm we were in had it's own kitchen which was really handy. The hostel is really clean and has lots of all the facilities that you need. We have already booked our next stay here for in a couple of weeks time!


91%

Good atmosphere, helpful staff.


94%

The hostel is in a great location, very close to town but not in it so its a bit quieter. The wifi is free and unlimited and is pretty fast. The free soup each night is good. The ensuite in our dorm was cleaned each day but the shower wasn't great as it fluctuated between hot and cold (the shower by reception was amazing). There are two kitchens, both are well equipped and clean.


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