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  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Absoloot Value Accommodation, Queenstown, New Zealand
10.0
13th Oct 2013

LOVED this hostel Fantastic location, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff, nice TV lounge complete with guitars. Free towels are available as well as free unlimited internet (rare in most hostels). Location is right next to the high street and the lakeside, night lights are included in the rooms and there are plenty of plug sockets. Also great value for money. Highly recommend this hostel to anyone staying in Queenstown.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
LakeFront Backpackers Lodge, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
8.0
12th Oct 2013

I enjoyed this hostel very much but there were a few problems - no lockers, overpriced internet, very dark route back from town if you come back at night. HOWEVER the atmosphere is excellent, staff are friendly and helpful. The building itself looks beautiful and it's right next to the lake and the walk to the Observatory. Beautifully peaceful place and would highly recommend. If you're worried about security, go for a single room and you'll love it here.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
4.9
10th Oct 2013

Did not enjoy my stay here. On plus side staff were very helpful but that's about it. Rooms too small, not enough plug sockets, rooms do not lock automatically so only takes one forgetful flatmate to leave your possessions open to whoever. There are lockers but limited room as they're stuffed with blankets. TV room has no door or glass in the window so watching a quiet movie is impossible. Maybe good for a group but not for someone travelling solo. Also almost impossible to find from town center

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Thanks for your review. We are aware with the dorm being a communal area people don't always lock it but each bed has a generous size locker which we encourage guests to use. The blankets are provided for extra comfort but we don't mind at all if this is removed to make space for bags. We realize the need for more sockets and we're currently looking into options that allow us to work with our extra thick concrete walls. We have an enclosed cinema room especially for watching movies

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
YHA Nelson by Accents, Nelson, New Zealand
7.1
8th Oct 2013

Not a bad hostel. Atmosphere was nice enough and staff were very friendly. Not enough plug sockets in the rooms (two between 5 people) and having to pay for lockers is pretty terrible. Kitchen is nice enough and location is fine. If you're just looking for a roof over your head in a place that isn't grotty then go for it. Nothing spectacular though.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Sequoia Lodge Backpackers, Picton, New Zealand
6.9
7th Oct 2013

Not bad but not great. Staff are friendly and the location isn't bad - only a 10-15 minute walk from town. Also free chocolate pudding is provided every night which is nice. Plenty of plug sockets in rooms and free internet is good. Sometimes felt like staff were trying too hard to force a community spirit on the hostel which felt very awkward. Also no locks on doors and no lockers which was a huge let down for me.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Base Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
9.1
4th Oct 2013

Awesome hostel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms are spacious and have lots of locker space. Bathrooms plentiful. Plenty of plug sockets in rooms. Bar has a good atmosphere and good prices for drinks and there's different themes every night to keep everyone interested. Location is great and kitchen is large and spacious too. Highly recommend!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Taupo Urban Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand
9.7
2nd Oct 2013

FANTASTIC hostel. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. 1 hour free internet is a plus and the $5 chili every night is delicious and definitely worth the money. Great atmosphere and easy to find. Pickups for Tongariro crossing, skydives, etc can be booked from the hostel. Only minor complaint was not enough plug sockets in the rooms, but the TV room has some. Definitely recommend staying here - had a great time.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Crash Palace, Rotorua, New Zealand
9.7
30th Sep 2013

LOVED this hostel. Awesome value for money, nice quiet location yet easy to get to the bars at night if that's what you want to do. Also very close to the Polynesian Spa. The manager, Steve, was incredibly helpful with all my queries and more than happy to help. Lots of group activities at the hostel and great atmosphere. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms and more than enough plug sockets in rooms. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone. Best hostel I stayed in in NZ.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
YHA Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
6.3
27th Sep 2013

Not terrible but not good either. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful and rooms were clean but only two plug sockets for a 4 person room. Lockers had to be paid for which is ridiculous. Not nearly enough toilets or showers for an entire floor of people and the hostel itself is very difficult to find as the City Rd signpost is very easy to miss. Also doors do not lock automatically - only takes one forgetful flatmate to leave your valuables up for grabs. Would not recommend.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
790 on George, Sydney, Australia
9.7
14th Sep 2013

Very impressed with this hostel. Spacious rooms, big lockers, large kitchen and TV rooms, good bathrooms, plenty of plug sockets in rooms. Night lights next to each bed are always a plus. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable with directions and recommended activities/restaurants/etc. Also cheaper than a lot of hostels in Sydney without sacrificing quality. Nice central location too. Highly recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Footprints Hostel, Singapore, Singapore
9.1
1st Sep 2013

Very much enjoyed my stay at this hostel. Staff were very friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable of the area. The lady at the desk gave me directions to several different places and was always happy to help with any questions I had. Bedroom and bathroom were great. Minor complaints - difficult to find from the tube station and didn't feel my bag was totally secure after checking out when leaving it at reception. Would DEFINITELY recommend though. Great hostel and enjoyed my stay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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