Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

A comfortable fully equipped hostel sitting right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, offering enchanting views of the lake and mountains. If you want to experience the beauty and excitement of Queenstown but still get a good night's sleep, then YHA Queenstown Lakefront is the hostel for you and it's only a 10 minute walk into town.

We have friendly staff with vast amounts of local knowledge provide you with a free travel booking service and let you in on the latest YHA special deals from Queenstown's diverse menu of adventure.

Queenstown is the place where you can do it all. Known as the adventure capital of the world you will be spoilt for choice, from bungy jumping to jet boating and sky diving to canyoning. For those with more gentle pursuits in mind, cruise the lake on the old steamship the Earnslaw, visit historic Arrowtown, take a Lord of the Rings tour or enjoy the excellent local wineries. Don't forget the splendour of a day trip to Doubtful or Milford Sounds. In winter take to the slopes on any of a number of easily accessible ski fields. At the end of an exhilarating day enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many world class restaurant.

We have, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish speaker staff available.

Please note cancellation must be made at least the day before arrival before 6pm.

Bed and Room Movements

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    Clean, quiet, and a short walk to town 👍👍
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Best hostel ever!! Amazing location, very clean with lots of communal space. Huge clean kitchen and bathrooms. Built in shelves, outlets, and lights in the bunks is a really nice touch.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2019
    Highly recommended! Super clean and well equiped facilities...conducive to stay with and affordable. Outstanding view too.
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2019
    Really enjoyed the stay room was great We had a terrific view will be returning
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Jul 2019
    This has been the best hostel I have ever stayed at. Very clean and the kitchen is GORGEOUS if you like to cook! The view is great and about a ten minute walk to city center. I would definitely stay here again - I miss it already! Thanks YHA!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2019
    Fantastic place to stay and a good enough walk from town so you aren’t bombarded by the noise in the town Centre. Easily the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in.
    Japan, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 Aug 2019
    Overall amazing! My only complaint is that due to changes in our travel plans we stayed over 1 week instead of 1 night. The receptionist who helped us making this week long booking should have said hey become a yha member (25$) and you'll save money (over 50$ and more with future stays). But they didn't so we paid full price and found out about this membership on our last day. Then they said they couldn't refund or help even though it's their fault we missed the opportunity to become members :'(
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    06 Jul 2019
    Overall nice hostel. It was nice walking up the lakefront to get into town, not noisy either. Staff are nice and helpful. Facilities all good and clean, I’d recommend a 6 bed dorm just because it is way more spacious. Only thing is, lots of people stay for school trips. And the hostel isn’t very sociable everyone does their own thing. But it was a nice place to stay for a week.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Jul 2019
    A very clean hostel with good facilities about a 10-15 min walk from the centre of queenstown. Atmosphere is not lively if that’s what you’re after as many families and school groups staying there but kitchen and bathrooms are very clean and rooms are comfortable.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    06 Sep 2019
    Wifi is terrible
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wii