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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.8

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2019
    Spent three nights here and it was amazing. Although it’s a decent walk from the city center, it has an amazing view of the lake and quiet neighborhood. Large kitchen and bathroom as YHA’s standard
    Laos, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.7


    08 Sep 2019
    Excellent hostel. It’s a bit further from central Queenstown, but still only a 10 min walk away. It’s pretty new, so very modern and sleek. I was lucky and got an 8-bed dorm to myself.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Nov 2019
    The lakeview hostel is great. It is an easy walk into the city center. The staff is super helpful with great suggestions on food and activities. Parking is fairly limited, but there is tons of free street parking around if you don't get a spot. The rooms had lockers and individual lights and outlets. The bathrooms were large, however the kitchen was fairly small compared to other YHA I have stayed at.
    USA, Female, 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
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 Oct 2019
    staff were friendly and helpful. and the location was fabulous. I was disappointed that the bed sheets looked as if they had already been slept in with numerous foreign hairs on them. UGH!! The dish washing utensils were filthy and well overdue a throw out. the container holding them had not been cleaned in a long while. I remarked on this to one of the YHA staff and the reply was - its better than some but worse than others. I did notice the next day they had been replaced though.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    06 Sep 2019
    Wifi is terrible
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.7


    23 Nov 2019
    No wifi at all and very hot rooms
    Italy, Male, 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