You can find us on Lake Esplanade, 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre. Limited free on-site parking is available (first-in, first-served), as is free street parking. It is highly advised to carry snow chains at all times during winter.
Bus/Shuttle: Pick up and drop off at the hostel is available. Let your driver know upon boarding that your destination is YHA Queenstown Lakefront on Lake Esplanade.
Airport: Queenstown Airport is 9km from the hostel.
Find us on Shotover St next to the Night ‘n Day. There is no on-site parking and street parking is limited. Please have a chat to staff so they can direct you to the nearest carpark. The closest free parking is 15 minutes’ walk from the hostel and is subject to availability. It is highly advised to carry snow chains at all times during winter.
Staff were very helpful and willing to let me store luggage for three days AFTER I had checked out, for free.
Excellent facilities. Clean and tidy, friendly staff.
Its position in regard to the lake front and the town - excellent!
Free wifi, although it was due to a problem with the password that it was free. Normally you probably need to pay for it..
Lovely location, views of the lake from your bedroom window. Nice atmosphere
Great location! The room was good and all the facilities :) very awesome trip
Cleanliness of the place and friendly staff.
Its a nice spot for the Queenstownarea, near the City Centre and a good view on the Lake.
Its a low price for the Area with very good and clean facilitys.
Has everything you need in a hoste. Best kitchen I have used in my time in New Zealand. Beds aren't a that creaky and noisy compared to some.
Great place to stay..great views and facilities!! It's not a noisy place!!
nice staff, good value for money
internet is very expensive, the place seems to have so many rules, vibe was okay. having to pay for wifi, day by day, at a backpackers sucks. most of the staff seemed bored an uninterested and were'nt so friendly. didn't even get a by when I left and said goodbye myself?!
The room was warm, the bathrooms were very clean, the views were fantastic, the kitchens were well equipped, the staff were helpful, the location is great for travellers who don't want to be in the noisy centre. I liked being able to buy essential food items from the reception staff and the little seating areas were really cosy!
Facilities were great. Huge kitchen, TV room and social areas, clean bathrooms with hot showers and free hairdryer. Good location about 10 mins walk to the centre. Opposite the lake with great views. Good heating.
large rooms,bathroom and kitchen. friendly staff!
Large well equipped kitchen, low price
This is in a nice spot close to all shops
Very large kitchens, plenty of car park overspill spaces available on the off road parking.
cheap and good quality
the price is very reasonable, the view is great ouside the hostel.
Friendly staff, close but not too close to town so quiet, clean and the staff were able to make lots of recommendations. I liked being able to buy bits and pieces for breakfast etc.
Had a nice large kitchen and had a great atmosphere
Good helpful staff clean and tidy great. Showering facilities good kitchen comfortable beds
Enjoyed my stay and stayed an extra night
friendly staff, clean and safe environment
quiet, clean, warm and nice staffs
Very close to town, friendly staff, secure rooms
Perfect central location. Awesome team, thanks guys
It had everything I needed for my short stay in Queenstown
This was our first stay in a YHA and it was very good. We had a triple room for two of us so it had a double and single bed and a good size ensuite. There was a kettle in the room and a flat screen TV. It did get quite stuffy in the room with no air con but the windows opened a little.
The kitchen and communal seating area was spotless. Lots of cooking equipment and crockery and good recycling facilities. The staff at reception were friendly and helpful. One word of warning, take the door code with you as the door is locked at 10pm with no other way in!
Really good position, across the rd from bus transfers, middle of town. Rooms were a nice size, clean and tidy, heater & bathroom were nice. $1 for 15 mins internet was pretty reasonable. Kitchen & eating areas were quite nice, lots of board games and stuff too :)
The nearness to the centre and the view from the lounge/kitchen.
Staff friendly, and location, Queenstown is an small town and this hostel is in the center in front of bars and places for eat.
Everything, great location, brilliant staff, excellent kitchen facilitiies with great view from common area
Staff was great helping with booking tours and the location is perfect!
The location has to be the best aspect of this Hostel as you can walk pretty much anywhere of interest, if you are going for nightlife all the bars and clubs are right around the corner. We stayed in private Dble room and found it to be very clean and not too noisy. All trips can be booked through reception if you require. Have stayed here twice and will always will do in the future when staying in queens town.
Located central in queenstown it is a great place to stay and the staff were very helpful.
Great location. Right in city centre. Surrounding is so happening
It is so close to absolutely everywhere, literally opposite the best bars, restaurants and information centres. It was clean, I liked the TVs in the room, the internet was fairly priced, the kitchen was wonderfully big and the staff were wonderfully helpful and fun!
friendly staff and nice location plus good price
the kitchen and tv area was a very good place to chat with other travellers
The kitchen and common space was good.It is also right in the centre of town, which was great.They changed our towels daily If we wanted
The kitchen was clean and well equiped and the view from the kitchen window was amazing!!
A big place, rooms were clean and well presented. We stayed for 6 nights and had our room cleaned each day. Staff weren't that exctied to be there, but were still helpful and friendly.
Friendly staff, great location ... only the knocks by the room service/house keeping every single morning got on my nerves a bit (stayed in a private room); they should really have "do not disturb"-signs.
Location and Great Staff
Located on the most popular street in Queenstown, Base is THE 'one stop shop' hostel.
The fact that the staff are able to make jokes and actually communicate with the people instead of cut out answers.
Very clean and tidy
Good location right in centre of town.
pour les fêtards...
It looked nice on the outside and the location
Location is good.
the en-suite we had for the 6 bed dorm which was large with plenty of space especially considering other hostel dorms we had been in
Good location, free drinks, awesome free food shelf
This is at a very central location.
OK sociable environment. Most people get to know each other through Stray or Kiwi experience.
How close was to city
It is central
Liked that we could check out at midday for an extra $10. Enjoyed the atmosphere of mostly young people & the bar next door.
The rooms were a good size and it was a good friendly environment
It's in a good location
Its clean and the room size is great. Great location.
Nothing really, other getting a discount because the room was not as stated on the website ie: no private bathroom
Good location. Cheap drinks in bar.
everything really, it's a great hostel.
Bed = good; room=good, check-n and out = good, facilities=OK.