YHA Queenstown Lakefront

Description

Great news, Queenstown Lakefront is undergoing a refurbishment. BUT that means we are closed from 20 April to 25 May. Queenstown Central is still open but filling fast.

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.

The YHA Queenstown Lakefront hostel is a comfortable fully equipped hostel sitting right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, offering enchanting views of the lake and Remarkables mountain range. Yet, even though the centre of Queenstown is only 10 minutes walk away this backpackers is remarkably peaceful and quiet so you can still get a good night’s sleep after you’ve been skiing all day and enjoying the Queenstown nightlife all evening.

All the accommodation is comfortable, clean and quiet and the views over Lake Wakatipu out to the Remarkables from the common rooms are stunning. The hostel also has a fully equipped kitchen for your use.

The Queenstown Lakefront hostel staff are friendly with vast amounts of local knowledge to provide you with a free travel booking service and let you in on the latest YHA special deals from Queenstown’s diverse menu of adventures. Backpackers just love the YHA Queenstown Lakefront hostel and come back again and again.

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“This friendly alpine lodge has staff that are very well-versed in Queenstown's mountain of activities…This place is very popular with backpackers after fresh air and long treks, as well as with those recovering from large-scale pub crawls. Either way, you're sure to find company. Located directly across the road from the lake, it's a pleasant 10-minute view-filled walk into town.” – Simone Egger, Lonely Planet Reviewer.

Qualmark 4 Star

Qualmark Enviro Gold

By Car

Continue along highway 6 until you reach the Frankton Roundabout with a BP station on the corner. At the Frankton roundabout take ht turning onto Frankton Road (route 6A), Lake Wakatipu is visible on your left on this scenic drive in. Continue along Frankton Road for 15 mins which then naturally turns right into Stanley Street and down the hill into the town centre. At the second roundabout on Stanley Street take a left onto Shotover Street. Continue along Shotover Street until it curves around alongside the lake and becomes Lake Esplanade. You will find YHA Queenstown Lakefront on your right on Lake Esplanade just past Rydges hotel. On site parking is available as is free street parking.

From Airport by Car

Go along Airport Avenue and take a right at the roundabout onto Lucas Place. At the next roundabout take a righ onto Kawaru Road (Route 6) until you get to the Frankton Roundabout with the BP Station ahead of you. Turn left onto Frankton Road and follow as above.

Bus/Shuttle

Pick up and drop off at the hostel

By Plane

Queenstown Airport is 8 km from the hostel.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Disabled Facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Have a Queenstown adventure: bungy jumping, skydiving, white water rafting, jetboating, hang-gliding, luging and canyoning can all be experienced in Queenstown.
  • In winter go skiing at nearby Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or Cardrona ski fields.
  • Take a day trip from Queenstown to the magical Milford Sounds or Doubtful Sounds.
  • Tour the Central Otago region’s many award-winning wineries and taste a drop or two
  • Eat, drink and be merry at possibly the best selection of restaurants and bars in New Zealand outside of Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.

Events

  • Silkworm (Mar 31st - Apr 28th) Punk rock knees up with the lads from Silkworm playing all your favourites from Green Day, Jimmy Eat World and Blink 182 till the early hours of the morning.
  • Dave Arnold (Mar 25th - Jun 23rd) Dave Arnold is rocking out with his fine selection of acoustic rock jams from the likes of Nirvana to Chili Peppers!
  • Reuben Paterson: The Aroma of Black (2015) (Apr 4th - Apr 29th) The paradoxes inherent in Reuben Paterson’s collection of new works are telegraphed by the title of his exhibition, The Aroma of Black. Rational thought tells us that a colour has no scent, but it is irrational ...
  • The Royal Queenstown Easter Show (2015) (Apr 4th - May 27th) Now in its sixth year, the Royal Queenstown Easter Show is a significant exhibition which exemplifies the extraordinary depth and breadth of contemporary New Zealand art. It features a number of very important works ...
  • Hannah In The Wars, Luckless (Apr 28th - Apr 28th) Not long after relocating to London, Former Central Otago songwriter Hannah Curwood attracted the admiration of The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell, who became involved with the recording of her new album as ‘Hannah In The ...
  • Elite6 Business Networking (Aug 6th - Nov 4th 2015) Hi, I’m Lana Christensen the facilitator for the Elite6 Queenstown since August 2014. Elite6 Queenstown is an exciting, innovative group which brings local business people together once a week for a networking ...

Whether your group is heading to Queenstown for an adrenaline filled stay or to explore the stunning scenery, YHA Queenstown Lakefront is a perfect base. Situated on Lake Wakitipu, the hostel has breathtaking views across to Walter Peak Station and beyond.

YHA Queenstown Lakefront hosts numerous groups annually who wish to explore this South Island activity-filled town.

Click here for YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Queenstown Lakefront can cater for up to 140 people across 40 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 1 x 8 bed multi-share
  • 4 x 6 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 5 bed multi-share
  • 4 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 3 x 3 bed multi-share
  • 2 x single
  • 21 x twin and double rooms

Share Rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable 3 - 8 bed rooms. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are located conveniently close to the bedrooms. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1.

Private Rooms

Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels. 

Group Breakfast

Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of three cereals, fruit, toast and spreads, tea, coffee and fruit juice.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay.   

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including: Interislander and Bluebridge ferries, Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains, Intercity coach travel and local shuttle services.

Contact YHA Queenstown direct on 03 442 8413 email queenstown.groups@yha.co.nz or call our groups coordinator on 0800 278 299.

Download YHA Queenstown Group Information