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.
“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.
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.
Please note: it's highly recommended to carry snow chains at all times in the winter months.
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.
Pick up and drop off at the hostel.
Queenstown Airport is 8 km from the hostel.
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 Wakatipu, 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.
YHA Queenstown Lakefront can cater for up to 140 people across 40 rooms.
Room types available are:
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.
Group leaders and supervisors can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels.
Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.
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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 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.
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We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!
All buses and shuttles drop off and pick up from the front door of the hostel.
There is plenty of parking at the hostel for cars, vans and buses.
Queenstown Airport is 8km from the hostel. A shuttle cha
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