YHA Queenstown Lakefront

Description

Please note: This hostel will be closed from 17th April until 8th May 2017 for renovations.  For accommodation in Queenstown during this time, please visit the YHA Queenstown Central page

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.

 

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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.

Please note: it's highly recommended to carry snow chains at all times in the winter months.

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
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Street Parking
  • TV Room
  • 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

  • (Apr 15th - May 10th) At first glance, there may seem a little connection between Karl Maughan’s large painterly canvases, with their profusion of blooming colour, and the almost zen-like calm of Chris Charteris’ stone sculptures. Both, ... Milford Galleries Queenstown
  • (Apr 15th - Jun 7th) Now in its eighth-year, the Royal Queenstown Easter Show is a significant curated exhibition featuring new and major recent works across a diverse range of media. Shane Woolridge may be something of a Central Otago ... Milford Galleries Queenstown
  • (Apr 22nd - Apr 30th) Our current exhibition is a super-sized version of Bicycle Day Comic by @polsifter. Bicycle Day is April the 19th every year and although the comic was originally published in 2015 it tells the 74-year-old story of ... Cycle Higher
  • (Jan 18th - May 13th) Join the Big Night Out Pub Crawl as we take over Queenstown, New Zealand in an epic party you will never forget! The Big Night Out Pub Crawl hits the hottest bars, clubs, pubs & nightclubs in Queenstown every Tuesday, ... Vinyl Underground
  • (Apr 28th - Apr 28th) First time visit for a Nukes show in Queenstown last day of the school holidays...workshop and show deals available with workshop starting at 6 pm (limited numbers bookings required ) and full two-set show to follow from ... St Peters Church
  • (Apr 27th - Apr 30th) Join top New Zealand landscape photographers Richard Young and Rob Brown on this four-day landscape photography workshop at both Milford & Doubtful Sound. Starting in Queenstown, we will drive south to the untouched ... Queenstown Airport
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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.

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Accommodation

Hostel capacity

YHA Queenstown Lakefront can cater for up to 149 people across 41 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 6 x 8 bed multi-share
  • 3 x 6 bed multi-share
  • 2 x 6 bed multi-share with ensuite facilities
  • 4 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 3 x 3 bed multi-share
  • 2 x single
  • 10 x twin
  • 7 x double
  • 2 x double + single
  • 1 x double deluxe
  • 1 x twin bunk deluxe

All bedroom doors lock automatically when closed and require swipe keys for access. A duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.

Room types

Shared 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

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 rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.

 

 

Find out more!

Contact YHA Queenstown Lakefront's Groups Coordinator, Anna: queenstown.groups@yha.co.nz   03 442 8413 

Facilities & services

Hostel facilities

YHA Queenstown Lakefront is a 4 star, Enviro Gold Qualmark rated hostel with the following facilities:

  • Large, fully equipped, self-catering kitchen and dining area
  • Swipe card entry for all rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • TV room
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outdoor BBQ area
  • Free WiFi
  • All bed linen included
  • Off street parking for cars and buses
  • Key code building access only after hours

Meals

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.

Find out more about accommodation for groups across the YHA Network.  

 

 

 

Location

YHA Queenstown Lakefront is located on Lake Wakatipu, a pleasant ten minute walk from the centre of Queenstown and all it's attractions.

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!

By Car

Continue along highway 6 until you reach the Frankton Roundabout with a BP station on the corner. At the Frankton roundabout turn 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.

Parking

There is plenty of parking at the hostel for cars, vans and buses. There is also free street parking available.

By Bus/Shuttle

All buses and shuttles drop off and pick up from the front door of the hostel.  

From Airport

Queenstown Airport is 8km from the hostel.

 

 

Contact us!

Would you like a quote for your stay? Complete our booking enquiry form: Enquire now

Have questions? YHA Queenstown Lakefront's Groups Coordinator, Anna, is happy to help: queenstown.groups@yha.co.nz  03 442 8413

Travelling elsewhere in New Zealand? Get in touch with our National Groups Coordinator, Rod: book@yha.co.nz    0800 278 299