YHA Queenstown Lakefront is closed from September for some much needed love and attention. We've listened to your comments and we are investing quite a bit to upgrade more rooms, renovate our kitchen, laundry and drying rooms, upgrade bathrooms and make the whole place more cosy. We'll be open sparkling and ready for you this summer. But if you can't wait that long to visit Queenstown head over to our fantastic YHA Queenstown Central to secure your bed (because there's less of them right now!).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call our groups coordinator on .email