YHA Queenstown Lakefront

Hostel in Queenstown
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This large lakefront hostel, fully renovated in 2017, has basic but neat-as-a-pin bunkrooms and an industrial-sized kitchen with window benches to absorb the view. The TV room is filled with beanbags and there are even a couple of massage chairs in the lounge. Lakeview rooms get a shared balcony (and some traffic noise).

Information from Booking.com

Quick description

Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with views of the lake and Remarkables mountain range, YHA Queenstown Lakefront features a fully equipped shared kitchen and a drying room for ski equipment. Just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Queenstown, this hostel is a 20-minute drive to the Remarkables Ski Field. Queenstown Lakefront YHA Hostel is a 25-minute drive from Coronet Peak. The spacious common areas offer stunning lake views and a fireplace. Guests enjoy free use of the BBQ area, plus free movies, board games and a guitar. The internet lounge features a wireless hotspot. Private rooms are available, along with shared dormitory accommodation. Guests have access to shared bathroom facilities and all bed linen is provided.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please contact the YHA by email or phone at least 24 hours prior to your arrival. Contact details can be found on your confirmation, please note late arrivals credit card may be charged prior to arrival. WiFi is Free and limited to 2GB per day for all guests. Guests aged 17 years or younger are not permitted to stay in dormitory accommodation unless that dormitory is private; where all beds are booked in the room and a minimum of one responsible adult is part of the booking party. All guests aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult for any booking and that adult is responsible for actions of all the youths within that booking party. Please contact the property direct for further information. Please note due to limited availability at the time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms.


  • Cctv in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free parking
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Tour desk
  • Cctv outside property
  • First aid kit available
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Shared kitchen
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Cashless payment available
  • Internet services
  • Smoke alarms
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Wifi
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Bbq facilities
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Ski storage
  • Parking
  • Skiing


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage


  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Private parking


  • Free WiFi available