YHA Queenstown Lakefront

Top choice hostel in Queenstown

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8.9 out of 10

This large lakefront hostel, fresh from a refit 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 suites get a shared balcony (and some traffic noise).

Quick description via booking.com

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.

Features of YHA Queenstown Lakefront


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage


  • Skiing
  • Internet services
  • Bbq facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi
  • Ski storage
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking


  • Free WiFi available